The Festival Medallion Quest marks the official
countdown to the Smoky Hill River Festival. Beginning in 2009, the
Medallion Quest brings the community together to celebrate the arts in
a creative and connected way. Over the years, families and friends have
searched side by side, solved riddles, and endeavored to find the
The first Medallion Quest clue will be shared live from the steps
of the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 West Iron Ave., at 4 pm on
Wednesday, May 17, by Salina Arts & Humanities Arts
Commissioners. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas is the sponsor for
this year’s Quest.
After the launch on May 17, two different Festival Medallion
Quest clues will be provided daily at 7:30 am and 4:30 pm until the
Medallion is found.
There is no cost to participate in Festival Medallion Quest.
Participants must be 18 years of age to claim any prize. See complete
Medallion Quest rules at festivalmedallionquest.com.
The Festival Medallion Quest 2023 prize package includes the
$1,000 in cash
$2,000 in Festival Gift Certificates, to be used for purchases in
the Fine Art and Craft Show or Art/Craft Demonstration Area
during the Festival weekend
Four complimentary Festival admission wristbands
One on-grounds Festival parking pass (weather permitting)
An invitation for four to attend the evening PREMIERE Art
Patron Party on Thursday, June 8
Four Smoky Hill River Festival t-shirts
“The Festival Medallion Quest, just like the River Festival, is a
celebration of community and the arts,” says Director Brad Anderson.
“Thousands of co-workers, families, and friends get a chance to see the
town through new eyes. It’s a fun chance to think like an artist.”
Since the Medallion Quest’s inception, thousands have taken
part. The Medallion is a unique object designed each year by an artist.
The custom-designed Medallion looks different each time. It has been
made from wood, paper, clay, resin, or plastic, designed by an artist to
resemble a wide variety of objects to ensure a challenging hunt.
For more information on the Festival Medallion Quest or the
Smoky Hill River Festival, call 785-309-5770, visit riverfestival.com or