Saturday November 7, 2009
The Times They Are a Changing...
This event is an ever-evolving work in progress, so this year we are changing things up a little bit. First of all, we are moving the location, instead of inviting everyone into our back yard, this year we will have the event on the stage in Bell Buckle. For those of you that joined us for GeoWoodstock VII it will be a familiar spot, for those who didn't, think of it as an opportunity to visit this "historic" location. Secondly, because of the venue change, we are finally going to make this one a camping event. For more info, check out the lodging details below. Finally, this year, unless there is a public outcry, we will probably not have a hayride. If there is a public outcry, we will naturally acquiesce to the desires of our guests. Don't worry, though, we are still planning to premier a special cache for you to hunt, it just won't be quite as "interactive" as it has been in the past. Other than that, things should be the same old hauntingly good time you have come to expect, with a couple of new surprises.
The Food & Festivities
As usual, we will have a weenie roast at the bonfire with s'mores for dessert. We will provide plenty of our salsas and sauces for chipping and dipping along with the hot dogs and the s'mores construction material. Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share with the group. We will also provide hot spiced tea and cocoa, but we ask you to bring anything else you may want to drink. We are planning a special dramatic presentation or two, but you know how we are about our secrets, so we're not telling you about those yet. Of course, we will have lots of time to sit around the bonfire and tell tall geocaching tales and stories of the spookiest cache hunts ever. Since there is camping right on site this year, I daresay that the opportunity to chat could go well past the Witching Hour.
What would a Halloween Geocaching Event be without silly contests? Well, we are not going to find out, because we will be having lots of silly contests complete with totally useless and cheesy prizes for the winners, although we might slip something cool in as a prize occasionally. This year we will be having contests for:
- Best Costume (Child Division)
- Best Costume (Adult Division)
- Best Werewolf Howl
- Best Witch Cackle
- Biggest Pumpkin
- Best Halloween Decorated Geocache Container
- and much, much more!
This year more than ever, costumes are strongly recommended, I will not require them, but expect Monkeybrad to ridicule you if you show up out of costume.
The Lodging Details
Since this one usually goes until well into the night, we have decided to include lodging information for those of you travelling from out of town. We will have camping on the grounds this year so bring your tents. You can set up anytime after 4 PM in our special camping area, which will be a short distance, like 200 feet from the bonfire area. Hopefully, this will keep our night owls from disturbing our morning larks and vice versa. You can decamp at your leisure on Sunday. There are several B&B's in the town and traditional hotels are available in Shelbyville, Lewisburg and Murfreesboro, but they are all a bit further to drive.
The obligatory disclaimers...
As always, this is a family friendly event, adult beverages are welcome, but let's keep it discreet until the kiddies go to bed.
The Bottom Line
We look forward to seeing everyone this year, it keeps growing and this year's event should be bigger and better than ever, with more fun and surprises around every corner. So come on out and join us for our Seventh Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Campout, it should be a wicked, good time.