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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2022 Mega-Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 06 August 2022
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Geocache Description:

06 August 2022, 08:00 - 18:30

Download 66 Caches: GPX File (Raw)
Bookmark List of 66 Caches: List
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14th Annual West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h
Fri & Sat, August 5 & 6, 2022

It's All Fun and GAMES!

This year is all about fun and games and more family-friendly caches! Let's play!

*A free social event for geocachers!
* Geocaching vendors, & contests!
* 66 new geocaches published for the event!
* Lab Adventures!
* Cash raffle totaling $1000 plus other prizes!
* Only 15 miles from GC3B1, Wisconsin's oldest geocache!
*Get over 10 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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TO REGISTER: Simply log a "WILL ATTEND" on this event 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!

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 6, at 5:30pm. You must be present to win.


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 in West Bend and the surrounding 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 6. Click here for Instructions on using Bookmark Lists.
$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=$50. Must be present to win.
General Prize Drawing Prizes include geocoins, cache containers, Premium membership, gift certificates, and more. Each registered team can earn raffle tickets by finding our 66 geocaches, playing geo-bingo, or playing other official games. Must be present to win.
Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale A limited edition 2022 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Geocaching Classes! A geocaching class(es) will be given. Stay tuned for details.
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches only available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned for more details!
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log.
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! Take a photo with him and get a locationless cache icon!
Free splash pad pass Participants may use the splash pad. Unfortunately, the swimming pond will be closed this summer.
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 typically a Thursday Meet and Greet, a Friday evening event, and a CITO event.

2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 4th
? Publication of PacMan Geo-Art Power Trail - (Series of park and grab mystery caches, just for fun; NOT part of the raffle caches) WB area
morning Lab Adventure - Monopolizing West Bend by LDove - bonus cache GC9WYA6 available at 11:30 a.m. WB area
morning Lab Adventure - More Fun and Games by LDove WB area
6-7:30pm On DECK Thursday Pre-Bash Cards and Conversation (Geocaching Meet & Greet Event) - Go to GC9VA3F Regner Park
5:30-9pm Sounds at Sandy Knoll - free outdoor concert (Band TBD) Sandy Knoll Park
6:30-9:30pm Music on Main - free outdoor concert (Rock/Pop) Old Settler's Park, Downtown

Friday, August 5th
7 am Lab Adventure - Murder is the Name of the Game by Lacknothing (runs Fri-Sun) West Bend
7 am Lab Adventure - Coffee, Food, and Brews of West Bend by Lacknothing (runs Fri-Sun) West Bend
8:30am-9:30am CITO @ the Bash - Cache-In, Trash Out Event - Go to GC9VJCQ Riverside 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,Scavenger Hunt sheets for kids in Goody bag West Bend area
Noon - 2pm Downloads available to most types of GPS units Regner Park Pavilion
11am - 5pm Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
1pm Geocaching 101 Class by WGA Regner Park
6:45 pm Let's Have a Ball Flash Mob Event! Go to GC9VK3P Regner Park field

Saturday, August 6th
All Day Geocaching vendors and Wisconsin Geocaching Association Regner Park - Vendor Area
8am-10am Sign-In and Downloads Continue Regner Park Pavilion
8am - 5pm Limited Edition Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
11am Beginner Geocaching Class by WGA 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
2:30pm-5pm Various Games, Puzzles available Regner Pavilion
4pm Penny and toy Dig for Kids under 5 Regner beach area
4:30pm Egg Prize Hunt for Kids up to age 12; Scavenger Hunt Sheet Turn in for prizes to LDove Regner
5:00pm Playing Card and Bingo Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
5:30pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:30pm immediately after photo Prize Ceremony - Contest Winners, General Prize Drawings
and Cash Prize Drawings. Must be present to win.
Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
7pm Community Celebration Event! - Go to GC9DX4Z Regner Park picnic area

Sunday, August 7th
7:30-10am WGA's Flipping Good Pancakes - All you can eat pancake breakfast! Go to GC9VJ0E Regner Park Pavilion



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.


City parks are all free, but some County parks require a $5 entrance fee for the weekend. Although none of the 2022 Official Caches are in a County Park this year, we will sell the County Passes for those who wish to enter or find older caches.

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.

West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
2022 Geocacher Committee/Hiders:
Earth Angel
Ranger Boy
jvechinski (downloads, map, bingo)

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

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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