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Oklahoma has two long running events. SpringFling started in 2002 with GC4B5B and has been repeated as GCCEF4, GCJA10, GCMQX2, GCV0CZ, GC1908BD, GC18DBQ, GC1H9X5, GC21Q7C, GC2HBQW, GC39W48 and finally in 2013 GC3WYY4. There have been various names for each of the springflings held in April/May through this years. FallFest has been running since 2004 with GCJT7Y, again under various names.

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Well, it's certainly not 10+ years, but the Rock Island Getaway event (GC46GWX) in Wisconsin celebrated it's 9th year in 2013. It is the longest running member-hosted (as opposed to organization) event in Wisconsin.

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Does anyone know what the first Kansas City Picnic event was in 2001? I wonder if there are any other events in Europe or elsewhere in the world that have been going for 10+ years.

 

13 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC460GM [2013]) - Missouri

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – Illinois

 

12 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC4NN5N [2014]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC4GKRT [2013]) – New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC48ZGY [2013]) - Washington

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC4J9WP[2014]) - Oklahoma

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC4A35M[2013]) - Oklahoma

 

11 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC1BA88[2014]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC4BGXM[2014]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC4MJ91 [2014]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC4AG2R [2013]) - Oregon

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC4J80W[2013]) - Ohio

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC4GXAP[2013]) - New York

-- Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-rama (GCE625[2003] - GC45WQW[2013]) - Michigan

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC4MN7M[2013]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC41K78[2012]) - Washington - 2013 not published yet.

 

10 Years (2004 to present)

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC4500P[2013]) - Washington

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC48MNH[2013]) - Nebraska

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC4KFJR[2013]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC437NY[2013]) - Maryland

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC44V80[2013]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC491R5[2014]) - Ohio

-- White Elephant Gift Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012]) - Texas - Dec 2013 event not published yet.

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In The Netherlands we have the famous HHE-series (Halloween Horror Events). The first one was converted into a traditional ( http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1FE9_drie-keer-links ). Later versions are correctly identified as Events (2002: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7C8A_halloween-horror-event-2002 )

This year the 13th episode is coming: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4N4VQ_hhe13-bad-luck

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13e Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI-event in Diepenveen the Netherlands.GC4PK6K

 

First One

 

Event Cache GC2153

 

Scouting STEYN Jota/Joti-cache

 

An event cache by Zuurtje & Sebas

 

Event Date: 10/18/2002

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Thanks for adding the Chicago area event back on your list. :)

 

I have a question about all of these: have any of them been held at the same location over the years or have they all moved about some?

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Thanks for adding the Chicago area event back on your list. :)

 

I have a question about all of these: have any of them been held at the same location over the years or have they all moved about some?

Looking at the 1st and last event for this one, they are at the same location so I assume all the others were too...

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC4AG2R [2013]) - Oregon

 

Updated list...(I don't seem to be able to find the first 4 events for the Kansas City Picnic.)

 

13 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC460GM [2013]) – Missouri - 5th:GCP2KG – What were the 1st four?

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – Illinois

-- Halloween Horror Event (GC1FE9[2001] - GC4N4VQ [2013]) - Noord-Holland, Netherlands

-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC4PK6K [2013]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

12 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC4NN5N [2014]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC4GKRT [2013]) - New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC48ZGY[2013]) - Washington

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC4J9WP[2014]) - Oklahoma

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC4A35M[2013]) - Oklahoma

 

11 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC1BA88[2014]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC4BGXM[2014]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC4MJ91 [2014]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC4AG2R [2013]) - Oregon

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC4J80W[2013]) - Ohio

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC4GXAP[2013]) - New York

-- Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-rama (GCE625[2003] - GC45WQW[2013]) - Michigan

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC4MN7M[2013]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC41K78[2012]) - Washington - 2013 not published yet.

 

10 Years (2004 to present)

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC4500P[2013]) - Washington

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC48MNH[2013]) - Nebraska

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC4KFJR[2013]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC437NY[2013]) - Maryland

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC44V80[2013]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC491R5[2014]) - Ohio

-- White Elephant Gift Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012]) - Texas - Dec 2013 event not published yet.

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Here is an updated list...

