GET INVOLVED WITH C-MASS GEOFEST!
You may have heard C-MASS GEOFEST, our area’s only major geocaching festival, is returning to the Sturbridge Townships for its third year in August. The event grew from 202 registered geocachers in its first year to 303 last year. Are you sensing a pattern? The popularity of geocaching and our local event is growing and we would love to have you get involved and see if we can motivate some of our participants to come and explore your business!
The details about GEOFEST, as well as several ways you can get involved and boost visitor traffic to your business during the event, follow.
C-MASS GEOFEST is a geocaching event which will take place on August 16-20, 2017 throughout the Sturbridge Townships. Geocaching is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. It is a fun, outdoor family activity perfectly suited for our region which is peppered with hundreds of geocaches waiting to be discovered on our beautiful trails and waterways!
What is geocaching? Watch a two-minute video on youtube that describes geocaching here. You may also visit the website created specifically for our event, www.C-MASSGEOFEST.org, to learn more and see what else is happening in conjunction with the main geocaching event.
In its third year, C-MASS GEOFEST is expecting to attract up to 400 geocachers to our area to search for caches throughout the region and perhaps right on your doorstep. Part of our aim in creating this event is to drive visitors to your business during the 5 days of the event.
BE A PART OF IT: Here are some ways you can get involved:
1) Give permission for a geocache to be located outdoors at your business. There is no cost. Simply give us your permission and we'll do the rest. We hope this will give your business greater exposure and drive some folks to your door. To give permission for us to place a geocache at your location or, if you have questions, email Alix (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline to participate is 5:00pm on August 1.
2) We will be creating Swag Bags for all geocachers who register for the event. If you would like to offer a promotional flyer, menu or rack card for inclusion in these bags please provide us with 300 copies. If you would like to offer a discount, just let us know your offer (via email to Alix) and we will create the coupons for you. We will need your offer by the participation deadline: 5:00pm on August 1.
3) Finally, we are accepting contributions of Gift Certificates and other items of value to raffle off as prizes at the various events during the 5 days of C-MASS GEOFEST. If you would like to contribute to our raffle prize packs, please email Alix with your contributions and we can arrange to pick up your items. We must receive your offer by August 1. Email Alix your offer or any questions.
Hundreds of geocachers have been visiting the event’s website, joining the conversation online and spreading the word through social media. We hope you will consider joining us as we continue building C-MASS GEOFEST into a major annual event.
We thank you for your support and involvement in C-MASS GEOFEST and we look forward to hearing from you. Happy Summer!