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21st Annual Texas Challenge & Geocaching Festival Mega-Event Cache

Hidden : Saturday, 18 March 2023
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18 March 2023, 07:00 - 15:00

The East Region presents the

21st Annual Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival

Longview, Texas

March 18, 2023


Join us for a high-flying time as we go Up, Up, and Away in Longview!  This fun-filled geocaching event is hosted by the East Texas Region.  Geocachers from the great state of Texas, (and the rest of the World), participate in a friendly, but challenging, geocaching competition, with the winning team taking the Golden Ammo Can!

The fun begins with various satellite events and geocaching opportunities, including Geo-Art and area Lab Adventures.  There will be plenty of games, goodies, trackable trading, shopping for swag and supplies and those great stories from the trail!

Come out for a full day of caching, visit with other cachers and enjoy the challenge!


Put this event on your Watchlist and log your "Will Attend" to keep up with all the breaking developments. We look forward to seeing you in!

Click below to register and purchase packages, coins and event t-shirts! 

Click here to register!




Saturday, March 18, 2022

7:00 AM - Doors open

7:30 AM - Doors locked and score cards distributed

8:00 AM - Team competition begins

11:00 AM - Team competition ends

2:30 PM - Individual competition



Not competing?  We'll have plenty for you to enjoy! Check these out:


Visit our vendors to stock up on geocaching supplies, gear and swag!

Lab Adventures, Pathtag Wheel and more!

Trading, Discovery, Human Trackables

Gadget Cache Demonstrations and more




In town early?  Click below and join us for these fun events!

Thursday, March 16 Meet & Greet & Eat?, 6-8 PM
GCA46FE - Derricks and Belles in the City of Stars

Friday, March 17 Meet & Greet and Registration Packet Pick-up, 4-9 PM
GCA3YMA - Long Time, No See!

Saturday, March 18 ????, 7-9 PM
GCA3X54 - 10th Annual TCC Finishers Reunion

Sunday, March 19 Breakfast & 2024 Location Announcement, 8-9:30 AM
GCxxxxx - Where to Next, Year?

Sunday, March 20 CITO, 10-11:30 AM
GCxxxxx – CITO & Awards Announcements, Thanks, Longview!


(The schedule will be updated as times and places are confirmed.)

Put this event on your Watchlist and log your "Will Attend" to keep up with all the breaking developments. We look forward to seeing you in Longview!


Our Host Hotel is Holiday Inn Express – North. The hotel is located at 431 E Loop 281 in Longview, TX.

The hotel has two different types of rooms available:

Standard Double Queen - $104 +15% Tax per night
Standard King - $95 +15% Tax per night

*Rates are effective through March 1st at 3pm

There are two options to reserve your room:

Click on the link, enter both arrival and departure dates and the rooms will pop up automatically at the agreed upon rate to book.

Texas Challenge Host Hotel Reservation Link

Call the hotel directly 903-663-3196 and mention the Texas Geocaching Association Block to the front desk and they will take care of the reservation.



RV & Camping options:

Shady Pines RV Park

1708 Gum Springs Rd., Longview, TX



Riverside RV Park

3711 Hwy 42 N., Longview, TX       



Amazing Texas RV Park

17506 FM 782 N., Tatum, TX       



Antique Capital RV Park

500 South Loop 485, Gladewater, TX       



Fernbrook RV Park

2073 FM 2011, Longview, TX       



Shallow Creek RV Park

521 Hwy 135 N., Gladewater, TX       



Martin Creek Lake State Park

9515 Co Rd 2181D, Tatum, TX 75691



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