Ramah Navajo Fair & Rodeo

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 August 22-25, 2019

Pine Hill, New Mexico
THEME: “A Celebration of Academic Achievement and Athletic Success


THURSDAY – August 22, 2019
6:00 am Blessing Ceremony – Fairground-N Red Barn
8:00 am Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess Health Walk – Jct Rt 184 & Rt 122
8:00 am Exhibits and Vendors Fairground
2:00 pm Carnival Opens – Fairground
6:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess – Fashion Show Fairground-N Red Barn
6:00 pm Team Roping – Rodeo Arena

FRIDAY – August 23 2019 EVENTS:
8:00 am Elderfest Health Walk – Baseball Field
9:00 am Elder Day Festival – Fairground-N Red Barn
9:00 am Exhibits & Vendors – Fairground
9:00 4-H Horsemanship – Arena
11:00 am Elder Pageant
1:00 pm Youth Activities – Fairground
3:00 pm Rodeo Queen Contest -Rodeo Arena-
3:00 pm Baby Contest
3:00 pm Carnival – Fairground
5:00 pm Community BBQ – Fairground
6:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess-Modern Speech Talent Fairground-N Red Barn
6:00 pm Basketball Tournament
6:00 pm Family Comedy Night Fairground
7:00 pm Open Show Rodeo – Rodeo Arena
9:00 pm C&W Dance – Lighting Rock

SATURDAY – August 24, 2019
7:30 Parade Line Up
8:00 am Basketball Tournament
9:00 am Parade Starts
9:00 am Navajo Nation Rodeo Association – Stack in Event Rodeo Arena 
9:00 am Exhibits & Vendors – Fairground
9:00 am Junior Livestock Show  – Fairground-Red Barn
9:00 am 3-D Archery Shoot – RD 125 S of Market
9:00 am Pine Hill Market Appreciation – Pine Hill Market
12:00 pm Gourd Dance – Fairground P-W Arena
12:00 pm Music Fest – Fairground-S Red
1:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess – Fairground – N Red Barn
1:00 pm Traditional Speech Talent
1:00 pm Navajo Nation Rodeo Association-rodeo performance Rodeo Arena
1:00 pm Goat Roping – Fairground
1:00 pm Fry Bread Contest (TBD) – Fairground Navajo Feed & Pawn
1:00 pm U Carnival Open -Fairground
2:00 pm Rodeo Queen Coronation – Rodeo Arena
4:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess. Coronation Fairground-N Red Barn
7:00 pm Chaps and Pretty Hats – Barrel & Bulls Arena
9:00 pm C&W Dance – Desert Diamond

SUNDAY – August 25, 2019
6:00 am SK & 10K Run -RT 154
8:00 am Volleyball Tournament -Pine Hill Football Field
8:00 am Basketball Tournament – Pine Hill Gymnasium
9:00 am Exhibits and Vendors
9:00 am Carnival – Fairground 
9:00 am Open Jr. and Sr. Rodeo Arena
9:00 am Goat Roping – Fairground
1:00 pm Open Show – Fairground

For more information call: (505) 775-4150 alvin@msb.k12.nm.us 

Chapter, Ramah Navajo Fair & Rodeo,

Alcohol & Drug Free Event

Santa Fe Indian Market

SWAIA will celebrate its  annual Santa Fe Indian Market the week of August 13-18, 2019.

Santa Fe Indian Market

Over 175,000 people will com to Santa Fe this August. The, Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life

Most events are free and open to the public. Join us! It will be an experience of a lifetime.
The Market was first held in 1922 as the Indian Fair and was sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico.

The market features pottery, jewellery, textile weavings, painting, sculpture, beadwork, basketry, and other traditional and contemporary work. It is the oldest and largest juried Native American art showcase in the world.

Artists display their work in booths around the Santa Fe Plaza and adjacent streets, selling directly to the general public.
Many buyers make a point of arriving downtown very early in the morning, and it is not unusual to find artists having sold out within a few hours.


7:00PM – 8:15PM
Warrior Women (64 min.) – USA. The life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna

1:00PM – 9:00PM
@ 1PM- Wiñaypacha (Eternity) ( 87 min.) – PERU @ 3PM – The Blessing (74 min.) – USA @ 7PM

1:00PM – 9:00PM
@1PM – Total Running Time: 98 min. Ara Marumaru (The Shadow) (8 min.) – NZ Angelique’s Isle

7:00PM – 10:00PM
All-ages event including entertainment and a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary

11:30AM – 2:00PM
Sponsored by the Institute of American Indian Arts.
This exclusive event brings together the top award-winning artists and the Indian Market community to celebrate this year’s best work.

Location: New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

2:00PM – 4:00PM
The Sneak Preview allows SWAIA Members the opportunity to view phenomenal award-winning artworks before the Market opens on Saturday morning, and to meet SWAIA ‘Best of Show’ artists in an exclusive setting. Includes a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Following the Sneak Preview, the public will have the opportunity to preview award-winning art at a reduced ticket price. The General Preview is your chance to view all the best of the show award-winning artworks before the weekend market begins. Includes a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!

