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

2020/21 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          May 02, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Virginia Beach, Virginia
Event:         33nd Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Tidewater Coin and Relic Club
Phone:        757- 407-9297
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Event Description:    Watch for more details


Date:          May 16, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Ocean City, New Jersey
Event:         11th 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


Date:          May 16, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Raidersburg, Montana
Event:         17th Annual Rick Radke Memorial Metal Detector Hunt
Sponsor:      Headwaters Chapter of the GPAA
Phone:        406-220-4403
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Event Description:    Headwaters GPAA is holding their annual Rick Radke Metal Detector Hunt at the Hopeless GPAA claim in Radersburg, MT.


Date:          May 17, 2020
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.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2020/21 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month


Date:          May 02, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Columbus, Ohio
Event:         Ohio Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211


Date:          May 12, 2020
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Huntington, Oregon
Event:         2020 Outing: Common Dig "Dirt Party"
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Blue Bucket Camp, Huntington, Oregon

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:          May 16, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     West Allis, Wisconsin
Event:         Midwest Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Wisconsin State Fair 640 S 84th St, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214


Date:          May 16, 2020
Event:         Eight Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2020 Desert Mayhem Weel #1
Sponsor:      The Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn
Phone:        888-465-3717
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332

Clash of Trommels Are you ready for some serious mining? The GPAA/LDMA Expeditions will take your prospecting skills to the next level. Space is extremely limited, so book early to lock in your spot.

Get hands on with some heavy-duty mining equipment. Heavy earth-moving equipment is brought out for these events to ensure that all participants are on the gold, and all the gold found is split up between the participants.

Click the link to read about past experiences at the GPAA/LDMA Expeditions.




Date:          May 16, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     West Allis, Wisconsin
Event:         Midwest Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      Greenbush Prospectors GPAA
Phone:        920-207-4092
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Event Description:    Held at Wisconsin State Fair, 640 S 84th St ,West Allis, WI 53214


Date:          May 23, 2020
Event:         Eight Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2020 Desert Mayhem Weel #2
Sponsor:      The Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn
Phone:        888-465-3717
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332

Clash of Trommels Are you ready for some serious mining? The GPAA/LDMA Expeditions will take your prospecting skills to the next level. Space is extremely limited, so book early to lock in your spot.

Get hands on with some heavy-duty mining equipment. Heavy earth-moving equipment is brought out for these events to ensure that all participants are on the gold, and all the gold found is split up between the participants.

Click the link to read about past experiences at the GPAA/LDMA Expeditions.




Date:          May 23, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Columbus, Georgia
Event:         Southeast Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Columbus, Georgia Convention & Trade Center 801 Front Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31901




FMDAC 2020/21 Civil War
Show & Event List


2020/21 Civil War
Shows by Month



Date:          May 1-31, 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:          May, 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:          May, 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:          May, 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:          May 1-31, 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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