May 23, 2009
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Attended Logs: 1,403
Committee Representative: Monkeybrad
GeoWoodstock VII saw the event return to the Southeast as we took over the entire town of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, a railroad village of preserved and restored Victorian homes and churches is nestled among the hills, farmland and Walking Horse country. Established in 1852, the town is known far and wide for antiques, quilts, handmade crafts, country music, home-cooking, Southern hospitality and after this event, Geocaching! Hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to visit the charming downtown with its shops and eateries and to participate in the annual fine arts, crafts and cultural festivals and on May23, 2009 the town opened it's arms to thousands of Geocachers.
GeoWoodstock VII was the first of our events to feature it's own Facebook page and Twitter account, ushering the mega-event into the age of social media. We also featured one of the new "Wherigo" geocaching adventures on the grounds of the event in order to let people try this new technology out, the first ever GeoWoodstock Museum, in one of the downtown buildings, detailed the history of the event so far and we even had a special advanced screening of the Atlantic Pictures movie "Splinterheads", the first major motion picture to feature Geocaching as a part of it's storyline.
This event featured one coin in three finishes. Antique Silver was the main, antique gold for volunteers and the rumored black edition which is neither confirmed nor denied to exist.