North Carolina 2021


Welcome to The Candyman's Treasure Hunt 2021!

We are so excited to kick off the 2021 North Carolina hunt for the Gold Ticket!



Here is Clue #7:

I'm near a tree, don't miss me. I blend with the ground very well. 


Note: We don't have a clue this morning. We'd also like to remind players that no other email address other than should be used to submit the code and location. Other emails we have are for purchases, account issues, etc. Messaging on our Facebook pages also isn't a good idea as we don't use those often or check them often. 

Was told by a NC searcher that they were asked a park not to go on a baseball field. I just wanted to let everyone know that it is not on any actual baseball fields so if you are anywhere where there is one, please stay off them. Thanks!


Here is Clue #6:

The file was in the DH cake. The weasel is not in mulberry or mayberry....

Here is Clue #5:

Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the me some peanuts and peanuts and peanuts.....

Here is Clue #4:

If you're near Virginia you might be lucky to figure out some of these clues.   

Here is Clue #3:

Warm up as you go to the gold ticket key today and pass a little bit of Florida as you go the right way. 

Here is Clue #2:

Park the car at the Park start the fire after dark. Park Park Park

Here is Clue #1:

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun
Pop! goes the weasel

Note: We've been asked if the space between the first and second line was important in the riddle. The answer is nope, it just formatted that way. We also are not on a stakeout in NC. We're too scared of cold Brrrrr.


Here is your riddle:

This birthday cake was the best I had

Don't file it away, we all weren't bad
The twine to pull wasn't in the city, but near a tree
Behind the blaze was the key


The Gold Ticket™ 

Note: Find the twine and pull. Might be under snow if there is any on the ground. 2021 Treasure Hunts will not have additional clues sent every day, but rather randomly as we feel necessary, so watch your accounts for updates.


Once you have solved the riddle and found the Gold Ticket necklace, please email the following information: the location where you found the necklace, the email on your account, and the code inscribed on the necklace. 

IMPORTANT: Sharing the riddle with anyone outside of your family or team will disqualify you from winning!

Stay safe and have fun!

If you need help setting up your account please contact


North Carolina's riddle release date and time is: 2/13/21 at 10:00 am EST

  • A Riddle will be released at the date and time of your states treasure hunt. Clues will not be given out every 24 hours like they were in 2020. We might give clues if we feel they are needed, but there will not be a set time. Some states may receive more clues than others.
  • You must check in on your account to see updates or clues that might appear. Updates can be sent at any time. We might send an email notice, but those can end up in spam or take time to get to you. So check in with your account often. 
  • Treasure hunts can be over very quickly. Some Gold Tickets have been found in an hour, and some have taken 4 days. It's impossible to know if a riddle will be conceived as easy or hard. We have no way of controlling the outcome of a hunt.
  • Treasure hunts can be difficult at times. We may use codes, ciphers, red herrings like misspelled words or extra words that aren't important, but help make a line in the riddle sound better. You might need to research history to get your answer or learn about anagrams. Definitions can be important. Words can change form, but be a clue to the real meaning. These are puzzles that can sometimes point to many different locations, and finding the correct solve what you need. 
  • The 2021 treasure hunts will require NO digging, so leave your shovels at home. We can secret the gold tickets many different ways, but our intentions will always be that you don't need to dig. One method we will be using in 2021 is to hide them in what we have termed "GumDrops."  We place these in the ground and you will need to search for a piece of twine or string and pull up to release them from the ground. However, Gumdrops will not be used exclusively. Some might be in a tree or other place. 
  • In 2021, there may be fees associated with the locations where the necklaces are hidden. Some national parks and other similar places may require an admission fee. Also, some necklaces may be hidden in a place that has operating hours, or closes at night. It will be imperative to solve the poem to figure out where you need to go. We will not be able to clarify if the necklaces hidden in your state are in a location where an admission fee is required or in a location that has certain hours of operation. 
Good luck, and have fun!!