LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - While most traditions are canceled this year, the Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt is now underway. Here are the clues:
Clue No. 4 - Sept. 17
Tabbed as the largest and most beautiful one,
It was even hailed as a mountain by some;
Could be called the "queen" of this beautiful, vast woodland,
The donation became a top attraction of the natural expand.
Clue No. 3 - Sept. 16
Empowering members to pursue creative ways to serve a child,
An area detailing land formations set out in the wild;
Fed from where two beautiful, area rivers disperse,
A former railroad bed will lead the way and help you traverse.
Clue No. 2 - Sept. 15
An early, mid-century settler on the shore,
A plot of land dedicated to a person in the city's folklore;
First, named a lake and then for a native tree,
From fairgrounds to effigy mounds, eventually named for the original townee.
Clue No. 1 - Sept. 14
A year that’s so different from all others,
We’d all enjoy a full Fest if we had our druthers;
No foolin’, this pandemic has halted everything in sight,
At least there’s this challenge to provide a little gemutlichkeit.
One clue per day will be issued starting September 14. Clues will be posted on the Oktoberfest USA Facebook, Instagram, and website at approximately 7 a.m. each day. Ten clues have been prepared and will be shared in order until the medallion is found or all ten are used (whichever comes first).
Prizes awaiting the person finding the medallion include: $500 cash, and a swag basket full of Altra Federal Credit Union & Oktoberfest goods.
The Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt is sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union.
The backside of the medallion includes a contact name and number to report that it has been found.
Medallion Hunt rules are similar to previous years. The 2020 Oktoberfest Medallion:
- Is always located within the La Crosse city limits
- Is never buried in the ground
- Is always on public property
- Is accessible 24 hours, but posted hours should be observed
- Fits in the palm of a hand
- May be camouflaged
Oktoberfest USA requests that all medallion hunters respect public and private property (as well as their fellow hunters) while trying to locate the medallion. In addition to not damaging foliage while searching for the medallion, we ask that all medallion hunters follow local and national guidance regarding COVID-19 precautions.