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

2019/20 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          May 04, 2019
Event:         One Days
Location:     Huntington, Oregon
Event:         2019 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 04, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Virginia Beach, Virginia
Event:         32nd Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Tidewater Coin and Relic Club
Phone:        757- 407-9297
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Event Description:    Complete Hunt Flyer Held at Wyndham Hotel,5700 Atlantic Avenue, VA Beach, VA Limited Block of Rooms and Free Parking Available
3 Seeded Beach Hunts - One ALL SILVER
(Pulse Induction (PI) Machines NOT Allowed, Headphones Mandatory)
Tokens, Prizes, Raffles, Gold Raffle, Treasure Chest
This event is held Rain or Shine!
Lunch is included (Non-hunters pay $10.00 for Lunch)
Hunt Fees Determined by Postmark:
January 2019 - 28 February $130.00
1 March 2019 – 31 March $140.00
1 April 2019 – 4 May 2019 $150.00 2-01-18 through 3-01-18 $140.00
4-1-18 through 4-21-18 $150.00
*Kid’s hunt and lunch FREE



Date:          May 11, 2018
Event:         One Day
Location:     Minneapolis, Minnesota
Event:         2019 Spring Hunt
Sponsor:      Gopher State Treasure Hunters
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Event Description:    The 2019 GSTH spring mini-hunt will be Saturday May 11th, 2019 at Folwell Park, 1615 N. Dowling ave. , Mpls, Mn 55412.

?Join us for our annual spring hunt! There will be a seeded hunt and a natural hunt. The seeded hunt will feature both clad and silver coins, along with tokens to be redeemed for prizes. The seeded hunt will cost $10 dollars.

The seeded hunt will be followed by the natural hunt. Prizes will be awarded for four different categories which are TBD. The natural hunt will cost $5 dollars.
Tentative schedule:
8:30 am - registration
9:00-10:00 am - seeded hunt
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - natural hunt
12:30 pm - award prizes
1:00 pm - potluck

Prizes will be awarded after the natural hunt, followed by a potluck. Please bring a tasty dish to share with your fellow hunters.


Date:          May 11, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Perris, California
Event:         2019 ANNUAL ROUNDUP
Sponsor:      RIVERSIDE TREASURE HUNTERS CLUB
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Event Description:    Register here for our 2019 Annual Roundup, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area (17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571). Please complete one registration form for each person attending even if they are not hunting, so they can receive their free meal tickets, free Ways & Means Raffle ticket, and free gift bag (18 and over only, while supplies last). An accurate attendee count helps ensure we have enough free food and drinking water for everyone.


Date:          May 17, 2019
Event:         Three Days
Location:     Richland, Washington
Event:         31th Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Southeast WA Assn of Treasure Hunters’ (SWATH)
Phone:        360-620-5268
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Event Description:    Once again, Kim Leverett and Tim Hockett are dedicated to putting on another spectacular hunt. There will be LOADS of silver, as well as gold and some VERY COOL prizes. Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday nights at the hunt site.


Date:          May 18, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Pageland, South Carolina
Event:         Carolina 2nd Coin & Token Shootout
Sponsor:      Sandhill Metal Detecting & Relic Club
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Date:          May 18, 2018
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Emporium, Pennsylvania
Event:         5th Annual Metal Detecting Hunt
Sponsor:      Dirt Digging PA
Phone:        814-594-2929
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Event Description:    Held at Cameron County Fairgrounds (About 1 mile northwest of Emporium) Rt 46, Emporium, PA 15834


Date:          May 18, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Ocean City, New Jersey
Event:         10th Annual Hunt CLOUD NINE HUNT
Sponsor:      ECRDA - East Coast Research & Discovery Association
Phone:        973-839-8031
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Event Description:    “X Marks the Spot” @ Ocean City, NJ On the Beach at the Music Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey
Registration fee per person: $110/Day or 2-day special, $210 if paid by March 31st
Beginning April 1st: $125/Day – Walk-ons will be charged $140.
Wear a Club or Manufacturer Shirt and get a raffle ticket for a special prize.
Children’s Hunt (ages 2-13 years old): $5 / Child
Child must be accompanied by an adult
Hunt is limited to 180 attendees. Don’t delay, register today. 100% of all registration fees go toward hunt.


Date:          May 19, 2019
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 City Park in Hoyt, KS. Ladies Hunt, Half Dollar Hunt, Gold Coin Hunt, Dollar Hunt, Main Hunt. All hunts held rain or shine, 100% of entry fees will go back into the hunts.


Date:          May 25, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Event:         48th Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Indian Territory Treasure Hunters Club
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Date:          May 25, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Event:         20th Anniversary Southern Ontario Hunt
Sponsor:      Rainbow's End MD Assoc, Thames Valley MD Club, Canadian Heritage Seekers & Chatham MD Club
Phone:        905-308-7343
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Event Description:    Registration Information

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2019/20 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          May 04, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Fort Worth, Texas
Event:         2019 GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA
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Event Description:    Held At the Will Rogers Memorial Center


Date:          May 14, 2019
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Athens, Michigan
Event:         2019 Digger's Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig Outing at Athens
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        269-729-4446
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Event Description:    Held at Camp Athens


Date:          May 18, 2019
Event:         Five days
Location:     Athens, Michigan
Event:         2019 Swing Dancing Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Athens
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        269-729-4446
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Event Description:    Held at Camp Athens




FMDAC 2019/20 Civil War
Show & Event List


2019/20 Civil War
Shows by Month



Date:          May 1-31, 2019
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:          May 04, 2019  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Mansfield, Ohio
Event:         27TH 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 04, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:      Florence, South Carolina
Event:         Florence Gun & Knife Show
Sponsor:      MK Shows
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Date:          May 09, 2019  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Aberdeen, Maryland
Event:         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 10, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Pomona, California
Event:         West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show and Sale
Sponsor:      Vintage Productions
Phone:        909-623-3111
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Event Description:    Held at Fairplex Park, Building 4, 1101 W McKinley Ave


Date:          May 10, 2019  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 11, 2019  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 11, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:      Fletcher, North Carolina
Event:         Asheville Gun & Knife Show
Sponsor:      MK Shows
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FMDAC 2019/20 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2019/20 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



Date:          May 1-31, 2019
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.


Date:          May 03, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         1st VA Cav
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Date:          May 03, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Batesville, Indiana
Event:         19th Indiana
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MW


Date:          May 03, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Tidewater Regional –Rowan Artillery
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          May 03, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Franklinville, New York
Event:         1st US Artillery
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Northeast Region


Date:          May 15, 2019  Event: Five Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Spring Nationals 137th
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Date:          May 15, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Springtown, Pennsylvania
Event:         Spring Nationals
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Association
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Date:          May 31, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Springtown, Pennsylvania
Event:         Forney’s Battalion
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MA


Date:          May 31, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Centerburg, Ohio
Event:         Sherman’s Bodyguard
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Mid-West Region




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