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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June

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          June 02, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Riverside, California
Event:         2018 Annual Roundup
Sponsor:      Riverside Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        909-677-7651
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Event Description:    Held at Fairmount Park Riverside, California (near the Campground)


Date:          June 02, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Grand Rapids, North Dakota
Event:         19th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Minnkota Artifact Recovery Group
Phone:        701-320-7107
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Event Description:    Held at Memorial Park, Grand Rapids which is 2 hours SW of Fargo and 45 minutes S of Jamestown, ND. Nearby hotels, camping available. 5 hunts, 100% of hunt fees are planted in the form of coins/tokens. Saturday 3 hunts (Quicksilver, Detector, Vintage), Sunday 2 hunts (Golden, Silver). Friday night social and bingo for those arriving early. Chinese auction, bring your own items to sell.


Date:          June 02, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Shawsville, Virginia
Event:         27th Annual Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Roanoke Valley Coin & Relic Club
Phone:        540-420-2866
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Event Description:    Held at Camp Alta Mons, 2842 Crockett Springs Road, Shawsville, VA 24162. One Day Event Includes 2 Coin Hunts and 1 Optional Silver Hunt. Many Great Prizes including High-Quality Detectors, Assorted Gear and Cash. Concession Stand and Camping is available!


Date:          June 09, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Event:         6th Annual Silver Seekers Open Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Silver Seekers
Phone:        740-252-1322
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Event Description:    The 6th Annual Silver Seekers Open Treasure Hunt will be held at Fox Den Acres Campground, New Stanton PA


Date:          June 16, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Event:         XP Deus Boot Camp
Sponsor:      Instructors: Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The Deus is XP Metal Detector's flagship detector offering features and performance not found on any other detector - lightweight, totally wireless, extremely flexible and upgradeable - but unlocking all of what it is capable of can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated!

We're excited to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known treasure hunter and veteran XP Deus user, is conducting a factory-authorized Bootcamp Training Course designed to allow you to understand all of the features on the Deus and maximize its performance under any condition and for any application you might come across. Yes it is small and compact, lightweight and extremely simple looking but it is extremely powerful and feature rich so let Andy show you how to get the most out of this amazing detector!

The Bootcamp will consist of a classroom setting followed by an infield session that will allow you to put what was covered into practice and see how slight adjustments can make a huge difference in performance. Most importantly, you will understand WHY you made the change and HOW to determine what the optimal setting is for your area and the type of targets you are searching for rather than relying on settings provided by someone 1,000 miles away where conditions might be quite different.

The agenda has been designed to be both enjoyable and informative. It is a day designed to get you both comfortable with all aspects of the Deus and confident in its use. It is a combination of classroom instruction followed by time in the field where you will be able to put what you learned to the test.


Date:          June 16, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Hasting, Nebraska
Event:         44th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Nebraska Land Treasure Hunters
Phone:        402-534-2019
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Event Description:    Held at Dyer Park, South of Hastings, NE. There will be Gold and Silver buried as well as Gold and Silver raffles.


Date:          June 22, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Athol, Idaho
Event:         46th Annual Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Northwest Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        509-276-8439
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Event Description:    Held at Camp Scott in Farragut State Park. There will be hunt rounds, silver dollars, free dinner, Plinko, detectors, pinpointers, Dragon's hoard and gold and silver prizes in 5 main hunts.


Date:          June 24, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Seattle, Washington
Event:         5th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Outlaws Metal Detecting Group
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Date:          June 24, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Event:         The Minelab FBS Bootcamp
Sponsor:      Minelab & Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The Bootcamp returns to the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. The site where two great armies were locked in conflict for three days in 1863 changing the history of the country is a perfect location for a Bootcamp if you are interested in history and more importantly, being able to put your skills to the test that you gained from the classroom session to the test in the field. We will be hunting on ground that saw troops during the battle and having been there before, some amazing finds have come to light. With a large outlet mall and dozens of shops in town as well as tours and other attractions, feel free to bring the entire family and make it a long weekend trip.

Minelab's flagship treasure detectors use the world-famous Full Band Spectrum (FBS) circuit to find what other detectors can't. The newest addition to the Minelab treasure detector line - the CTX 3030 - offers features and performance not found on any other detector - color screen, GPS, waterproof to 10 feet and many more features - which set it apart from the crowd. But unlocking all of what it is capable of can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated!


Date:          June 28, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Mancos, Colorado
Event:         2018 WWATS Rendezvous
Sponsor:      WWATS - World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers
Phone:        970-946-3735
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Event Description:    Held at at the Four Corners Christian Camp. It’s a three day hunt with special activities and lots of great fun. Super beautiful location in the mountains on the lake scenery, wonderful youth camp and people. You and Your family are invited to 3 days of major fun daily seminars, metal detecting, gold prospecting and gold panning, coin hunting, hidden treasure hunting. Learn many ways to Treasure Hunt and Prospect for Gold!

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2018/19 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          June 06, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Loudmine, Georgia
Event:         2018 Loudmine Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Loudmine Camp, Loudmine, GA


Date:          june 09, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Roseburg, Oregon
Event:         2018 Gold and Outdoors Show
Sponsor:      Douglas County Prospectors Assn
Phone:        951-850-1582
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Event Description:     Hosted by the Douglas County Prospectors Association at the Douglas County Fairgrounds - Douglas Hall, 2110 Frear St. (exit 124 off Interstate 5 in Roseburg, OR)

Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: 10AM to 4PM

Admission: $5 at the door, kids 12 adn under are FREE.

