Arizona Antique Shows, which was to have taken up residence in the Tonto-Apache tribal gymnasium over Labor Day weekend, has been canceled.
According to event promoter Wanda Jones, local emergency response crews requested use of the gym Wednesday afternoon, believing it may be needed as a wildfire evacuation center.
By the time heavy rains diminished the fire danger just a few hours later, Jones had already called her vendors and told them not to come.
Despite the cancellation, Jones said she would spend the weekend at the entrance of the Tonto Apache gym, offering all antique hunters who show up free VIP passes to an Arizona Antique Shows' program scheduled for later this year, Nov. 9 and 10, in Cottonwood.
For more information, call Wanda Jones at (602) 717-7337.