THE 2023 ROCHESTERFEST TREASURE HAS BEEN FOUND!!!
Congratulations to Steven Quam for finding this year's Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt Medallion. It was hidden just off the bike path at the base of a tree near Zumbro South Park just off Mayowood Drive SW. Steven will be able to trade the medallion in for $500. Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2023 Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt!
Special thanks to ABC 6 News for sponsoring and supporting the Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt. Beginning Monday June 19th, watch ABC 6 News Good Morning for daily clues between 6:40am-6:50am (tune in early so you won't miss it!). All clues will also appear on this page each day at approximately 7:00am.
Thanks to the History Center of Olmsted County for coming up with clues for this year's Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt.
CLUE FOR THURSDAY JUNE 22
Time moves forward and all things grow (garden)
From people to trees to the grass you must mow
The prized medallion could soon be yours to hold tight
If you're walking the trails with a river in your sight (walking trails are nearby)
CLUE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 21
Do you now think that we've forgotten the plot? (garden plot nearby)
Do the clues add toa sensible sum or not?
Would you feel better if these hints were more direct?
Or are the seeds that we planted enough to inspect? (gardens)
CLUE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 20
North and south, east and west
Have you wondered which direction will serve you the best?
A childhood companion treated with care
The direction you choose is opposite the bear (oppostie Bear Creek park)
CLUE FOR MONDAY JUNE 19
A summer hobby can bring peace of mind
A chance to relax and even unwind
A sport? A jog? What do you want to play? (park)
Or do you prefer the soil for the day? (more gardening references)
Bonus Clue from Sunday June 18
Consider a moment when children at play
Came after work was done for the day
And the toiling involved in working the earth
Was rewarded with family, companionship, and mirth
Bonus Clue from Saturday June 17
Step back in time to childhood again
When the world was fresh as paper before pen (fresh produce from gardens nearby)
Begin your search for Rochesterfest's prize
While enjoying the parks under pale blue skies (gardens need open sky/light to grow)
FOLLOW THE RULES AS WELL AS THE CLUES
This year’s treasure is a special acrylic medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester and on public property (but not on a golf course or cemetery) and NEVER on private property that might appear open to the public. It will not be hidden on public land that would be dangerous to search (roadways, etc.) 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, and it will be evident once found!
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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 this year? 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 Medallion Hunt during River City Days to see if it helps. (Probably not.)
Below is an image of what you seek, courtesy of ABC 6 News.
Explore the complete history of the Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt! Good hunting!