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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2021

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Hidden : Saturday, 14 August 2021
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Terrain:
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14 August 2021, 08:00 - 19:00

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13th Annual West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h
Fri & Sat, August 13 & 14, 2021


Celebrate Good Times - Cache On!

Here we go again! Join us as we celebrate and pay tribute to the 20+ Anniversary of Geocaching! From traditional caches to gadget caches, puzzle caches to Earthcaches, geocaching continues to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Whether you're new or an experienced geocacher, we have something for everyone at our Mega Event!

*A free social event for geocachers!
* Geocaching vendors, & contests!
* 66 new geocaches published for the event!
* Multiple Lab Adventures!
* Hosting Signal the Frog - a locationless cache!
* Cash raffle totaling $1000 plus other prizes!
* Only 15 miles from GC3B1, Wisconsin's oldest geocache!
*Get 13 cache types in one weekend!


Visit the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™! With over 1200 caches in a 10-mile radius, you'll never run out of caches to find!


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Registration:

TO REGISTER: Simply log a "WILL ATTEND" on this cache page! Please include the number of people on your team and tell us which state or country you're from in your log!

It's a FREE event! Register early! The first teams to log a will attend will be guaranteed a bag.

SIGN IN at Regner Park when you arrive at the event to Sign the official log book and Get a Free Official Drawstring Bag! These 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 Official 66-Cache 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 14, at 6:00pm. You must be present to win.


Activities:


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 . Available all year. Go to this GeoTour Bookmark List
The 66 Cache Hunt We've enlisted area geocachers to hide 66 new caches around the West Bend area. Each geocache contains a stamp or code word. When you find the cache, stamp your Offical Playing Card. You earn more raffle tickets the more caches you find! The Official Booklet has all the cache information, hints, and a map of all 66 caches! A GPX file and Bookmark List will be added to this event page after they publish on Aug 13. Click here for Instructions on using Bookmark Lists.
Power Trail/Geo-Art! A new Candle-shaped Geo-Art power trail is planned if you like lots of quick caches. Make a wish; blow out the candle!
$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 Raffle Barrel!
1st prize=$500, 2nd=$250, 3rd=$100, 4th=$100, 5th=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing Prizes include geocoins, cache containers, Prime membership, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 66 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, or playing other official games. Must be present to win.
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2021 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Vintage Geocoin Silent Auction On Saturday, bid on FOUR separate vintage geocoins plus an original 2009 Cache Ba$h pathtag! There are two 2010 Lackey Coins, an HQ coin, and a very cool 2013 HQ Logbook Coin. See photo gallery. Bidding ends at 5pm.
Geocaching Class! A beginner geocaching class will be taught on Saturday morning. See schedule for details.
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches only available during our event! This year, there are 2 fun Adventures, each with 10 lab caches! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Scroll past schedule for more details!
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log on Saturday, Aug 14. (It MUST be dated the 14th to earn the souvenir!)
Geo-bingo Find teams that match squares on your bingo card (found in your goody bag) to earn a raffle ticket for the General Prize Drawing
Signal the Frog Signal the Frog WILL make an appearance! Signal is a LOCATIONLESS CACHE type! Take a photo with Signal (no old photos allowed) at the Ba$h and log it at GC8FR0G to earn your icon!
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. They are a great resource for geocaching questions. They often have additional merchandise for sale and perhaps 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.
Other satellite events See schedule for details. There is a Thursday Meet and Greet, a Friday Flash Mob, a Friday CITO event, and a Saturday Community Celebration Event.

Friday 12+ Cache Type Potential (Note: If you log the Mega Event on Friday, you will not get the Virtual Souvenir on your profile. The nearest active Webcam cache is in Port Washington, about 18 miles away GCH51C ).

Saturday 11+ Cache Type Potential (Note: Logging the Mega Event on Saturday will also earn you a Virtual Cache Ba$h Souvenir on your profile. The nearest active Webcam cache is in Port Washington, about 18 miles away GCH51C).





2021 Schedule of Events



Thursday, August 12th
Thursday Publication of CANDLE GEOART Geocache Power Trail. Make a wish, blow out the candle! West Bend area
8am Lucky Charms Lab Adventure Available West Bend area
6pm-7:30pm Thursday Pre-Bash Meet & Greet. Go to GC9CT33 to log a Will Attend! Regner Park

Friday, August 13th
8am CITO Event.Go to GC9D1EG to log a Will Attend! Ziegler Park
~Noon In the Beginning, there was a Stash Lab Adventure available Regner Park
~Noon Publication of 66 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 66-Cache Hunt and Geo-Bingo West Bend area
Noon - 2pm Downloads available to most types of GPS units Regner Park Pavilion
Noon - ? 2021 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
6:45pm-7:15pm Paper Airplane Contest FLASH MOB! Go to GC9CT31 to log a Will Attend! Regner Park

