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Medallion Hunt

Medallion Hunt


The Medallion has been found!

We’re kicking off our seasonal event with the much anticipated medallion hunt!  This is the 7th year the festival has coordinated the medallion hunt, and it’s become a tradition many look forward to.  The idea is for everyone to get out and about around Mound, have some fun, decipher what the clues may mean and perhaps learn a tidbit or two about Mound that they didn’t know before.

Whoever finds the coveted medallion and is the first to turn it in will be recognized on stage on Saturday afternoon during the festival and receive a $300 cash prize. – IT HAS BEEN FOUND! 

A total of eight clues will guide your way to the medallion. The clues will only be posted on the festival website. The first clue will be released on Sunday, June 24 by 9:00 a.m. Then, each Saturday and Sunday morning through Saturday July 21, new clues will be posted on the website until the medallion is found. Gather your friends and family to decipher the clues and hunt for the medallion!

Once found, the potential winner can either email the festival at or send them a message on Facebook. A festival board member will verify the winning entry. A notice will be posted on the website and on Facebook as quickly as possible once the medallion is found.

Medallion Hunt Rules:
All ages are eligible. City of Mound employees, City Council members and their immediate families are not. Festival board members, staff, and immediate families are also not eligible due to potential involvement in clue distribution. Please be respectful of property and have a great time figuring out the clues.

Medallion Hunt Clues 2018 – with explanations

Clue #1
There is still much you do not know, but I can tell you this before you go.
Where I am hiding is very low.
In hunts before we gave a hint to the direction.
This time neither north, south nor east, west will help you with this section.

Explanation: It is hidden near the center of Mound.

Clue #2
This is really quite easy, so don’t throw a fit.
Before you know it, you will know where I sit.

Explanation: It is hidden under the street light labeled “B4”.  So if you know B4 you know where it is.  The word before is also in every clue.

Clue #3
The second Bush may speak of shaking.
But if you’re in this area, before you know it, I may be yours for the taking.

Explanation: Points to the 9/11 memorial in Veterans Park.

Clue #4
“Northern stop spot” can be an indicator to help you before you head off like an honored warrior.
Explanation: Northern, stop, spot refer to types of lights not where Northern Railroad used to stop.  Indicator and head are also types of lights.

Clue #5
In days long before they had to cross the street to get their meat.
Explanation: It is hidden across the street from where the meat market was located on the 1912 map of Mound.

Clue #6
Although my hide spot is very tall, there is no need to climb at all.
Before you find me you will need to look very small.

Explanation: It is hidden under the street light.

Clue #7
B4 you see the light you need to know that you can find me day or night.
So let’s meet along the street.

Explanation: The street light “B4”.

The medallion was hidden under the street light labeled “B4” cross the street from Veterans Park.

Look high-look low, but do not dig. No shovels needed here.
Nor climb above the earthen realm, so you can search with little fear.
A park, a road, a lakeside beach; where ever could I rest?
Respect all private property – and do not enter there.
You do not need to anyway, to find me in my lair.
From east to west, from north to south, both high and low in Mound.
Good luck to you and all who search exploring all around.


2018 Medallion Winners

Meghan S. & Miriam B.