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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2023 Mega-Event Cache

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12 August 2023, 08:00 - 18:30

Registration Activities Schedule Lodging Volunteers
15th Annual West Bend
$1,500 Cache Ba$h

Fri & Sat, August 11 & 12, 2023

Blast from the Past - 15 years of Cache Ba$h

Take a trip through the Cache Ba$h Time Portal! You never know where you might be transported - Ice Age? Renaissance era? Awesome 80's? Previous Cache Ba$h years? Come and have a blast from the past!

*A free social event for geocachers!
* Geocaching vendors, & contests!
* 66 new geocaches published for the event!
* Lab Adventures!
* Cash raffle totaling $1500 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: It's a FREE event! 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! Register early to help us plan!


SIGN IN at Regner Park when you arrive at the event to Sign the official log book and Get a Free Official Drawstring Bag (while supplies last). These bags contain deals, city information, and various contest entry forms like the Official Cache Ba$h Booklet, MAP, 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 12, at 5:00pm. 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 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 11. Click here for Instructions on using Bookmark Lists.
$1500 Cash Prize Drawing
Every registered person who signs in at Regner Park (in person!) gets one raffle ticket. Be sure to place your Cache Prize Ticket in the correct Raffle Barrel!
1st prize=$500, Bonus 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 2023 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Ghost of Geocoins Past Silent Auction 10 different vintage geocoins will be auctioned off, including the first ever WGA coin.
Geocaching Classes! A geocaching class(es) will be given. Stay tuned for details.
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned.
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log on Saturday, Aug 12. (Your event log can ONLY be dated the 12th 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
SPLASH from the Past Dunk Tank - NEW! How would you like a chance to DUNK some notorious geocachers or even a Wisconsin cache reviewer?! Now is your chance! 3 balls for $5.
Signal the Frog Will Signal the Frog make another appearance!? Stay tuned to find out.
GPS Adventure Maze - NEW! The GPS Adventure Maze is coming to the Ba$H! This is one of the rarest cache icons! This exhibit will be available from Thursday to Saturday.
Pool and Splash pad Participants may use the pool and splash pad at Regner Park free of charge. Pool only if lifeguards available.
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 event, and a CITO event.

NEW at the Bash!

GPS Adventure Maze! - details coming soon

Location: Badger Middle School gymnasium
Thursday 12-4
Friday 12-4
Saturday 10-2pm

More details to come soon.
SPLASH from the Past Dunk Tank
3 balls for $5
Here's your chance to seek some fun revenge on 6 notorious geocachers including:
Johnny Waypoint (reviewer)
kalkranz (avid Chicago Bears fan)
more to be announced later...

Ghost of Geocoins Past Silent Auction - details coming soon

2023 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10th
TBD Lab Adventures Available - Stay tuned for details West Bend area
12:00-4:00pm GPS Adventure Maze available - Stay tuned for details!! Badger Middle School gymnasium
About 3pm Publication of Blast Off Bash (BoB) Power Trail by Earth Angel. Stay tuned WB area
6-8pm Thursday night Meet & Greet by ThePharmGirl - Stay tuned for details. Regner Park

Friday, August 11th
TBD in a.m. CITO Event by BassBrigade TBD
All day Lab Adventures and new Wherigo cache available - stay tuned West Bend area
11:30am - 5pm SIGN-IN BEGINS - Get Official Booklet and Goody Bag Regner Park Pavilion
~NOON Publication of 66 Qualifying Raffle Caches for Home or Smartphone Download
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 - 4pm GPS Adventure Maze Available - Stay tuned for details! Badger Middle School gym
Noon - 5pm 2023 Cache Ba$h Geocoin for Sale - limited supply Regner Park - Registration Building
Noon - 5pm Special Geocoin Silent Auction bidding available - stay tuned for details Regner Park
Noon - close Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
1pm Geocaching 101 Class by WGA Regner Park Pavilion
6:45 - 7:30pm BLAST from Past Quiz Flash Mob Event by lacknothing- Stay tuned for details Regner Park

Saturday, August 12th
All Day Free Swim Pass for Pool and Splash Pad Regner Park
All Day Geocaching vendors and Wisconsin Geocaching Association Regner Park - Vendor Area
All Day Lab Adventures available West Bend 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
? Beginner Geocaching Class? Stay tuned. Regner Park Grandstand
10am -2pm GPS Adventure Maze available! - Stay tuned for details Badger Middle School gym
11:00 am Geocaching 101 Class by WGA Regner Park Pavilion
2-4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
2-4:30pm Trackable Exchange WGA Booth
2 - 5pm SPLASH from the Past Dunk Tank! - Stay tuned Regner Park
4:00pm Playing Card Turn-In Deadline for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
5:00pm Group Photo Regner Park Silver Linings Stage
5:00pm following photo Prize Ceremony - Contest Winners, General Prize Drawings
and Cash Prize Drawings. Must be present to win.
Regner Park Silver Linings Stage

Sunday, August 13th
7:30-10am WGA All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast! Stay tuned for details Regner Park Pavilion
All day Lab Adventures available West Bend area



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. 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 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
2023 Geocacher Committee/Hiders SO FAR):
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.

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