Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) started it all 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."
The Quartzsite Improvement Association is entirely staffed and run by volunteers. Some live in Quartzite all year, while many return from any part of North America for the "Winter Season".
There is an elected Board of Directors that reports to the Membership once a month, during the winter season. Our custodial group of volunteers literally keep the doors open!! They are in charge of being sure the building is open for the various meetings, classes, dances, etc. Then, they also make sure to stay late and close the doors for the night and clean up after a meeting, dance, etc. so the building is all set for the next day or event.
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 Admission, Free Parking and great low-cost meals available to all.
The Gold Show held at the QIA displays prospecting, panning, detectors and the La Paz Co Search & Rescue Team. This incredible show is hosted by Nature's Nuggets, Miner's Depot, QIA and Quartzsite Metal Detector Club.
Richard and Dick, from Nature's Nuggets have been working on organizing this great event for months and it was really exciting to see all the Vendors and visitors come out for this show.
The show will be having lots of fun events too! Panning contents, "detecting" contests and some great speakers and special presentations during the show each day.
|Crafting||Monday & Thursday|
|Craft Fair||Each 1st Saturday|
Every Wednesday night except 1st wednesday night
Every Saturday Night
Every1st & 3rd Thurdsday - Desert
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday - Gospel
|Line Dancing||Every day except Friday|
|November||17||Celia's Garden Spagehetti Dinner|
|December||5||Soup & Chowder Festival|
|29||Rock Club Musical|
|31||New Year's Eve Dance|
|9||New Christy Minstrels (2 shows)|
|26||Belinda Gail Show|
|30||Paul Winer (2 Shows)|
|16||Bernie & Red|
|March||1||Rock Club Musical|
|5||Grand Gathering - Dave & Vickie|
|8||Freddie & Shiela|
Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center
1240 W. Main Street,
PO Box 640
Quartzsite, Arizona. 85346
PHONE: (928) 927-5200
EMAIL: CLICK HERE
© Copyright 2015-2020 Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Web designed and maintained by
Blue Moose Design Services, Bouse AZ
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -
Including but not limited to content, design, graphics & photos.