View Full Version : Maine's largest event....



Team2hunt
02-16-2011, 07:10 PM
I am getting ready to attend this Saturday's WWWWWW 7 event in Winslow, and was thinking what a great event it has been the past 6 years. I was trying to remember how many people have attended this ( sometimes cramped venue ) and I want to say it was nearly 100. Can someone tell me who and when was the largest event in Maine?

Did you attend this event, and if so what made you want to attend it?

I love the atmosphere at Big G's and the food. And Bruce always does a great job on the event.

Please keep this thread on topic........" there I said it "

WhereRWe?
02-16-2011, 07:23 PM
I am getting ready to attend this Saturday's WWWWWW 7 event in Winslow, and was thinking what a great event it has been the past 6 years. I was trying to remember how many people have attended this ( sometimes cramped venue ) and I want to say it was nearly 100.

We had over 100 people one year, 3-4 years ago. Most years we have 60-70 people - yeah - it does get crowded. I know that T2H has held one summer event there - perhaps you should think about making it an annual event. I know there'd be over 100 people there...

I also know that at the event you held, they had a "Geocacher Special" sandwich especially for the event. Do you remember what it was? I was thinking of asking Gerry if he'd do it for us (yeah - I know it's a little late, but...)

:D:D

Mainiac1957
02-16-2011, 07:26 PM
The largest attendance I can remember would have either been Rick's Pig Roast or maybe the pirate event. I know those two were very well attended.

dubord207
02-16-2011, 07:28 PM
I didn't look at attendees, but the Eustis Event last year had to have a solid 100 plus at the Saturday dinner. Regardless, there's a good bunch set to attend operation "107 Storm" this weekend at wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww? I'll be there and will give Bruce and Theresa 4 very cool coins to give away in the raffle!:)

Team2hunt
02-16-2011, 07:30 PM
it was a hot turkey sandwich smothered in gravy....Mmmmmm. We had about 60 at that event in May.

GC1PBVX (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8374dc9b-0e71-43bc-b6a2-bdc4caefce8b#)

WhereRWe?
02-16-2011, 07:43 PM
it was a hot turkey sandwich smothered in gravy....Mmmmmm. We had about 60 at that event in May.


Thinking about event logs and listings... Most event attendees log their visit. Is there a way to filter to see how many "attended" log entries there are? I didn't see any way, but I'm not that perceptive. Perhaps Brdad would know??

dubord207
02-16-2011, 07:50 PM
I can almost guarantee brdad will have the true answer before we all hit the sack!



Thinking about event logs and listings... Most event attendees log their visit. Is there a way to filter to see how many "attended" log entries there are? I didn't see any way, but I'm not that perceptive. Perhaps Brdad would know??

Trick or Treat
02-16-2011, 08:03 PM
Geo Rally is pretty big.

Mainiac1957
02-16-2011, 08:04 PM
I didn't look at attendees, but the Eustis Event last year had to have a solid 100 plus at the Saturday dinner. Regardless, there's a good bunch set to attend operation "107 Storm" this weekend at wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww? I'll be there and will give Bruce and Theresa 4 very cool coins to give away in the raffle!:)

Yeah I know Eustis had a large turnout as well.

brdad
02-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Thinking about event logs and listings... Most event attendees log their visit. Is there a way to filter to see how many "attended" log entries there are? I didn't see any way, but I'm not that perceptive. Perhaps Brdad would know??

Unless you have all the logs loaded in GSAK, the best way is to look at the event page. This screen shot is from Kaching Karen's 10 yr event:
17 logged a Will Attend, 35 logged Attended
http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=567&stc=1&d=1297901817

If you have all the logs in GSAK, I think there are macros to show the counts.

WhereRWe?
02-16-2011, 08:26 PM
Unless you have all the logs loaded in GSAK, the best way is to look at the event page. This screen shot is from Kaching Karen's 10 yr event:
17 logged a Will Attend, 35 logged Attended


Well, that doesn't really work since the GC.com logs only show "named" geocachers, not the number in the actual party. For example, at WWWWWW6, there were only 41 logs, but my count was 62 based on the number of door prize tickets I handed out. Since you KNOW everyone who attended got a door prize ticket, I'd trust that count. LOL!

Kaching Karen
02-16-2011, 08:44 PM
There were 111 people at the event in January. I bet it's close to one of the biggest. Doesn't really matter, but it would be cool to figure it out.

Team2hunt
02-17-2011, 05:01 PM
thanks for all the answers to my question, but I am still wondering.......

what is it about a particular event that made you want to attend?

WhereRWe?
02-17-2011, 05:39 PM
thanks for all the answers to my question, but I am still wondering.......

what is it about a particular event that made you want to attend?


I've made a lot of friends while geocaching, and events are a great opportunity to see them. :D:D

EMSDanel
02-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Past attendance/experience with that event weighs in heavily as to if I go again. Work conflicts often prohibit my going, so there's another factor. Finally, I'd love to go to more, simply to visit with old friends and make new ones.

brdad
02-17-2011, 06:13 PM
thanks for all the answers to my question, but I am still wondering.......

what is it about a particular event that made you want to attend?


The people. I usually don't care to be in in large groups or go to parties, but cachers are good people. I'd go to a lot more if less fun tasks would stop interfering!

firefighterjake
02-18-2011, 08:54 AM
thanks for all the answers to my question, but I am still wondering.......

what is it about a particular event that made you want to attend?


Never really was an event type of guy . . . but Hiram's first ever Tread Lightly event sucked me in . . . camping, caching and exploring some backwood caches in a 4WD vehicle just sounded too good . . . it was a good move . . . after having met him I earned a Smiley . . . and more important a very good friend.

So I guess to answer your question . . . for me it was about finding an event with activities that I like . . . which is why I have since attended other Tread Lightly events, hosted my own ATV caching event and have even branched out to a few other events -- mainly because a few of my close caching friends were there.