ABOUT THE PRESCOTT ANTIQUE SHOW & VINTAGE MARKET
In the late 1980s, a Prescott antique store owner had an idea: hold an antique show on the historic downtown Prescott Courthouse Square! The event she conceived became known as "Antiques on the Square". It had been around long enough to have created its own history and had become one of Arizona's most popular antique destinations. Not only did people come for this particular show, they also came for the many antique shopping opportunities available in "Arizona's Antique Capital".
The show had several different sponsors over the years but about 2006 a local chapter of the Questers (Thumb Butte) had the opportunity to take it over. The Questers is a non-profit organization dedicated to Preservation and Restoration and chapter members have donated all profits from these shows to local P&R projects. Eventually, another Prescott Quester chapter (Yavapai) partnered up with Thumb Butte to jointly produce the shows, held annually in June and September. Many thousands of dollars from Antiques on the Square show profits have been given since 2006 to museums, historical societies, cemeteries and other area projects.
In January 2018 Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers made a critical decision to move the show to another venue, due to the elimination from the Courthouse Plaza schedule the traditional "1st Sunday in June and 3rd Sunday in September" dates. With the anticipated move came the necessity to rename the event and so we welcome you to the ........
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
After considering several other venue options, the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds was selected as the new home of Prescott Antique Show and Vintage Market. Our first show was June 3, 2018 - the traditional "1st Sunday" and we welcomed over 1800 visitors. This site offers both indoor and outdoor exhibit opportunities and convenient access for our dealers during their unloading/loading process. Ample free parking is available to the public and the spacious setting, nestled in a "tucked away in the boulders" area just 5 minutes from downtown Prescott, provides 3 different access roads to the Rodeo Grounds entrances.
In 2020, the Prescott Antique Show & Vintage Market had grown in size substantially. The first ever 2-day show was to be presented in May, however, the Covid Pandemic was to change everything. Our event, along with many others planned around that time, was cancelled. With no new date available at the Rodeo Grounds, the show sponsors began looking elsewhere. When a late August weekend opened up at the Findlay Toyota event center in Prescott Valley, we grabbed it.