Approximately two weeks before the Marigold Festival, a medallion is hidden somewhere on public property in or around Pekin. Thought-provoking, clever and cunning clues to the whereabouts of the Pepsi Marigold Medallion are released. The hunt is on! Each clue gets more descriptive and as people begin to put together the pieces of the puzzle, more detectives join in the hunt. Since 1978 this event has been enjoyed by young and old, individuals and families.

Clue # 1

We arrive as we should at the beginning.
The time has come to go find your prize.
Hidden with care and caution;
Not so easy for prying eyes.

As always I'll guide you with various colors.
What they are may not always be.
I'll defer eventual reveals.
Yet a discerning detective might actually see.