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West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2024 Mega-Event Cache

Hidden : Saturday, 10 August 2024
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

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10 August 2024, 08:00 - 18:00

Registration Activities Schedule Lodging Volunteers
16th Annual West Bend
$1,000 Cache Ba$h

Fri & Sat, August 9 & 10, 2024




Are you ready for geocaching journey to the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest?! Where in the world will the 2024 Cache Ba$h take you?!  Get your passports ready to stamp as we take you on a grand geocaching adventure around the world!

*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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Registration:

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!

AT THE EVENT...

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 10, at 5:00pm. You must be present to win.




2024 Around the World T-Shirts available to Pre-Order by July 22!
Go to Shirt Pre-order HERE
Available in Red, Blue, Green, or Purple

Activities:


What is there to do at the Ba$h?

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 9. Click here for Instructions on using Bookmark Lists.
$1000 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, 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 2024 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned.
Cache Ba$h Souvenir Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log on Saturday, Aug 10.
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 Will Signal the Frog be at the Cache Ba$h?  Stay tuned to find out!
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.  Stay tuned for details.
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 this year!

The Vintage Geocoin Silent Auction is back! Stay tuned for more details!

Friday Night Concert in the Park! After the Flash Mob from 5:15-6pm, stay in the park to enjoy a fun evening of LIVE 80's music at 6pm! Beer and Food trucks will be available! Prize for best 80's outfit!




2024 Schedule of Events


Thursday, August 8th
About 3pm Publication of Power Trail by Earth Angel. Bonus activity, no stamps. WB area
6:30-8pm Thursday Night Meet & Greet by ThePharmGirl - Go to: GCARR5C Regner Park

Friday, August 9th
8:30-9:30am CITO Event by BassBrigade - Go to GCAQPVE Riverside 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 - 5pm T-Shirt Pickup (online pre-orders) Regner Park - Registration Building
Noon - 5pm 2023 Cache Ba$h Geocoins and Tags 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
5:15 - 6:00pm Fizzy Flash Mob Event by lacknothing- Go to GCAQNRB Regner Park
6:00pm 80's Live Music, Beer, Food Trucks, Prize for best 80's outfit (Public event) Regner Park Stage

Saturday, August 10th
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 and Tags 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
11:00 am Geocaching 101 Class by WGA Regner Park Pavilion
2:30-4:30pm Playing Card Turn-In for Raffle Tickets Regner Park Pavilion
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
5:15pm 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 11th
7:30-10am WGA All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast! Go to GCAR1TW to log your will attend. Regner Park Pavilion
All day Lab Adventures available West Bend area





MORE INFORMATION:

Lodging

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.


COUNTY PARKS PASS

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.



Vendors!

Be sure to visit the following Vendors who will be at the Cache Ba$h!
Stay tuned


Volunteers:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
2024 Geocacher Committee/Hiders:
ThePharmGirl
Hack1of2
Lacknothing
Ranger Boy
lobsters9494
BassBrigade
3POLAR
CMeCachin44
jpleva
TrickyNikkiv
pixiestix13
labgal13
chevyole
heavin
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!




Instructions:
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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