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The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

February 8, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 9. So many Grands and Great-Grands are expected, organizers hope to set a new world record. The Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) and Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) are spearheading plans for special events for […]

The World’s Largest Parking Lot

The World’s Largest Parking Lot

January 8, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Every winter, hundreds of thousands of snowbirds with RVs descend on the tiny desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona. For a few months, this dusty little place on I-10 morphs into what National Geographic calls The World’s Largest Parking Lot. Quartzsite is famous for its seasonal swap meets, huge flea market, rock and gem shows, the […]

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

October 13, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

September 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

What is Quartzsite? Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply. Fort Tyson soon became a stopover on the Ehrenburg-to-Prescott stagecoach route. It had become known as Tyson’s Wells […]