Frequently Asked Questions

you can get your answer to QUESTIONS here!

This is a VERY busy time for Glass Quest and we often do not have time to reply to individual emails or comments - please read below for a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.

When does the event start?

The 2021 Great Northwest Glass Quest begins on Friday February 12th and ends on Sunday February 21st.

Does it start at a certain time?

Each business has the time and days they are open for Glass Quest.  Parks are open from sunrise-sunset.

Do I need to check-in somewhere?

While you do not need to Check-In anywhere in particular we would love to see you at the 2021 Glass Quest Headquarters located at the Camano Center (606 Arrowhead Rd.  Camano Island, WA) - this location replaces the Camano Chamber Visitor Center (which is too small to socially distance!)

You can "Check-In" online EVERY DAY that you QUEST - this gives us important information about attendance AND we draw one name EVERY DAY during Glass Quest to win a Glass Ball!   Duplicate entries in a single day will be deleted.  The Online Check-In also replaces the Passports used in previous years - we will be drawing from check-ins on St. Patrick's Day.


Do I need to register or buy tickets?

Nope.  Questing is FREE however we do ask you consider Donating to the Glass Quest Event so we can continue this event successfully in the future.  

Scan this code or us the link above to donate - thank you!

How Does this work exactly?

For 10 days (2/12-2/21) businesses and parks throughout Stanwood & Camano hide plastic clue balls.  When you find a plastic clue ball you win a LIMITED EDITION hand blown Glass Ball.  You are LOOKING for a 3 inch plastic ball - NOT a glass ball when you search - see photos in the booklet.

Where do I go?

Participating businesses and parks are listed in the Glass Quest Booklet - download a booklet in PDF or view in flipbook.  

Where Can I get a Booklet?

We are NOT printing physical copies of the 2021 Glass Quest Booklet - it is available to download online HERE.  We also encourage you to download the Glass Quest App (available on Android and Apple.)


What am I looking for?

You are searching for a clear, plastic 3 inch "clue ball" - these clue balls can be camouflaged but should always be in locations where you do not need to move store merchandise or disturb plants, etc.  USE YOUR EYES ONLY! In the photo below the clue ball (what you are looking for) is in camo on the left and the glass ball (what you win) is on the right. 

How do I know when clue balls are hidden? 

That is part of the "QUEST" - you do NOT know when clue balls or hidden, or found - or when businesses put new balls out... please refrain from asking Business Owners if "the clue ball has been found" because they have taken an oath to not share that information.


We do post DAILY updates for clue balls in the Parks that have not been found.  You can check on the updates here.  We do NOT post updates for any participating businesses - embrace the "thrill of the hunt!"

Are there Clues? If so where do I find them? 

Some participating businesses choose to put out "clues" for the clue balls - visit each location to get the clues, follow the business on social media, and visit their websites for more information.  This varies per participating business and they do NOT have to provide clues.

How long does it take?

These Hidden Treasures are TREASURES because they are not easy to acquire - a general rule of thumb for Questing inside a business is that if you have not found a clue ball in 15-20 minutes you should probably move on - don't loiter!

How many Glass Balls are there?

There are over 400 LIMITED Edition Treasures to be found in 2021! 

How many can I find?

LIMITED Edition Glass Balls are limited to ONE PER PERSON per year - please respect this year and share the treasure with others!

What if I don't find one? Can I buy one? 

The LIMITED Edition Glass Quest balls are not for sale (thus they are a TREASURE to only be FOUND) - however you can purchase a NON-LIMITED EDITION Glass Ball AS SUPPLIES LAST at some locations (ask your business) for $50 by showing you have the GQ App or $65 without.

COVID-19 Rules & Safety

We ask all participants to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations.  Do NOT Quest if you are feeling sick.  Wear a mask inside all participating businesses and when you can not maintain social distancing outside.  Carry and use hand sanitizer and be prepared for bathrooms to not be available in many of the stores.  Stores may limit the # of people inside at one time - if this is the case you may need to limit the amount of time in the store - follow their rules and understand we are all doing this to keep the event safe for everyone!

Is this event Handicap Friendly?

YES! Participating Businesses are Handicap Friendly , as well as the participating parks, however at the parks some clue balls may be hidden on unpaved trails. 

Are there any special Kid Events or Angels of Glass Quest this year? 

Unfortunately we are not able to have any large gatherings and thus there will NOT be any Kids Quest Events or Angels of Glass Quest Events in 2021.  Looking forward to starting this up again in 2022!

My Question was not answered what do I do now?

If the above did not answer your question please email or call our Visitor Center 360-629-7136 and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Please be RESPECTFUL of the Businesses you are visiting as well as fellow Questers - when all else fails use your manners, do the right thing, and HAVE FUN!