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Annual Raffles

Haunted Hike CollageEvery year, Nearby Nature hosts a raffle at our spring event and at our annual Haunted Hike in October. There are two ways you can support Nearby Nature through this raffle.Dephinium blossoms brighten Alton Baker Park in the spring -- photo by Renee Gabriel


  • Buy Raffle Tickets

You do not need to be present to win if you buy tickets for one of our raffles! See below for a current listing of what we've got to offer and directions for how to buy tickets.


  • Donate Goods and Services

Local businesses and individuals are welcome to donate goods and services for our raffles. Our raffles often have a "living lightly" or "outdoor fun" or "go local" focus, so donations that highlight these themes are particularly welcome. To contribute to the Haunted Hike raffle in October or our special event in the spring, email us at You are welcome to send your contribution to Nearby Nature in the mail. We will also happily pick up your contribution if that is more convenient. See Thanks for a list of our most recent donors.


Nearby Nature Haunted Hike Raffle Prizes

Raffle prizes listed as of 10-16-16 -- more to come!

Raffle prizes are organized into categories. Each item listed is an individual prize. Multiple tickets are drawn from each category so you have multiple chances to win. Note that category #1 (Kid's Corner) has multiple sub-categories so kids can try to win specific prizes.

You need not be present to win. We will call you after the Haunted Hike in October if you have won a prize!

If you would like to purchase tickets by phone, call 541-687-9699, ext #2 by Friday October 21st. Let us how many tickets you would like to put toward each category. Tickets cost $1 each or 6/$5 or 12/$10. You can write a check to Nearby Nature for the total amount of your donation or pay by credit card over the phone. Need not be present to win.

Note: Each item listed is an individual there are multiple chances to win in each category!


1) Kid’s Corner (note that in this category you can try to win specific prizes)

a) Nearby Nature Kid-Sized T-shirt and Nature Quest Gift Certificate

b) $25 Gift Certificate from Dancing Weasel Toy Store

c)  Gift Certificate for Six Week Session of Classes from Bounce Gymnastics ($69 value) or One Open Gym Session (3 chances to win)

d)  Subscription to Skipping Stones Magazine 

e)  Berry Patch Owl Onesie 0-3 months

f)  Gift Certificate for Potter's Quarters 

g) Cute Chickens by Catherine Heising (3 chances to win)


2) Family Fun

  • Family Day Pass to the Cascades Raptor Center ($26 value)
  • Family Day Pass to the Science Factory Exhibit Hall & Planetarium
  • Family Membership to the UO Natural and Cultural History Museum       
  • Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm's Harvest Festival gift certificate
  • Family Membership to Mount Pisgah Arboretum and a T-shirt


3) Night Out

  • Two WOW Hall tickets to Tu, Yo, y Mi Arte’ on Nov 26 (Flamenco Dance) ($36 value)
  • Two WOW Hall tickets to Hip Hop performance on Nov 20 ($30 value)
  • Two Tickets to an Upcoming Show at Actor's Cabaret ($48 value)
  • Gift Certificate for Onsen Hot Tubs


4)  Eats and Treats

  • Snack Basket from Trader Joe’s
  • Gift Certificate from the Vintage
  • Gift Certificate for Pizza from Za Cart Pizza


5) Take Care

  • Gift Certificate for a massage from Becky Smith, LMT, Bodywork and Counseling
  • Gift Certificate for acupuncture from Turning Point Center
  • Gift Certificate for a massage from Wendy Loren             


6)  Go for Goodies

  • Dessert for Two at Excelsior
  • $10 Gift Certificate to Off the Waffle (4 chances to win)
  • $35 Gift Certificate from Sweet Life


7) Theater and Art

  • $50 Gift Certificate from the Shedd
  • Two tickets to The Big Meal from Oregon Contemporary Theatre
  • Family Membership to the UO Art Museum


8) Body Care and Wear

  • Gift Bag of Care Products from Uncommon Scents
  • Woman’s Medium Owl T-shirt from Pepper Tree Aviary
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Passionflower


9) Nature Art

  • Canvas wrap print of Cedar Waxwings by Photographer Quentin Furrow
  • Owl Print in black ink by Shane Slayer (two chances to win)
  • Glass Frog by Mazet Studios
  • Garden Sculpture by Hypertufa Creations


 10) Eat Well

  • $12 Gift Certificate from Cornbread Café
  • Gift Certificate from Morning Glory
  • Gift Certificate for Two Dinner Entrées from the Glenwood


11) Get Out

  • William Sullivan's 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon
  • William Sullivan's 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades
  • Free rental from Oregon Paddle Sports (multiple chances to win)
  • Crux Rock Day Pass with Rental


 12) Live Lightly

  • $30 BRING Recycling Gift Certificate
  • $30 MECCA Gift Certificate
  • One adult monthly pass for LTD ($50 value) – 2 chances to win
  • Native Plants (multiple chances to win)
  • Nearby Nature Canvas Bag




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