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$500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

Postby Dave » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:13 pm

NO Oktoberfest 2020, but it does appear we may still see the $500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020! HIP-HIP-HURRAY !!!!!

https://www.news8000.com/oktoberfest-2020-in-la-crosse-canceled/

Oktoberfest - La Crosse, WI
June 27, 2020
It is with great disappointment that the La Crosse Festivals Board has made the difficult decision to cancel Oktoberfest USA for 2020. Following discussions with local leaders and experts, and after careful review of the County Health Department Compass, it has become clear that we would not be able to host an Oktoberfest celebration this year in accordance with published guidelines.

La Crosse Festivals will now turn our focus to finding other ways to spread Gemütlichkeit.

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July 21, 2020
Declan Levy

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEDALLION HUNT

For nearly six decades, we’ve sent you north, south, east, and west to parks, libraries, trees, bushes, and plants. All to hunt and find that very cherished Oktoberfest medallion, a long-standing Fest tradition. A new clue written by an anonymous clue writer is released daily for 10 days on our website and social media, or until the medallion is found. Prizes awaiting the lucky finder of the medallion include: $500 cash, and a miniature replica medallion, compliments of Satori Arts. While it is one of the most closely guarded secrets of who the clue writer is, (even our Board of Directors and Co-Presidents don’t know) here is everything to know about the Oktoberfest medallion hunt.

The medallion hunt began as a way to provide fun for the entire family. The St. Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt provided La Crosse Festivals with many of the rules when Oktoberfest first started. The first clue writer was Marge Leinlokken from the La Crosse Tribune for the first 15 years.

Lois Kathan (pictured above) became the secret clue writer in 1980 and mystified fest-goers for more than two decades. She kept her job a secret and didn’t even tell her children until they left for college. Fun fact – in 1991, a group of seekers tried besting Lois at her own game. The “Heister-Meisters” found the medallion, held it ransom, and wrote their demands in a rhyming poem, just like the clues Lois had written. Their demands of giving the cash and prizes to a local charity were met, and the medallion was returned.

The clue writer decides where the medallion will be hidden, does the research on writing the clues, hides the medallion the day before the hunt officially begins, and checks the location each day to make sure it is still there. The current rules are that the medallion must be hidden in the city of La Crosse on public property. It is never buried in the ground, is accessible 24 hours a day, may be camouflaged, and fits in the palm of your hand. Once the medallion is found, the lucky finder should call the number on the back of the medallion to report it.

The only budget for the medallion hunt is what we raise through the “Medallion Hunt” sponsorship to reward the finder; sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union in 2019. The clue writer receives no salary or stipend, however is rewarded a yearly stein. See the full list of Oktoberfest medallion hunt clues from 2019 here.
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Re: $500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

Postby Dave » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:47 pm

https://www.oktoberfestusa.com/participate/medallion-hunt/
Coulee region “sleuths” will have their opportunity to match wits with the “cluemaster” as the 2020 Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt begins Monday, September 14, 2020.

The Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt is sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union.

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 Oktoberfest goods.

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.

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$500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:41 pm

Clue No. 1 Sept. 14

My take on Clue 1: when time allows

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Re: $500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

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Clue No. 2 Sept. 15

My take on Clue 2: when time allows

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Clue No. 3 Sept. 16



My take on Clue 3: when time allows

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Clue No. 4 Sept. 17



My take on Clue 4: when time allows

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Re: $500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 pm

(2020 )OKTOBERFEST MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND

(2020) OKTOBERFEST MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND!

MORE DETAILS LATER !!!

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Re: $500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2020

Postby Dave » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:30 am

https://www.news8000.com/oktoberfest-usa-medallion-found-in-la-crosse-park/

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Oktoberfest USA medallion found in La Crosse park
Posted: September 17, 2020 5:05 PM

Updated: September 17, 2020 5:41 PM by Site staff

Medallion Winner

Medallion hunt winner Amy Ellingson poses with the sphere and her hunting partner husband, Bill. (Oktoberfest photo)

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The 2020 Oktoberfest USA medallion hunt came to an end Thursday as Amy Ellingson found the medallion under a pavilion pole at Bluffview Park.

Ellingson, a retired Logan High School teacher, has participated in medallion hunts for 30 years alongside her husband, Bill. Their sons, Mark and Matt, also chipped in to help figure out the clues.

Ellingson will collect the prize package, including $500 cash and a swag basket of Altra Federal Credit Untion and Oktoberfest goods.

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$500 Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt 2021

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EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEDALLION HUNT

For nearly six decades, we’ve sent you north, south, east, and west to parks, libraries, trees, bushes, and plants. All to hunt and find that very cherished Oktoberfest medallion, a long-standing Fest tradition. A new clue written by an anonymous clue writer is released daily for 10 days on our website and social media, or until the medallion is found. Prizes awaiting the lucky finder of the medallion include: $500 cash, and a miniature replica medallion, compliments of Satori Arts. While it is one of the most closely guarded secrets of who the clue writer is, (even our Board of Directors and Co-Presidents don’t know) here is everything to know about the Oktoberfest medallion hunt.

The medallion hunt began as a way to provide fun for the entire family. The St. Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt provided La Crosse Festivals with many of the rules when Oktoberfest first started. The first clue writer was Marge Leinlokken from the La Crosse Tribune for the first 15 years.

Lois Kathan (pictured above) became the secret clue writer in 1980 and mystified fest-goers for more than two decades. She kept her job a secret and didn’t even tell her children until they left for college. Fun fact – in 1991, a group of seekers tried besting Lois at her own game. The “Heister-Meisters” found the medallion, held it ransom, and wrote their demands in a rhyming poem, just like the clues Lois had written. Their demands of giving the cash and prizes to a local charity were met, and the medallion was returned.

The clue writer decides where the medallion will be hidden, does the research on writing the clues, hides the medallion the day before the hunt officially begins, and checks the location each day to make sure it is still there. The current rules are that the medallion must be hidden in the city of La Crosse on public property. It is never buried in the ground, is accessible 24 hours a day, may be camouflaged, and fits in the palm of your hand. Once the medallion is found, the lucky finder should call the number on the back of the medallion to report it.

The only budget for the medallion hunt is what we raise through the “Medallion Hunt” sponsorship to reward the finder; sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union in 2019. The clue writer receives no salary or stipend, however is rewarded a yearly stein. See the full list of Oktoberfest medallion hunt clues from 2019 here.[/quote]


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