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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2017

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Hidden : Saturday, August 12, 2017
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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To get your special 2017 Cache Ba$h Virtual Souvenir for your Profile: Log the event as attended on SATURDAY, Aug 12. It cannot be edited after the wrong date is chosen. Delete your log and re-log as attended on the 12th to get the Souvenir. Thanks!

Download 66 Caches: GPX File (Raw)
Bookmark List of 66 Caches: List
Download Map of 66 Caches: Map

Links to Wherigo Cartridges: Jedi Master Training and Sith Lord Training

Link to BATTLE THE DARK SIDE Night Lab Caches: NIGHT LAB CACHES Available 8:30pm to 10:30pm ONLY



Coming soon, in a Geo-Galaxy not that far away...

There is unrest
in the Geo-Empire.
It is a period of war as
sinister Rebel geocachers from
outside the County continue to plant
powerful geocaches in Cache Ba$h territory.
The geocachers of Washington County banded
together to form an army known as The Alliance.

Hoping to outwit and out-hide the Rebel forces,
The Alliance has been strategically hiding their own clever
geocaches assisted by a small rogue group of Freedom Fighters.
Jedis have been dispatched to restore peace and order. In the tenth year
of the Ba$h, the Alliance and Rebel forces prepare to battle and seize power
fueled by hider Favorite Points....

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10th Annual West Bend
$1000 Cache Ba$h

Fri & Sat, Aug 11 & 12, 2017
Regner Park
*Free social event for Geocachers
*Geocaching classes, vendors, contests
*66 New caches published for the event!
*Cash raffle totaling $1000 plus other great prizes!
*Only 15 miles from GC3B1, Wisconsin's oldest geocache!

Visit the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™. With over 1,500 caches in a 10-mile radius, you'll never run out of caches to find!
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Registration:

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.

Drawstring goody bags with coupons, city information, and various contest entry forms will be available on a first come, first serve basis at Regner Park along with the Official Cache Ba$h Booklet and Playing Card. Registered teams will also receive a Cash Prize Raffle Ticket for each member of the team that is present at check-in. The raffle is on Saturday, August 12, 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. Be sure to place your Cache Prize Ticket in the correct marked Raffle Barrel!
1st prize=$500, 2nd=$250, 3rd=$100, 4th=$100, 5th=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing Prizes include geocoins, cache containers, Prime membership, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 66 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, or playing other official games. Must be present to win.
CACHE WARS Competition! 10 of the 66 Caches are part of CACHE WARS, a competition between the Rebel Alliance and the Dark Forces of the Empire. Who will win!? Geocachers from the area have been working hard to create gadget caches or creative-themed caches for YOU to vote on. A special poker chip inside your Goody Bag is your voting tool to decide who has the best geocache. Save your Chip and Vote on Saturday. Find all 10 and get an extra raffle ticket! (Don't forget to award your favorite caches throughout the Cache Ba$h with geocaching favorite points!)
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2017 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Some 2016 coins are also available. Credit cards are now accepted!
Geocaching Classes! Introduction to Geocaching will teach you the basic of geocaching and how to sign up and find geocaches using a GPSr or a Smartphone. Intermediate classes will also be taught for those interested in further topics (trackables, GSAK & pocket queries, etc)
Lab Caches There will be special Night Lab Caches only available for 2 NIGHTS during our event! Bring a flashlight and perhaps a Blacklight to search for these caches after dusk. Watch this cache page for a link to these caches.
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log on Aug 12. (It MUST be logged on the 12th to earn the souvenir)
Star Wars Game(s) Stay tuned for details
Geo-bingo Find teams that match squares on your bingo card (found in your goody bag) to earn a raffle ticket for the General Prize Drawing
Children's activities A Bounce House will be available at the park all day on Saturday!
Free pool and splash pad pass Participants will have free use of the pool and splash pad for one day of their choice at Regner Park thanks to West Bend Parks Department (coupons in goody bag)
Geocoin and Travel Bug Exchange There will be a specified place and time to exchange trackable items. See the schedule for drop off and pick up times. There will also be a class about trackables to learn how these items work.
Wisconsin Geocaching Association booth Stop by to learn about the WGA and play some bonus fun games!
Vendors There will be a variety of geocaching vendors and educators at the event. Food vendors will not be present, but West Bend has many delicious restaurants. Ask a committee member for recommendations.
Chicago Podcasters Listen to your favorite Chicago Podcasters, Walt and Scott, as they air live at the Ba$h.
Sunday Pancake Breakfast Sunday All-you-can eat Pancake Breakfast at Regner Park - by Wisconsin Geocaching Association. Plus more fun games. See schedule below for details.
Other satellite events Wednesday and Thursday Meet and Greets, Friday Lightsaber Flash Mob, Sunday Photo Scavenger Hunt. See schedule for details



