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

Submit your Hunts and Events here: Email Us. 




September

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
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Date:          September 01, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Chaffee, NewYork
Event:         FMDAC NORTHERN CHAPTER OPEN HUNT
Sponsor:      FMDAC NORTHERN CHAPTER
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Event Description:    Held at Earls Country Park behind the former Earls Restaurant (across from Pioneer Motorsport)12139 Olean Road (Rt. 16) Chaffee, NY 14030. Free on Site Camping Available, No hook ups or dump station on grounds, self-contained units or tents. Local Motels near hunt site. Coffee, Donuts, Water and Soft Drinks Available at the Hunt Site both days. You do not need to be a member of the FMDAC to participate but do stop by our booth for more information.

We encourage you to bring a display of your best finds. This is the time to meet follow dectorists, share stories and show off your finds.

After the main hunt on Saturday, you will have the opportunity to earn your FMDAC proper digging certificate.

Registrations received before August 17th will be included in an early bird drawing.

All Entry Fees will be planted All fees must be paid in American monies only


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Event:         10th Annual Treasures in the Sand Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Okanagan Treasure Hunters
Phone:        250-497-8595
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Event Description:    Held at Sudbury Beach. Friday is a Fun Hunt in the dark and on Saturday they will have three hunts. There will also be a special hunt with many prizes ¬silver, detectors, pin pointers - and a fantastic Silent Auction.


Date:          September 08, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Berne, New York
Event:         48th Annual Club Hunt and Picnic
Sponsor:      Empire State Metal Detector Association
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Event Description:    Held at Berne Town Park, 1883 Helderberg Trail (Rt. 443). Join us rain or shine, 1,100 coins planted, 64 token prizes including a Treasure Chest. In total, we'll have over $7,000 in prizes. There's a fee for the club hunt but the picnic is free to members and families. Bring a dish to share at the picnic, hope to see you there!


Date:          September 15, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Burford, Oxfordshire, England
Event:         Detectival UK Rally 2018
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Event Description:    The site we will be searching for Detectival 2018 is located close to the Medieval Market towns of Burford & Charlbury on the Edge of the beautiful and historic Cotswolds.


Date:          September 15, 2018  Event: One day
Location:     Taunton, Massachusetts
Event:         New England Treasure Show
Sponsor:      Silver City Treasure Seekers
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Date:          September 15, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Bremerton, Washington
Event:         2018 MDAW Membership Picnic Hunt
Sponsor:      MDAW-Metal Detecting Assn of Washington
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Event Description:    Held at Jarsted Park 4230 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton, WA


Date:          September 15, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Lovelock, Nevada
Event:         2018 Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
Sponsor:      Reno Prospecting & Detecting Club, GPAA of Northern NV
Phone:        775-842-7244
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Event Description:    This years Fifth Annual Nugget Shoot will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Rye Patch Reservoir State Park in Northern Nevada. This hunt will be put on with the GPAA of Northern Nevada and the Reno Prospecting and Detector Club, with Major help from Rye Patch State Park and the much appreciated sponsors. (Please consider being a sponsor of this event. No donation is too small!) This is the worlds largest FREE ADMISSION Metal Detector hunt. This hunt will be held on 100 acres of State Park Land (entrance to the State Park is a discounted $5.00 for day use fee per vehicle). Camping is also available for $12.00 per day (NV Resident) or $14.00 per day (non Nevada Resident). This fee is payable to the State Park.


Date:          September 16, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Lathrop, Missouri
Event:         42th Annual Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Mo-Kan Search and Recovery Club
Phone:        816-809-6794
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Event Description:    1 day event, rain or shine, 4 hunts, all fees go in the ground or for prizes. Last year had a total of sixteen 2 peso gold, 8 detectors and 3200 silver dimes in the Main Hunt. Visit our club website to download the hunt flyer.


Date:          September 22, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Java Center, New York
Event:         20th Annual International Hunt
Sponsor:      Genesee Valley Treasure Seekers
Phone:        585-663-7368
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Held at JAVA CENTER, NEW YORK Beaver Meadow Family Campgrounds, 1455 Beaver Meadows Rd, Java Center, NY 14082


Date:          September 29, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Jones Beach Field 6, New York
Event:         Super Fall Hunt
Sponsor:      Atlantic Treasure Club
Phone:        516-785-6971
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Event Description:    This year the fall hunt is going to be a BIG one. The spring and fall hunt have been combined into one. Held at Jones beach Field 6 on September 29th at 8AM. This hunt promises to be one of the biggest in Atlantic Treasure Clubs History.
Incredible prizes, including metal detectors silver coins and much more!
This is the one club event everyone looks forward to and should not be missed


Date:          September 29, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Knoxville, Tennessee
Event:         3rd Annual Fall Open Hunt
Sponsor:      East Tennessee Relic & Coin Hunter Club
Phone:        865-567-3550
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Event Description:    Held at Nicholas Ball Park, rain or shine. 100% payback minus expenses. Tokens, silver/gold coins, silver rounds, raffles for rounds, 50/50, and a metal detector! Gold only hunt Sunday. Limit 100 entries


Date:          September 29, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Bremerton, Washington
Event:         By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hunt
Sponsor:      Olympic Peninsula Treasure Hunters
Phone:        360-275-6123
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Event Description:    Held at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd. Top prizes $10 Gold Eagle and Treasure Chest full of surprises. Everyone wins with a spin on the Treasure wheel.


Date:          September 29, 208  Event: One Day
Location:     Annapolis, Maryland
Event:         Silver Frenzy V Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Maryland Artifact Recovery Society (MARS)
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Event Description:    Will be held on the beaches of Sandy Point State Park.


Date:          September 30, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Annapolis, Maryland
Event:         Open Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Maryland Free-State Treasure Club
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Event Description:    Will be held on the beaches of Sandy Point State Park.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2018/19 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
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Date:          September 01, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Foresthill, California
Event:         California State & US National Gold Panning Championships
Sponsor:      Motherlode Goldhounds
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Date:          September 26, 2018  Event: Five Days
Location:     Burnt River, Oregon
Event:         2018 September Burnt River Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    LDMA Burnt River Camp, Burnt River, OR




FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List


2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          September 19, 2018  Event:  (Five Days)
Location:     Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Event:         The MAX Show
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Event Description:    Held at Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd


Date:          September 29, 2018  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Wheaton, Illinois
Event:         National Civil War Collectors Fall Show & Sale
Sponsor:      Zurko Promotions
Phone:        715-526-9769
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Event Description:    Held at DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton, IL 60189

FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month




Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         1st PA Artillery
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MA


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Maybee, Michigan
Event:         Bat C 1st MI Light Arty
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - NW


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Thee Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Fall Potomac Regional
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - PT


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Old Dominion Dragoons
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Dansville, New York
Event:         149th New York Vol Inf
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Northeast Region


Date:          September 07, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Batesville, Indiana
Event:         19th Indiana
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MW


Date:          September 08, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Hopkinton,, Massachusetts
Event:         4th Virginia
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region


Date:          September 14, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville, North Carolina
Event:         Palmetto Guard
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Carolina Region


Date:          September 15, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Bristol, Wisconsin
Event:         15th Wisconsin & 114th Illinois
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Western Region


Date:          September 21, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Centerburg, Ohio
Event:         2nd OVI & 7th OVI
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - MW


Date:          September 21, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Tidewater Fall Regionals
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          September 22, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Reading, Massachusetts
Event:         34th Virginia Cavalry
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region




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