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CacheFest Oklahoma Mega-Event Cache

Hidden : Saturday, 06 July 2024
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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06 July 2024, 09:00 - 16:00

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
No MEGA is successful without help and we need your help! Please take a moment and click on the links below and PLEASE pick a time to give a little time to making this an incredible MEGA. The reward for doing this goes past the extra cool exclusive merch you will receive by knowing that you were integral to a successful week.

 
Volunteers for Infernal Device must be able to tolerate extreme heat.  Standing and lifting will be required.  We will have cold water and cooling towels available, but if you have any intolerance to the heat, or cannot stand and/or lift, please do not volunteer for these positions.
 
If you would like to experience Infernal Device , here is the link to signup for that incredible geocache:
 
We can accommodate a maximum of 5 people to go through at one time.  Each slot allows 45 minutes to complete the activity.  Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your time slot due to minimal parking availability.  If you can ride with others, that would be great!  Remember, it will be hot so try to stay hydrated.

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

Wednesday, July 3rd
►AM Event - Bagel Factory: 9am - 10:30am - GCAJN84
Package pickup / VIP prize wheel at the hotel: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
►PM Event PLUS VIP PRIZE WHEEL - HeyDay Entertainment: 7pm - 9pm - GCAJN8D

Thursday, July 4th
►AM Event PLUS VIP PRIZE WHEEL - Yellow Dog Coffee Co: 9am -10:30am - GCAJN94
Package pickup / VIP prize wheel at the hotel: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
►PM Event - Reaves Park: 8pm - 10pm - GCAJN9K

Friday, July 5th
►AM Event - Pops66 Soda Ranch / Chicken Shack in Arcadia: 10am -10:30am - GCAJN9W
►PM Event PLUS VIP PRIZE WHEEL - Friday Night at the Noble (Interactive AL): 6pm - 8pm - GCAJMWD

Saturday, July 6th
►MEGA PLUS VIP PRIZE WHEEL - at the Embassy Suites Conference Center from 9am to 4pm
►PM Event PLUS VIP PRIZE WHEEL - At the Standard: 7pm - 8:30pm GCAJP4F


Sunday, July 7th
►CITO - CacheFest TrashFest 2024: 9am - 10:30am GCAR06Y

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Event Schedule

ALL THE GADGET ACADEMY SESSIONS ARE THE SAME SO ONLY ATTEND ONE
Academies and Speakers are directly across from the Main Hall

9:00AM - Doors Open

9:30AM - 9:45AM Mega Photo in the Atrium Lobby

9:45AM - 10:15AM Vault Ceremony AND 2025 Coin sale / announcements

10:15AM - 12:00PM Gadget Academy Session 1

10:30AM - 11:30PM Puzzle Academy

12:00PM - 1:00PM “Friends of” Feather Trading (in Main Hall)

1:00PM - 2:00PM Challenge Academy

1:00PM - 2:45PM Gadget Academy Session 2

2:00PM - 3:00PM Earth Cache Academy

3:00PM - 3:15PM Ticket Draw in the Vendor Area

3:00PM - 4:00PM Surveyor Talk

4:00PM Doors Close

Hotel Safe Opening During Hotel Happy Hour in the Atrium Lobby

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This our second year of the CacheFest Vault

Find a key and bring it to CacheFest to try opening The Vault with your key. If your key opens the vault you will win a bunch of really cool prizes! Everyone that comes to CacheFest with a key will win a prize. You can find the clues and join in on the discussions here: CacheFest Vault Facebook Group

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This is our first year for the Hotel Safe Keys

Everyone who stays at the Host Hotel, gets a safe key, whichever key opens the hotel safe gets to take home everything in it!

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Nearest Campground Information:

Cleveland County Fairgrounds
Lake Thunderbird State Park

 

Challenge Academy 

This event will be a challenge style competition with something for everyone. This will really get you moving. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD! The Challenge Academy GeoWagon Trails
CHECK YOUR SCORE! for Challenge Academy GeoWagon Trails

 

Gadget Academy

ALL THE GADGET ACADEMY SESSIONS ARE THE SAME SO ONLY ATTEND ONE, Signup during your package pickup.

Ever wanted to publish one of those great gadgets that rack up the favorite points. Everyone who attends this breakout session will walk away with a fully functional gadget cache of their own creation. This event will be led by none other than Behind the Cache and Bounce Bounce
At package pickup, you will be able to select your Gadget Academy Session and when you show up for that session we will check you off the list so you have a reservation ahead of time!
The Gadget Academy is going to be building an incredibly cool gadget cache and that is the one that will be covered during the session. The kit can be purchased in the CacheFest Store this year.
There might be some available on that Saturday but limited and only on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Puzzle Academy

THERE WILL BE A 10-STAGE ADVENTURE LAB TO DO DURING THE WEEK!

Have you ever wanted to solve that puzzle on your map that's staring back and is begging you to come find me?  Join the famous "Puzzle Boys" to help you tackle that puzzle cache and maybe even inspire you to put out your own for others in your home area!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

2501 Pbasrerapr Qe, Abezna, BX 73069

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)