Treasure Hunt Clues

The 2016 Treasure Hunt is sponsored by Trade Mart Furniture Center, Whistle Binkies Pubs, and by our wonderful and new media sponsor ABC 6 News-KAAL TV. Please thank them for their continued support of Rochesterfest!


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Special thanks to Trade Mart Furniture Center, 3050 7th Street NW Rochester, MN, Whistle Binkies Pubs (North and South) and ABC 6 News for sponsoring the 2016 Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt.  Please visit the Trade Mart website for their Saturday store hours at, and the Whistle Binkies Pubs website for their Monday hours. Watch ABC 6 News Good Morning for daily clues at 6:45 a.m.

One BONUS CLUE will be available at Trade Mart Furniture Center on the first day of the Treasure Hunt, at store opening. One additional BONUS CLUE available at BOTH Whistle Binkies Pubs on Monday, June 20th at opening.


This year’s treasure will be hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property (but not on a golf course or cemetery, and NEVER on private property that might appear open to the public.  You will absolutely know if you find it!  Once found, it must be exchanged for its bounty.

Search, but please don't destroy the natural beauty of Rochester or the Treasure hiding place!  Each day's clue will bring you closer to the treasure's location.

All text and clues copyright ©2016 Rochesterfest and may be used in broadcast and print.  All online rights are exclusive to Rochesterfest, go ahead and link to this page!  Online clues will be found only at (unless express permission granted.)

Where, oh where would a Treasure hide? We have a pretty good idea where it has been hidden in past years, but where will is surface in 2016? We've also found some terrific motivation from other area Treasure Hunts. Want to see what we see? Visit the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt or Red Wing's River City Days to see if it helps. (Probably not.)

Explore the complete history of the Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt! Good hunting!

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