Events

Gold Shows:

The GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows is the largest gold prospecting and treasure hunting trade shows across the country. A place for family and friends, old and new to visit with dozens of leading worldwide manufacturers and local vendors and see the latest and greatest in prospecting equipment and techniques..

Metal detecting, outdoor supplies and much more over, the GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows appeal to all outdoor and recreational enthusiasts. Pick up a pan for the first time or hone your skills at the Panning Zone, where we have skilled instructors to help you recover all the gold you can find and keep, for free.

Stay for our Seminar Series where you’ll learn tips and tricks from top industry professionals and shorten your learning curve by decades.

Of course at the end of the day there is the Major Prize Raffle, where tens of thousands of dollars in prizes are given away at each show. Whether you’re a family with kids or solo enthusiast, the GPAA Gold & Treasure Show is your one stop shop for all your treasure hunting needs!

FEB
16
Pomona, CA
Pomona Fairplex
 
FEB
29
Albuquerque, NM
EXPO New Mexico
 
MAR
7
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona State Fair
 
MAR
14
Sacramento, CA
McClellan Conference Center
 
MAR
21
Ridgefield, WA
Clark County Fairgrounds
 
APR
4
Butte, MT
Butte Civic Center
 
APR
18
Rapid City, SD
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
 
APR
25
Concord, NC
Cabarrus Arena
 
MAY
2
Columbus, OH
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
 
MAY
16
West Allis, WI
Wisconsin State Fair
 
MAY
23
Columbus, GA
Columbus, Georgia Convention & Trade Center

 

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GPAA/LDMA Dirt Parties:

What is a “Digger’s Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig?”

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!

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 camp campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

The GPAA-LDMA National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Digs are 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!

For more information call 800-551-9707

Or visit www.lostdutchmans.com/collections/gpaa-ldma-dirt-parties for tickets.

MAR
24-29
 
APR
14-19
 
APR
28-3
 
MAY
12-17
 
JUN
9-14
 
AUG
11-16
 
AUG
25-30
 
SEP
8-13
 
SEP
22-27
 
OCT
6-11
 
OCT
20-25

 

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Gold Expeditions:

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.

In the Dirt: Clash of the Trommels

Call for more details: 1-800-551-9707

Or visit www.lostdutchmans.com/collections/expeditions for tickets.

MAY
16-23
Desert Mayhem Week 1 - Stanton, AZ
 
MAY
23-30
Desert Mayhem Week 2 - Stanton, AZ
 
JUN
13-20
Clash of the Trommels Week 1 - Burnt River, OR
 
JUN
20-27
Clash of the Trommels Week 2 - Burnt River, OR

 


GPAA/LDMA Detector Hunts:

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).

Call for more details: 1-800-551-9707

Or visit www.lostdutchmans.com/collections/gpaa-ldma-detector-hunts for tickets. 

APR
10-12
 
JUL
10-12
 
AUG
21-23
 
NOV
6-8