Hunts & Events

Organized hunts and treasure-hunting shows are a great way to pick up tips to make you a more successful hunter, meet fellow hobbyists and even check out that new piece of equipment you have had your eye on.� Listed below are some upcoming events across the United States.� If there is one planned for your area or in a location that you can combine a family vacation to attend, mark your calendar and start making plans . . . you will be glad you did and as many have found, attending hunts can be highly addictive!

NOTE: If you are involved in an upcoming event that you want to let FMDAC members and visitors to our website know about, let us know and we will get the information published on this page

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FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2020/21 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          April 03, 2020
Event:         Three Day
Location:     Lucky Stone Farm, Saunderstown, Rhode Island
Event:         Rhode Island Relics - Pound The Ground
Sponsor:      Rhode Island Relics
Phone:        401-500-2121
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Event Description:    Pound the Ground Lite

Starting April 3, 2020 at 4pm in Saunderstown, RI.

Special limited & EXCLUSIVE night hunt with an ET Themed Forest, Rhode Island Style Clambake with Lobster meat, ET Cocktail hour with take home cup, Goodie Bags for all guests, Outdoor Patio w/Outdoor Fireplace, Field Firepit, Outdoor movie while you eat and access to our amazing ET Forest token prizes. The grand prize of the Forest hunt includes a Customized Machine, Black ADA Gladius Shovel, Nokta Pulse Dive, Gloves, Find Box, Pouch, Hat, Set of Andre's pencils, Pound the Ground Lite Limited t-shirt, Limited patch, Custom Poster, ET Movie, Plush ET Doll and an amazing FULLY CUSTOM Gary Penta DIORAMA!!!!

10 token prizes will be given away with various AWESOME prizes! This is limited to 75 guests.

Saturday and Sunday are the Natural & Seeded hunt. The ENTIRE property will be seeded and a certificate of quantity will be presented. On Saturday be sure to bring ALL your finds to the table before you leave. We are handing out special prizes for Most amount of Silver, Most amount of Coins, Largest Coin, Smallest coin, Rarest coin etc....


Date:          April 18, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Orlando, Florida
Event:         8th Annual Sunshine Shootout & Relic Hunt (Postpone)
Sponsor:      Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Phone:        407-254-6840
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Event Description:    2020 Central Florida Sunshine Silver & Relic Hunt Schedule

8:00 AM Setup
8:30 to 9:30 AM Registration
9:45 AM Welcome
10:00 to 10:30 AM Token Hunt (Clad and tokens)
10:30 to 10:45 AM Main Sponsor Speaks
11:00 to 12:00 PM Silver Hunt (Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars, Dollars, Silver Rounds, Jewelry and War Nickels)
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch
12:45 to 1:15 Kids Hunt
1:15 to 1:45 Guest Speakers/Sponsors
2:00 to 3:00 Competition Hunt (First, Second and Third to be awarded)
3:30 to 4:30 Relic Round up (Bullets, Buttons, Large Cents, 3 Cent pieces and lots more)
4:30 to 5:30 Competition Awards, Prizes Raffles Winners
6:00 until Park Closes- Open Hunting (Please do not hunt the hunt fields until this time)


Date:          April 18, 2020
Event:         One Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         2020 LRRC Spring Club Hunt (Canceled)
Sponsor:      Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
Phone:        717¬336-4946
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Event Description:    Please be sure to mail your entry fee directly to the Hunt Master
Register by February 28, 2020 to be eligible for a special gold coin drawing
ALL SILVER Hunts
Optional Big Silver Hunt with Quarter, Halves & Dollars
Lunch provided to all paid hunters, minimal fee for non-hunters
Lots of great raffle prizes



Date:          April 21, 2020
Event:         Six Day
Location:     Marlborough, New Hampshire
Event:         BONE #27
Sponsor:      Streeter’s Treasure Hunting
Phone:        603-876-4443
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Event Description:    Schedule (always changes check back often.

April 21 Tuesday – “BONE 27 Natural hunt” @ Our Town Landscaping, 70 N Elmwood Road, Hancock, NH, 3 different sites, including one with a cellar hole, Christmas Trees, gardens, Forests, fields, bordering a brook & separate piece other side of NH Rte. 202 along the river. The 2020 site is almost across river from the productive 2019 Greenfield, NH hunt site.
Tuesday BONE 27 Welcome Home Italian Banquet @ Italian Club, Wood St., Keene, NH 5pm social with bar & meal 7:30pm

April 22 meet 8:30am Wednesday – Garrett Metal Detector Day “Natural hunt” at the 700 acre Swanzey farm we were rained out of in 2019. on Homestead Ave, West Swanzey and dinner included, provided confirm.
Wednesday Garrett Metal detector’s New England boiled dinner banquet, maybe a reenactment or speakers & prizes. Social 5pm & eat 7:30pm

April 23 Thursday – Meet 8:30am American Digger magazine Natural Hunt. Fantastic site & acres of farm land near Westminster, VT. More details to follow.
American Digger magazine Chinese Dine Out @ 7 pm Lee & MT Fugi on NH Rte 101, across from Streeters in Marlborough, NH. (mixed drinks not included) and American Digger Magazines subscription door prizes.

