West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2022
- Major Events
- 08/04/2022 - 08/07/2022
- Regner Park
Fri & Sat, August 5 & 6, 2022
It's All Fun and GAMES!
* Geocaching vendors, & contests!
* 66 new geocaches published for the event!
* Lab Adventures!
* Cash raffle totaling $1000 plus other prizes!
* Only 15 miles from GC3B1, Wisconsin's oldest geocache!
*Get over 10 cache types in one weekend!
Visit the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™! With over 1200 caches in a 10-mile radius, you'll never run out of caches to find!
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It's a FREE event! Register early! The first teams to log a “Will Attend” will be guaranteed a bag.
SIGN IN at Regner Park when you arrive at the event to Sign the official log book and Get a Free Official Drawstring Bag! These bags with coupons, city information, and various contest entry forms will be available on a first come, first serve basis at Regner Park along with the Official Cache Ba$h Booklet 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 6, at 5:30pm. You must be present to win.
|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 6. Click here for Instructions on using Bookmark Lists.|
|$1000 Cash Prize Drawing||
Every registered person who signs in at Regner Park automatically gets a 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 2022 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!|
|Geocaching Classes!||A geocaching class(es) will be given. Stay tuned for details.|
|Lab Caches||There will be Adventure Lab Caches only available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned for more details!|
|Cache Ba$h Souvenir||Earn a Virtual Souvenir on your Geocaching profile by logging an 'Attended' Log.|
|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 make an appearance? Stay tuned.|
|Free pool and splash pad pass||Participants will have free use of the pool and splash pad for one day of their choice at Regner Park thanks to West Bend Parks Department (coupons in goody bag)|
|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, a CITO event, and a Community Celebration Event.|
2022 Schedule of Events
Stay tuned as the committee meets to discuss the schedule of activities!
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$h. If you are having trouble finding open rooms/prices, call the Chamber for assistance.
COUNTY PARKS PASS
City parks are all free, but County parks require an entrance fee. Geocachers can enter Washington County parks for FREE during Cache Ba$h weekend only!!
According to West Bend ordinance, pets are not allowed in City parks, including 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
2022 Geocacher Hiders:
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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