Navajo Nation Fair 2019 Information

The Navajo Nation Fair for 2019

“Honoring the Dine Way of Life”
September 2-8, 2018
Window Rock, AZ

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Past Winners

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Past Winners

List of Events for 2018

Check back here for Navajo Fair 2019 Events and dates

Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Subject to Change


Navajo Nation Fair Map

Map courtesy of Navajo Nation Special Events Section

More information and forms can be obtained at or you can call the Navajo Nation Special Events Office at (928) 871-6647.

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Past Fairs Info

Pow Wow Results and Photos

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2013 Photos

Navajo Nation Fair 2013 Baby Contest Winners List and photos:

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2013 full contestant bios, photos and schedule.

Miss Navajo Nation Pendleton Shawl Presentation

Miss Navajo Nation Contestants 2018


  1. Vicky Begay says

    The Great Navajo Nation Fair Board & Committees, The People have spoken, What’s your plan? Please no excuses. The People deserve much better for their hard earn dollars. Please listen to the people not your pockets or delegates. Better facilities and environmental conditions within the fairgrounds makes profit! It’s a know fact. Let’s get started and listen to all those comments made by the people.
    Thank you,
    Victoria Begay

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  3. The nn fair office should already be planning for next year. What a joke your staff is. Two weeks before the event you are then making plans.
    Pave the fair grounds put in clean bathrooms start Monday morning on putting in new clean water works, build new stands even a food court.
    Maybe have four areas set up for food and vegetables vending and four areas for arts and crafts. A cleaner nicer area for the powwow with seats that the elderly can get up and down safely, thr list goes on
    Are you the fair staff not embarrassed by your lack of pride ….

  4. NN Parks and Recreation does not give a rats behind in upgrading the facilities. They are glad to take entry fee monies from rodeo participants. The grand stand is falling apart. I’d be ashamed to have a dilapidated facility in my love one’s name.
    Over the years, the prize money is getting smaller. NN puts out for the ProRodeo yet cant do it for their own people.
    Another major concern for years is a financial report from the NN Fair. Its obvious people are stealing money. People pay all kinds of fees.

  5. Daniel Natonabah says

    make an overpass/walkway by the civic center – like the one at Ft. Defiance

  6. Gerri Kee says

    It really is sad and disappointing that the Navajo Nation has no decent venues at all. The MILLIONS & MILLIONS should be used to upgrade EVERY THING on our reservation, ie. football fields, baseball fields, track stadiums…………. our leaders continue to show us that we are not worth it. Get some individuals that want to do great for their people in those tribal positions!!!!!!! Wake up delegates!!!!!!!!

  7. Victoria Becenti says

    Would it be possible to pave the Midway? By now, our Navajo people should be able to enjoy the carnival and other areas without all the dust (there are people with respiratory ailments, etc.) and mud. We also need to emphasize CLEAN BATHROOMS. Picnic tables and benches placed throughout the fairgrounds for the elderly and disabled would be extremely beneficial! Thank you! 🙂

  8. James Navapache says

    I been attending the Navajo Nation Fair for exactly 20 years. It is SAD to see no changes to the buildings, the grounds, the rodeo ground bleachers, and the parking areas. Nothing has been UPGRADED to this day. A Great Indian Nation with rich in tradition and culture. AND in all fairness, please Crown a REAL NAVAJO QUEEN. FAVORITISM plays a large part in crowning our Queen. Where does the money go? Show some class and modernize the the grounds and facility. Thank you.

  9. Valerie Anderson says

    Miss Navajo Nation competition and judging was a farce. I feel for the young ladies that were cheated out of a far competition and judging. Might as well just forego the competition and hand it over to the most undeserving person. We all know who should have won. I can’t believe the person that got the crown thinks she really won and deserves it. Hopefully next year will be a more fair competition and judging.

  10. I was disappointed with people driving off when parade is still coming down the road. We talk about safety they need to wait until parade is completely over. For the safety of our children whom are picking up candy and people r driving off. I think the police need to stop these drivers and make them wait.

  11. Freda Elliott says

    This is concerning what happen Friday night. We plan to stay overnight for the parade and paid five dollars for a parking space. We went inside to the carnival with our kids and returned back to the truck. We were getting ready to sleep and this man knocked our window rudely and told us to either pay another five or leave or we get towed out. I asked him if he was a fair committee or one who lives inside the fence. He said they have grazing permit and in charge of the parking area across the civic center. I noticed some people were leaving and hardly nobody parked there. So we parked to the next parking area and we slept with no problem. I don’t know if you are aware of this or they have a right to profit over the parking area and chase people away from there across the civic center.I dont know how many people had a problem with this.

