2020 Champlin Father Hennepin Days Medallion HUnt

Will you join the list of recent Father Hennepin Festival Medallion Hunt Champions?

The first clue for the Father Hennepin Festival $500 Medallion Hunt will be released on Monday (6/8) at 9 a.m. at Speedway, located at 100 Miller Road. A festival button is not required this year. Future clues will be given out DAILY at 9 a.m. until the medallion is found. Clues are only available for one day. Past day's clues will not be given out so be sure to stop by every day.


You can call the Medallion Hunt Hotline to find out if it’s been found yet at 763-923-7183. If you find the medallion bring it to the Parks and Recreation Office during business hours (M-F, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to claim your prize.

Hunt information
First Clue:Monday, June 8, 2020
Found on:Saturday, June 13, 2020
Tom Lauinger
Maximum Prize:$500
Awarded Prize:$500
General Location:Doris A. Kemp Park
Exact Location:On the peninsula just north of Elm Creek
Concealer:Leaves velcroed to it and pressed into the ground
Published on Monday, June 8, 2020
2020 is proving to be a difficult year,
but keep your chin up, summer is near.
Soon we'll be outside, kicking up leaves, running through parks.
Don't forget to check out some of Champlin's landmarks.

Even with all the cancellations, the medallion hunt will be fine.
To gather the clues, get to Speedway shortly after nine.
A festival button is not needed this time.
To find my location, you won't need to dig or to climb.
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Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The first Father Hennepin Festival was celebrated in 1929
and a marker was placed to memorialize the historic river crossing.
The Bicentennial Committee in 1976, brought back the festival to its original shine.
There was even a parade with a lot of candy tossing.

Since that time, the festival has been made even bigger and better.
With big bands, fun rides, great food, and always good weather.
The best part of all is the fireworks show.
Even though we'll miss it this year, next year it'll be back, we know.
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Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
This summer will be different than any year before,
Luckily there's much to do in Champlin while keeping your space.
You can go for a walk, take in some great views, and so much more.
Grab your fishing pole or stop for a picnic at your favorite place.

If you're stuck or need a hand, check out our website,
ci.champlin.mn.us/parks-and-recreation/city-parks will make it all right.
There's a map and some photos to get you on the right track,
so get out there and give it a crack.
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Published on Thursday, June 11, 2020
Summer is a busy time in this City of ours
Everyone from the Clerks to the Public Works Crew
is working hard and putting in long hours.
While you're out hunting be sure to give a wave or two.

Soon there'll be soccer and softball and playing in parks
and fireworks filling up the skies with their sparks.
Visiting with friends and family that we haven't seen in a while
But finding me would surely bring the best smile.
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Published on Friday, June 12, 2020
By now I am sure that you're in the right park.
You've crossed the right bridge and are looking for the mark.
Whether biking or hiking you've got to be near
hurry up and find me so we can all give a cheer.

Two parks so close did you pick the right one?
You've got to move quickly so you're not outdone.
There's a shelter nearby if you need a quick rest.
Will you be the one to complete the quest?
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Published on Friday, June 12, 2020
Bonus Clue at 1pm

Today is the day, so let's get to work.
Find the park named for our first City Clerk.
There's no time to wait,
get moving, don't be late.

Come take a seat and enjoy the great view.
Look towards the water for a second or two.
Now get back to searching, you are so close.
Can you smell the $500 right under your nose?
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Published on Saturday, June 13, 2020
Today's the last clue, I've got to be found.
Let's make it clear, I'm sitting on the ground.
Near the spot where fireworks used to be sent into the sky.
Now it's a great place to see them with your eyes.

Find the bench that looks northeast,
then walk toward the water a few feet at least.
Stop at the tree and take a look down,
you'll have to move some leaves around.
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