What Types of Items Can Be Found at Quartzsite Flea Market in Arizona?


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The Quartzsite flea market, an annual event taking place in Quartzsite, Arizona, in January and February, features rocks, gems and minerals, but buyers can also find antiques, furniture and clothing, among many other items. A sprawling event, the market temporarily swells the population of this otherwise small desert town.

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What Types of Items Can Be Found at Quartzsite Flea Market in Arizona?
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With more than 2,000 vendors who arrive in RVs to set up shop and stay through the months of January and February, Quartzsite is a major flea market attracting up to a million visitors. Described as a "Rockhound's Paradise," it predominantly features vendors of gems, minerals and fossils. During the last two weeks of January, organizers set up a central tent focusing on the rock trade. However, buyers can find every type of flea market vendor at Quartzsite. Visitors describe "rummage sales galore," with everything from buckets of RV parts to nomadic crafts booths.

Since Quartzsite is sometimes billed as the largest RV gathering in the world, RV services and upgrades are also widely available at the event. Visitors get excited about "boondocking," or parking their vehicles and socializing with other RV owners. The climate stays relatively mild in this Arizona desert locale in mid-winter, making it an ideal place and time for this massive flea market and social event.

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