Organizers hold the Turlock Swap Meet once per year during the last full weekend of January at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, California, as of 2015. The Modesto Area A's, a chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America, sponsors the event.
The first Turlock Swap Meet was held in 1965 in Modesto, California, and due to its size moved to its current location in 1966. People who restore, collect and have an interest in antique and classic cars are the target audience for the event. People who want to sell their cars can purchase spaces at the swap meet on a first-come, first-served basis, as there are no reserved spots.