West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2023

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12 August 2023, 08:00 - 18:30

Registration Activities Schedule Lodging Volunteers
15th Annual West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$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 $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 12, at 5:30pm. You must be present to win.


Activities:
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 6. 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 2023 West Bend Cache Ba$h Geocoin will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Regner park. Credit cards are now accepted!
Geocaching Classes! A geocaching class(es) will be given. Stay tuned for details.
Lab Caches There will be Adventure Lab Caches available during our event! You must download the Geocaching Adventure App on your smartphone. Available in App Store or Google Play. Stay tuned.
Cache Ba$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
Signal the Frog Will Signal the Frog make another appearance!? Stay tuned to find out. Signal is a LOCATIONLESS CACHE type! Take a photo with Signal (no old photos allowed) at the Ba$h and log it at GC8FR0G to earn your icon!
Splash pad Participants may use the splash pad at Regner Park. 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. 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, and a CITO event.




2023 Schedule of Events

Stay tuned as the committee meets to discuss the schedule of activities!



Maybe something aMAZEing?! Stay tuned!

NEW! SPLASH from the Past DUNK TANK! I bet there are some hiders you'd love to dunk! Stay tuned for details!

 


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 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.

Volunteers:
West Bend Chamber of Commerce (Official host)
West Bend Parks & Recreation
2023 Geocacher Committee/Hiders SO FAR):
ThePharmGirl
LDove
Earth Angel
Ecorangers
Hack1of2
lacknothing
Ranger Boy
goldiediggers
lobsters9494
bassbrigade
jvechinski (downloads, map, bingo)

Are YOU interested in joining our team as a volunteer or committee member or hider or lab cache creator??! 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.

Location information

Regner Park

City
West Bend
Country
United States