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The POWWOW Show is held in January
and is our biggest and greatest
event for the QIA.

This annual Show has vendors coming from all over the world. We have over 520 vendor display areas inside & outside the building in our huge parking lot area. There are 50+ Showcases on display inside the building of beautiful gems, minerals and jewelry. Our Hobby Room, just off the Main Hall features displays of other hobbies such as beading, quilting, painting, wire wrap and so much more.

All the merchandise displayed by vendors must be 75% gem, mineral or jewelry related. All our visitors over the years love that we insist on a 75% ratio because they know coming to this show it is all about rocks, minerals and gems!

We offer Free Admission and Free Parking with 2 Shuttle Buses running all day to help get people from their cars to the Vendors. We will also be providing 2 ATM's on-site - in the cafeteria area.

Another great service we provide is 3 home style meals are available so you don't have to waste any "Shopping Time" leaving the show area. If you really need a quick lunch, we even have special Sandwich "To Go Windows" for that quick meal - especially for the Vendors!


Be sure to have an Arizona Sales Tax ID# and a Quartzsite Vendor Permit.

You MUST have an Arizona Sales Tax Permit BEFORE COMING to Quartzsite. You will NOT get a Quartzsite Vendor Permit without it!!!

If you haven't obtained the Quartzsite Permit before the show, the city provides a desk at the registration area for Vendors to obtain their permit right at the QIA.

Save yourself lots of Registration time by getting both BEFORE you arrive here.

Vendor Setup is 14 & 15, 2019
MUST be Completed BEFORE Opening Day

The 2019 QIA POW WOW
will be held at the QIA
Jan 16, 2019 thru Jan 20, 2019

Please BOOK for the 2019 Show
through our direct email!

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Reserve your spot early

POWWOW Floorplan

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POWWOW Road Trips

Each year field trips to various locations, (mileages and difficulty levels) are sponsored by the Quartzsite Road-runner Gem & Mineral Club. Any questions you have that are not answered here can be answered by club members at their Pow Wow Booths numbered 325, 344 ad 345.

There are two daily trips. Each to a different location.

For more information on Field trips CLICK HERE


We are very excited about hosting our 2019 Show and hope you can make the trip to see all the wonderful items our Vendors bring from all around the world.

This is our biggest fund raiser and really helps us and our community.

Photo Galleries

2017 POW WOW

2016 POW WOW

Volunteer Staff

The POWWOW takes some 300 volunteers to keep it running smoothly - (kitchen help, servers, security, parking attendants, etc!)

Before the actual opening of the Annual Quartzsite Improvement Association Gem & Mineral Show, we have a gathering of all the wonderful volunteers. They all met in the cafeteria to go over their assignments and be sure everyone is ready!

Sandy K runs the POWWOW Show - Not an easy task considering all the pressure and details that need to be constantly worked out. Sandy is really working hard to be sure everyone and everything is all taken care of for the big event!

Our special "Kudos" to Sandy K for being there for the QIA (literally too - the hours are a lot - especially for a volunteer!!!)

CLICK HERE to view Volunteers Photo Gallery



Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) - 235 E. Ironwood St ~ PO Box 881 ~ Quartzsite, AZ 85346

Regular Email (Non-Powwow) :  Info@QIAArizona.org     Tel: 928-927-6325

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