1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fall pot luck, games, prizes, and most importantly... geo-friends!
I'll take Fun Times at Parker Dam for $200, mrGreen... Answer: A game that challenges your geocaching, geography, and geologic knowledge while being surrounded by your friends in the geocaching community. What is Geo-Jeopardy?
That's right! The Game Night event series by Two "greens" travels north of I-80 this year for some Fall-time fun!
Before 1:00 pm: The pavilion is rented all day; setup will be ongoing at GZ as soon as the hosts are able to arrive, sometime between 9am and 10am; enjoy the offerings of the state park if you arrive before the official start time. You might even want to track down some area geocaches if desired.
1:00 PM: Event kick off; meet and greet
1:30 PM: Food, friends, and geo-conversation
3:00 PM: Geo-Jeopardy - Four contestants will battle each other giving the questions that match the stated answers in two rounds (Geo-Jeopardy and Double Geo-Jeopardy) to earn the most geo-cache-points and be declared the winner! We intend to have our buzzers, video question boards, and maybe even theme music to provide a realistic Geo-Jeopardy experience. We might employ a play-in round (depending on player interest), which will allow us to narrow down from all interested participants to the four contestants playing the main game rounds.
4:15 PM: Intermission (Game reset)
4:30 PM: Wheel of Geocaching! That's right... "America's favorite game" has been adapted and is coming back to Game Night (having been last seen in its full form at the Summer 2019 event). We anticipate three to four participants playing head-to head against a four-puzzle TV show format of the game. The winner of which will get a final puzzle to play for an additional prize selected from the prize wheel. (A play-in round or other contestant selection process may be employed to pick the three to four contestants playing the main game rounds.)
5:30 PM: Any final prize giveaways and drawings, potentially with trivia...
6:00 PM: Event conclusion and final event geo-conversation... Thanks to everyone for joining us!
Keep watching this page for any potential changes or addtions to the event schedule.
Each in-person guest may practice their preferred distancing habits. With an outdoor space and event, there should be more than enough room to accommodate everyone. Bring your own food and drinks if that is more comfortable, or feel free to take the common pot luck food that is made available.
The state park is requiring masks inside any enclosed buildings. (This includes the restrooms.) Other mask use is encouraged by the state if not keeping certain distances; attendees should practice those habits which most protect themselves and are personally most comfortable. Recommendations may also change in time as the event approaches.
Soft drinks, bottled water, and individually-wrapped snack foods should be present. Attendees may bring their own personal food items (if that is more comfortable) or share with the common food. If you do wish to bring food to share, there will be a table to place those items so other attendees know which is the shared food. If you are planning to share a food dish, posting the name/type of food in your "Will Attend" might be helpful to avoid a lot of duplication.
Please indicate in your log the number that attend with your geo-user name, and (if possible) what your plans are for food offering or interest. This information will assist with event planning.
Game-Night Information Page (at game-night.org)
As the geocache owner, I ensure that the above link is to a local geocaching group site 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.
Stay tuned! Announcements on this page will be used to communicate any updates or changes to the schedule. If you are "will attended" on this event, these announcements and updates should come to your email via geocaching.com
We are looking forward to sharing more Game Night fun with our geo friends and neighbors this fall!
If you can't stay for the entire event, feel free to drop in as you are able, considering the schedule posted above. If updates to the schedule are made as the event draws near, announcements will be made on this geocaching event listing to serve as alerts to these changes.
Driving to the event: Parker Dam State Park is in northern Clearfield County. From I-80, take Exit 111 onto PA 153 North for 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Mud Run Road, and then drive 2.5 miles to the park. Please note the posted speed limits on roads within the park. The hint will provide the specific location within the park by name. See this page for maps of the park.
For more information about the park, such as camping, hiking, or fishing opportunities, please see the main park page.
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.