Historic Medallion Hunt 2017

Join in the fun of searching for the Medallion in this year's historic Medallion Hunt sponsored by Stillwater Motors, hidden somewhere on public property within the Stillwater City Limits! 

Make sure to purchase your 2017 Commemorative Lumberjack Days Button (until sold out - only 200 buttons to sell!):

Purchase Buttons:

  • Stillwater Motors - July 13, 2017-July 20, 2017 (at noon)
  • The Daily Grind - July 13, 2017-July 20, 2017 (at noon)
  • Washington County Historic Courthouse ONLY on July 20, 5pm-6:59pm (Strictly)
  • With your purchase of the button, you may be eligible to win up to $400 sponsored by Stillwater Motors!

Prizes Levels:

  • $50 if you simply find the medallion (no button pre-purchased)
  • $100 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button
  • $125 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button and you take a selfie at the area of finding with the medallion - must be wearing the button in the selfie (do NOT share photo until confirmation)
  • $200 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie, and you live in the St. Croix Valley. - License required upon validation. If under 16 years old, legal guardian must provide license.
  • $300 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie, and you've used Stillwater Motors for service in the past calendar year (June 2016-July 2017) - records required.
  • $400 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie,, and you've used Stillwater Motors for service in the past calendar year (June 2016-July 2017) and you live in the St. Croix Valley. - records and licence required upon validation. If under 16 years old, legal guardian must provide license.

CLUES:  will be posted as the contest progresses.

Please see all Rules and Details below:

  • 2017 Commemorative Lumberjack Days Buttons will only be sold prior to the FIRST Clue being read by the Washington County Historical Society at 7pm on Thursday, July 20, 2017.  If any buttons remain, we will announce sales of them for collectors.
  • 2017 Commemorative Lumberjack Days Buttons will be sold at Stillwater Motors and The Daily Grind and at The Lumberjack Days Kick-Off Event at Washington County Historic Courthouse - specific times: 
    • Stillwater Motors - July 13, 2017-July 20, 2017 (at noon)
    • The Daily Grind -July 13, 2017-July 20, 2017 (at noon)
    • Washington County Historic Courthouse ONLY on July 20, 5pm-6:59pm (Strictly)
  • First clue to be read by Washington County Historical Society's Brent Peterson at Lumberjack Days Kick-Off Event at Washington County Historic Courthouse on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The hunt is only to begin AFTER this clue is read. Any searching prior is considered grounds for disqualification.
  • All following clues will be read at 1pm at the Warden's House on North Main Street on Friday and Saturday, and then 10am on Sunday, July 23, 2017 - at the Pancake Breakfast in the Beer Garden in North Lowell Park.
  • Prizes levels details: 
  • $50 if you simply find the medallion (no button pre-purchased)
  • $100 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button
  • $125 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button and you take a selfie at the area of finding with the medallion - must be wearing the button in the selfie (do NOT share photo until confirmation)
  • $200 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie, and you live in the St. Croix Valley. - License required upon validation. If under 16 years old, legal guardian must provide license.
  • $300 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie, and you've used Stillwater Motors for service in the past calendar year (June 2016-July 2017) - records required.
  • $400 if you find the medallion with the pre-purchase of a button, take a selfie - must be wearing the button in the selfie,, and you've used Stillwater Motors for service in the past calendar year (June 2016-July 2017) and you live in the St. Croix Valley. - records and licence required upon validation. If under 16 years old, legal guardian must provide license.
  • Prize will be awarded after the conclusion of the festival during the week of July 24, 2017 after all details of the find have been thoroughly reviewed and approved.
  • The Medallion will be hidden at an undisclosed time on public land within Stillwater City Limits.
  • No previous winners or relatives of winners of the Festival's Medallion hunt are eligible to win any prizes affiliated with the festival's activity.
  • Any attempt to purchase, use, recreate or borrow a 2017 Commemorative Lumberjack Days Button after the reading of the first clue in order to claim the prize money is strictly prohibited.
  • No images of Medallion itself will be published as we do not want any possible replicas. When you find it, you'll know it!
  • The Locals can choose to disqualify any individual on suspicion of misconduct, cheating or any foulplay regarding the contest whatsoever.
  • Please be respectful of land and property. Any damage to land and property is strictly prohibited and grounds for disqualification. Do not push down trees, remove bricks, move rocks, or harm any public property - you will be disqualified from all current and future contests with Lumberjack Days.
  • There are no age restrictions on who can participate or who can win.
  • Any posting of finding the medallion online, on any social media, or further exhibition of the find prior to validation is grounds for disqualification.
  • Once the medallion is believed to be found, we will post a disclaimer, and will give details of the find after the award has been given after validation. 
  • Please do not comment on any social media posts until validation.
  • If the medallion is not found by 6pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017, the location will be revealed and you can hunt for it for fun, but no prizes will be awarded. No one may claim that they found it before 6pm and just contacted us after the fact. We are very well aware of when it is found or foulplay has happened.
  • Have fun! Make this is a memorable experience for yourself and the community. Conduct yourself in a manor that would make your grandmother proud. Good Luck!
  • Who to Contact in the case of finding the Medallion - 651-300-0127 – Please call during respectful hours between 8am and 8pm. DO NOT BRING IT DOWNTOWN TO THE FESTIVAL! You must follow the rules to claim it.

Historic Medallion Hunt Clue #1

Good Evening Hunters!

The time is upon us

To play the giant game of clues and discuss.

We hunters are a curious breed

We seek out of fun, not out of need.

Once again we explore Stillwater at length

On public land only, use your head and your strength.

Historic Medallion Hunt Clue #2

When searching for something that means so much

Please be sure to use gentle touch.

It’s nice in the South Hill neighborhood

As it is in near Croixwood.

But looking near those will do you no good.

Historic Medallion Hunt Clue #3

This fruit is tart but also sweet

It grows in the trees, not at your feet.

But they would not grow where the medallion lies

For the sun is sparse, to protect your eyes.

There have been tales of ghosts or spooks of old

But down here the air can be brisk and the water cold.

Historic Medallion Hunt Clue #4

When coming from the east stairs, find a mark that’s red

Keep walking forward to the tree that’s dead

You’ll need to look left and to cross the rocks in the stream

And there hides the medallion

Like something from a dream.