Win a Gold Coin in our Treasure Hunt!
If you wish to metal detect and have a Detector, bring it. There will be at least a couple of metal detectors available on loan. Someone will give you instructions on their use if needed.
Coins will be buried on the site of the “Old Stamp Mill; Older, Silver Quarters, Mercury Dimes , Kennedy and walking Liberty Half dollars and wheat pennies.
There will be a special prize for the person who finds coins with the highest face amount value.
Special Proof Silver coins will also be buried; Kennedy half dollars, Washington Quarters, Roosevelt Dimes and Lincoln pennies will also be buried. They will be easily identifiable by their beautiful shiny luster and there will be a red X on the package. Each of these newer proof coins will count as 2 finds. So, if you find any coin with The red X, you get credit for 2 of the denomination.
If you find a coin, it belongs to you.There will be 2 prizes.
- 1905-S $5. Gold coin awarded to the person finding the most Face amount value.
- A $2.50 Gold Indian Head gold coin awarded to the person who finds the least Face amount.
In case of a tie, a coin toss will determine the prize winners.
The gold rush history is still very prevalent in NC and the southwest US. Why not do yourself and family a little favor and go to this historical place and learn more about our regional history while having a wonderful time
Exhibitor InformationApplications are now being accepted from local crafters and vendors who would like to be a part of the 15th Annual Official NC Gold Festival!
Set-up begins at noon on Thursday for those needing extra time. Set-up on Friday morning will begin at 7:00 a.m. or earlier by advance request. Set-up time and space requirements will determine the location of the booth. Take down: As a courtesy to all vendors/exhibitors, booths are to remain in place until the end of the Festival at 6:00pm on Saturday.
12 x 12 booth space from only $50!