 

15 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (GCA28[2001] - GC5NJ3A[2015]) – Kansas/Missouri

-- Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC5X6MZ[2015]) – Illinois

-- Halloween Horror Event (GC1FE9[2001] - GC63FR5[2015]) - Noord-Holland, Netherlands

-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

14 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC5JRZ0[2015]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC5YWB3[2015]) - New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC5R4TT[2015]) - Washington

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC5GY88[2015]) - Oklahoma

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC5RZQH[2015]) - Oklahoma

 

13 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC5NTX8[2016]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC5Q1ET[2016]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC5CQ70[2015]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC5VHJX[2015]) - Oregon

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC5YZ1B[2015]) - New York

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC610C0[2015]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC5G0ZJ[2014]) - Washington (2015 not listed yet)

 

12 Years (2004 to present)

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC5R97A[2015]) - Nebraska

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC5PG40[2015]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC5KYNP[2016]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC5KHE2[2015]) - Maryland

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC5MDTF[2015]) - Washington

 

The following were removed from the list.

x-- White Elephant Gift Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC4T8K9[2013]) - Texas - Could not find listing for 2014 or 2015

x-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC4KFJR[2013]) - Ohio - Could not find listing for 2014 or 2015

x-- Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-rama (GCE625[2003] - GC45WQW[2013]) - Michigan - Could not find listing for 2014 or 2015

x-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC5YXXF [2015]) - Ohio - Only a flash mob in 2014 GC5D7DB which they did not count as one of the annual events on the 2015 listing. So if it did skip a year it wouldn't be annual anymore.

...If these 4 events have continued and you know the GC codes for 2014 and 2015, please let me know so I can add them back.

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What?! Nobody mentioned Florida Finder's Fest?!

 

1 GCQ64Q

2 GCXVAG

3 GC14D8Z

4 GC1A7R4

5 GC1QG6D

6 GC290XH

7 GC2X7PX

8 GC36PZA

9 GC49X3T

10 GC50RR3

11 GC5FM5N

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Finders Fest began in October 2005. Thus far, the events listed in this thread all started 2004 or earlier.

 

Whether res2100 wants to extend to events that started later is his call of course.

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Pennsylvania:

 

SEPAG Storms the Castle

Started: 07/31/04

GCJHRP

 

Current:

SEPAG Storms the Castle XII

08/08/2015

GC5ZFH1

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Alaska's Geofest is up to version 11 this year:

 

GCRE1B (2005), GCYW7Y (2006), GC177XF (2007), GC1J4DM (2008), GC216QW (2009), GC2CJ1P (2010), GC32WBK (2011), GC3XVVK (2012), GC4R64Q (2013), GC5ECEW (2014), and GC643RZ (2015).

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Adding the SEPAG event to the 12 years list. If someone wants to make a list of all 10 and 11 year events I would gladly add them, but I am guessing each year it would becoming increasingly larger with more and more events reaching the 10 year milestone and trying to find them all.

 

15 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (GCA28[2001] - GC5NJ3A[2015]) – Kansas/Missouri

-- Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC5X6MZ[2015]) – Illinois

-- Halloween Horror Event (GC1FE9[2001] - GC63FR5[2015]) - Noord-Holland, Netherlands

-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

14 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC5JRZ0[2015]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC5YWB3[2015]) - New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC5R4TT[2015]) - Washington

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC5GY88[2015]) - Oklahoma

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC5RZQH[2015]) - Oklahoma

 

13 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC5NTX8[2016]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC5Q1ET[2016]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC5CQ70[2015]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC5VHJX[2015]) - Oregon

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC5YZ1B[2015]) - New York

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC610C0[2015]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC5G0ZJ[2014]) - Washington (2015 not listed yet)

 

12 Years (2004 to present)

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC5R97A[2015]) - Nebraska

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC5PG40[2015]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC5KYNP[2016]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC5KHE2[2015]) - Maryland

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC5MDTF[2015]) - Washington

-- SEPAG Storms the Castle (GCJHRP[2004] - GC5ZFH1[2015]) - Pennsylvania

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Just saw this thread and though I would add a couple from my corner of the caching world.

 

Michigan -

  • MiGO Winter Social GCB2AD (2003) --> GC5GTMP (2015)
  • MiGO Fall Fun Day GCG8K6 (2003) --> GC614ER (2015)

 

Ohio - (all under username: NWOGEO)

  • Holiday Shindig: GCKMP5 (2004) --> GC64QFB (2015)
  • They have a running spring picnic in May as well that started in 2003 (GCG45R), but it was a summer picnic in 2004 (GCJKR2), before returning to a spring picnic again in 2005. GC5P28A (2015)

 

Indiana:

  • Indiana Spring Picnic: GCED89 (2003) --> GC5GDZJ (2015)

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Just saw this thread and though I would add a couple from my corner of the caching world.

