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REMINDER: To receive a 2015 Cache Ba$h "Souvenir" on your profile, log the event as attended on Friday, August 7th (even if you only attended on Saturday).

Download 66 Caches (58 Regular, 8 Lab): GPX File
Download 8 Lab Caches: GPX File, also here: WBMADLAB (avail. Friday)
Bookmark List of 58 Regular Caches: List
Download Map of Caches: Map

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TO REGISTER: Log a "WILL ATTEND" on this cache page. Then, you must also SIGN IN at Regner Park on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning during the event to sign the official log book.

Registered teams will receive a drawstring goody bag with coupons, city information, and various contest entry forms. You will also receive the Official Cache Ba$h Booklet and a cash raffle ticket for each member of the team. The raffle is on Saturday, August 8, at 6:00pm. You must be present to win.

What is there to do at the Ba$h?

Mad Lab Adventure Caches (New!) Eight Crazy Lab Caches will be included in the 66 new caches. Lab caches are a unique cache type only available during our event. We have some crazy fun adventures waiting for you! Watch the schedule because some Lab caches have limited availability. For each Lab Cache that you find and enter the Find Code online, you will get a Lab Cache icon that will count toward your total finds. Go to WBMADLAB on Friday when the Adventure goes live!
West Bend Geotour This series of 20 geocaches highlights the best of West Bend, showing you some of its historical, cultural, and recreational places of interest. Complete the Passport to earn a unique geocoin. To learn more, follow this link . We can also send the cache coordinates to your device at the park, and you can receive your coin upon completion. Available all year.
$1000 Cash Prize Drawing
Every registered person who signs in at Regner Park automatically gets a raffle ticket.
1st prize=$500, 2nd=$250, 3rd=$100, 4th=$100, 5th=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing In the past, prizes have included GPS receivers, geocoins, cache containers, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 66 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, submitting a creative cache, or finding the Pieces of Eight Pirates. Must be present to win.
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2015 Crazy 8 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. This year's coin is truly one of kind! It features a spinning center.
Crazy 8 Costume Contest (new!) Wear your craziest costume on Saturday. The mega crowd will vote for their favorite crazy costume paraded across the stage by cheer consensus and the winner will receive a prize at the ceremony.
The Great 'Pieces of Eight' Pirate Pursuit Find the eight 'official' pirates roaming around Saturday. They may be at the park or out finding the 66 new caches. Each one has a special color bead that you can add to your Pieces of Eight bead necklace (found in your goody bag). Find all 8 beads to earn a ticket for the General Prize Drawing.
Geo-bingo Find teams that match squares on your bingo card (found in your goody bag) to earn a raffle ticket for the General Prize Drawing
Geo-golf Pick a location in Regner Park, record those coordinates along with your team name on the Geogolf form (in your goody bag), and drop your form in the Official Geogolf drop box by the deadline. The closest waypoint to our pre-chosen waypoint will win a prize at the prize ceremony.
Creative cache contest Think you have a unique geocache container? Drop off a physical cache (no photos) on Saturday afternoon to be voted on by your peers (1 voting ballot in each goody bag). The top three creative caches with the most votes will each win a prize. Multiple entries are allowed, but only 1 raffle ticket for the general drawing will be issued per team.
Children's activities There will be a couple fun prize games just for kids. Stay tuned.
Free pool and splash pad pass Participants will have free use of the pool and splash pad for one day of their choice at Regner Park thanks to West Bend Parks Department (coupons in goody bag)
Geocoin and Travel Bug Exchange There will be a specified place and time to exchange trackable items. Stay tuned.
Wisconsin Geocaching Association booth Stop by to learn about the WGA and play some bonus fun games! Water is for sale here.
Vendors There will be a variety of geocaching vendors and educators at the event. Food vendors will not be present.
Signal the Frog! Signal the Frog will be at our event! Say hello!
Chicago Podcasters Listen to your favorite Chicago Podcasters, Walt and Scott, as they air live at the Ba$h.
Sunday Pancake Breakfast Sunday All-you-can eat Pancake Breakfast at Regner Park - by Wisconsin Geocaching Association. Plus more fun games. Get the details here: GC5W01G
Other satellite events Thursday Pre-Bash Meet and Greet, Friday CITO, Saturday Post-Bash Parties, Sunday Photo Scavenger Hunt and River Float. See schedule for details

"CRAZY EIGHTS" Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 6th
7-8:30pm Pre-Bash Meet and Greet Event by Ecorangers GC5V3P9 West Bend Tap & Tavern

