2012 - 2018
The Berkshire Geobash #5 was a great milestone for the committee!!! Who would have thought we'd be celebrating 5 years!!! There were 22 satellite events over 10 days so cachers from around the world could experience all the different activities the Berkshires has to offer!!!
After Berskhire Geobash #6 the Berkshire Geobash planning committee decided that it was time to plan for the FINAL BGB! Everyone continued to work as hard as ever, forming subcommittees, sharing awesome ideas and working to create another amazing event for all attendees! The Berkshire Geobash #7 was held at the 4H FAIRGROUNDS in Pittsfield on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Year three came upon us so quickly! A dynamite planning team, great ideas and energy went into planning to host our biggest and best Berkshire Geobash yet! Including the MEGA event on Saturday, July 19, 2014, over the course of 9 days the Berkshire Geobash committee and friends of the committee hosted and enjoyed a total of 21 events and activities! Events were held in MA, NY, and this year we expanded into VT! Official count this year - 1,083 attendees from all over the world!
Our second year was full of excitement as we knew we had to create an event that was just as outstanding as the first was. Geocachers all over the world were talking about the Berkshire Geobash and we had to live up to their expectations. The week, although it didn't get any longer, got a lot busier with 16 satellite events and a MEGA!
The original planners came from all walks of life and shared many of their personal dreams, ideas, and talents that they have developed over the course of their life experiences. Each volunteered hundreds of hours over 9 months of planning to ensure that the Berkshire Geobash would be an awesome experience that would bring cachers from all over the world to enjoy time together and create wonderful memories while enjoying the Berkshires.
The Berkshire Geobash was a dream of 20+ MA and NY geocachers who wanted to bring geocachers from all over the world together to enjoy the beauty of the area and great caching in the Berkshire Hills. After many months of planning and excitement Saturday, July 7, 2012 saw over 600 geocachers from all over the world come to Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield, MA to make our event the FIRST MEGA EVENT OF NEW ENGLAND! Our dream came true!
Geocachers from all over New England and many other continental US states and Hawaii, as well as Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia have visited the Berkshires to continue the new tradition of the Berkshire Geobash! Berkshire Geobash #2 (2013) had almost 900 attendees, and Berkshire Geobash #3 (2014) had 1,083 attendees join in the fun! For seven years the Berkshire Hills provided an amazing geocaching experience for thousands of geocachers from around the world and hundreds of new lifelong friendships were created through the years!
For those cachers who visited the Berkshires for a day or an extended stay there are hundreds of great caches in the area. We also plan many fun events all year long to bring you to the best caching areas we know!!! Whether you visit for a day, a few days, or longer, you are sure to be entertained and wanting to come back for more!!!