 

Ohio - (all under username: NWOGEO)

  • They have a running spring picnic in May as well that started in 2003 (GCG45R), but it was a summer picnic in 2004 (GCJKR2), before returning to a spring picnic again in 2005. GC5P28A (2015)

 

 

Thanks for the additions...for the Spring Picnic in Ohio, I don't see one listed for 2010 or was it listed under another account?

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Thanks for the additions...for the Spring Picnic in Ohio, I don't see one listed for 2010 or was it listed under another account?

The 2010 version did double duty as a "10 Years!" event.

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Thanks for the additions...for the Spring Picnic in Ohio, I don't see one listed for 2010 or was it listed under another account?

The 2010 version did double duty as a "10 Years!" event.

 

My colleague just beat me to it.

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Updated List:

 

15 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (GCA28[2001] - GC5NJ3A[2015]) – Kansas/Missouri

-- Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC5X6MZ[2015]) – Illinois

-- Halloween Horror Event (GC1FE9[2001] - GC63FR5[2015]) - Noord-Holland, Netherlands

-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

14 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC5JRZ0[2015]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC5YWB3[2015]) - New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC5R4TT[2015]) - Washington

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC5GY88[2015]) - Oklahoma

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC5RZQH[2015]) - Oklahoma

 

13 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC5NTX8[2016]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC5Q1ET[2016]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC5CQ70[2015]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC5VHJX[2015]) - Oregon

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC5YZ1B[2015]) - New York

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC610C0[2015]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC5G0ZJ[2014]) - Washington (2015 not listed yet)

-- MiGO Winter Social (GCB2AD [2003] - GC5GTMP[2015]) - Michigan

-- MiGO Fall Fun Day (GCG8K6 [2003] - GC614ER[2015]) - Michigan

-- Indiana Spring Picnic (GCED89[2003] - GC5GDZJ[2015]) - Indiana

 

12 Years (2004 to present)

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC5R97A[2015]) - Nebraska

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC5PG40[2015]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC5KYNP[2016]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC5KHE2[2015]) - Maryland

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC5MDTF[2015]) - Washington

-- SEPAG Storms the Castle (GCJHRP[2004] - GC5ZFH1[2015]) - Pennsylvania

-- HANAMI (GCHHTA[2004] - GC5MKDD[2015] - Japan

-- NWOGEO Holiday Shindig (GCKMP5[2004] - GC64QFB [2015]) - Ohio

-- NWOGEO Spring Fling (GCJKR2[2004] - GC5P28A[2015]) - Ohio

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Looking over some "records" of oldest events and stumbled across this thread.

 

Have an addition to toss in:

 

15 Years (2001 to present)

-- OKIC Summer Picnic (GC1381[2001] - GC5WHRJ[2015]) – Greater Cincinnati Region USA

 

Record for proof:

GC1381 "Greater Cincinnati Geocaching Picnic" Event Date: 2001-08-26

GC3ABD "Greater Cincinnati Geocaching Picnic II" Event Date: 2002-04-27

GCGK8X "OKIC Summer Picnic 2003" Event Date: 2003-08-23

GCJ2CK "O.K.I.C. Summer 2004 Picnic" Event Date: 2004-06-26

GCMQ2Z "O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic 2005" Event Date: 2005-06-25

GCVQV7 "O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic 6-24-06" Event Date: 2006-06-24

GC12JDN "O.K.I.C. Annual Summer Picnic" Event Date: 2007-06-23

GC1B21W "O.K.I.C. summer picnic!" Event Date: 2008-06-21

GC1R9P7 "2009 O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic" Event Date: 2009-06-20

GC28YR2 "OKIC summer picnic" Event Date: 2010-06-27

GC2W7A2 "O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic 6-4-11" Event Date: 2011-06-04

GC3JVRR "O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic 6-2-12" Event Date: 2012-06-02

GC4DAK0 "O.K.I.C Summer Picnic 6-22-13" Event Date: 2013-06-22

GC585NQ "O.K.I.C. Summer Picnic" Event Date: 2014-07-20

GC5WHRJ "OKIC Summer Picnic" Event Date: 2015-06-20

 

OKIC was first known as "Greater Cincinnati Geocaching" but with Cincinnati legally in Ohio but right on the intersection of 3 states.. The name was changed to "OKIC" (Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Cachers).

