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Q: Can I bring my dog to the Outdoorsman's Bonanza? He would have a great time!

A: Sorry, no pets are allowed at this event.

Q: How long does it take for me to receive my tickets through the mail?

A: It can take from 1-2 weeks to receive your tickets by mail. Tickets are processed by the ADDC office, which is staffed with two people who appreciate your patience.

Q: If I win an Early Bird prize, will I be eligible for the remainder of the prizes?

A: Yes. Early Bird winners' tickets will be placed back into the ticket drum to be eligible for the remainder of the prize drawings. 

Q: Do I need to be present to win?

A: No, you do not have to be present to win. Winners not present will be contacted by phone and/or mail. However, you will have 30 days to claim your prize after the event, or it will be forfeited to the ADDC, SCSC, and Stanly Health Foundation. 



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Q: How will I know if I won a prize:

A: Prize winner names and ticket numbers will be added to the '2023 Prize Winners' link on this website as they are announced. Any winners not on site the day of the drawing will be contacted the Monday after the event to make plans to redeem their prizes. 


Q: Are there things to do in downtown Albemarle during/after the event ends?

A: Absolutely! Our businesses in downtown Albemarle will be open late for their monthly 'Social Saturday' activity, hosting food trucks throughout downtown, live music at the square, and more! Be sure to take advantage of our downtown's Social District, where you can take adult beverages out of bars and restaurants and into participating retail shops and public spaces within the district boundaries. 

In  addition to the food trucks, there are several great restaurants, two axe throwing ranges, a taproom, and Albemarle's first craft brewery, Uwharrie Brewing. Be sure to enjoy all that downtown has to offer during your visit! 

Q: What happens if I sent a payment after tickets sold out?

A: Any payments received after tickets are sold out will be returned by mail. 

Q: How do I redeem a prize if I won?

A: Prize winners attending the event should come to the event stage to be given directions on redeeming their prize. Any prize winners not on site the day of the drawing will be contacted the Monday after the event to make plans to redeem their prizes.

Any prizes valued at over $5,000 will be subject to a federal prize tax that must be paid by the winner before we can release them. 

Cash prize winners will receive a check within 10 business days after the drawing. 

Q: How much are tickets? Can more than one person be admitted per ticket?

A: Tickets are $100 each, and admit one person. For those who want to enjoy the event without an Outdoorsman's Bonanza ticket, guest tickets will be available the day of the event for $25 each, but will not be eligible for prizes.

All proceeds benefit the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, the Stanly County Shrine Club, and the Stanly Health Foundation

Q: Can anyone attend without a Bonanza ticket?

A: Yes. Guest tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $25 at the check-in table with cash or card. Guest ticket holders are not eligible for prizes, but can enjoy complimentary food and beverage, as well as participate in the split-the-pot drawing.

Q: Can tickets be purchased online or by phone?

A: Tickets can be purchased by cash, check or money order at one of the participating locations, or by mailing in an entry form. A copy of the entry form is accessible through this website.

To order online with a debit/credit card, please click on the link on the Order Tickets link on this website to access card payment options. 

Q: Are there any exceptions to the admission age of 18?

A: No. You must be at least 18 years of age to be admitted to the Outdoorsman's Bonanza, absolutely no exceptions.

Q: Where is the event location?

A: In downtown Albemarle, NC. Click on the street address for a google map link: Market Station; 501 W. Main St. Albemarle, NC 28001 

Q: Can I write the ticket amount off on my taxes?

A: Yes, as long as you did not win a prize. If you won a prize, you will not be able to turn this in on your taxes. 

Q: What items can I bring/not bring?

A: You CAN bring your own chairs, plus umbrellas in case of inclement weather. We also suggest bringing cash if you want to enter the 50/50 'split-the-pot' drawing happening the day of the event. Please do NOT bring outside food or beverage. Guests are treated to complimentary food from What-a-Burger #13 and beverage brought to you by United Beverages and Pepsi. 

Q: In case of inclement weather, is there a rain date?

A: No. Event goes on, rain or shine.