Western Navajo Nation Fair Tuba City, AZ

 Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair in Tuba City, Arizona.

October 11 -14, 2018

Photo  courtesy of  Western Navajo Fair
The Western Navajo Fair is held yearly in the town of Tuba City, Arizona.

Schedule Western Navajo Fair 2018

All Week

Yei Bi Cheii Ceremony
Friday, October 05, 2018
5PM-Arrival of Night Chant Medicine Bundle
9PM-Night Chant ceremony begins
Monday, October 08, 2018
9PM-The Four Direction Offering
10PM-Night Chant Beauty Way Begins

October 10, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Miss Western Teen Pageant

October 11, 2018
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Kid’s Day
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Elder Fest
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exceptional Rodeo
12:00 amZumba

October 12
6:00 am – 12:00 am Miss Western Navajo Pageant
8:00 am – 12:00 am Open Junior Rodeo
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pow Wow Day 1
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Open Rodeo

October 13
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Western Navajo Fair Parade
11:00 am – 12:00 am Pow Wow Day 2
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Nelly at the 50th Western Navajo Fair

October 14

5:00 am – 12:00 am Yei Bi Cheii Ceremony Ends
9:00 am – 12:00 am Open Rodeo
10:00 am – 12:00 am Final Day for Pow Wow

Courtesy of  Western Navajo Fair

 Western Navajo Fairgrounds Tuba City, Arizona.

Western Navajo Fair Tuba City

Navajo Fine Arts Show and Competition

Nizhoni Arts Market September 8 – 11, 2016

at the Navajo Nation Fair

Navajo Fine Arts Show and Competition

Fine Arts Competition
Wednesday, September 7,  1 pm

Art Market Hours:
Thursday, September 8, 9 am
Friday, September 9, am
Saturday, September 10, 9 am
Sunday, September 11, 9 am

Welcome to the Fine Arts and Crafts Show at the Navajo Nation Fair. The show Feature “World Class” Authentic Arts by Renowned and Up & Coming Navajo Artisans.

Entries Taken from:

Sunday, September 4th from 9am – 5pm and & Tuesday, September 6th from 8am till Noon at Gorman Hall

Gorman Hall will be closed on Monday, Labor Day


All work must be handmade by the artist within the period of September 2015 to September 2016. Art must relate to the artist’s tribal affiliation.

Eligibility & Tribal Verification
The Fine Arts Competition is Inter-Tribal. The artist is required to provide proof of enrollment by providing a copy of their Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), Proof of Identification for senioreligibility.

Art Delivery
Each Artist Allowed to enter ONLY two items for Fine Arts Competition, The Navajo Nation Museum staff will not accept entries at the NNMNO entries will be accepted after 3:00pm on both days.

For more information contact: Clarenda Begay (928) 592-2813

Navajo Fine Arts Show and Competition

Navajo Nation Fair Fine Arts Show

Navajo Fair Arts Show

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest

September 4, 2017

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Window Rock Sports Center

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

Last years winners

1st, 2nd and & 3rd place

1st Place Winners
Tyrann J. Kee – 1 – 6 months
Malakaih Money – 6.1 – 12 months
Eliza Benally – 12.1 – 24 months
Mya Faith Marez – 24.1 – 36 months
Shanoah Largo 36.1 – 48 months
Lariana R. Halwood 48.1 – 60 months

img_78202nd Place Winners
Kitana Guy 1 – 6 months
Mindy Bahe 6.1 – 12
Lyle Holyan 12.1 – 24
Keegan L. Halwood 24.1 – 36 months
Kimara Hannaweeke 36.1 – 48 months
Kyla Bitsie 48.1 – 60

3rd Place Winners
Rylee R. Lee 1 – 6 months
Emily Dahozy 6.1 – 12
KeeLee C. Benally 12.1 – 24
Paisley A. Goodluck 24.1 – 36 months
Jacoby E. Roanhorse 36.1 – 48 months
Zooey A. Todachenie 48.1 – 60


On-site entries will be taken on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Window Rock Sports Center from 10 am to 2 pm. Limited to the first 15 entries in each categories. Entry Forms available at the Navajo Nation Fair Office
Must submit original required document at the time of registration:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Certification of Indian Blood(CIB)



10:00 AM Onsite Entries taken – Window Rock Sports Center


1:00 PM 1 – 6 MONTHS
2:00 PM 6.1 – 12 MONTHS
3:00 PM 12.1 – 24 MONTHS


10:00 AM 24,1 – 36 MONTHS
22:00 PM 36.1 – 48 MONTHS
2:00 PM 48.1 – 60 MONTHS
Baby Contest coordinator: Patricia Bitsue (928)871-6902

