Downtown Durham Feast 2022

The contest has closed. Thank you for supporting downtown businesses!

During Downtown Durham Feast month, everyone is invited to eat or drink downtown, and enter to win a weekly grand prize of a one-night stay at a downtown hotel, a gift basket with samples of goodies from downtown retailers and a $100 SpendaBull e-gift card, accepted by many downtown merchants.

And as an extra special “Thank you,” we’re offering a bonus grand prize each week to some of downtown’s best customers.

Week One • Feb. 14-20

General Drawing (for everyone)
• One-night stay at Unscripted Hotel
Winner: Jameela D.
Restaurant/Bar: Geer Street Garden

Bonus Drawing: First Responders and K-12 Teachers
• One-night stay at The Durham Hotel
Winner: Joy M., elementary teacher
Restaurant/Bar: Bull McCabe’s

Week Two • February 21-27

General Drawing (for everyone)
• One-night stay at the Marriott at City Center
Winner: Iza W.
Restaurant/Bar: Kotuku Surf Club

Bonus Drawing: Downtown Employees (Folks who work at any business located within the Business Improvement District)
• One-night stay at 21c Museum Hotel
Winner: Nancy H., Durham County employee
Restaurant/Bar: The Restaurant at The Durham

Week Three • Feb. 28 – Mar. 6

General Drawing (for everyone)
• One-night stay at Aloft Hotel
Winner: Michelle W.
Restaurant/Bar: St. James

Bonus Drawing:
College and University Students, Staff & Professors
• One-night stay at Unscripted Hotel
Winner: Sharlini S., Duke Univ.
Restaurant: The Parlour

Week Four • Mar. 7-13

General Drawing (for everyone)
• One-night stay at The Durham Hotel
Winner: Dwight F.
Restaurant/Bar: Fullsteam

Bonus Drawing: Downtown Residents (within a two-mile radius of CCB Plaza)
• One-night stay at 21c Museum Hotel
Winner: Jenna M.
Restaurant/Bar: Bulldega

How It Works

From Feb. 14 – Mar. 13, send us a copy of your receipt every time you visit and make a food or beverage purchase at one of downtown’s restaurants, bars, breweries, meaderies, cideries, distilleries or wineries, and we’ll enter you in one of two weekly drawings.

You can submit one receipt per day per merchant. (So if you eat dinner at a restaurant, then get dessert at an ice cream shop or bakery, then get drinks at a bar or brewery, that’s three separate receipts and three entries.)


  1. Each entry is valid only for the week in which it is submitted. On Sunday at 12:01 a.m., all the previous week’s entries are cleared, and the submissions begin for the upcoming week.
  2. Winners will be required to show ID. For the bonus drawings, winners must show proof that they qualify for a specific week’s drawing, e.g. college ID, work badge, pay stub, etc.
  3. DDI will verify winning receipts with the merchant.
  4. There is no minimum purchase amount.
  5. Participants must be 18 or older to win.
  6. Winners must be able to pick up their prize in person.
  7. All prizes must be claimed by Mar. 31, 2022


  • Can I enter both the general and bonus drawings with the same receipt?
    • No. Each receipt can be used for only one drawing.
  • Do purchases made with a SpendaBull e-gift card count?
    • Yes! Downtown Durham Feast month is a great time to use your SpendaBull card.
  • Do online purchases count?
    • Yes! Take a screenshot or send a copy of your electronic receipt.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Downtown Durham Feast is made possible by generous donations from our Partners in Progress.