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

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Hidden : Saturday, 12 August 2023
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12 August 2023, 08:00 - 18:30

To attend 2024 West Bend Cache Bash: Go to GCADMQT

Download 66 Caches: GPX File (Raw)
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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$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Ghost of Geocoins Past Silent Auction 10 different vintage geocoins will be auctioned off, including the first ever WGA coin.
Into to Geocaching Class! An introductory geocaching class will be given. See schedule for details.
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned.
Cache Ba$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 $5.
Signal the Frog Signal the Frog will be at the Cache Ba$h!
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. Sign up here: GCA6VVA
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 including Arted Crafted, Space Coast Geostore, Visit Washington County, WGA, and Wooden Nickel. Please stop by and show your support!
Food vendors will not be present. Ask a committee member for local restaurant 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!
The GPS Adventure Maze is a FREE traveling geocaching exhibit and one of the rarest icons!

Details: Badger Middle School Gymnasium
727 S 6th Ave West Bend
Thursday, August 10, 2023. Noon - 4 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023. Noon - 4 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023. 10 am - 2 pm


SPLASH from the Past Dunk Tank
3 balls for $5
Saturday at Regner Park

Here's your chance to seek some fun revenge on 6 notorious geocachers including:
2-2:30pm Halemeister (from Geocaching with Halemeister)
2:30-3pm Bob Billy the Redneck Geocacher
3-3:30pm Rock Chalk (HQ Lackey!)
3:30-4pm Venomous Viking Fan (BJ Lillo)
4-4:30pm Boisterous Bears Fan (kallkranz)
4:30-5pm Johnny Waypoint (beloved Wisconsin reviewer)

Ghost of Geocoins Past Silent Auction

- Bidding begins Friday at noon and ends Saturday at 4:30pm. Winners will be announced at the Prize Ceremony.

10 different geocoins will be auctioned as well as a set of pathtags from each 2023 hider!

2023 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10th
12:00-4:00pm GPS Adventure Maze available - GCA6VVA Badger Middle School gymnasium
About 3pm Publication of Blast Off Bash (BoB) Power Trail by Earth Angel. Bonus activity, no stamps. WB area
6:30-8pm Thursday night Meet & Greet by ThePharmGirl - Go to: GCA9CPZ Regner Park

Friday, August 11th
8:30-9:30am CITO Event by BassBrigade - Go to GCABQ62 Ridge Run Park
9am Lab Adventures available in Adventure App! 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 - GCA6VVA Badger Middle School gym
Noon - 5pm T-Shirt Pickup (online pre-orders) Regner Park - Registration Building
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
6:45 - 7:30pm BLAST from Past Quiz Flash Mob Event by lacknothing- Go to GCA8G7F 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 Trackable Trading Regner Park - WGA Booth 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
8am-4:30pm Geocoin Silent Auction continues Regner Park Pavilion
8am - 4:30pm T-Shirt Pickup (online pre-orders) Regner Park - Registration Building
10am -2pm GPS Adventure Maze available! GCA6VVA 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 - 5pm SPLASH from the Past Dunk Tank! Regner Park
3:30-4:30pm Personal Item Exchange (such as Pathtags) Regner Park Pavilion
4:30pm Silent Auction Geocoin Bidding ENDS Regner Park Pavilion
4:30pm 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! Go to GCA8NN8 to log your will attend. 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. Note: None of the 66 caches for 2023 are hidden in a County Park.

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.


Be sure to visit the following Vendors who will be at the Cache Ba$h!
Arted Crafted
Space Coast Geostore
Visit Washington County
Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA)
Wooden Nickel

West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
2023 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??! We are looking for LOCAL geocachers to join the committee! 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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