Get ready to join in the hunt – a regional geocaching scavenger hunt, that is! 

You may or may not be familiar with Geocaching – a free app-based virtual GPS "scavenger hunt" – but did you know that Houma has Louisiana's first and only official GeoTour? 

Geocaching is a free, app-based GPS scavenger hunt. The hunt is designed by the good folks at the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and takes you all over the parish, hunting for geocaches, big and small. Houma has been synonymous with Geocaching in the southern states for quite some time now. This year, the Houma area will get the chance to host its first "mega" Geocaching event!

Geocoinfest is an annual event that travels nationally. Previous host cities have included Seattle, WA; Long Beach, CA; and St. Louis, MO just to name a few. This year, Geocoinfest 2019 will call Bayou Country its home from September 26-29th.  It’s hard to say no to the unique area we call home, with our culture, beautiful wetlands, fascinating folklore, and delicious food.

Some of the highlights of this event include an "Early Bird Pool Party" at the host hotel Courtyard Marriott; a "Mardi Gras Experience" at the Krewe of Hercules Den where cachers will get to tour real Mardi Gras floats, eat Cajun cuisine, and dance the night away to the sounds of Powerhouse Band of Houma; "Geocoinfest" where cachers will get to interact with Geocaching vendors, sponsors, GeoTours, watch seminars, and mingle with veteran and new cachers and more at the host hotel; and wrapping up with the "See You Later, Alligator" event at the Greenwood Gator Farm. 

The yearly event can draw upwards of 500 avid Geocaching enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada for an average of 3 nights. The Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages the community to take an active part in welcoming these Geocachers and showing them what Southern hospitality is all about here in Bayou Country.

The HACVB also encourages any locals interested in Geocaching to consider attending the event and becoming active in the Geocaching community. For information and registration details for Geocoinfest, please visit Geocoinfest2019.com. To learn more about becoming an active Geocacher in our community visit GeoHouma.com. If you are interested in becoming a local sponsor for this event or if you'd like to learn more ways you can participate in Geocoinfest, please contact joni.duet@houmatravel.com

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