April 24 Minelab Friday -meet 8:30am for MINELAB Natural Hunt near Westminster, VT more details later.
Minelab Friday ALL YOU CAN EAT roast pork dinner & Strawberry shortcake. Meet Minelab’s Debbie, Speakers & door prizes.

April 25 Saturday – Treasure Hunters & Prospectors Hobby show, 8:30 am to 3:pm @ Keene Recreation Center 212 Washington St. Keene, NH (side entrance. $10 cover charge. ½ price admission to exhibitors, under 16, & Military in uniform. Silent auction for strictly for treasure hunting and prospecting hobby accessories & metal detectors . Workshops all day (in room 14 first floor & end of hall). Hobby show has a $100 prize for best booth display, 5+ workshops room 14, a SILENT Auction for TREASURE HUNTING AND PROSPECTING related items with metal detectors. Plus booths from American Digger, Garrett, Minelab & Streeters, Nutmeg Treasure Hunters, Yankee Gold Panner’s, IOOF, PTHHS & BONE and others.
Saturday Night “Prime rib Hall of Fame Awards banquet” at Italian Club with treasure hunting greats & door prizes. 5:pm social & meal 7:30pm Dinners free with single or multiple days package as long as confirmed via Streeter. ala carte meals are $40 advance before 12/31/19

April 26 Sunday – $6,000 seeded hunt in Harrisville NH with REALES & a free $1,000 TREASURE CHEST drawing for hunters. BONE 27 ends Sunday with BONE raffle for 2 Minelab Equinox metal detectors (600 & 800) or $1,000
Sunday $6000 seeded hunt $125.00



Sunday Seeded hunt individual cover charge is $125 each & hunt limited to 125 hunters. Price increase 1/1/20 to $150 and until full one can purchased the $150 entrance fee until 4/1/20. Remember members under 16 & military members in uniform 1/2 price.

Questions 603-876-4443 email gfs41@yahoo.com or Streeter’s 307 Main St.

All registering for a BONE event & who ever buys a new metal detector @ Streeters in Marlborough, NH receives a free Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society membership and a free Treasure Hunters Gazette newspaper subscription.


Date:          April 25, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Rancho Jurupa Campground in Riverside, California
Event:         33rd Annual Hunt Rendezvous (Canceled till 2021)
Sponsor:      West Coast Prospectors and Treasure Hunters
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Event Description:    Events

8:30 - 9:00 AM Silver Bonanza Hunt: All planted targets will be silver dimes. Cost:$40 preregistration; $45 at site.

10:15 - 10:45 AM Five & Dime Hunt: A field full of nickels and dimes with tokens for $5 and $10 bills. Cost: $10 pre-registration; $15 at site.

11:30 - 12:00 PM Junior Hunt: A great hunt for kids age 12 years and younger. Plenty of coins, tokens and awards. Each kid must have a detector but headphones not required. Cost: $2.00

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 PM Dollar Twenty-Five Hunt: An equal number of dollar coins and quarters will be planted in this hunt - no tokens. Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 at site.

3:15 - 3:45 PM Treasure Chest Hunt: A finders-keepers hunt filled with lots of clad, tokens and twelve special tokens to open treasure chests. Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 at site.

5:00 - 5:30 PM Gold Coin Hunt: Hunt field will have clad coins and tokens for Gold Coins. Cost: $35 pre-registration; $40 at site.

6:00 PM Main Drawings
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner Break - Bring a dish to share and join us for a good old fashioned pot-luck dinner

8:30 - 9:15 PM Night Hunt: One detector, one flashlight for two registered hunters. Headsets not required; pinpointers not allowed. We’ll match you with a partner if you don’t have one. Clad coins and tokens for prizes (2 prizes/token so you’ll each get one). Cost $15 pre-registration, $20 at site.


Date:          April 26, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Shamong, New Jersey
Event:         SJMDC Open Hunt (Postpone)
Sponsor:      South Jersey Metal Detecting Club
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Event Description:    The South Jersey Metal Detecting Club is hosting an Open Hunt on April 26th. The hunt is held at Atsion Lake, located in Wharton State Forest, 715 Route 206, Shamong NJ. This is a one-day event with 3 hunts and 1 optional ALL SILVER hunt. There is a very large covered pavilion with restrooms. The hunt field is a beach, so bring your sand scoop. Coffee, donuts, and water will be provided. Bring a chair and your lunch.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2020/21 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month


Date:          April 04, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Cashmere, Washington
Event:         21st Annual Gold & Treasure Show (Canceled)
Sponsor:      North Central Washington Prospectors
Phone:        509-860-1145
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Event Description:    he North Central Washington Prospectorswill host their 21st annual show at the Chelan Country Fairgrounds, 5700 Wescott Dr., Cashmere, Washington. The show features ovr 45 vendors along with a Coin and Toy Hunt for kids, and a two-day White's metal detecting hunt at the fairgrounds.


