Monday, September 25, 2023


Here’s the Quartzsite show calendar — so far


By Russ and Tiña De Maris

With Labor Day behind us, the snowbirds are beginning to shiver in their skivvies and plan for their winter travels. While this is not a complete list, already many of the big Quartzsite happenings are posting up their dates. Here’s a partial calendar of activities – and remember, if you’re a boondocker, September 15 marked the opening of the winter season on Bureau of Land Management Long Term Visitor Areas.

R&T De Maris photos

Why not make your own plans to get away from the cold country – before you get snowed in?

October 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Tyson Wells Market Center Swap Meet

October 31, 2016 – March 1, 2017
Quartzsite Market Place Street Fair

November 1, 2016 – April 1, 2017
Rice Ranch “Yawl Come” Show

November 2016 – April, 2017
Grease Wood Swap Meet

1st Sunday December thru March
Off-Road Swap Meet – QIA, 9 am – 1 pm

January 1 – February 28, 2017
Desert Gardens Int’l Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

January 2 – January 15, 2017
Prospectors Panorama

January 6 – January 15, 2017
Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 18 – 22, 2017
51st Annual QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show

January 20 – 29, 2017
Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama

January 21 – 29, 2017
Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show (The Big Tent)

February 3 – 12, 2017
Tyson Wells Art & Craft Show

Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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