Going Caching 2023

Event Details

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  • Date: Actual event Oct 7, 2023; see schedule for related events Oct 4-8, 2023
  • Time: Actual event 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; see schedule for related event times
  • Venue: Ridge Ferry Park, Rome, GA; see schedule for related event venues
  • Host: Going Caching Crew
  • GC Code: Actual event GCA4A3J; see schedule for related event codes
  • Coordinates: Actual event N 35° 40.770 W 083° 44.301; see schedule for related event coordinates

Log your “Will Attend” at GCA4A3J!


OCTOBER 7, 2023

BIG NEWS! The Going Caching Crew is working on a walking trail of all-new gadget caches which will be published for Going Caching 2023!

Registration, Store, and helpful Information at goingcaching.com

Join us in Rome, Georgia as hordes of Vikings search for the mythical geocaching paradise known as "Cachelandia"!

The Going Caching Crew is busy populating the area with
tons of new geocaches and preparing all sorts of fun and games. Get your horned
helmet on and your battle axe in hand, then sail to Going Caching 2023 for a
Mega-Good time!

Associated Events Now Published

All six side events associated with Going Caching 2023 have now published.
Please log your "will attend" for those events you are coming to (and the
Mega-Event if you haven’t already). There are links to each event below.

Viking Clan Registration

If you have not yet joined one of the seven Viking Clans, please visit our website to register each individual in your party and pick a Clan.

Viking Clan Artwork

You can download Viking Clan artwork from our website for your personal use (costumes, shields, tattoos, banners, etc.) Please do not use this artwork for any commercial



6:00pm to 8:00pm – Pillage of Rome Package Pick-Up (GCA4KHA)


9:00am to 11:00am – Clash of the Clans Challenge Coffee Clatch (GCA4KHD)

9:00am to 11:00am – Package Pick-up at The Civic Center N 34° 15.700 W 085° 10.016

6:30pm to 7:00pm – Viking Invasion Flash Mob (GCA4KHB)

8:00pm to 11:00pm – Pub Crawl
Ticketed activity (see website store for details)


9:00am to 11:00am – Package Pickup and Store at Ridge Ferry Park

11:00am to 5:00pm – Secrets of the Elder escape room activity (part of trading card adventure)

5:30pm to 7:00pm – Package Pickup and Store at Ridge Ferry Park

6:00pm to 9:30pm – The Legend of Logatha: A Shield Maiden's Tale (GCA4KH8)
— Food trucks and Vendors 6:00pm-7:30pm

Stage Show starts at 8:00pm

8:00pm to 9:30pm – The Legend of Logatha Stage Show starring the Going Caching Players


9:00am to 5:00pm – Going Caching 2023: Voyage to Cachelandia Mega-Event (GCA4A3J)

9:00am to 2:00pm – Package Pickup at Ridge Ferry Park

9:00am to 3:00pm – Secrets of the Elder escape room activity (part of trading card adventure)

9:00am to 3:30pm – Vendor Booths open

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch (food trucks in the park)

1:00pm to 1:45pm – EarthCache Writing 101thekingofbattle

2:00pm to 3:00pm – Solving that &$!#% Pre-Event Shirt Puzzle! Class – PR17RD1 Puzzler of … The Waysiders

3:45pm – Mega Group Photo

4:00pm to 5:00pm – Announcements, Awards and Prizes

8:00pm to 11:00pm – Valhalla: A Costume Celebration (GCA4KHG)


9:00am to 10:30am – The Voyage Home Farewell Event (GCA4KHJ)


● There is no charge to attend any of the Going Caching 2023 events. Some of the activities during these events do require certain items that can be purchased in our online store.

● Store purchases may be picked up Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Civic Center (see coordinates above) and at all events except the Thursday evening Flash Mob. We cannot ship purchases prior to the event except for Pre-Event Puzzle T-Shirts and Custom Cache-Card orders.

● Parking is free at Ridge Ferry Park. A special parking permit for an up-close and reserved (just for you) parking spot is included in the Patron-level registration package. There will be adequate parking for those with official disability vehicle tags or placards. Please obey all city and county parking regulations as you make your way to find geocaches and attend events/activities.

● Pets are welcome at Going Caching 2023 but must be on a 6' leash at all times. Pets are not permitted in any tents, pavilions, buildings, stage, escape rooms or cooking areas at the event venues. Look for the "Paws Permitted" decal to see which shops and restaurants in town are pet friendly. Please be a good pet owner and clean up after your pet.

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