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Would you help at the MN State fair if we got a Geocaching booth?
Yes
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No
27%
 27%  [ 9 ]
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JohnGGeo
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Minnesota State Fair! Reply with quote

Hey I am trying to get a Geocaching booth at the Minnesota State Fair, I was wondering if anyone would like to help with that or have any suggestions about what to do. Thanks!
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems like an excellent opportunity for the organization as a whole to push caching in the state...
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know what you need and I'll lend a hand.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about talking to the DNR and seeing about a table out side their building. If associated with the DNR might not even have to pay the high fees for a booth or table somewhere else.

Might especially work if the extend the state park challenge next year.
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would help anyway I could.
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on the types of funds we have available, there might be a way to have a caching at the fair challenge by having clues posted at different locations around the fair. Might be tough unless we find a way to rent out GPSrs, but its an idea
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might want to pursue the DNR connection as I've always heard there's a long waiting list for space at the fair. Sounds like fun though. The muggle factor would be the best...
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The state fair is one way to go, I have wanted to see a MnGCA booth or seminar at the Northwest Sportsman Show as well, that is a very targeted audience who would be likely to embrace geocaching. And they always have seminars all throughout the show, people come in and learn about something, fishing, dog training...I think Geocaching as a fun way to enjoy the out doors, both alone and as a family would be a big hit there.
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X51hz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the DNR may work with us with the history challenge and all

and I would like to help if needed
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rma1998
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: State Fair Booth Reply with quote

FYI: Beltrami County, will have a informational booth on Geocaching in Minnesota, the booth will be in the Ag-Hort Building.
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Re: State Fair Booth Reply with quote

rma1998 wrote:
FYI: Beltrami County, will have a informational booth on Geocaching in Minnesota, the booth will be in the Ag-Hort Building.


Who's booth is it? Are you looking for help to man the booth? Do you need/want anything from the board?
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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: State Fair Booth Reply with quote

speedysk1 wrote:
rma1998 wrote:
FYI: Beltrami County, will have a informational booth on Geocaching in Minnesota, the booth will be in the Ag-Hort Building.


Who's booth is it? Are you looking for help to man the booth? Do you need/want anything from the board?


I have been approached about being in the DNR building at the Fair. May be a possiblity.
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rma1998
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a county booth in the ag hort building, the booth is a un-manned 9x12' display. Basically the booth will show an outdoors scene with information posted on signs in the booth.
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rma1998
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to:

http://photobucket.com/beltrami

to see Beltrami co 2009 state fair booth featuring Geocaching. To see the booth at the MN State Fair, go to the ag/hort building, but hurry, the fair ends labor day -Randy
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