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Texas Geocaching Festival brings GPS enthusiasts to Tyler

Published: Mar. 16, 2017 at 11:24 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2017 at 4:52 PM CDT
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The 15th annual Texas Geocaching Association's Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival kicks off Thursday in Tyler.

Geocaching is a GPS-based treasure hunt game that is played all over the world. The Texas Geocaching Association has more than 10 events planned through the weekend, including a drive-in movie, tea in the Tyler Rose Garden, and a meet and greet at Harvey Hall.

At 4 p.m. Friday in Harvey Hall, the group will offer a free class on how to geocache. Saturday, participants will be all over the city of Tyler, hunting for points of interest and historic sites in a four-hour competition. A trash pickup will be held on Sunday.

Prizes and commemorative coins will be handed out throughout the event.

The entire festival is open to the public and free.

Schedule:

  • Geocaching films,Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Skyvue Drive In
  • Victorian tea party: Friday from 11-2 at the Goodman-Legrand House
  • Geocaching 101 (how to geocache): Friday from 4-5:30 pm at Harvey Hall
  • Blarney Blast: 6-8 at Harvey Hall
  • Geocaching Challenge: Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm (meet at Harvey Hall)
  • Breakfast, Awards and service project: Sunday from 8 am to 1:30 pm at Woldert Park in Tyler


For more information on the festival, visit www.Facebook.com/Challenge2017.

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