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Special Event

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure!

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Team check-in: starts at 11 AM
Gameplay: 12–4 PM
Party: 6–9 PM
Sliding scale: $10-25 per person.
Location: Anywhere! With optional opening and closing events at Five Points Bakery, 44 Brayton Street, Buffalo, NY
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Click here for the event guide+ team placards 

* Event guide available on September 24, 2022, at 12 pm ET

 

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure is on! 

Bring your creativity and a team of up to 4 of your friends and family. Compete to win prizes by posting photos and videos to Instagram to solve clues.

  • 11:00 am-12 pm – Check in at Five Points Bakery, grab a team photo, and register before the clues drop!

  • 12:00 pm – Clues released and the Excellent Adventure Begins!

  • 4:00 pm-Finish Line. The Excellent Adventure ENDS! No late photo posts will be accepted.

  • 6:00 pm-Party! –  and winners are announced

Hailed by Buffalo Spree magazine as the “Best New Fundraiser”, the Excellent Adventure is “a brilliant mashup of scavenger hunt and selfie culture…truly family-friendly, educational, and, most of all, super fun.”

Get to know the place you live, share your creativity, have fun with your friends, and win prizes.
Here is the deal:

  • Teams have four hours

  • 50 clues in 5 categories

  • Bonus points awarded for creativity and effort

  • Clues completed by posting photos and videos to instagram with hashtag #squeakyadventure

The Excellent Adventure promises to bring out the artist, tour guide, historian, and/or goofball in all of us! Players can take part  in their own backyard or on the other side of the world. All you need is an internet connection, a smart phone, and a few hours for fun.

And did we mention there is an After Party!?

If you are local, celebrate a day of adventuring through Buffalo at Five Points Bakery with music from ABCDJ. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, and all proceeds benefit Squeaky Wheel, an excellent excuse to get out and enjoy the last Saturday of September.

Don’t want to quest for clues – why not come and party anyway!  We have a special party-only ticket available (only $10), so you can still support Squeaky Wheel, check out the work of the Excellent Adventure teams and celebrate the winners at the Five Points After Party, 6-9 pm.

“The Squeaky Wheel Excellent Adventure was a great opportunity to get outdoors, be creative, and see lots of Buffalo sights that I don’t often take the time to notice. My friends and I had a lovely afternoon of competitive fun and learned some new ways to use digital media!”

—Sarah Wooton, 2020 participant, Team Inspector Catjets

A panel of Excellent Adventure judges made up of media professionals and community members will review submissions, assigning points for the completion of each clue, and assigning bonus points for creativity or effort. At exactly 4 pm, gameplay ends. No late submissions! At 6 pm we’ll gather at Five Points Bakery for the after-party where posts will be shared on screens and prizes will be awarded. DJ? Check. Dancing? Check. Fun? Absolutely!

What does my ticket support?

Squeaky Wheel’s mission is to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. We envision a community that uses digital media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice. Buying a ticket to this fundraising event supports the amazing work that Squeaky Wheel does to bring Media Arts Education to youth, schools, seniors, artists, and communities throughout and beyond Western New York.

 

An image featuring the logos of the sponsors of Squeaky Wheel's 2022 Excellent Adventure

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure is made possible through the generous support of Five Points Bakery, Allen Street Consulting, Buffalo Expendables, Buffalo Spree, Buffalo State College Dept. of Communication, Catholic Health, Delaware Camera, FGI Landscaping, Lumpy Buttons, PUSH Buffalo, Rigidized Metals, UB Media Study.

Banner photo: A collage of posts from previous Excellent Adventures responding to prompts such as (left to right, top to bottom): Favorite Public Artwork, Favorite Mural, Hottest Wings, Photo Finish Team Photo, Team Headstand, Make a New Friend, Five Fall Colors, Twisted Tongues, Stupid Human Trick.