 

I have provided the list from the first annual summer picnic to the most recent. 2016 is currently being planned.

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-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

This is incorrect, should be 2002. Not 2001.

 

Event Date: 2002-10-18

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Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

This is incorrect, should be 2002. Not 2001.

 

The event date seems to have been edited to 2002, but both the GC Code and the finders logs clearly date it to 2001.

I wonder if the event owner edited the date forward thinking to to re-use the listing for their 2002 event?

Edited by Isonzo Karst

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Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands

 

This is incorrect, should be 2002. Not 2001.

 

The event date seems to have been edited to 2002, but both the GC Code and the finders logs clearly date it to 2001.

I wonder if the event owner edited the date forward thinking to to re-use the listing for their 2002 event?

 

Ah! This could be so.. Didn't think about that. I looked at the "Event Date" and went with it.

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Updated list

 

16 Years (2001 to present)

-- OKIC Summer Picnic (GC1381[2001] - GC5WHRJ[2015]) – Greater Cincinnati Region (June)

-- Kansas City Picnic (GCA28[2001] - GC6C2ZC[2016]) – Kansas/Missouri (August)

-- Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC5X6MZ[2015]) – Illinois (September)

-- Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI (GC2153[2001] – GC63QC9[2015]) - Overijssel, Netherlands (October)

-- Halloween Horror Event (GC1FE9[2001] - GC63FR5[2015]) - Noord-Holland, Netherlands (November)

 

15 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC6CG4T[2016]) - Ontario, Canada (September) - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC5YWB3[2015]) - New York (September)

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC6DKBC[2016]) - Washington (June)

-- Spring Fling (GC4B5B[2002] - GC68AYY[2016]) - Oklahoma (April)

-- Fall Fest (GC80C3[2002] - GC5RZQH[2015]) - Oklahoma (October)

 

14 Years (2003 to present)

-- {Mega} Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC5NTX8[2016]) - Texas (March)

-- {Mega} GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC5Q1ET[2016]) - USA (July)

-- MiGO Winter Social (GCB2AD [2003] - GC668FR[2016]) - Michigan (February)

-- Indiana Spring Picnic (GCED89[2003] - GC66QED[2016]) - Indiana (May)

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC5VHJX[2015]) - Oregon (June)

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GCGMX3[2003] - GC644HX[2016]) - Virginia (September)

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC5YZ1B[2015]) - New York (September)

-- MiGO Fall Fun Day (GCG8K6 [2003] - GC614ER[2015]) - Michigan (October)

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC610C0[2015]) - Tennessee (November)

 

13 Years (2004 to present)

-- {Mega} MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC5KYNP[2016]) - Ohio (April)

-- HANAMI (GCHHTA[2004] - GC6AZBZ[2016] - Japan (April)

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC6A9TC[2016]) - Maryland (May)

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC69KE1[2016]) - Washington (July)

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC6CNQD[2016]) - Nebraska (September)

-- NWOGEO Spring Fling (GCJKR2[2004] - GC5P28A[2015]) - Ohio (May)

-- SEPAG Storms the Castle (GCJHRP[2004] - GC5ZFH1[2015]) - Pennsylvania (August)

-- Hike N Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC5PG40[2015]) - Iowa (September)

-- NWOGEO Holiday Shindig (GCKMP5[2004] - GC64QFB [2015]) - Ohio (December)

 

Changes:

Added Mega designation and month event is usually\was last held in.

Added OKIC Summer Picnic

Removed WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY - There was no event in 2009 (hence not really annual despite event changing from Dec to Jan during this time) and their 2016 event says it was their 9th only. May decide to ad it back to the list pending more clarification.

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I found where the Indiana Spring Picnic (currently on the list beginning in 2003) actually began in 2002 with the 'Indiana Geo-Caching Picnic' (GC5361) in early June 2002. In 2003, the event was moved to and remains in the month of May.

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I found where the Indiana Spring Picnic (currently on the list beginning in 2003) actually began in 2002 with the 'Indiana Geo-Caching Picnic' (GC5361) in early June 2002. In 2003, the event was moved to and remains in the month of May.

