Medallion Hunt

The Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt is sponsored by Emerj360. One clue per day will be issued starting Monday, September 19, 2022. Clues are posted on the Oktoberfest USA Facebook and Instagram at approximately 6 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 souvenir medallion provided by Satori Arts.

Medallion Hunt rules are similar to previous years. The 2022 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

Medallion hunters are encouraged to work in teams, as some hiding spots will have limited accessibility.

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.

The 2022 Oktoberfest Medallion was found around 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Clue 1

It’s time for La Crosse’s annual mystic quest;
Grab a festing friend and put on your shoes,
Read and decipher carefully, don’t get misled by the clues.

Clue 2

Parks, bridges, bushes and trees are where it’s been stashed,
Many challenging memories and inklings of the past;
High and low, but never hidden underground,
Pay close attention around to where play is all abound.

Clue 3

Originally on the gopher side of the river,
For more than a century an all-around recreational giver;
A beach, gazebo, disc course and even a lagoon,
Offering seasonal fun with paddles, skates and even more strewn.

Clue 4

Back from battle to haul passengers, goods and wares,
Docked along the Black to take on more upstairs;
Inexperienced with a new, special kind of fluid,
A lantern sparked the fire that remains somewhat disputed.

Clue 5

After many years and years of excessive trying,
Sen. Morris prevailed and the area selected was outlying;
For more than a century faculty have served as mentors,
Many pioneers have had their names placed above the doors.

Clue 6

“To cut and carve for worthless paving stone?”
So penned a Normal grad who became very well known;
He was advocating for a historic preservation,
Eventually secured by a generous family donation.