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


Navajo Nation Fair Events 2017 (Full List)

Navajo Nation Fair Open Junior Rodeo

September 4, 2016 at 8:00 am

Navajo Nation Fair Open Junior Rodeo

Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena, Window Rock, AZ

Contact Information:

Benita Jaye (505) 728-3654
Jolynn Martinez (505) 409-3267


Navajo Nation Fair Events 2017 (Full List)


Miss Central Navajo Pageant


Date: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

Miss Central Navajo

Nicole Phillips, Miss Central Navajo; Violetta Dempsey, Miss Central Navajo Teen; Latrisha Honie, Miss Central Navajo Pre-Teen
Photo Courtesy of Miss Central Navajo pageant. 

To qualify as a contestant for Miss Central Navajo, all applicants must:
– Be female.
– Be 18 to 23 years of age (must be 23 years old up to January 31, 2016).
– Be an enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe with a census number.
– Be bilingual in the Navajo and English language.
– Be knowledgeable of Navajo history, culture and tradition.
– Be attending a school or college on or near the Navajo reservation during her reign.
– Never married and no dependents (children).
– Have long hair.
– Submit a recent Physical Examination or Physicians statement for general/physical health statue. NOTE:
be no more than 30 days old upon receiving the Miss Central Navajo title/crown.
– Not be serving in any active military duty.
– Not be holding another title/crown. NOTE: If you are a current titleholder of another crown, a written
statement is needed from the event coordinator that you have relinquished the title and crown to your
next successor.
– Not be a previous Miss Central Navajo.
– Submit verification of enrollment if in school or college.
– Submit three (3) Letters of Recommendation. NOTE: Letters from family members and/or personal
friends will not be accepted.
– Submit two (2) 8 x 10 Color photographs in both modern and traditional attire.
– Submit a 500 word essay on the following subject, “Contributions I would make as Miss Central
Navajo 2016-2017”.
– Submit a non-refundable $75.00 registration fee payable to the Central Navajo Fair C/O Miss Central
Navajo Pageant Committee. (Money orders only)
– Reside in a community in the Central Navajo Agency

Central Navajo Fair Schedule and events:

Map Location

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants 2016

Contestant #1: Kaylee Begay – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency

My name is Kaylee Walker Begay. I am of the Zuni-Edgewater Clan, born for the Tangle People Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Red Cheek People Clan and my paternal grandfather is the Red-Streaked People Clan. I am 23 years old originally from Canyon De Chelly, a place called “Cottonwood Canyon.”

Kaylee Begay

Contestant #2: Ronda Joe – Rock Point Chapter/Northern Agency
I am of the Towering House Clan, born for Water Flow Together Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Within His Cover Clan and my paternal grandfathers are Red Streak Running Into Water Clan. My parents are Matilda Descheny and Ronnie Joe. I am 22 yrs old from Rock Point, AZ.

Ronda Joe

Contestant #3: Deidra Wilson – Wheatfields Chapter/Central Agency
Greetings, my name is Deidra Wilson, my clans are Red Cheek People, born for Big Water. My maternal clan is Near the Water and my paternal clan is Towering House. I am 24 years young and from Wheatfields, AZ.

Deidra Wilson

Contestant #4: Alissa Copi – Breadsprings Chapter/Eastern Agency
I am Dibe’lzhini born for Tachii’nii. My maternal grandparents are Shash dine’e Tsi’naajinii and my paternal grandparents are Kiyaa’aanii. I am 23 years old and I come from Red Rock, New Mexico. My mother and father are Alfreda and Herman Copi.

Alissa Copi

Contestant #5: Shannon Gorman – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency
Shannon Gorman, 24 from Chinle is of the Towering House Clan, born for the Mud Clan. Her maternal grandparents are of the One who Walks Around Clan and her paternal grandparents are of the Zuni-Water’s Edge Clan. Her parents are Sharon and Walter Gorman.

Shannon Gorman

Contestant #6: Mariah Claw – Chinle Chapter/Central Agency
Mariah Nicole Claw, 23, belongs to the Big Water People and is born for the Bitter Water People. Her maternal grandfather belongs to the Black Sheep Clan and her paternal grandfather is of the Coyote Pass Clan. Mariah’s parents are Sharon Thompson Claw who is from Lukachukai, Arizona and Jimmy Claw. Jr. from Chinle, Arizona.

