Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a Tupperware container or ammo box) containing a logbook. Larger containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is most often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek."
Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. As of June 6, 2010, there are over 1,092,192 active geocaches around the world.The City of St. Charles and the Winona County Fair have joined forces to bring you three caches hidden within the City Limits of Saint Charles. Each of these will have a different cache card". Collect all three cards and you can purchase a commemorative medallion at a very low cost. These medallions commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Winona County Fair in Saint Charles. Only 500 medallions have been minted and when they are gone, they are gone forever! These coins may be purchased at City Hall, Mike's Food Center or Whitewater Bike & Sport $2.00 when you present all three of the collectible cards. Geocache locations will be listed on the following websites: www.geocaching.com, www.stcharlesmn.org, or you can pick up a listing at the 4H stand (during the fair only) or City Hall.