DATE: Saturday, August 17th
TIME: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
The 98th Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 1,000 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets.

DATE: Saturday, August 17th
TIME: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
8:30 Robert Tree Cody
9:30 Louie Gonnie
10:30 Louie Gonnie
11:30 Tony Duncan & Family
12:30 NARF Panel: “Activism and Art – Breaking Barriers to the Ballot Box.”
1:30 Larry Yazzie/Native Pride Dancers
2:30 Donn Clark Blues Band
3:30 Innastate
4:30 “Waiting for You,” a song honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, performed by Red Willow Harmony of Taos Pueblo

Theme of “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women.”
IM: EDGE takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center as part of the official Santa Fe Indian Market. It is free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 15th: (Indian Market Kick Off Party) 7pm – 10:00pm
Friday, August 16th (During Best of Show and Preview Events) 10am – 8:00pm
Saturday, August 17th: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, August 18th: 9:00am – 4:00pm

TIME: 1:00PM – 10:00PM

Indian Market Gala

One of the most glamorous and popular events of the Santa Fe Indian Market is the Live Auction Gala and Reception. This fundraiser for the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA), the organization that produces the Indian Market, begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception and culminates with the exciting Live Auction dinner.

DATE: Saturday, August 17th
TIME: 8:00PM – 10:30PM
@ 8PM – RAILYARD Ralph Breaks the Internet TRT: 116 min. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.”
Families are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets and arrive in time to secure a spot on the lawn. Food available for purchase from a variety of local food trucks. The movie will begin at sunset.
Location: Railyard Park 740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA


Santa Fe Indian Market Website

Navajo Nation Outdoor Recreation

Navajo Nation Offers New Off-Season Outdoor Recreation

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WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – Towering chestnut rock formations…crisp cool skies and soothing temperatures.
It’s a calming ambiance of Navajo that gives most visitors a sense of peace and a haven of solace. And there is certainly no shortage of stunning attractions and unparalleled scenery here in the heart of the great Southwest.
This is where traditional Navajo culture and echoes of history come to life. In fact, Navajo cultural treasures abound, which mystifies many a traveler.
Navajo tourism studies have revealed that a majority of Navajoland visitors come to the Navajo Nation to see its scenery and often return for a second visit. Visitors can enjoy an array of Navajo tribal parks, national parks, museums, tribal fairs, year-round Navajo cultural events, rodeos, hunting and fishing.
To add to the showcase of Navajo adventures, visitors can now add walking, hiking and running to their list. Within the past several months, the Navajo Nation has been working diligently with various partners to develop new venues and activities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts who specifically enjoy hiking and running.
The Navajo Nation has some of the finest and stellar outdoor hiking and running trails in the world for people who have a love for the outdoors.
Feel the warmth and feel the welcome. Marvel and embrace the timeless beauty of the Navajo people and relaxing atmosphere of Mother Nature.
So take serenity to a whole new level and mark your calendar to participate in two new outdoor events on the northern outskirts of the Navajo Nation. On Saturday, October 29th there will be an event called the Natisaan Trail Ultra, which is a 50-mile marathon that will begin from Navajo Mountain Chapter House to Rainbow Bridge and back.
On Saturday, November 19th, there will be a Monument Valley Marathon at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The half marathon and full marathon begins at 10 a.m.
On December 8-11th, also a first-time event, there will be a four-state marathon called the Four Corners Quad Keyah Marathon Challenge. On four separate days, runners will run in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado and end at Four Corners Monument. Thursday, December 8th will be Arizona, Friday is Utah, Saturday is Colorado and Sunday is New Mexico. For information about these hiking and running events, contact www.navajoyes.org
The Navajo Nation is also home to a new hiking and running trail called the Navajo Nation Museum Trail in Window Rock, Arizona. The trail begins from the Navajo Nation Museum and heads north and ends at the Window Rock Navajo Tribal Veterans Memorial Park.

Central Navajo Fair Schedule

 Central Agency Navajo Fair and Rodeo

Chinle, Arizona

August 19-25, 2019

“Our Lives, Our Stories, Our Community, Our Nation”

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Events include the parade, carnival, pageants, pow wow, song & dance, baby contest, vendor village, charity run, horse race, hip hop/country dances, metal show, rave & rodeo.


Monday August 19
5pm Central Agency Fair Baby Contest
Behavioral Health Chinle Treatment Center

Tuesday August 20
5pm Central Agency Fair Little Miss “Central & Brave
Mesa View Elementary School in Chinle, Arizona.

