2016 Cottage Grove Strawberry Days Hunt

It’s time to get your search on.

The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Medallion Hunt has started and there is up to $300 on the line.

The medallion hunt is co-sponsored by the South Washington County Bulletin and Edina Realty-Cottage Grove. The hunt starts today with the first clue below. The Bulletin will post successive clues online at 9 a.m. each day until the medallion is found. Clues also are available at 8:30 a.m. daily at the Edina Realty-Cottage Grove office, 8475 East Point Douglas Road or by calling the hotline at 651-458-6532.

The medallion is hidden on public land in Cottage Grove. Please be respectful of property when searching.

If you find the medallion, call 651-459-3435 during business hours or 651-248-7197 after hours to report your prize.

The winner will receive a $300 prize, with proof of a 2016 Strawberry Fest button; the prize is $200 without a button. The winner must bring the medallion to the South Washington County Bulletin office, or to Edina Realty-Cottage Grove, for confirmation and photos to be published in the Bulletin. The Bulletin office is at 7584 80th St., Cottage Grove.

Contestants must be 13 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Employees, agents and family members of the Bulletin or Edina Home Services are ineligible.

The medallion is the property of the Bulletin.

 

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Monday, June 13, 2016
Found on:Thursday, June 16, 2016
Finders:
NameHometown
Matt KoskieHastings
Coldest HunterSt. Paul
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$300
Awarded Prize:$300
Location:
General Location:Pine Tree Valley Park
Exact Location:Under a tree near southern parking lot
Concealer:Mulch
Clues
Published on Monday, June 13, 2016
Welcome back, summer fun and Strawberry Fest
Some prefer festival rides, while for others a medallion hunt’s best
Whether new to the search, or find it old hat
Stick to public property, that’s where it’s at
 
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Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Gather your crew, develop your plan
Scour city fields, trees and other land
The places to launch your search abound
Avoid where the prize previously was found
 
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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The festival medallion remains elusive
But no easy clues we will give
If you're checking off sites, stay away from the west
And north of 80th is certainly best
 
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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016
Let's narrow this hunt before you deem it a mistake
After days on the case you're praying for a break
There's water nearby but you shouldn't get wet
'Neath a deciduous near conifers the prize was set
 
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