Events

Immerse yourself in extraordinary Sturbridge

C-MASS GEOFEST 2017 activities ramp up Wednesday, August 16 and continue through Sunday, August 20. Geocachers, family members and friends of all ages are welcome. Come discover or further explore the rich historical and natural treasures, superior array of dining, retail and cultural gems that make Sturbridge and the surrounding Townships sparkle. In our third year, we're planning another leap forward for turnout and activities!

Wednesday, August 16

Kickoff Event: C-MASS Bowl & Putt-Putt,
4-6 p.m.

Bogey Lanes, 199 North Brookfield Road, East Brookfield   Map it!

Family style fun, with or without your family! Wrap your fingers and your head around candlepin bowling — a special treat for unfamiliar folks from outside New England. Or pick up a putter for mini-golf. Or train those geocaching eyeballs with some video games. Rain or shine, this is one of several places to meet with your fellow cachers and let loose.

TV Trivia at Teddy G's / GEOFEST Welcome Bash, 8-10 p.m.

Teddy G's Pub & Grille, 179 Main Street, Sturbridge Map it!

Belt it out or swallow it down at Teddy G's, an informal family venue that can't wait to discover your hidden or all-too-obvious talents and appetite for imaginative pub fare. More activities below.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

A Barbecue to Live For, 3-5 p.m.

BT's Smokehouse, 392 Main Street, Sturbridge Map it!  

This nationally recognized barbecue place received a lip-smacking ovation in its debut as a GEOFEST event last year. They're ready to fill us fulla' barbecue once again.

 

'Paint & Sip', 8:30-10 p.m. New Event!

Brush it Off, 559 Main St., Sturbridge (In the Sturbridge Market Place) Map it!

Plaster crafting fun for the whole family! Select from a huge array of plaster art ready for you to paint a masterpiece! Items range from $5-60 each and include animals, containers, holiday and religious themes and more. While painting, you will have the chance to catch up with other geocachers attending C-MASS GEOFEST, and enjoy an age appropriate beverage.

 

 

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Friday, AUGUST 18

Dieciocho de Agosta Fiesta (Dinner at Mexicali), 5-7 p.m. New Event!

Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, 117 Main Street (Route 9), Spencer  Map it!

Arriba, dudes! Mexican fare north of the Sturbridge border in Spencer, Mass.

Marshmallow Roast & Intro to Night Caching (with preregistration), 7:30 p.m.

Green Acres, 66 Palmer Road (Route 20), Brimfield, Mass. Map it!

Bring portable chairs or blankets for seating, swap caching stories and BYO snacks or musical instruments. A large tent is available in case of rain.

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

C.I.T.O. (Cache In, Trash Out) 8-10 a.m., 277 New Boston Road Map it!

The Sturbridge Trail Committee welcomes us back for another service project on newly acquired property located at 277 New Boston Rd.  Our help will include spreading small piles of gravel to improve trail surface, some brush cutting and paint marking of the trails.

THE MAIN EVENT:

C-MASS GEOFEST, Noon-5 p.m.

Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, Mass.  Map it!

Workshops and Activities

Noon-5 p.m.  Registration

Noon-4 p.m. Kids Activities

Noon-4 p.m. Ammo Can Toss

12:30 p.m.  Geocaching 101+

1:30 p.m.  Group Photo

2 p.m. Puzzles & Gadgets

3 p.m. Reviewers N.H.Pride & Nawthinrevuah Q&A

4 p.m. Raffles/50-50

Note: No beverages, glass or dogs at this location.

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Vendors

To be announced

Site of the Main Event: Hamilton Rod & Gun Club

Site of the Main Event: Hamilton Rod & Gun Club

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Kayak Cache: The Quaboag Flotilla, 9 a.m.

White's Landing, Route 148, Brookfield MA Map it!

We'll gather 9 a.m. for 9:30 departure. Rentals - reserve in advance, or BYO for an approximately 2-mile paddle, retrieving caches along the way. 

See You in '18 Ice Cream Sendoff, 2-4 p.m.

Jimmy D's Ice Cream, 413 Main Street, Sturbridge Map it!

Cool down before you cruise, savor the flavors and the memories, get your last licks in at Jimmy D's — a spot that's crushed it for every GEOFEST to date. Let the aftertaste start calling you back to Sturbridge for C-MASS GEOFEST 2018.

GET VISITOR INFORMATION:

All you need to know about places to stay, dine and things to do indoors and out are available ...

Online:

www.sturbridgetownships.com

Walk-in:

Sturbridge Visitor Center
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
46 Hall Road (Map it!)

Or phone:

508-347-2761, 800-628-8379