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The Quartzsite area is famous for huge flea markets, RV Shows and gatherings. It's hard to believe, unless you have seen it! But according to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in RV’s, converge on this sleepy little desert town, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10. Today we have over 10 themed shows with a variety of venders that attract over 1 million visitors each winter. Some stay for a few days, others a few months! This phenomenon started over 40 years ago and is now billed as The Largest Gathering Of RVers in the World”...

 

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation
& RV Show (Big Tent)

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The inaugural Quartzsite RV Show opened on January 28th, 1984 with just 60 exh of Commerce & Tourismibitors and a small tent, the "new show in town" was still very popular since the majority of the people in Quartzsite we're RVers. In 1987 the show, now re-named The Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show, moved up the street to the Quartzsite Trailer Park which was situated directly across from the major attraction in town. For the next several years the show enjoyed a tremendous run and huge crowds. By 1997 the "BIG TENT" as the show had become known by almost eneryone moved to a new 20 acre facility, and it's current home, a former dry campground.

Just like, "back in the old days", when the RV Show was situated across from the Quartzsite Pow Wow, the Quartzsite RV Show and Tyson Wells now share in the huge amount of traffic that each show attracts.
Visit the Shows website ... CLICK HERE

Desert Gardens International
Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Desert Gardens International Rock, Gem and Mineral Show  is The longest running show (Jan 1- Feb 28 every year)  with more rock, gem and mineral dealers on site then anywhere else in the United States. Ninety-eight percent of vendors sell, only those categories  relating  to material, equipment or finished product dealing with rocks, gems, or minerals. All vendors must stock goods which are 97% rock, gem or mineral related. Vender's come from all over the world which makes it truly an International show. 

QUARTZSITE 2015-2016
SHOW DATES

Tyson Wells Market Centre
Oct - March

Hi Ali Swap Meet
Oct1 - Feb 28

Greaswood Park & Sell
Nov 1 - Feb 28

Quartzsite Show Grounds
Nov 1 - Feb 28

The Main Event
Nov 1 - Feb 28

Quartzsite Market Place
Nov 1 - Feb 28

Desert Gardens Show Grounds
Jan 1 - Feb 28

Prospector's Panorama
Dec 1- Feb 28

Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show
Jan 1 -10

Tyson Wells Sell-a-Rama
Jan 15 - 24

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation
& RV Show (Big Tent)
Jan 16 - 24

50th Annual QIA POW WOW
Gem & Mineral Show
Jan 20 -24

Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Show
Jan 29 - Feb 7

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Quartzsite Improvement Association

Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) started it all 39 years ago, in 1967 with the first "POW WOW" rock & gem show (now our biggest show on the QIA Calendar, helping to build Quartzsite to it's status of "World Famous Rock & Gem shows."

Our POWWOW Show is an annual Rock and Gem Show with Minerals as well. This annual Show has vendors coming from all over the world. We have over 520 vendor display areas inside & outside the building in our huge parking lot area. There are 50+ Showcases on display inside the building of beautiful gems, minerals and jewelry. Our Hobby Room, just off the Main Hall features displays of other hobbies such as beading, quilting, painting, wire wrap and so much more. Its  Free AdmissionFree Parking and great low-cost meals available to all.

... CLICK HERE for more information

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Quartzsite, AZ home of the world's largest flea market and known too many as the world's largest parking lot is again on the Map with the Re-Birth of the World Famous MAIN EVENT Showplace. Howard & Marilyn Armstrong began promoting the MAIN EVENT in the 1960's growing to 125 acres of Show's, Events and 800 Vendors. Vendors were represented from all 50 states and many from other countries. Recently the MAIN EVENT Showplace was sold by a developer to a local promoter with a focus again as the Nation's largest Swap Meet and most Popular OHV destination in the country.
... CLICK HERE for a full List of events

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TYSON WELLS

Tyson Wells Enterprises in Quartzsite, Arizona was founded by Lloyd & Lavoun Dyer in 1977. It began with an open lot which a R.V. Park was developed and the Sell-A-Rama Show started in 1978. Soon Tyson Wells became World known as a leading Rock & Gem Show in the United States. During the winter season Tyson Wells Market Centre has much to offer with the 3 shows in January & February.
... CLICK HERE for a full list of Events

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