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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May

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          May 05, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Pageland, South Carolina
Event:         Carolina Coin & Token Shootout
Sponsor:      Sandhill Metal Detecting & Relic Club
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Event Description:    Held at Pigg Park on Griggs St. Rain or Shine, 50/50 Raffle, 2 hunts plus optional 3rd Competion hunt. Lunch included with registration. $35 before 2/28/18, $40 after or $45 day of (cash only) 8-9 am.


Date:          May 05, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Event:         32nd National Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        918-348-6780
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Event Description:    Held at the Creek County Fairgrounds, 4 miles west of Sapulpa on HW 66. Eight different hunts available. Reduced entry fee for main hunt this year. All entry fees go back into the hunt as coins and prizes. One metal detector will be given for each 25 main entries plus additional prizes. We gave away 9 metal detectors last year. Concession stand will be open. RV hookups available. For entry form, check our Facebook page at Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club


Date:          May 06, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Seymour, Indiana
Event:         Wray's 50th Anniversary Hunt
Sponsor:      Wrays Treasure Shop
Phone:        812-497-2537
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Event Description:    Hunt located at 3137 W St Rd 58, 2-1/2 miles NE of Freetown, IN at Wray's Treasure Shop. Five hunts over two days, silver dimes, quarters, halfs, large cents, more!


Date:          May 11, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Benton City, Washington
Event:         30th Treasure Hunt - The British Invasion
Sponsor:      Southeast WA Assn of Treasure Hunters’ (SWATH)
Phone:        509-545-8375
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Event Description:    Held at the Horn Rapids County Park in Benton City, WA. For hunt flier and details, send SASEto Kim Leverett, 551 Decker Rd, Pasco, WA 99301


Date:          May 19, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Ocean City, New Jersey
Event:         9th Annual Hunt CLOUD NINE HUNT
Sponsor:      ECRDA - East Coast Research & Discovery Association
Phone:        973-839-8031
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Event Description:    Held on the Beach at the Music Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey


Date:          May 20, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Cordova, Illinois
Event:         Minelab FBS Bootcamp
Sponsor:      Minelab & Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The next Bootcamp of 2018 is set for the city of Cordova, IL and is being held in conjunction with the open treasure hunt held in Clinton, IA on May 19th. Cordova is easy to get to from the highway and is situated along the Mississippi River. The site we will be holding the Bootcamp at is not in a hotel but there are several hotels a short distance away. Chuck Smalley will be the co-instructor and will share his wealth of experience with Minelab detectors with attendees.

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!

We're excited to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known treasure hunter, veteran Minelab user and long-time author of books on the Minelab line, is conducting a day-long Bootcamp Training Course designed to allow you to understand all of the features on the E-Trac and CTX 3030 and maximize their performance under any condition and for any application you might come across. Let Andy and other skilled instructors show you how to get the most out of this amazing detector!


Date:          May 20, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Hoyt, Kansas
Event:         Open National Hunt
Sponsor:      Topeka Treasure Hunter’s
Phone:        785-256-2925
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Event Description:    Held at the Hoyt Community Building in the City Park, Hoyt, Kansas. Ladies Hunt, Half Dollar Hunt, Gold Coin Hunt, Dollar Hunt, Main Hunt. 100% of entry fees will go back into the hunt sites! Entries must be postmarked by 5/6/18.


Date:          May 25, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Stanwood, Washington
Event:         2018 May Fest theme
Sponsor:      Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club’s
Phone:        425-308-2255
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Event Description:    Hrld at STANWOOD FAIR GROUNDS 6431 PIONEER HWY, STANWOOD, WA


Date:          May 26, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Albany / Cohoes, New York
Event:         XP Deus Boot Camp
Sponsor:      Instructors: Andy Sabisch & Tom Johnson
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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, along with Todd Yerks, a seasoned Deus user that has built an amazing collection of relics in the Northeast are 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 and Todd 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:          May 26, 2018  Event: One Days
Location:     Huntington, Oregon
Event:         2018 Open Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Blue Bucket
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Blue Bucket Camp, Huntington, Oregon


Date:          May 26, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Event:         47th Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Indian Territory Treasure Hunters Club
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Date:          May 26, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Event:         2018 Southern Ontario Hunt
Sponsor:      Rainbow's End MD Assoc, Thames Valley MD Club, Canadian Heritage Seekers & Chatham MD Club
Phone:        289-396-2966
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Date:          May 27, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Albany / Cohoes, New York
Event:         Minelab FBS Bootcamp
Sponsor:      Minelab & Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The Bootcamps head to the East Coast in the Albany area. Centrally located for hunters coming from western, down state and upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts, it is a perfect time to get tuned up for the 2018 season! Todd Yerks will be the co-instructor and he will be sharing his techniques for recovering relics throughout the area. Located just off the Northway, the hotel is easy to get to and is ideal for family members that might want to come along.

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!

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2018/19 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
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Date:          May 05, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Boise, Idaho
Event:         2018 Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA-Gold Prospectors Assn of America
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Date:          May 15, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Scott Bar, California
Event:         2018 Scott Bar Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Scott Bar Camp, Scott Bar, CA


Date:          May 23, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Huntington, Oregon
Event:         2018 Outing: Common Dig "Dirt Party" at Blue Bucket
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Blue Bucket Camp, Huntington, Oregon




FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List


2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          May 04, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Biloxi, Mississippi
Event:         Gulf Coast Military Collectors & Antique Arms Show
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Event Description:    Held at Joppa Shriners’ Center Fri 11 AM to 6 PM; Sat 9 AM to 4 PM Take I-10 exit 41


Date:          May 05, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Champlin, Minnesota
Event:         Gun, Military, and Knife Show
Sponsor:      Crocodile Productions, Inc.
Phone:        763-754-7140
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Event Description:    Held at Champlin Ice Arena 12165 Ensign Ave N


Date:          May 06, 2018  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Mansfield, Ohio
Event:         26TH ANNUAL ARTILLERY SHOW
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Event Description:    Held at Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Road, Mansfield, Ohio - 7 Buildings with 750 Tables, Military Items, Relics, and Memorabilia for buy, sell, or trade


Date:          May 10, 2018  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Aberdeen, Maryland
Event:         45th Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally and Huge Militaria Flea Market
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Event Description:    Held at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Exit 85 on I-95


Date:          May 11, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Pomona, California
Event:         West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show and Sale
Sponsor:      Vintage Productions
Phone:        877-859-9909
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Event Description:    Held at Fairplex Park, Building 4, 1101 W McKinley Ave


Date:          May 18, 2018  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Event:         Milwaukee Military Show
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Event Description:    Held at Oak Creek American Legion, 9327 S. Shapard Ave

FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month




Date:          May 04, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Cockade Rifles
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Date:          May 04, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Tidewater Regional –Rowan Artillery
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          May 04, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Franklinville, New York
Event:         1st US Artillery K Battery
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Northeast Region


Date:          May 04, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Ft. Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Central Virginia Regional
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Central Virginia Region


Date:          May 16, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Spring Nationals 137th
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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