Larry's 1st annual Cowboy Collectors Gathering Show took place in this old rock building. The "Freeman" building at Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds.
Cowboy Collectors Gathering was originally promoted by Larry Howard, a highly honored, well respected cowboy collector & good friend. Larry, had a good eye for some of the rarest cowboy antique items & he had a unique ability to find some of the most extraordinary pieces in his hunt. Upon years of collecting, Larry built a fabulous well admired cowboy collection. After many years of collecting old coeboy items, Larry decided his hometown - Prescott, AZ is the perfect place to have a western collectible show given Prescott and its surrounding area have rich western history.
The first Cowboy Collectors Gathering show took place in 2006 at Prescott's Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds with Larry and a few friends who gathered to buy, sell & trade western antiques. Within a few years, CCG quickly grew with 100+ traders selling old west items to collectors from around the globe. Since 2006, numerous collectors/traders look forward to gathering together under one roof to buy, sell & trade top quality Western & Native Americana Antiques & Collectibles. Fifteen years later, CCG outgrew Frontier rodeo grounds and in 2020 the show moved to Prescott Valley, AZ where Findlay Toyota Center became a new home for the CCG show.
Story behind show-day is "Wednesday"....
Larry promoted the 1st "Cowboy Collectors Gathering" show event on the 3rd "Wednesday" in Jan 2006. Why Wednesday? Larry thought his show should precede a similiar annual event in Arizona held the weekend to follow. Therefore, the show began on a "Wednesday" prior to another cowboy show. No doubt, a mid-week daytime event seems odd yet... year after year a large crowd attends CCG. So, with good intention the show shall continue annually in January on a "Wednesday" because it works.
Sadly, our friend Larry Howard, passed in 2016. His collectible knowledge continues to be highly respected by many & his friendship is well missed by those who knew him.
IN HONOR of LARRY HOWARD...
Danny Pearson, Darryl & Tracy Abernathy continue to carry out the promotion of the Annual COWBOY COLLECTORS GATHERING SHOW!
If you'd like an opportunity to buy merchandise for the old west...
Visit the Annual CCG Show on a "WEDNESDAY" in January @ Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Vally, AZ. Come Buy, Sale or Trade.... Western & Native Americana Collectible Antiques!