  12. is it true the shimmal sisters are going to be in the parade this year 2017???

  13. is it true the shimmal sisters are going to be in the parade???

  14. Why have the Testament concert on Sunday night…late? This is stupid… Saturday night is the time to do it..

  15. Does anyone on the fair committee or organizers have a response for all the people who have questions?

  16. Major upgrades need to be made!!
    More restrooms
    Places to wash hands
    More trashcan
    Air conditioning
    Paved roads and walkways
    Rodeo ground seating needs updating
    More entertainment
    Cost of food is way to high
    Addition fee is ridiculous for all this mess….UPGRADE PLEASE!!

  17. thanks to all the people who work hard to get the fair going every year!! i know its difficult especially with limited funding plus you can’t please all the people all of the time but you can please some of the people some of the time. right? or something like that. i just want to know who the grand marshal is for the 2017 parade.

    having said all that, i want to make a suggestion to upgrade the restrooms. PLEASE. what if there were water fountains to wash your hands was outside instead of inside. Then in the winter time put a giant lockable cover over them so nothing or no one can get in to mess with them. With WARM water as the only option. NO cold, no hot. Thank you for listening to my concerns.

  18. thanks to all the people who work hard to get the fair going every year!! i know its difficult and can’t please all the people all of the time but you can please some of the people some of the time. right? or something like that. i just want to know who the grand marshal is for the 2017 parade.

  19. Johnson Francis says

    What is the theme for the fair this year?

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  22. To: Shelley Naera (New Zealand)
    Yah’at’tééh!!!! Thank you for your interest in My Navajo Cultural way of life… The land is unique nd rich into our hearts. I welcome you to The Great Navajo Nation in the near future. .. The best time to visit is in July 4th nd September during the Navajo Nation Fair. Thanks for your time nd cooperations… God bless you 🙂
    By; Leekinder Bahe
    Rough Rock Navajo

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  25. Leekinder Bahe says

    The Navajo Nation Fair needs an upgrade … Major upgrade!!! I mean look at how many casinos we run as Navajo people! We even run border towns as well! A new rodeo stadium would be nice! A high cross walk above the highway would be safe for all. Some Navajo billboards displaying past and present Navajo Queens and president with night light would be extravagant for non- Navajos to see! I have so much on my mind.. But would be decades for this to come alive… So I’m still dreaming for my people…. Thanks Leekinder Bahe of Rough Rock Arizona

  26. Milton Denny says

    Would like to know how to obtain a copy of this years program.

  27. Having the Pow Wow during the middle of the week is one if the most idiotic moves ever done by the fair committee! I boycotted this yeas fair the pow wow is the only reason I go and I am not going during the week as I figured most pow wow dancers have jobs and wouldn’t be there on Tuesday. Another suggestion do something about out the pathetic pile iof dirt you call the pow wow camp grounds. What an embarrassment. plant some trees and grass!

  28. Why did they move the Pow Wow to Week days, weekends are better…

  29. Byron Hoskie says

    You would think…Parks and Recreation can provide safer, more appealing, adequate and more modern facilities for these events…as much money as we spend each year!
    Really…unstocked unsanitary, inadequate PORT O POTTIES, uneven dangerous walk areas with large rocks and uneven surfaces, muddy rodent infested empty undeveloped areas for parking, unsafe falling apart buildings and shelters with sharp and rough edges, bleachers/benches unstable, no hand rails, no lit up or well marked exit and walkway areas.
    If it weren’t for the kids and the good memories made here year after year…I wouldn’t bother to return. But its tradition…so I make the best of it. But something does have to be done to preserve the tradition and the nostalgia of the events that take place here…because some day…I’d like my great great grandchildren to experience this tradition…just as my grand parents tell me of what is used to be like.

  30. When is the Miss Navajo Swimsuit competition?

  31. Will the NN Fair Parade be LIVE STREAMED this year?

  32. Enough portable toilets for the public? You don’t end up walking miles in a circle trying to find one. Always a problem. Seems like it’s never in the plan. Also a map of the grounds posted everywhere,

  33. I’m pretty upset with the organizing of the events and placing the Pow Wow during the week! We have children who look forward to this and they have school to attend! Whoever masterminded this must not have children!! We’re no longer going to thus Pow Wow since they’ve decided not to keep the children in mind!!! Very disappointed!!!!!!

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