Friday, August 7th
after 6am Publication of 66 Qualifying Raffle Caches for Home Download
10:45-Noon CITO Event by Ecorangers GC5VB4E Regner Park
Noon - 5pm SIGN-IN BEGINS - Get Official Booklet and Goody Bag Regner Park Pavillion
Noon Official Start to 66-Cache Hunt, Geo-Bingo, and Geo-Golf Games West Bend area
Noon - 5pm Downloads available to most GPS units Regner Park Pavillion
Noon - ? Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
Noon - close Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
Noon - 5pm 1501 History is Fun Lab Cache (only time) Old Courthouse Museum
Noon - 5pm 1503 Fear Factor, 1504 Simon Says, 1505 Riveredge Nature Walk Lab Caches available Regner Park, Riveredge
Noon - 7pm 1506 Walk the Plank Lab Cache available (swimming required) Regner Park Pool
8:30pm - 10:30pm 1502 Sixth Planet from the Sun Lab Cache (only time) Regner Park

Saturday, August 8th
All Day Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
All Day Geocaching vendors and Wisconsin Geocaching Association Regner Park - Vendor Area
8am-Noon Sign-In and Downloads Continue Regner Park Pavillion
8am - ? Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
8am - 5pm 1503 Fear Factor, 1504 Simon Says Lab Caches available Regner Park
9am - 3pm 1507 Kettle Moraine EAA Lab Cache (only time) EAA Airport Hangar
9am - 5pm 1505 Riveredge Nature Walk Lab Cache available Riveredge Nature Center
10am - 3pm 1508 Slinger Firehouse Tour Lab Cache (only time) Slinger Firehouse
10am Deadline for GeoGolf Form Regner Park Pavillion
10am Beginner Geocaching Class Regner Park Grandstand
10am - ? Chicago Podcasters Live Broadcast Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
11am - 7pm 1506 Walk the Plank Lab Cache Available (swimming required) Regner Park Pool
2:30-4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavillion
2:30-4:30pm Trackable Exchange Regner Park Pavillion
3:30pm Creative Cache Entry Dropoff (note new time!) Regner Park Pavillion
3:30pm Crazy Coin Dig for kids 5 and under Regner Park Beach
4pm Kid's Treasure Activity for kids 3-12 Regner Park Bandstand
4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavillion
4:30-5:30pm Creative Cache Voting (1 ballot in each Goody Bag) Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Geo-Bingo Turn-In Deadline,
The Great Pieces of Eight Pirate Pursuit Deadline
Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:45pm Crazy Costume Contest Parade and Judging Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
6pm Prize Ceremony - Contest Winners, General Prize Drawings
and Cash Prize Drawings. Must be present to win.
Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
7-9pm Post-Bash Party Event by Ecorangers GC5V3QF West Bend Lakes Golf Club

Sunday, August 9th
7:30-10am Pieces-of-Eight Pancakes with the WGA GC5W01G Regner Park Pavillion
11:30am-1pm Photo Scavenger Hunt Event by Ecorangers GC5VB30 Benders Sports Bar & Grill
1:30-3pm Floating Down the River Event (kayak, tube rental) GC5VCYJ West Bend Riverfront


View local hotel options here at the West Bend Area Chamber website. Make your reservations early! If you are having trouble finding open rooms, call the Chamber for assistance.

Attention Dog Owners! According to West Bend ordinance, pets are not allowed in city parks, including Regner Park. West Bend has an off-leash dog park: “Rolf’s Park” is comprised of 10 fenced-in acres and is only 5 minutes from Regner Park...Cache Ba$h Headquarters!

As an attendee of our event, you may use Rolf’s Park at no charge. Here are the coordinates: N43 24.329 W088 12.115

2015 Attendee Map

Countries: Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Spain

Event attendees assume all risks in seeking geocaches. Neither the West Bend Chamber of Commerce, West Bend Parks and Recreation Department, nor any of its members or volunteers, may be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages connected with this event.

2015 Committee Members:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
LDove (hider)
Earth Angel (hider)
ThePharmGirl (hider)
Dr. Dolittle (hider)
Ranger Boy (hider)
Goldie Diggers (hider)
matter23 (hider)
stewzoo1 (hider)
Geohunter100 (hider)
dopeysbunch (hider)
teambeek (committee)
jvechinski (downloads)
sweetlife (WGA representative)

Interested in volunteering or joining the committee? Contact the West Bend Chamber or a current member!

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