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AFBD Contest

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Hidden : Friday, October 20, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:30pm until 8:00pm

There is safty in numbers. Dont get probed!


The Forest Minions, with the assistance of Clan Riffster, would like to welcome everyone to a Florida Finders Fest icon, the AFDB Contest, in support of Florida Finders Fest 2017, whose mission is Finds, Fellowship and Fun. (Not to mention, educating folks in a bid to prevent unwanted probing)

Welcome to the deep, dark depths of the Ocala National Forest, a place fraught with dangers, both real and imagined. A narrow beam photon emitter should be considered required equipment. (For you Gators fans, that means "Bring a flashlight")

Alien Probing in the ONF has been on the rise lately, so Clan Riffster thought he would avail himself of this opportunity to educate the masses on the illustrious AFDB, or Aluminum Foil Deflection Beanie, the only headgear known to prevent the unwanted advances of amorous space aliens. For the educational aspect of this event, only your presence is required.

There are three levels of participation in the AFDB Contest:

1 ) Participant.
Participants are those who wish to show off their AFDB building skills. These good folks should arrive with their AFDB properly deployed. (For you Gators fans, that means "on your head".)

2 ) Judge.
Those without an AFDB will be tasked with judging those who have an AFDB. Judges should come prepared with a wry sense of humor and a loud voice. Judges will be issued candy, which they shall award to those persons with the best AFDB. There is no penalty for Judges who opt to eat their candy, rather than award it.

3 ) Mook.
Those who can't participate due to a lack of an AFDB, (or concerns of possible conflicts of interest due to past probing incidents), and refuse to partake in the poking fun at others by acting as Judges, shall be hereafter known as Mooks, unfit for polite society.

The group will be divided into its respective three parts, and the judging shall commence forthwith. As participants get voted out, they shall become either judges or mooks, depending on their attitudes. Voting shall be by acclimation, with the ultimate winner being the person who the others give the most candy to.

The awarding of prizes and gobs of schmoozing will follow!




6:00pm to 7:00pm - Weenie Night! (GC797WC)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Package Pickup and Florida Finders Fest Store at Registration Tent


8:00am to 12:00pm - Ocklawahaboy’s Riverboat Rally Part 6 (GC7AJRR)

8:00am to 12:00pm - 4 Wheelin' Rally (GC797YK)

12:00pm - 7:00pm - Tampa Bay Geocaching Store open

5:00pm to 7:00pm - Chili Challenge (GC797Z2)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Package Pickup and Florida Finders Fest Store at Registration Tent

7:30pm to 8:00pm - AFDB Contest (GC7981Q)


8:00am to 4:00pm - The Gauntlet at Longitude

8:00am to 4:00pm - Poker Run at the Trading Post

9:00pm to 7:00pm - Tampa Bay Geocaching Store open

9:00am to 4:00pm - Kids Camo Contest at Tampa Bay Geocaching Store

10:00am to 5:00pm - Raffle & 50/50 at Latitude

3:00pm to 4:00pm - Sharing Shinies at the Trading Post

3:00pm to 6:00pm - The Great Travel Bug and Coin Race at the Trading Post

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Package Pickup and Florida Finders Fest Store at Registration Tent

5:00pm to 7:00pm -Group Picture, BBQ Dinner, and Announcing Winners (GC6WVB8)

8:00pm to 9:30pm - Fallen Stars (GC7CVB7)


9:00am to 9:30am - Campground CITO at The Pit

10:00am - 4:00pm - A Well Deserved Paddling (GC797ZE)

1:00pm to 2:00pm - IceCreamMan's Sunday Social (GC797ZM)



This event is hosted by your Forest Minions


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