 

I notice that on the 2017 event https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6KBPQ_2017-indiana-spring-picnic it says that it is their 15th year, which would mean it started in 2003. It could be that the organizers of the 2003-2017 picnics aren't counting the 2002 event as part of their series.

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On 7/9/2017 at 10:40 PM, res2100 said:

 

I notice that on the 2017 event https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6KBPQ_2017-indiana-spring-picnic it says that it is their 15th year, which would mean it started in 2003. It could be that the organizers of the 2003-2017 picnics aren't counting the 2002 event as part of their series.

 

I cannot believe I never saw your reply! I am so sorry. But actually *we* have been the Spring Picnic hosts since 2010. We did not find out the existence of the 2002 Picnic until after the 2017 event. So it wasn't that the original event was deliberately not recognized... we just didn't know about it! [:)] The 2018 event (GC7EYYH) has been corrected as the 17th annual Indiana Spring Picnic event... we just skipped year 16. LOL

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Was there a Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL event in 2018 or 2019? The most recent one I can find is 2017.

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Northern Colorado celebrated it's 12th annual Wingin' It event (GC833EY) last January.  No record there, but 12 good years of fun.

 

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I wonder what this list looks like now, and what it will look like by the end of the year.

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Texas Challenge happened this year, just prior to local lockdown. That's 18 years and counting. Could it be the lone survivor on that list?

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OKIC Picnic and Kansas Picnic are both still alive, these are the only remaining events from 2001 in the US.

 

"Chicagoland/Chicago/GONIL" seems to have ended in 2018 or so.

 

Note: MOGA is happening this weekend, it still still be on the list.

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On 10/3/2020 at 12:02 AM, ecanderson said:

Northern Colorado celebrated it's 12th annual Wingin' It event (GC833EY) last January.  No record there, but 12 good years of fun.

 

Just realized that our January date may well save our streak.  Any events in February that might get through the 'crisis' as well?

 

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Here's the updated list. Several events were removed from the list this year and 6 of them below I can't find a 2020 event for. If you know if one of these events took place or didn't this year (Chicagoland, Halloween Horror, Letchworth, NY Capital Region, Nebraskashe Kearney Picnic and NWOGEO Holiday Shindig), please let me now and I will update.

 

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These events didn't happen in 2020:
 

Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI
GHAGAFAP
Indiana Spring Picnic 
GeoWoodstock
SEPAG/SPACE  Storms the Castle 
WSGA Summer Campout 
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The Letchworth Fall Gathering could not be held this year due to New York State restrictions on maximum gathering size (limit of 50, well under the average attendance at this popular event).

 

The NWOGEO Holiday Shindig would need to be held someplace other than Northwest Ohio where events of up to 50 people are allowed.  Ohio's limit has been 10 people since March.  No new events have been published in Ohio since then, and events published prior to March had to be canceled.  :cry:

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4 hours ago, res2100 said:

Here's the updated list. Several events were removed from the list this year and 6 of them below I can't find a 2020 event for. If you know if one of these events took place or didn't this year (Chicagoland, Halloween Horror, Letchworth, NY Capital Region, Nebraskashe Kearney Picnic and NWOGEO Holiday Shindig), please let me now and I will update.

 

1136992656_Longestrunningannualgeocachingevents.jpg.b868425e72738f965f02a84c3c9564d3.jpg

 

These events didn't happen in 2020:
 

Scouting Steyn JOTA/JOTI
GHAGAFAP
Indiana Spring Picnic 
GeoWoodstock
SEPAG/SPACE  Storms the Castle 
WSGA Summer Campout 

There was no annual Chicagoland picnic this year due to Covid. There was one in 2019.

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And sadly there was no Halloween Horror Event due to the smart-lockdown of the Netherlands. With a lmit of 4 (!) people on a gathering it would not really be possible to organise it.

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Letchworth Fall Gathering didn't happen this year.

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Sadly large events can happen in South Dakota. The Governor had no problem inviting hundreds of thousands to Sturgis. I know a caching events happen with one that I know last month.

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Anyone know if either of these events took place this year? I couldn't find a listing and I assume they didn't take place.

Nebraskache Kearney Picnic    GCJY6D    2004    GC85GHK    GC8M9KJ (2020, retracted?)    September    Nebraska
NY Capital Region    GCGRDN    2003    GC8AX33        September    New York

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