Saturday, August 14th
All Day Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
All Day Wisconsin Geocaching Association Regner Park - Vendor Area
8am-Noon Sign-In Continues. Downloads NOT available on Saturday Regner Park Pavilion
8am - ? 2021 Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
8:30am-5pm Vintage Geocoin Silent Auction Regner Park - Registration Building
10am Beginner Geocaching Class taught by WGA. Regner Park Grandstand
2pm-6pm Geocaching vendors Regner Park - Vendor Area
3-5pm Trackable Exchange WGA Booth
5pm Vintage Geocoin Silent Auction Ends Regner Park Pavilion
5pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
5:30pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:30pm Immediately following Group Photo! Prize Ceremony - Contest Winners, General Prize Drawings
and Cash Prize Drawings. Must be present to win.
Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
6:30pm Community Celebration Event! GC8Q9KJ Celebrate Geocaching and Hack1of2's anniversary! Go to GC8Q9KJ to log a Will Attend! Regner Park Picnic Area 6

Sunday, August 15th
7:30-10am WGA Celebration Cakes: All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast! Go to GC99HR4 to log a Will Attend! Regner Park Pavilion




LAB ADVENTURES:
Lab Adventures are a new part of Geocaching in recent years. In order to play, you must download the Adventure Lab App on your smartphone from App Store or Google Play. Learn more here: Adventure Labs.

Lab Adventure 1: "In the Beginning, There Was A Stash"
Lab Adventure 1 Link
Location: Regner Park
Developed by: Lacknothing and Ranger Boy.
Description: This Adventure Lab will take you on a journey of geocaching firsts. Enjoy and learn and please leave everything as found so that it may be enjoyed by all! This adventure is ONLY available during the Cache Ba$h from Noon Friday Aug 13th to 10am Sunday morning.

Lab Adventure 2: "Lucky Charms - A Friday the 13th Lab Adventure"
Lab Adventure 2 Link
Location: Walking tour around West Bend, Wheelchair and stroller friendly
Developed by: LDove
Description: Are you feeling LUCKY? This lab adventure will take you on a walking tour of West Bend. Visit some fun area businesses and follow the lucky clues at each location and you will be rewarded with a bonus treat. Total walk time is about 60-90 minutes, wheelchair and stroller-friendly. This lab adventure will be available starting Thursday, Aug 12, and will continue for a couple weeks after the Cache Ba$h.


MORE INFORMATION:

Lodging

View featured hotel and camping options here at the West Bend Area Chamber website. During August there are many weddings that take up hotel rooms. We recommend you make your reservations early! Rates will vary by hotel but there are many reasonably priced rooms in close proximity to the Cache Ba$h. If you are having trouble finding open rooms/prices, call the Chamber for assistance.


COUNTY PARKS PASS

City parks are all free, but County parks require an entrance fee. Geocachers can enter Washington County parks for FREE during Cache Ba$h weekend only!!


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! 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

There is also a new dog park at Sandy Knoll County Park at 2064 Wallace Lake Rd in West Bend.


Help for Phone App Users:
Click here for Instructions on how to load a Bookmark List on your Phone App



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.


Volunteers:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
2021 Geocacher Hiders:

ThePharmGirl
Pleva/Goldie Productions
Lacknothing
videochic
Hack1of2
RangerBoy
Lobsters9494
Ldove
chevyole
Bass Brigade
Hope2findit

Are YOU interested in joining our team as a volunteer or committee member or hider or lab cache creator??! Contact us!



New to our Event? A geocaching EVENT is a SOCIAL GATHERING of geocachers. A MEGA EVENT means there are over 500 people! Here’s what we recommend if it is your first time at our event:

1. Come to the park and sign in and get your Official Goody Bag. Visit Vendors and the Wisconsin Geocaching Association Booth. Get a photo with Signal the Frog, the official Geocaching mascot! This year, you can log Signal as a Locationless Cache if you get a photo. He has his own GC#! Complete an Adventure Lab (with the Adventure Lab App on a Smartphone). If you’re here the whole weekend, come to our satellite events!

2. Play Geo-Bingo. (Card in bag). Socialize with other geocachers by finding teams that match your squares. Earn raffle tickets!

3. Play our 66-Cache Hunt game. (Booklet, Map, and Playing Card in bag). Earn raffle tickets by finding as many 2021 Cache Ba$h geocaches as you can around West Bend. It’s quite an experience! With hundreds of geocachers all looking for the same 66 caches, there are lots of social opportunities at each cache! The booklet has helpful information like general cache descriptions, parking coordinates, and hints.

You can find our caches the exact same way you find geocaches in your home area. They will be publicly available on the Geocaching site starting at noon on Friday. (We offer direct transfer of coordinates to GPS receivers on Friday using a USB cable). You can download them all from home or on your phone anytime. We'll be putting a bookmark list and link of the caches on our event page after they are published. All of the 2021 Cache Ba$h caches will start with 21, such as “2101 Cache Name.”




Instructions:
How to Download a Bookmark List to use on your Official Geocaching Phone App:
Note: This feature requires Premium Membership.
1. Select a cache or this event in your app and scroll to the bottom. Click on "Open in Browser"
2. You will need to "Sign In" to your geocaching account in your browser (upper right).
3. You can now click on a Bookmark List in your browser (usually found to the right of the cache description). Choose the one you want.
4. In the upper left-hand corner, click on button that reads "Copy List"
5. Close your browser and return to your Geocaching App. Return to the main startup screen. In the bottom bar, click on "Lists." The List you just copied will now appear.
If you'd like practice, try it out with the West Bend GeoTour caches. Go to GC53BAT and give it a try.

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