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!

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Metal Detecting Events from Other Websites

Kellyco 2020 -21 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

Minelab 2020 -21 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

TAMDC - Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs 2020 -21 Upcoming Events Web Link

Western and Eastern 2020 -21 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2020/21 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by

Date:          November 06, 2020
Event:         Three Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2020 Detector Hunt at Stanton
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
Event Description:    Held at LDMA Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332

Get ready to get swing it, have a ton of fun, and git some GOODIES and GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Swing Dancing Detector Hunt is just around the twist. Swing Dance Participants will be hunting for targets, coins, and prizes. Get your groove on and Digger may enhance your gold-waltz

Have you ever danced in the dirt before? Are you unsure that your partner will be there in tune with your every move? Swing to the left, swing to the right, listening with anticipation. At that precise moment, you dip your partner down low to the ground, look deep (not really) into the dirt, and uncover a beautiful target!

It is more than just Swinging a Detector in the Dirt. . . . you will meet people from all over the country, that love the thrill of what they can unearth when they hear mineral tones fill their headphones. This will be a good time for all … even the kids too!

There are multiple hunts scheduled throughout the morning. The hunts are for everybody … brand new to detecting, the pro, and even kids will have their own special hunt for treasures and learning center.

Swing Dancing Party participants will swing their detectors in the quest of hunting for all types of coins, silver, tokens and more. You may just swagger away with a new metal detector, gold, detector accessories, coins, silver, gold or a rusted out tin can....(which may have a secret prize to later be revealed).

Date:          November 14, 2020
Event:         One Day
Location:     Lodwick, Texas
Event:         Ghost Town Hunt
Sponsor:      Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs hosting a TAMDC “Members Only”
Event Description:    Hunt Site Location LODWICK, TEXAS Farm Road 1968 (Marion County)14 Miles West of Jefferson, Texas

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2020/21 Gold
Prospecting Shows by

Date:          November 02, 2021
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Duisenburg, California
Event:         2021 Diggers Dirt Party at Duisenburg
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        888-465-3717
Event Description:    **When signing up for this Dirt Party, please provide a valid phone number and email address so we can verify your registration.

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:          November 1-30, 2021
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Military Trader Show Calendar
Owner:        Military Trader
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:          November, 2021
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         MK Shows Upcoming Civil War & Militaria Shows
Owner:        MK Shows
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:          November, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Civil War Collector Show Calendar
Owner:        Confederate Planet
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:          November, 2021
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Union Drummer Boy will be attending the following shows and events
Owner:        The Union Drummer Boy
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:          November 1-30, 2020
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         North-South Skirmish schedule
Owner:        North-South Skirmish Assn
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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