Clermont County to host the first Geocaching Giga Event in the United States

Oct. 13 2017


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Clermont County to host the first Geocaching Giga Event in the United States

In collaboration with AFK Geocaching, the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 2018 Geowoodstock has officially been marked a Giga Event.

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure where players use a free mobile app or a GPS device to find cleverly hidden containers around the world. Geowoodstock has become an annually celebrated event that travels throughout the United States, which continues to grow in global attendance and excitement.

A Giga Event is a geocaching event that will be attended by at least 5000 people or 3000 households. A Giga Event is the largest of the event cache types and features excellent planned activities for geocachers to attend from all over the world.

The 2018 Geowoodstock will make its presence known in Clermont County and the Cincinnati region Memorial Day weekend as thousands of visitors will shuffle in for what will be the first ever Giga Event in the United States. The event will take place on Saturday, May 26, at Coney Island Amusement Park. Leading up to the event, visitors will stay busy with geocaching trails within Clermont County and the greater Cincinnati area, daily and nightly events and a variety of entertainment options. Guests are expected to arrive as early as Tuesday and stay for nearly a week. Lodging and accommodations have been arranged through the Visitors Bureau.

“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,” he added.

With nearly three million active geocachers worldwide and 830,000 in the United States alone, this event is expected to draw an even bigger crowd compared to the previous years of Mega status. To date, over 58 countries will be represented at this event including Norway, United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. The United States will also be well represented as every state is expected to have at least one representative for the first United States Giga Event.

“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 ever Giga status in the United States.

“We have had hundreds of ambassadors representing Geowoodstock worldwide. These ambassadors have been sharing the exciting news about how great 2018 Geowoodstock is going to be,” said Jesse Tuttle, Director of AFK Geocaching.

‘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.

For more information about the 2018 Geowoodstock you can visit