It’s time to think about planning your club’s 2021/22 open metal detecting competition hunts & gold prospecting shows & events. Once your hunts, shows, and event is defined and setup the next step is to get your event’s information out to the metal detecting & gold prospecting community.

I would like to suggest that one of the places to advertize your hunt, show and event is with To advertize your events at MDHTALK does not cost you anything but a little of your time to email the event information to the website.

The benefits your club’s hunt, show & event gets by advertizing on MDHTALK are:
1st Your hunt, show and event information is put into a searchable database.
2nd The website user or visitor can search the database two different ways.
 A) The site user can search for events by month.
 B) The site user can search for events by state.

3rd Your event will be noted in the monthly MDHTALK news brief.
4th The MDHTALK website gets over 900 to 1000 visitors & viewers a day.

There are two ways to provide your events information to MDHTALK. First just select the Contact US Tab in the upper right hand side of the screen on any website page. Select either:
1st) Email MDHTALK Tab
2nd) Select the Provide Event Information Tab

The information required is listed below.
  • Sponsor cub’s name
  • Event name
  • Event start date with number of event days
  • Location of the event
  • Contact information: email address and or phone number
  • Website link if one is available
  • As much information about the event you want to share with detecting & prospecting community.
  • You can also email a copy of your event’s .pdf file and it will be posted for download by viewers.
So give listing your Club's hunt, show and event with MDHTALK some serious consideration there are many benefits.

Web-Links to Other Hobby Related Show Calendars

Check out your event before going it may

have been canceled or postponed.

Metal Detecting Events from other Websites

Kellyco 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

Minelab 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

TAMDC - Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs 2021-22 Upcoming Events Web Link

Western and Eastern 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

MDHTALK Metal Detecting Competition Hunt List

2021/22  Metal Detecting Competition Hunts

Date:          October 09, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Cullman, Alabama
Event:         2021 Deep South Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      WBTHA-Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Assn
Phone:        205-529-8955
Event Description:    This is our 48th Annual Hunt, and is held rain or shine. The hunt is set for Saturday October 9, 2021 at Smith Lake Park near Cullman, AL, 45 miles north of Birmingham and west of I-65. Registration will open will be from 7:00 AM until 7:45 AM. The first hunt will be held at 8:00 AM. For a registration form, list of hunts and times, map and hunt fees visit our webpage at

If there are any questions they can be directed to:

President, David Scales (205)529-8955,;
Treasurer, Joe Box (205)451-7693,;
Secretary, Lawrence McKelvey (205)283-0099,

Date:          October 09, 2021  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Chazy, New York
Event:         DIGSTOCK
Sponsor:      Adirondack Detecting
Event Description:    DIGSTOCK 2021 will feature 3 days of natural detecting, bottle digging, and magnet fishing on a historic property where colonial, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 relics have been recovered, an extremely large-seeded hunt, manufacturers support, vendors of metal detecting machines and accessories, local food, entertainment, and a festival-like atmosphere. This will be a family-friendly event, where detectorists and people of all ages and skill levels will feel welcome. The first biennial DIGSTOCK will take place on the weekend of October 9-11, 2021. This event will feature well over 1000+ acres of property to detect. Full weekend tickets will be $145 plus fees.

Date:          October 16, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Garland, Texas
Event:         46th Annual Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Lone Star Treasure Club
Phone:        972-839-6647
Event Description:    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021

8:15-9:15 REGISTRATION 12:30-12:45 FUNDRAISER HUNT by “Bad Andy”
9:30-10:00 DOLLAR HUNT 1:00-2:00 CAKE AUCTION
10:15-10:45 GOLD HUNT 2:00-2:45 MAIN HUNT
11:30-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-12:45 FUNDRAISER HUNT by “Bad Andy”
1:00-2:00 CAKE AUCTION
2:00-2:45 MAIN HUNT

Date:          October 30, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Seaside, New Jersey
Event:         Halloween Beach Hunt 21
Sponsor:      Xclub East Coast Treasure Hunters
Phone:        732-551-9238
Event Description:    Come by the Jersey Shore for a few hours of fresh air and some fun hunting.

-The Golddigger Metal Detectors
-Treasure Hunting Outfitters
-Team Lynch Beach Metal Detectorists
-Western and Eastern Treasures
-Steve’s Detector Rods
-Dan’s Lanyards
-American Digger Magazine

Call or email to register.
Mail in fee by August 15th $25
At door registration $45
10:00 AM Refresh Hunt
11:00 AM Second Hunt
12:00 Lunch voucher included
Happy Hunting, hope you can make it.

MDHTALK Gold Prospecting Shows List

2021/22 Gold Prospecting Shows

Date:          October 19, 2021  Event:  (Five Days)
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2021 Diggers Dirk Party at Stanton
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        888-465-3717
Event Flyer:
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.