Cache Ba$h X Schedule of Events



Wednesday, August 9th
6-7:00pm Pre-Ba$h Meet and Greet Crash Event by Ecorangers GC5BPPH Ridge Run Park
Thursday, August 10th
Noon Publication of 100 caches for Cache-A-Star Power Trail series West Bend area
6:30-9:30pm Music on Main - Breakout Trio (Blues/Rock) free live music Downtown WB
7-8:30 Pre-Ba$h Meet and Dine Event by Ecorangers GC69Q6A Buffalo Wild Wings
Friday, August 11th
10:45am-12:45pm Trackable DROP OFF available (pick up on Saturday) Regner Park
11:30am Publication of 66 Qualifying Raffle Caches for Home or SmartPhone Download
Noon - 5pm SIGN-IN BEGINS - Get Official Booklet, Playing Card, and Goody Bag Regner Park Pavillion
Noon Official Start to 66-Cache Hunt including CACHE WARS COMPETITION West Bend area
Noon - 5pm Downloads available in park for 66-Cache Hunt and GeoTour (*for most GPS units) Regner Park Pavillion
Noon - ? Limited Edition 2017 Cache Wars Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park -Vendor Tent
Noon - close Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad (coupon in Goody Bag) Regner Park
3:00pm Introduction to Geocaching Class (for New and Beginner Cachers) - Learn about the hobby, how to sign up, and practice finding geocaches. Regner Park
4:00pm Trackables Class (How to own or move Travel Bugs and Geocoins)
Regner Park
4:30pm Tricky Caches Class (Tips and hints on finding difficult caches, etc)
Regner Park
8-8:30pm Trackable DROP OFF available (pick up Saturday)
Regner Park
8-8:30pm Friday Night Lightsaber Flash Mob Event GC6KQ0J - Bring your own lightsaber
Regner Park
8:30-10:30pm Battle the Dark Side Night Caches - LAB CACHES (bring flashlights, blacklights, bugspray!) Click here: LAB CACHES
Regner Park
Saturday, August 12th
All Day Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad (coupon in Goody Bag) Regner Park
All Day Jabba the Hutt's Bounce House for kids (free) 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 2017 Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Vendor Tent
9am Introduction to Geocaching Class (for New and Beginner Cachers) Regner Park Pavillion
10am Trackables Class (How to own or move Travel Bugs and Geocoins)
Regner Park
10:30am Tricky Caches Class (Tips and hints on finding difficult caches)
Regner Park
11am Intermediate Geocaching Class - Intro to Pocket Queries & GSAK (How to more efficiently download and log multiple geocaches) Regner Park
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 OFF (pick up after Prize Ceremony) Regner Park Pavillion
2:30-5:30pm CACHE WARS Competition Voting (1 poker chip in each goody bag for favorite cache) Regner Park Pavillion
4pm Kid's Galactic Dice Roll Game. Roll the dice and win prizes!
Regner Park
4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets (must be in line by 4:30!) Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm CACHE WARS Chip Voting Deadline Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Geo-Bingo Turn-In Deadline
Regner Park Pavillion
5:30pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:45pm Star Wars Costume Parade - Dress up as your favorite character! Prize for top adult and top child costume voted by audience cheering. 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 (after Prize Ceremony). Must be willing to Log the trackables online and move them along in a timely fashion!
Regner Park
8:30-10:30pm Battle the Dark Side Night Caches - LAB CACHES (Bring flashlights, blacklights). Click HERE LAB CACHES and log within 1 week.
Regner Park
Sunday, August 13th
7:30-10am Pancake Breakfast by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association - All you can eat pancakes for $5 (adult), $3 (kid). See event page to sign up! These are the Pancakes You Are Looking For: GC75HNM
Regner Park Pavillion
4-5pm Photo Scavenger Hunt Event by Earth Angel GC5BBAN Texas Roadhouse



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

Check the booklet this year for caches marked Dog-Friendly areas.


2017 Attendee Map


Countries: Canada, Scotland, Japan, Spain


Disclaimer: 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.



2017 Volunteers:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
Geocachers:
LDove (hider, committee, kids' games)
Ecorangers-Professor(hider, committee, night caches, trackables)
Earth Angel (hider, committee, night caches)
Dopeysbunch (hider, committee)
ThePharmGirl (cache page, committee, night caches, classes)
RangerBoy (hider, committee)
Videochic (hider, committee, video)
teambeek (hider, committee)
LovetoHike! (hider)
Labgal13 (hider)
Hack1of2 (hider)
Lobsters9494 (hider)
jvechinski (downloads, bingo, committee)

CACHE WARS Competition Hiders:
The Rebel Alliance:
Lobsters9494
lacknothing
Silyngufy/Puzzler&Burrgirl/Waggintails
Blue Crow Expedition
Star Wars Guy/tom k.

The Empire:
djwhouse
Candyman
The Goldie Diggers
Hack1of2
Chevyole/Heavin'


We need geocachers for 2018!! Interested in volunteering or joining the committee? Contact the West Bend Chamber or a current member! First meeting is usually in Jan/Feb and meets once a month.

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