The Quartzsite flea market is a very popular attraction, drawing nearly a million visitors each year during the months of January and February. It is the largest market of its kind in the United States and one of the largest in the world, as of 2015.
The market has over 2,000 vendors spread across two miles of desert. It is well-known for its selection of rocks, minerals, gems and fossils, but antique furniture, cars, food and clothing are also available. Many budding entrepreneurs come to the market to share and promote their newest ideas. Quartzsite is a popular destination for travelers in RVs and travel trailers, and the market area is populated with thousands of these in the first months of the year.