Oswego PrairieFest Medallion Hunt

Enthusiasts in our area will scour the community for clues to discover the location of the PrairieFest Medallion. Fridays through June 7 clues will be released, requiring different methods to solve. Code cracking, deduction and more will lead you to different spots in the area. Combined, all six clues will solve the ultimate question – where is that Medallion? Participants who figure out each clue and find the official medallion on the sixth week, winning $250!

Clue #5 (Friday, May 31)

Enjoy the outdoors for any old reason

Here you’ll find something whatever the season.

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All ages, abilities - come one, come all!

Build a castle, score a goal or picnic today

There’s really no excuse to keep you from play.

Stop and ponder this quote about fun

“…you never get any fun out of the things you haven’t done”


Clue #4 (Friday, May 24)

To find your next clue, scale the silver rings.

I think you’re up for the challenge that brings.

Throw your arms wide and pretend you can fly

Tip your head back and look toward the sky

With the rising sun greeting your face

Look left for direction to continue this race.


Clue #3 (Friday, May 17)

Stop by for a story that won’t be too scary

Or follow the path as it winds through the prairie,

Past the blossoms and woods so dark and deep,

Over the hill, across the babbling creek.

If on this path your steps remain true,

It is here that you’ll find your hidden clue.


Clue Week #2  – Friday, May 10, 2019

If you’re looking for someplace to spend the day,

To picnic, hike, fish or play,

Or witness wildlife and have room to roam,

This location will surely hit home!

Summer brings a game with English roots

But for winter games, wear your boots!

Here you’ll find opportunities for fun abound

Within the Oswegoland Park District it will surely be found!


Clue Week #1 – Friday, May 3, 2019

Soon school with be out with the sun shining bright,

Let’s make it a point to start our game out right.

These long summer days are perfect for a splash,

A competitive game or a 100-meter dash

When the crack of a bat echoes across the field,

I wonder what your next found clue will yield.


REMEMBER that the Medallion and clues will be found on PUBLIC PROPERTY – within Oswegoland Park District boundaries. Hunters do not need to dig up or climb up to find the Medallion or its clues. They may be carefully camouflaged or hidden within something easily accessible and not requiring disassembly. The chosen hiding places are always selected with safety and accessibility given the highest consideration. The Medallion and its clues will not be hidden on any golf course, on or around railways, nor along the riverbank/lake edges. No location will be selected that requires physical risk. Please be respectful of the property that you are on and considerate of your fellow hunters.