First Geocaching Giga Event in U.S. Will be held in Cincinnati


In collaboration with AFK Geocaching, the Clermont County (Ohio) Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that the 2018 Geowoodstock has officially been marked a Giga Event. Geowoodstock is slated for Saturday, May 26 at Coney Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati with visitors heading to the Hamilton County/Cincinnati area for the Memorial Day weekend. Clermont County CVB is one of the main sponsors of the event.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreation adventure where players use a free mobile app or GPS to find hidden containers. Geowoodstock is an annual event that travels throughout the United States and continues to attract a global audience or participants.

A Giga Event is a geocaching event that will be attended by at least 5,000 people or 3,000 households. A Giga Event in geocaching terms, is the largest of the event types and features planned activities from geocachers to attend from around the world.

The 2018 Geowoodstock will be the first of its kind in the United States. Leading up to the event, visitors will enjoy daily and nightly events in Clermont and the Greater Cincinnati area, in addition to geocaching on trails around the area with visitors staying for nearly a week for the Giga Event.

“It is exciting knowing thousands of geocachers have expressed their commitment to attend this event,” said Jeff Blom, president of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This will be one of the largest events hosted in Clermont County by the CVB.”

More than 58 countries will be represented at this event, including Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and the United States. With approximately three million geocachers worldwide and 830,000 participants in the United States, this event is expected to draw more visitors than the previous Mega-status events.

“We will host visitors from all 50 states and many international countries. This will be a unique global event and the economic impact will be great, not only for hotels and attractions in Clermont County, but also around the Cincinnati USA region,” Blom said.

AFK Geocaching credits the geocaching community for the success of the first Giga event in the United States. “We have hundreds of ambassadors representing Geowoodstock worldwide,” said Jesse Tuttle, director of AFK Geocaching. “These ambassadors have been sharing the exciting news about how great 2018 Geowoodstock is going to be. We also have a ton of community support from Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Coney Island Amusement Park will be the perfect venue to host such a large crowd,” he added.

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