Prize drawings both days to support Camp Millennium, and daily seminars.

Complimentary copies of ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal will be available.


Date:          June 13, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Nebo, North Carolina
Event:         2018 June Vein Mountain Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Common Dig "Dirt Party" hosted by the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and the Lost Dutchman's Mining Association (LDMA) at the LDMA Vein Mountain Camp, 3216 Vein Mountain Rd. Open to anyone that wants to play in the dirt and find gold. Register by calling GPAA headquarters at (800) 551-9707 no later than 06/07/18. All participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recov¬ered is split between participants. All participants will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as well as a PayDirt bag that has their split of the gold recovered. People will be there to help you find more gold, both hands on training and a "classroom" setting. Some subjects include: basic prospecting, geology, panning. GPS. and detecting. There will also be daily fun activities that help benefit the camps. Only paid participants Common Dig "Dirt Party" hosted by the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and the Lost Dutchman's Mining Association (LDMA) at the LDMA Vein Mountain Camp, 3216 Vein Mountain Rd. Open to anyone that wants to play in the dirt and find gold. Register by calling GPAA headquarters at (800) 551-9707 no later than 06/07/18. All participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recov¬ered is split between participants. All participants will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as well as a PayDirt bag that has their split of the gold recovered. People will be there to help you find more gold, both hands on training and a "classroom" setting. Some subjects include: basic prospecting, geology, panning. GPS. and detecting. There will also be daily fun activities that help benefit the camps. Only paid participants Common Dig "Dirt Party" hosted by the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and the Lost Dutchman's Mining Association (LDMA) at the LDMA Vein Mountain Camp, 3216 Vein Mountain Rd. Open to anyone that wants to play in the dirt and find gold. Register by calling GPAA headquarters at (800) 551-9707 no later than 06/07/18. All participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recov¬ered is split between participants. All participants will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as well as a PayDirt bag that has their split of the gold recovered. People will be there to help you find more gold, both hands on training and a "classroom" setting. Some subjects include: basic prospecting, geology, panning. GPS. and detecting. There will also be daily fun activities that help benefit the camps. Only paid participants can be part of the outing activities.


Date:          June 16, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Alleghany, California
Event:         9th Annual Gold Show
Sponsor:      Underground Gold Mining Museum
Phone:        530-287-3330
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Event Description:    Native gold display form the Alleghany District and beyond. 16-to-1 Mine Gold Quartz Specimin Raffle. Drawing on Sunday at 5PM. Need not be present to win!

Sunday Only: 16 to 1 Mine Tours. Journey underground. Reservations required! Available online in late April or May.

Carbide lamp demonstrations


Date:          June 27, 2018  Event: Six Days
Location:     Columbia, California
Event:         2018 June Italian Bar Outin
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        951-375-3320
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Italian Bar Camp, Columbia, CA




FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List


2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          June 09, 2018  Event:  (Two days)
Location:     Lousiville, Kentucky
Event:         National Gun Day Show, Civil War Show, plus JAG Military Show
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Event Description:    Held at Kentucky Fair & Expo Center


Date:          June 14, 2018  Event:  (Four Days)
Location:     Lousiville, Kentucky
Event:         MVPA International Military Show
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Event Description:    Held at KY Fair & Expo Center


Date:          June 15, 2018  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Event:         20th Annual NEAAS Show Sturbridge
Sponsor:      The New England Antiques Arms Society (NEAAS)
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Event Description:    Held at At the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, Massachusetts


Date:          June 15, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Wilmington, Ohio
Event:         OVMS 400-Table Militaria Show
Sponsor:      Ohio Valley Military Society, Inc
Phone:        513-245-9540
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Event Description:    Held at Roberts Centre, I-71 at U.S. Route 68 (Exit 50).


Date:          June 23, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Watertown, Wisconsin
Event:         Watertown Military Show
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Event Description:    Held at Watertown Municipal Airport


Date:          June 23, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Chickasha, Oklahoma
Event:         Oklahoma Heartland Militaria & Vehicle Show
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Phone:        405-503-3665
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FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month




Date:          June 01, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Springtown, Pennsylvania
Event:         1st NJ Light Artillery
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MA


Date:          June 01, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Centerburg, Ohio
Event:         Sherman’s Bodyguard
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Mid-West Region


Date:          June 02, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville, North Carolina
Event:         Palmetto Sharpshooters
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Carolina Region


Date:          June 02, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Glastonbury, Connecticut
Event:         15th CVI
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region


Date:          June 06, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Ft. Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Cockade Skirmish
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Central Virginia Region


Date:          June 08, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Eric, Pennsylvania
Event:         8th Heavy Artillery
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Event Description:    Region - NE


Date:          June 08, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Cockade Rifles
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Date:          June 15, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Laingsburg, Michigan
Event:         19th Michigan Vol
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Northwest Region


Date:          June 16, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Saratoga, New York
Event:         120th NYVI
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region


Date:          June 22, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Mason-Dixon Skirmish
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - CH


Date:          June 22, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Pleasant Hill, Ohio
Event:         110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Northwest Region


Date:          June 23, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Streator, Illinois
Event:         Battery H, 1st Ill Light Arty
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Western Region


Date:          June 23, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         Union Valley Volunteers
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Mid-Atlantic Region


Date:          June 30, 2018  Event: Two Day
Location:     Saratoga, New York
Event:         14th Virginia Cavalry
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region




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