Wednesday August 21
8-12pm Food Market Moving In
5pm Central Agency Fair Pre-Teen

Thursday August 22
8 am Youth Day
9 am Food Market / Arts & Crafts
5 pm Miss Central Navajo Teen Pageant will be
Navajo Nation Behavioral Health Chinle Treatment Center in Chinle, Arizona at 5 p.m.
5pm Carnival Opens
4-9pm C/W Neon Moon Express Fairgrounds

Friday August 23
8 am Food Market / Arts&Crafts Fairgrounds
8am Elder Festival
5 pm Miss Central Navajo Pageant
Mesa View Elementary School in Chinle, Arizona.
5-10pm Song & Dance Fairgrounds
7-10pm Saddle Bronc Challenge Fairgrounds
9pm-1am C/W Neon Moon Express Fairgrounds

Saturday August 24
6 am Parade Line-up
7-9am 5k Run-Wellness
8 am Parade – KTNN LIVE
8 am Food Market / Arts & Crafts
10am Song & Dance Registration
11-6pm Gourd Dance
1-6pm Song & Dance Grand Entry
1pm AIRCA Open Show Rodeo Fairgrounds Parade Route
2pm Parade Winners Award Flea Market
5pm BOW-WOW Dog Show! Fairgrounds
7pm Miss Central Agency Coronation Fairgrounds
7pm AIRCA Open Show Rodeo Fairgrounds
8-11pm EDM
Fairgrounds Fairgrounds
9pm-1am Neon Moon Express & Fenders Il Fairgrounds

Sunday August 24
9am Food Market / Arts&Crafts
9 am Morning Slack
1pm Open Show Rodeo

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Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Saturday, September 7, 2019 

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Parade will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. (DST) Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Parade line up will commence at 5:00 A.M. near the NM/AZ state line at the Hill Top Christian Academy.


September 12, 2013 5:00 A.M. Line Up Begins
7:30 A.M. Final Line Up
8:00 A.M. Parade Begins
11:00 A.M. Parade Wrap UP
3:00 P.M. Parade Winner Recognition Awards (Food Pavilion Center Stage)

Parade categories:
Marching Band (i.e. Schools, Tribal, etc.)
Traditional (Tribal, Individual or Group Performance)
Royalty (Miss Navajo Nation, Powwow Princess, etc.)
Musical (Country, Western, Church, Dj’s, etc.)
Navajo Nation Tribal Division and Programs
Tribal Enterprises, Entities and Outside Organizations
Schools and Youth Programs
Veterans Organizations, ROTC, etc.
Political Entry (Campaign, Current & Former Politicians, etc.)

Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.


Navajo Nation Fair Events 2019

Navajo Nation Fair Parade

Past Navajo Nation Fair Events 2015

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair
Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2015
Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015
Song & Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair
Wild Horse Race Navajo Nation Fair
Gourd Dance Navajo Nation Fair


Josh Turner Concert Navajo Nation Fair

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – Concert

September 9, 2016

Josh Turner Concert? Navajo Nation Fair

Admission includes Concert, Wild Horse Race
and Open Indian Rodeo

Advance: $35 – Day of Show: $40

“Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.

For more information on Josh Turner, visit www.JoshTurn

Dean C. Jackson Memorial Rodeo Arena

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Song & Dance Navajo Nation Fair

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – Contest Song and Dance

September 9 – 11, 2016

Navajo Song & Dance 1

Annie Wauneka Song & Dance Arena

Navajo Nation Fair - Contest Song and Dance

General Admission Only.
No Arena Admission.

More information and forms can be obtained at Fair Office in Gorman Hall at the Fairgrounds


Navajo Song & Dance 2


Youth Division|0-17 Year Olds


Adult Division|18?55 Year Olds

Senior Division|56 & Up

Navajo Song & Dance 3


Navajo Song & Dance 4

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair



Annual Li’l Feathers Pow Wow.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Grand Entry:12:00 noon and 6:00 pm

The month has come upon us again, for the Annual Li’l Feathers pow wow.  We are asking for anyone who would be interested to sponsor a dance category:  50.00, 40.00, 30.00 or all for 120.00.  We will be happy to write a receipt for the donation.

Thank you,
Curleen Pfeiffer
American Indian Ed./Title VII Coordinator
Granite School District

Annual Li’l Feathers Pow Wow.

Navajo Runner Wins National Champion

MUSKOGEE, OKLA. – March 18, 2016

Jackson Thomas, Navajo, of Naschitti, New Mexico, took top honors in the indoor mile at the 2016 NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships recently. In addition, Thomas has been named a 2016 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-American.

Jackson Thomas, Navajo, of Naschitti, New Mexico

Thomas took the national title for the Indoor Track Mile with a time of 4 minutes, 16.31 seconds.

“It was a huge upset as he was ranked 7th going in,” said Coach Clay Mayes III. “It came down to the final lap, with the number one ranked guy leading it. Jackson pulled up in the final straight to pass him with 30 meters to go. Jackson passed him so quickly, that he wasn’t able to respond.”

For more information, contact Coach Mayes at mayesc@bacone.edu.

Bacone college


“Jackson Thomas gave Bacone its first-ever men’s individual championship with a win in the mile as he finished in 4:16.31, edging Daniel Garcia of Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) by 0.66 seconds.”

2016 NAIA Indoor National Championships – Finals Recap


22nd Annual Heritage Language Conference

San Juan School District

22nd Annual Heritage Language Conference

Monument Valley High School
Monument Valley, Utah

April 1, 2016

22nd Annual Heritage Language Conference

Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda