Calendar of Events

May 2017
Event Date Location Sponsored By Details Contact
36th Annual Mayfest 2017 26 - 28 Stanwood, WA

 PTHC is hosting a Casino Royale Themed Treasured Hunts (kid friendly), this three day event will open up on Friday, the 26th of May for camping and registrations. Camping will be dry camping with limited power. Camping is $10.00 a night with funds going to the club to cover cost. No cash machines on site.  Held at Stanwood Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA.

Lora Hetzel
425-308-2255
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Southern Ontario Hunt 27 - 28 Stoney Creek, Ontario

Held at the Fifty Point Conservation Area in Stoney Creek Ontario. This is the 18th year for this event. All silver coins in the main hunts and hundreds of token prizes including Detectors and gold coins. There is camping on site and plenty of nearby motels. For more information contact Dave Mackenzie.

Dave MacKenzie
289-396-2966
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46th Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt 27 - 28 Tulsa, OK I.T.T.H.C. Inc.
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June 2017
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26th Annual Open Hunt 03 Shawsville, VA
Held at Camp Alta Mons, 2842 Crockett Springs Road, Shawsville, VA 24162.  One Day Event Includes 2 Coin Hunts and 1 Optional Silver Hunt.  Many Great Prizes including High-Quality Detectors, Assorted Gear and Cash.  Concessions Stand, Camping is available.
Marilyn Epperly
540-342-0153
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The 5th Annual Silver Seekers Open Treasure Hunt 10 - 11 New Stanton, PA

The 5th Annual Silver Seekers Open Treasure Hunt will be held at Fox Den Acres Campground, New Stanton PA. With three hunts each day and other fun activities for everyone.

Don Hayes
740-252-1322
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Idaho Outback Hunt 16 - 18 Athol, ID

This is our 45th annual hunt, held at Farragut State Park in beautiful North Idaho.  Events will include 5 planted hunts, a free potluck dinner, Bingo, Kid's hunts, a night hunt, and other activities.  Contact Sherry Bell or Clay Soliday 509-999-0692, cstreasure@centurytel.net.

Sherry Bell
208-660-1053
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43rd Annual Treasure Hunt 17 - 18 Hastings, NE

1 free and 7 paid entry hunts with 100% plus payback, gold and silver prizes for entrants. There will also be gold and silver raffles. Treasure Hunting suppliers, demonstrators and Flea markets are welcome. For more information contact Roy Richters 402-534-2019 or mail: P.O. Box 194, Utica, NE 68456.

Roy Richters
402-534-2019
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5th Annual Metal Detecting Hunt & BBQ/Potluck 24 Palmer, AK

 Held at Horse Heaven Farm, ‚Äč8300 Palmer Fishook Road, Palmer, Alaska 99645.total of 5 hunts, 1 for the kiddies, (ages 5-12), which runs all day long salted with prize tokens, match box cars and coins.  This years theme is The Gambler. Tokens affixed with playing cards denomination and suit from a deck of poker cards will be salted into the paddocks on each of the 4 hunts. Depending on which kind of hand you need, you have to build the best hand you can to win the big prizes with found prize tokens.  2 of our hunts will also be silver hunts with the second one having 2 gold coins salted into the paddock!   Tons of donated prizes will be awarded from Minelab, Garrett, Fisher, Tesoro, Whites, Teknetics, Metal Detector.com, just to mention a few. We expect to give out 1 detector in each hunt on top of all of the other goodies.   Lunch is on us if you bring a side dish for the potluck. Otherwise it is $5.

 
Douglas Cruthers
907-982-9188
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July 2017
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41st Annual Metal Detecting Hunt 15 Palmer, AK

The Alaska Treasure Seekers Society will be holding their 41st annual metal detecting hunt on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds, France Equestrian Center, 2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska.  We will be holding a 1-day hunt this year, having 4 hunts for adults.

Barb Verrier
907-248-6357
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RUSH TO THE ROCKIES 21 - 23 Black Hawk, CO

Space is limited.  This open hunt will be held at Pickle Gulch Campground in beautiful, historic Black Hawk, Colorado.  Two days and five spectacular hunts (Casino Hunt, Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills Hunt, Silver Streak Hunt with thousands of silver coins, Wild West Hunt, and Hi-Ho Silver, Away! Hunt).  There will also be a free, ages 12 and under kids hunt.  Guest speakers Sat. and Sun.  Check out our website at EurekaTHC.org and click on the Rush to the Rockies tab for details and entry form.

Linda Erickson
720-231-8080
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Southern Indiana Treasure Fest 2017 23 - 29 Vallonia, IN
Held at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. Camping Available.  This will be year nine of the seven day event .  Non-profit clubs and Metal Detecting related businesses.  Numerous Sponsors , Hundreds of prizes.  2016 -over 20 Metal Detectors, given away 100% of entries, goes back into the ground .  Location is just South of Brownstown, Indiana off of HWY 135. Seven days of Silver Hunts, Token Hunts , Beach Hunts , Kids Hunts.  Come and stay for the full seven days. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2017, after, a $10.00 per day fee is added.  For flyer/info contact Terry Rittenhouse,
765-857-2400, tlcorona@frontier.com
or Rick Trout
Rick Trout
574-848-9345
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27th Annual $ilver $hoot 29 Renton, WA

To be held on the property of "New Life Church" 15711 152nd Ave SE, Renton, WA.  A full day with 3 hunts and a BBQ lunch included. 1600+ silver coins in the hunts and over $8000 in clad coins.  Hundreds of special tokens for coins and prizes.  A gold coin in each hunt. Raffles galore with top prizes being a Treasure box full of silver and gold, a vintage $5 gold coin, metals detectors in each hunt as well as in the raffles.  See our website for an event flyer to register.

Mark Kulseth
206-730-2694
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21st Annual Open Hunt 29 - 30 Nekoosa, WI

21stl Annual Open Hunt and State Championship at Deer Trails Park Campground.  This Hunt is 100% plus payback, this includes all entry fees paid and all donated items.

Steven Miller
715-572-1845
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August 2017
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34th Annual Black Diamond Treasure Hunt 12 Tunkhannock, PA

Held at Lazy Brook Park, Rt. 6, Tunkhannock.  Go to our website to download a flyer or send a S.A.S.E. to BDTHC, P.O. Box 1523, Kingston, PA  18704.  You can also call George Walko, 570-287-3602 or Ron Denman 570-288-7787.

Byard A Derr
215-536-0796
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Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt 19 Orting, WA

The PSTHC annual hunt held at Orting Lion's Community Field, Orting, WA.

James R. Ratcliff, Sr.
360-556-3914
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September 2017
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47th Annual Club Hunt And Picnic 10 Berne, NY

Held at Berne Town Park, 1883 Helderberg Trail (Rt. 443), Berne, NY, 12023.  This is our 47thAnnual Club Hunt, sponsored by the Empire State Metal Detector Association. It will be held at the Berne NY Town Park.  Please join us rain or shine. There will be 1,200 coins planted, cash and prize tokens including the grand prize, a Treasure Chest filled with a great set of coins.  In total, we have over $5,500.00 in prizes.  There is a fee for the club hunt but the picnic is free to all members and families.  Please don’t forget to bring a dish to share at the picnic.  For more information visit the club website.

Tim Myers
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2nd Annual Fall Open Hunt 16 Knoxville, TN

Held at Nicholas Ball Park, 9715 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Rodney Harness
865-567-3550
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Silver Frenzy IV Open Hunt 16 Annapolis, MD

Open hunt held at Sandy Point State Park.

Tim Streaker
443-794-9762
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41st Annual Open Hunt 17 Lathrop, MO Terry Theiss
913-645-3827
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Treasure 2017 Open Hunt 17 Annapolis, MD

Open hunt held at Sandy Point State Park.

Gary Pennington
443-794-9762
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19th Annual International Hunt 23 - 24 Java Center, NY

Held at Beaver Meadows Family Campgrounds, 1455 Beaver Meadows Rd, Java Center, NY 14082.  DETECTORS, GOLD COINS, SILVER COINS and other prizes too numerous to mention, Events held both days to benefit Cancer / Hospice Care.  This years event will again promote the hobby of metal detecting and raise funds for Cancer / Hospice Care.

John Howard
(585) 663-7368
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Southeast Treasure Hunters 10th Annual Open Hunt 30 Gadsden, AL

It is a seeded hunt with coins, relics and tokens for prizes. The hunt is open to all metal detector enthusiast.  Prizes will include silver rounds, silver dollars, various coins, silver coins in the field, as well as tokens to redeem for prizes. Lunch will be provided. Family and guest are welcome, but only paid participants may hunt.  Held at Alabama Prospecting Supply, 789 Brentwood Drive, Gadsden, AL 35091.

Joe Box (Hunt Master)
205-451-7693
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October 2017
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44th Annual Deep South Treasure Hunt 07 Cullman, AL

Held at Smith Lake Park, 416 County Road 385, Cullman, AL 35057. Hunts will include, Silver Bonanza, Dollar Bill Hunt, Relic Hunt, Main Hunt, and for between hunts, the Hula Hoop Hunt. There will be raffles between hunts, also. The Hunt flyer, including pricing, and a map can be obtained online at www.wbtha.com. For more information please call David Scales 205-529-8955 (email) Ds5584@aol.com; or Joe Box 205-451-7693 (email) ulozifind@windstream.net; or Lawrence McKelvey 205-283-0099 (email) lmckelvey1329@charter.net.

David Scales
205-529-8955
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John Govoni Memorial Hunt 07 Milton, MA

Rain or Shine.  2 Separate Hunts, Hunt one or both.  Held at Houghton's Pond, 840 Hillside Rd, Off Route 128, exit 3.  Prizes include metal detectors, cash, silver and coins, gift certificates and more... Last years prize value was over $3,000.

Sandi Gilardi
781-424-7472
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Gem-O-Rama 2017 14 - 15 Trona, CA

The 76th annual will be held at the Lapidary and Show Building, 13337 Main St, Trona, CA, starting at 7:30 am.  Indoor show features 20+ gem and mineral dealers and 50+ displays.  Three different field trips to collect saline minerals.  Last year, over 3,700 people went on field trips!

Bonnie Fairchild
760-372-5356
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43rd Annual Open Hunt 28 Irving, TX

Held at Mountain Creek Preserve at the corner of Nursery & Hunter Ferrell Rd.  Last year we awarded 18 metal detectors, 35 gold coins, 3,759 silver coins seeded. Rain or Shine, one busy day!

Robert Jordan
972-839-6647
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2017 Gathering/Autumn Civil War Show 28 - 29 Gettysburg, PA

The Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs announces our 2017 Gathering that will take place again in historic Gettysburg, PA. Location of one of the most well known Civil War battles. Join us on Oct 28 and 29 in conjunction with the autumn Civil War Show. We will have a table set up at the show and the Saturday and Sunday hunts will take place on the grounds outside of the show hall at the AllStar events center.  Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield. See Little Round Top, Devils Den, and Picketts Charge. In the evening take one of the many ghosttours if you dare.Saturdays hunt is open but Sundays is for members only. For a flyer go to FMDAC.org or contact Treasurer John Howard at 585-663-7368  jwhoward@rochester.rr.com   or  VP Ed Burke at  570-310-1530 potogold47@gmail.com

 

John Howard
585-663-7368
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November 2017
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2017 Veterans Day Open Hunt 11 Round Rock, TX

The Austin Metal Detecting Club will host a Veterans Day Open Hunt at Old Settler’s RV Park (3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd) in Round Rock, Texas.  The event will include three hunts, including two silver hunts.  Tokens will be planted for silver dollars and other prizes.  In addition, the Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs (TAMDC) is sponsoring a hunt that same afternoon on site.  For hunt flyer and more information, see Austin Metal Detecting Club website.

Jim Lawhon
(512) 632-3139
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