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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2018 Mega-Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 11 August 2018
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To get your special 2018 Cache Ba$h Virtual Souvenir for your Profile:
Log the event as attended on SATURDAY, Aug 11 (even if you attended on the 10th). It cannot be edited after the wrong date is chosen. Delete your log and re-log as attended on the 11th to get the Souvenir. Thanks!

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Available 8:30pm to 10:30pm Fri & Sat ONLY

Friday Patronus Photos: FRIDAY

Saturday Patronus Photos: SATURDAY

Do you believe in Magic?

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TO REGISTER: Our Mega Event is FREE! Simply log a "WILL ATTEND" on this cache page with the number of people on your team (also tell us where you're from!). During the event, SIGN IN at Regner Park on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to Sign the official log book.

Free Offical Drawstring 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 11, at 6:00pm. You must be present to win.


We are excited to announce our featured LIVE MAGIC performers at the Ba$h:

Saturday, August 11 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Performers from the International Brotherhood of Magicians will stroll the Pavilion area at Regner Park to amaze and entertain the crowd before the prize ceremony!

Dr. Lynn Miner, Scott Lane, and Monty Witt

The International Brotherhood of Magicians has existed for nearly one hundred years. Today it has over 15,000 members in more than 300 local chapters. Dr. Lynn Miner and Scott Lane are the President and Vice President of the Milwaukee chapter, which was founded in 1945. It recently earned special status as one of seven chapters designated to serve as a model for others around the world.

Dr. Lynn Miner is a frequent performer in Las Vegas and was recently a guest performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Scott Lane is a popular performer in the Midwest. He often appears as Professor Steampunk.

Monty Witt holds four Guinness world records in magic. He has done thousands of performances including nearly every state in the USA.

All three magicians will work close-up at the event so you can see the magic happen right in front of you, sometimes even in your own hands! The acts will hold laughter, surprise, and wonder for children and adults alike!

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=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing Prizes include geocoins, cache containers, Prime membership, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 50 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, or playing other official games. Must be present to win.
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2018 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Geocaching Classes! Introduction to Geocaching will teach you the basics of geocaching and how to sign up and find geocaches using a GPSr or a Smartphone.
"A Night at Hogwarts" Night Lab Caches There will be 10 Lab Caches only available during our event! Regner Park has turned into Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft for 2 nights only! Leave the muggle world behind and explore some magical nighttime lab caches! Perhaps you'll discover your patronus, solve a ghostly mystery, or save the Quidditch World Cup! These caches are available on Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm-10:30pm and must be logged within 7 days. Go to HOGWARTS
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log on Aug 11. (It MUST be dated the 11th to earn the souvenir)
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
Signal the Frog Signal the Frog will be at our event! Say hello or get your picture taken with Signal! A representative from Groundspeak will also be coming to our event!
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 Trackable items can be traded at the WGA Booth this year
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.
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. Sign up at GC7PWF0
Other satellite events See schedule for details

Do you believe in Magic?

2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 9th
6-8pm Pre-Bash Meet and Greet Event by ThePharmGirl GC7RA55 Pizza Ranch
6:30-9:30pm Music on Main – Throwback Stereo (90’s Hits) Free Live Music Old Settlers Park

Friday, August 10th
~11:30am Publication of 50 Qualifying Raffle Caches for Home or Smartphone Download
Noon - 5pm SIGN-IN BEGINS - Get Official Booklet and Goody Bag Regner Park Pavilion
Noon Official Start to 50-Cache Hunt and Geo-Bingo West Bend area
Noon - 2pm Downloads available to most types of GPS units Regner Park Pavilion
Noon - ? 2018 Magic Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
Noon - close Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
8:15-8:30pm MAGIC FLASH MOB Event. GC7RF37 Stay tuned for details Regner Park
8:30pm - 10:30pm A NIGHT AT HOGWARTS LAB CACHES!! Visit this link to navigate and log caches: HOGWARTS Regner Park

Saturday, August 11th
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 Pavilion
8am - ? Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
10am Beginner Geocaching Class Regner Park Grandstand
2:30-4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
2:30-4:30pm Trackable Exchange WGA Booth
3:30pm-5:30pm LIVE MAGIC!
Performers from the International Brotherhood of Magicians will stroll the pavilion area to amaze and entertain you. See cache page for more info.
Regner Park Pavilion
4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
5:30pm Group Photo 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
8:30pm-10:30pm MAGIC NIGHT LAB CACHES Visit this link to navigate and log caches: HOGWARTS Regner Park

Sunday, August 12th
7:30-10am WGA Magic Pancakes! GC7PWF0 They're delicious!! /td> Regner Park Pavilion

View featured hotel and camping 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.


County parks (Sandy Knoll Park) require an entrance fee. Geocachers can enter a FREE CODE to get into Sandy Knoll Park for free for Friday and Saturday of Cache Ba$h weekend! Get a info sheet at registration or go to this site:
Select DAILY PASS, and enter this code: cachebash18 (You have up to 7 days to enter this code for your license plate)

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! Ridge Run Park and County parks also allow dogs.

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.

Countries: Canada, Germany

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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.

West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
Geocacher Committee:
Blue Crow Expedition
jvechinski (downloads)

Geocache Hiders:
The Goldie Diggers & jpleva

Lab and/or Night Cache Creators:
Blue Crow Expedition

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