Mariah Claw

Contestant #7: Atheina Claw – Nazlini Chapter
My name is Atheina Danylle Claw. I am the Towering House Clan, born for the Bitter Water Clan. My maternal grandfather is the Mexican People Clan and my paternal grandfather is the Mountain People Clan. I am 24 years old. My parents are Dempsey and Anita Claw.

Atheina Claw

Contestant #8: Rodina Jordan – Oaksprings Chapter
Rodina N. Jordan is of the Salt Water Clan and born for the Salt Clan. Her maternal grandfathers are of the Folded Arms People Clan and her paternal grandfathers are of the Mud Clan. Rodina is the daughter of Marlene Jordan and Robert Nelson. She is 25 years old.

Rodina Jordan

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants 2016

Miss Navajo Pageant Events

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)


Navajo Nation Fair Junior Livestock Show


Navajo Nation Fair Junior Livestock Show & Sale

September 6-9, 2016

HWY 264, Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Event Coordinator, Michelle Spencer: (928) 266-4269


Exhibit check in 8 a.m.
JR. Horse Show 1 p.m.

Livestock Show 9 a.m.

Livestock sale 10 AM
Small animal show 2:30 p.m.
Wooly Riding 5 p.m.

Parade of Champions 11 a.m.
Public Speaking
Fashion and Talent show 2 p.m.
Awards Presentation 6 p.m.

Exhibits check out 8 a.m



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

4-H:FFA Jr. Livestock Show & Exhibits

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)


Yeii Bi Cheii

Yeii Bi Cheii Ceremony
Western Navajo Fair 2016

Tuba City, AZ

Yeii Bi Cheii Ceremony

October 6 to October 16, 2015

Medicine Man Harrison Baheshone
Ceremonial Patient: Rachel Begay

Oct. 6, 2015 – Arrival of Medicine Bundle
Yei Bi Cheii Beauty way chanting
Yei Sandpainting
Night-Time Wei initiation
Arrival of Yeii Bi Cheii
Yeii Bi Cheii dancing
Sunday, Oct. 16, Final Night w/ Hogan Blessing
Day-Time Weii Initiation at, 2pm – Yeii Bi Cheii dancing starts at 9pm

The Ceremony is scheduled to be on Daylight Savings Timel)

Theme: “Strength To Overcome The Impossible”

Western Navajo Fair 2016
October 15 to October 18, 2015
Updated Full List of Events

Miss Western Navajo Teen Pageant

Miss Western Navajo Teen PageantWednesday, October 14, 2015 – 6 PM DST
Tuba City, Arizona
Greyhills Academy High School Auditorium

Western Navajo Diné
Youth Eligibility Requirements:
-Candidate must be enrolled member of the Navajo Nation w/CIB.
-Candidate must be between the ages of 13 and 17.
-Candidate must be single. Never married and with no children.
-Candidate must be knowledgeable in Navajo Heritage, Culture, Tradition, and Values.
-Must have never held the title of Miss Western Navajo Teen.

Applications available at Office of Dine’ YOUTH, across from Tuba City Community Center.
Contact us at (928)283-3021.
More Information at:

Western Navajo Fair 2015 Schedule of Events

Miss Western Navajo Pageant

Come to the 2015-2016 Miss Western Navajo Pageant
Saturday October 3, 2015 @ 9 AM (MST)

Miss Western Navajo PageantTwin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort – Dine’ Event Center

Mistress of ceremony Ramada Cody
Including a variety of entertainment


Friday SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
See your local chapter (Western Agency Chapters) for application, or email the contact info at the bottom of flier

Click the link below to get the Application Packet

2015 Application Packet

Contestant Eligibility

  • 18 – 25 years of age
  • Single never married, no children dependence
  • A member of and registered voter of the Navajo Western agency
  • Knowledgeable of our Navajo culture, history, traditions and language
  • Must have a high school diploma / GED
  • Valid drivers license (current)

Competition requires

  • Modern skill and talent
  • Traditional skill and talent
  • Mandatory skill TBA bye miss Western Navajo and committee
  • Public speaking
  • Application deadline

December 25th 2015 4 p.m. MST (no later)
Applications can be picked up at all 18 chapters within the western region

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Twin arrows Navajo Casino and Resort
  • Flagstaff hotels
  • Winslow hotels

Dining on site

  • Four elements cafe.
  • Arrow sports bar.
  • Ena steakhouse.
  • The reef oyster bar.
  • Coffee bar
  • Buffet

Contact Information:
Terry McCabe at 928-863-6705 Email: mccabeterry84@yahoo.com
or Sarah McCabe-Begay at 928-606-1760
Tasheena Benally Email: misswesternnavajo@outlook.com

Western Navajo Fair 2015 dates and events