Are you ready for another a-maze-ing adventure?
The GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit is coming to
Midwest Geobash 2020
What is it?
Midwest Geobash (MWGB) and the Ohio Geocaching Association (OGA), in cooperation with the Texas Geocaching Association (TXGA), are pleased to present the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit. The Exhibit is an educational and interactive experience to share content and Geocaching information. It provides something interesting for all, from first-time cachers to Charter members.
A GPS Adventures Exhibit icon is earned by completing the Exhibit and signing the log.
The Exhibit, a not-for-profit endeavor, is possible with gracious sponsor donations and MWGB GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit SWAG sales. We believe we created unique souvenir items commemorating your experience and helping offset the production costs. All proceeds are invested into the Exhibit experience in Wauseon.
Please help make this an outstanding experience by purchasing SWAG at this link:
LINK TO GPS MAZE REGISTRATION
Want to Attend?
The Exhibit is at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. The Fairgrounds are also the home to all other Midwest Geobash 2020 activites, meaning the exhibit is only a short walk away. The facility is handicap accessible with restrooms and parking.
The Exhibit is FREE and open to the public.
· Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – (4pm-8pm) – First Look –
MWGB 2020 Flamingo Club Members, Super Awesome Flamingo Friends, Friends of the Maze, Sponsors/Special Guests Only
· Thursday, July 23, 2020 – (10am - 5pm) – Open to the Public
· Friday, July 24, 2020 – (10am-5pm) – Open to the Public
· Saturday, July 25, 2020 – (10am - 5pm) – Open to the Public
We anticipate high attendance given limited availability and large Midwest Geobash attendance.
PLEASE … PLEASE … PLEASE … PLEASE … PLEASE … PLEASE …
Submit a will attend if you plan on visiting this maze exhibit.
We need this information to pre-plan and to help manage the crowds and minimize wait times. If you have not already, please submit a 'Will Attend' log for Midwest Geobash 2020 if you also plan to attend that.(GC88QKK).
What should we know before we go?
We expect very large crowds for this event. We will make every effort to accommodate everyone interested in attending the Exhibit.
Things to consider when planning your visit:
· There will be a special early access on Wednesday July 22, 2020th from 4pm – 8pm for MWGB 2020 Flamingo Club Members, Super Awesome Flamingo Friends, Friends of the Maze, sponsors and special guests.
(See more details on Packages below.)
· Exhibit entry is on a first-come first-serve basis on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
· We anticipate the lines being longest on Saturday and shortest on Thursday.
· We would recommend arriving early in the week. There will be plenty of things to keep you busy.
· Watch for announcements on this page of any developments or updates.
As part of the Midwest Geobash 2020 event, we will again be offering our Flamingo Club Registration Package. In addition to the great SWAG available in this package we will also be offering an additional benefit - VIP First Look access to the MWGB GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 4pm – 8pm.
If you have already purchased a Flamingo Club package, you're all set! Your registration package will include a special admission ticket for admission to the early look exhibit time on Wednesday 7/22.
In addition, a Super Awesome Flamingo Friends package gives you 1 early access admission to the exhibit's Wednesday, July 22 First Look activity.
To upgrade your package or purchase a new/additional package, click the link below:
Link to Midwest Geobash Registration
During the Visit
In addition to the Exhibit, there are several other fun geocaching activities in which you can partake during your visit, including ten different Lab Caches, interactive exhibits, activities and of course geocaches. We will make announcements with specifics as we finalize plans in the coming months.
Once completing your tour of the Exhibit and signing the Log Book, please Log your Visit on Geocaching.com and include pictures documenting your experiences.
If new to geocaching, we have people on hand to help you setup a Geocaching.com account to log this event and begin participating in this fantastic sport/hobby/obsession.
Where can I find more information?
We will make announcements to this event page and post updates to the Maze website as more information becomes available.
Our website has information, updates and our online store where you can order SWAG and stay up to date on the latest Exhibit developments. www.maze.mwgb.org
Finally, please join our Facebook group - Midwest Geobash Community Group, another source for updates and new activities related to the Midwest Geobash 2020 and the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit.
(As the geocache owner, we ensure that this link is to a local geocaching group that is active in the community and contributing to geocaching in positive ways. This link has not been checked by Geocaching HQ or by the reviewer.)
How Can I Help?
Do you want to be part of this unique Exhibit experience beyond just visiting? We have several opportunities letting you contribute to and potentially being part of the Exhibit.
1) Send Us Your Photos – we want to represent the entire geocaching community in this Exhibit and the easiest way is to collect and display photos of your experiences. We want to receive photos from cachers all over the world in the following categories.
~ Favorite Cache
~ Favorite Container
~ Oddest Thing Seen While Geocaching
~ Historic Locations
~ Miscellaneous (If it doesn't fit in the other categories.)
If your photo is selected, we will place it in the Exhibit with your “Geo Nickname” and give you a commemorative coin.
If interested, please email your photo to email@example.com with the following:
o Include the Category in the Subject Line.
o Include only one photo per email.
o Include your “Geo Nickname” and any information you want to submit
with your photo.
o Standard file formats are acceptable (e.g., JPEG, TIF, PNG, and GIF).
o Please keep files sizes below 1MB if possible.
o Send as many submissions as desired.
o By submitting your photo, you give Midwest Geobash the unrestricted right to display
your photo and other submitted materials in our Exhibit.
2) Send Us Your Favorite Story – we all have a favorite story from our adventures and we want to share your stories at the Exhibit. If your story is selected, we will place it in the Exhibit with your “Geo Nic” and give you a commemorative coin.
If interested, please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
o Include 'My Story' in the Subject Line.
o Please keep your story to 250 words or fewer – I know that is hard.
o Include your “Geo Nickname” and other information, including photos,
you want to submit with your story
o Send as many submissions as desired.
o By submitting your story, you give Midwest Geobash the unrestricted right to display
your story and other submitted materials in our Exhibit.
3) Volunteer – The Exhibit requires hundreds of volunteers from Wednesday, July 22 - Sunday, July 26. We need help with a variety of activities including crowd control, registration, Lab Cache support, Maze Management, etc. We expect Volunteers to spend about thirty minutes prior to their shift in training, then volunteer a 2 - 4 hour shift.
Volunteers will receive a special edition gift and an opportunity to attend Wednesday's VIP First Look activity.
If interested in volunteering, please click the following link and click the volunteer link. MWGB GPS Adventure Maze Volunteer.
4) Sponsorships – As previously mentioned, this is a not-for-profit venture and we are paying for the Exhibit primarily through sponsorships.
If interested in additional sponsorship information, please email us at email@example.com and we will reply to you with the desired information.
Our Midwest Geobash team is very excited to deliver this rare experience to the geocaching community through Midwest Geobash 2020. We certainly hope you attend the event and have a great time!