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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2016 Mega-Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 13 August 2016
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Link to the Lab Caches: Wild Wild West Bend Lab Adventure

Download 66 Caches (63 Regular, 3 Lab): GPX File (Raw)
Download 3 Lab Caches: GPX File (Raw), also here
Bookmark List of 63 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 13, at 6:00pm. You must be present to win.

What is there to do at the Ba$h?

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=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing In the past, prizes have included GPS receivers, geocoins, cache containers, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 66 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, or finding the roaming characters. Must be present to win.
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2016 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park.
Wild West Costume Contest (new!) Wear your best Wild Wild West costume on Saturday. The mega crowd will vote for their favorite costume paraded across the stage by cheer consensus and the winner will receive a prize at the ceremony.
Most Wanted Outlaw Roundup Find and "capture" all 9 Most Wanted Outlaws of the Cache Ba$h to get an extra raffle 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
Children's activities A Bounce House will be available at the park all day on Saturday!
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!
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.
Other satellite events Wednesday and Thursday Meet and Greets, Friday CITO and Flash Mob, Sunday Photo Scavenger Hunt. See schedule for details

"Wild Wild West Bend" Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 10th
5:30-6:30pm Wild Wild West Bend RoundUp Event by Ecorangers GC6KPTN South 40 Western Wear
Thursday, August 11th
7-8:30pm Pre-Ba$h Meet & Greet by Ecorangers GC6KPVZ West Bend Tap & Tavern

Friday, August 12th
10:30-11:30am CITO Event by Ecorangers GC6KPWR Regner Park
10:30-12:30pm Trackable Drop Available Regner Park
Noon Publication of 66 Qualifying Raffle Caches for Home Download (NEW TIME)
Noon - 5pm SIGN-IN BEGINS - Get Official Booklet and Goody Bag Regner Park Pavillion
Noon Official Start to 66-Cache Hunt, Geo-Bingo, Outlaw Roundup Contest West Bend area
Noon - 2pm Downloads available to most GPS units Regner Park Pavillion
Noon - ? Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
Noon - close Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
Noon - 5pm 1601 Lawmen of Washington County (only time) Old Courthouse Museum
Noon - 5pm 1603 Wild West Photo Op Lab Cache available Regner Park
6:45pm Stache @ the Fla$h Flash Mob LaFleurs Park, Germantown
8:30pm - 9:30pm 1602 Star-Gazing Lab Cache (only time) Regner Park

Saturday, August 13th
All Day Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
All Day Bounce House for Kids Regner Park
All Day Geocaching vendors and Wisconsin Geocaching Association Regner Park - Vendor Area
8am-Noon Sign-In Continues Regner Park Pavillion
8am-10am Downloads continue Regner Park Pavillion
8am - ? Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
8am - 5pm 1603 Wild West Photo Op Lab Cache available Regner Park
10am Beginner Geocaching Class Regner Park Grandstand
10am - ? Chicago Podcasters Live Broadcast Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
2:30-4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavillion
3 - 6pm Trackable Drop Available Regner Park
4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Geo-Bingo Turn-In Deadline,
Outlaw 'Most Wanted' Roundup Deadline
Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:45pm Wild West Costume Contest and Audience 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
6:30pm Trackable PICK UP available (only time) Regner Park

Sunday, August 14th
7:30-10am WGA Wild Cakes &Stampede Sausage A delicious breakfast event at the park hosted by the WGA plus a special Pathtag available! See details: GC6KQ92 Regner Park Pavillion
11:30am-1pm Photo Scavenger Hunt Event by Ecorangers GC6KQ3W Buffalo Wild Wings

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

2016 Attendee Map

Countries: Canada, Spain, United Kingdom

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.

2016 Committee Members:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
Earth Angel (hider)
Dopeysbunch (hider)
ThePharmGirl (hider)
RangerBoy (hider)
WI_pattymel (hider)
Videochic (hider)
teambeek (hider)
jvechinski (downloads)

We need geocachers for 2017!! Interested in volunteering or joining the committee? Contact the West Bend Chamber or a current member!

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