Date:          April 04, 2020
Event:         Two Day
Location:     Butte, Montana
Event:         Montana Gold & Treasure Show (Canceled)
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
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Event Description:    Held at pin Butte Civic Center Butte, Montana


Date:          April 14, 2020
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2020 Stanton Outing (Postpone)
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    5-Day Common Dig Outing at Stanton, Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332

Get ready to get dirty, have a ton of fun, and git some GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig is just around the bend. Dirt Party Participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recovered during the operation is split between the participants. Work hard and Digger may enhance your final split.

Dirt Parties are much more than just recovering gold. It?s family and friendship! You will often hear the ?ol timers? share their stories and experiences about ?the club.? I?ll encourage you to partake, and listen at any campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

Whether you?re just getting started in gold prospecting on the weekends or you?re a seasoned ?sourdough? veteran in the dirt for years, the common dig operation, seminars, hands-on instruction and activities offered during these five-day events will help you get the ?In-The-Dirt? experience, fun and adventure for you and your whole family... plus some gold too!

As a Dirt Party Participant, you will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as a ?thank you? from LDMA, as well as a black sand dirt bag that has a split of the gold recovered from the common operation


Date:          April 18, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Rapid City, South Dakota
Event:         Black Hills Gold & Treasure Show (Canceled)
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701


Date:          April 25, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Concord, North Carolina
Event:         Carolinas Gold & Treasure Show (Canceled)
Sponsor:      GPAA-Gold Prospectors Assn of America
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Cabarrus Arena Concord, North Carolina 28025


Date:          April 28, 2020
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Scott River, California
Event:         2020 Digger's Dirt Party (Postpone)
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Scott Bar Camp, Scott River, CA

Get ready to get dirty, have a ton of fun, and git some GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig is just around the bend. Dirt Party Participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recovered during the operation is split between the participants. Work hard and Digger may enhance your final split.

Dirt Parties are much more than just recovering gold. It’s family and friendship! You will often hear the “ol timers” share their stories and experiences about “the club.” I’ll encourage you to partake, and listen at any campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

Whether you’re just getting started in gold prospecting on the weekends or you’re a seasoned “sourdough” veteran in the dirt for years, the common dig operation, seminars, hands-on instruction and activities offered during these five-day events will help you get the “In-The-Dirt” experience, fun and adventure for you and your whole family... plus some gold too!

As a Dirt Party Participant, you will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as a “thank you” from LDMA, as well as a black sand dirt bag that has a split of the gold recovered from the common operation




FMDAC 2020/21 Civil War
Show & Event List


2020/21 Civil War
Shows by Month



Date:          April 1-30, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Military Trader Show Calendar
Owner:        Military Trader
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Description:    CONFIRM ALL INFORMATION WITH SHOW PROMOTER BEFORE TRAVELING. THE TIME, DATES, AND/OR LOCATION MAY HAVE CHANGED! To submit a show listing to be included in our calendar of events, send show date(s), location, and contact information to Attn: Battle Plan, 700 East State St., Iola, WI 54990-0001 or email to Editor, Military Trader. Include “Military Show Listing” on the subject line.

Date:          April, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         MK Shows Upcoming Civil War & Militaria Shows
Owner:        MK Shows
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Description:    Mike Kent and Associates, LLC was founded in 1990 to produce the Nashville Civil War Show, which has grown to become the largest Civil War Show in the world, featuring over 1,000 tables of authentic Civil War weapons and memorabilia. Since 1990, we have produced over 400 shows and have expanded our scope to include Gun and Knife Shows in North and South Carolina as well as Civil War shows in Richmond, VA, Charleston, SC and Dalton, GA.

Our goal has always been the production of safe, high quality shows with a family friendly atmosphere offering a wide variety of firearms and related equipment for shooters, collectors, Civil War & Militaria enthusiasts.

Date:          April, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Civil War Collector Show Calendar
Owner:        Confederate Planet
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Description:    This site is dedicated to articles of interest to the Civil War collecting community especially Confederate.We will occasionally blog about upcoming auctions, web sites and Civil War collector shows. We invite articles of interest about collecting Confederate items that you would like to share with the internet public.

Date:          April, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Union Drummer Boy will be attending the following shows and events
Owner:        The Union Drummer Boy
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Description:    The Union Drummer Boy is located in the heart of historic Gettysburg, just off the Lincoln Square at 34 York St. We specialize in authentic Civil War artifacts and relics, many of which may be purchases online by browsing through our online inventory.

FMDAC 2020/21 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2020/21 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



Date:          April 1-30, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         North-South Skirmish schedule
Owner:        North-South Skirmish Assn
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Description:    The North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) was formed in 1950 to commemorate the heroism of the men, of both sides, who fought in the American Civil War. The N-SSA promotes the safe and competitive shooting of Civil War firearms and artillery while wearing Civil War uniforms. There are currently over 3,500 members composing over 200 units (teams). An N-SSA unit must represent an actual unit that existed during the Civil War, so you'll see units from all over the Union and Confederacy, competing in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. You can view our regions here.




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