Time: July 17, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Various Locations
City/Town: Sturbridge Townships
Website or Map: http://www.c-massgeofest.org
Phone: (800) 628-8379
Event Type: geocaching, trails, outdoors, summer
Organized By: CMS Chamber Online
Latest Activity: Jul 9
C-MASS GEOFEST, our region's only major geocaching festival, returns for more fun in the summer of 2019!
Check out the promo on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3O9DtN_GzM
Join us July 17-21 in and around Sturbridge as enthusiastic geocachers comb our region in search of geocaches. Other events will entertain children and families between forays onto our abundant trails and scenic spaces! In our fourth year, we're planning another leap forward for turnout and activities!
Activities in natural and exhilarating surroundings will familiarize visitors with the historical, dining and shopping finds as well. It will be a celebration of activism in the outdoors and residents and visitors alike are invited to mingle. Registration for the geocaching is FREE.
OUR MAIN EVENT VENUE: Westville Recreation Area. Westville Lake is an impoundment of the Quinebaug River, created and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and straddling the boundary between Sturbridge and Southbridge.
There are great picnic areas, open spaces and woods trails, plus picnic shelters and launches for canoes and kayaks.
C-MASS Geofest takes place in many locations in Sturbridge. See more at the website: www.c-massgeofest.org
Schedule of Events
Wed., July 17
Music Bingo at Mexicali Mexican Grill 7-9 pm
Like regular bingo but instead of numbers you match musical cues on a card
Thur., July 18
Canvas Painting with Brush It Off at the Publick House 6-8 pm
We’ll paint an 11”x14” canvas, subject to be determined, $25 pp
Fri., July 19
I Scream for Ice Cream at Westview Farm 2-4 pm
Enjoy some of the creamiest ice cream on the planet while watching baby goats frolic on the hilltop
Bonfire and the History of the Apollo Mission with the Aldrich Astronomical Society 8 pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the Aldrich Astronomical Society, stories about the Apollo program, and rocket launching with the kids
Sat., July 20
Main Event at Westville Dam
Registration 12 – 5
Vendors: Space Coast, JB’s Mobile Café and Suzy Q’s Ice Cream 12-5
Westville Caching 12 – 5
Kids Activities 12 – 4
Ammo Can Toss 12 - 4
1st Scouting Geocaching Badge Class with Scout338 at 12:30
Meet & Greet with Massachusetts's newest volunteer Reviewer (Massquerade) at 12:30
Group Photo 1:00
Hands on Geocaching with 4Swans at 1:30
Build Your Own Birdhouse Class at 2:30
2nd Scouting Geocaching Badge Class with Scout Troop 338 at 2:30
History and Tour of the Westville Dam at 3:30
Raffles, 50/50…. at 4:00
Sun., July 21
Flotilla on Lake Siog up Quinebaug River Trail with Cider and Donut Launch at 9 am
This nationally designated National Recreational Trail is a flat-water course with no portages, approximately 5 miles in length, and several caches to pick up along the way.
Send-Off at Rapscallion Brewery 2-4
Enjoy a craft brew as we bring the C-MASS GEOFEST to a close for 2019