ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Voice’s first scavenger hunt during the Ithaca Festival yielded great photos and one lucky winner who will get a 4-day pass weekend pass to the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance in July.

Julia Bleier won the tickets with her singing of a Swedish song in the Commons and a whopping 970 points. She’ll also get some cool Ithaca Festival swag.

This isn’t the only chance to win Grassroots tickets this summer. We’re giving out three more pairs of 4-day passes. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch out for giveaways!

1) The Craft Fair is happening on North Cayuga Street from East Green to East Buffalo streets. Find your favorite vendor and take a photo of your favorite item. Let us know which vendor you are at! (10 points)

The “Make friends” shirt from Planet Love.

2) Take a selfie of yourself at the Ithaca Festival Parade. (20 points)

Rain can’t stop us!

3) Pick your favorite food truck and snap a photo of your favorite snack or meal from there. Don’t forget to tell us which truck it’s from. (20 points)

Seneca salted caramel brownie from The Good Truck!

4) Find a statue on public property. Act like it’s your best friend and send us a photo. (20 points)

We need a photo of a person wearing a vegetable or a person dressed as a vegetable. (30 points)

Take a photo of the Volvo Ballet during the Ithaca Festival Parade. (30 points)

Find an Ithaca mural downtown and take a photo with it. (40 points)

The Press Bay Alley stage is being sponsored by Ithaca Underground. Take a photo OR a video of your favorite band, person, item, or food that you find in the alley. (40 points)

Succulents from Amuse!

Snap a selfie with a hard working Ithaca Festival volunteer. (40 points)

One of many!

On Saturday, pick one of of the following music or dance events and take a short video of the performers. New Roots Rock Band from 10:45- 11:45 a.m.; GIAC Jumpers from 4:50 – 5:50 p.m.; Fall Creek Brass band from 2 – 2:30 p.m.; Any After Dark event. See festival schedule for locations. (50 points)

Fall Creek Brass Band

Find a dog. Take a photo of it. Dogs are good. If you get close to the dog, please ask permission to get near it. (50 points)

Extra points because I am afraid of dogs…

Find a local hero and take a selfie with them (50 points)

Compost volunteers are my local heroes!

Take a short video of yourself, friends, family, or group of people dancing in the street. (50 points)

The GIAC Jumpers

Take a photo of the most interesting chalk art you find and send it to us! (50 points)

Not too much interesting chalk art given the rain…

Find a stranger who can juggle 3+ objects. Record them in action. (20 points for three items being juggled, plus 10 per additional object juggled!)

Good times with three limes!

Find the most unique alternative transportation method you can and take a photo or video of it. (60 points)

Build us something we might find interesting and send us a video or photo of it. It can be any size and serve many or no purposes. (60 points)

Strangers building community!

Take a photo of yourself reading a book from the downtown library or any place that sells books downtown! (Magazines and newspapers don’t count!) (60 points)

Stand in the center of the Ithaca Commons and sing a song loud and clear for 20 seconds. Record a video of it and send us the video. Keep it family friendly, please. (100 points)

She sang! In Swedish! But we’ll be nice and not share it, as requested.

The theme this year is Arts, Agriculture, Adventure! Use your creativity to take a photo you think embodies this theme. (100 points)

A wild rhubarb ride on the Ithaca Art Trail! (She’s not chicken!)

The Ithaca Festival is the ultimate townie festival in Ithaca. Write us up to 100 words about your favorite part. (100 points)

In spite of rain, wind or heat, Ithacans always shine, applauding the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of our community during the parade.

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.