Find Waldo Local

july, 2024

01jul9:30 am27(jul 27)3:00 pmFeaturedFind Waldo LocalWashington Depot9:30 am - 3:00 pm (27) Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

Waldo’s Back in Washington Depot This July!

Once again, in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and two hundred and fifty independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.

Where’s Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course! Beginning on Monday 1st July, the iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 19 local businesses throughout the community . Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement.
Anyone who wishes to join in the fun can pick up a “Find Waldo in Washington Depot” passport from any of the participating stores. When you spot Waldo collect a store stamp or signature. And to make things a little more challenging, Waldo’s medal will also be hiding in The Hickory Stick Bookshop.

Participating stores:
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Food Market
Five Janes
Washington Pizza
The Hen’s Nest
Marty’s Cafe
William Raveis
National Iron Bank
Washington Arts Association
Washington Supply
Union Savings Bank
Washington Outdoor Living
Friedrich’s Optik
Depot Dog
The Pantry
J. McLaughlin
Stuart’s Floral
Washington Cleaners

Great prizes for participants who get 17 or more stamps in their passport. Completed passports should be handed in to the Hickory Stick Bookshop by no later than Saturday July 27th at 1.00 pm.

We will be having a celebration party from 3-4 pm on Saturday July 27th. Check our website for further details!

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for most of July.

For more information about hunting for Waldo in Washington Depot, call The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525 or visit our website at


1 (Monday) 9:30 am - 27 (Saturday) 3:00 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793