Navajo Nation Fair 2019 Information

The Navajo Nation Fair for 2019

“Honoring the Dine Way of Life”
September 2-8, 2019
Window Rock, AZ

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Past Winners

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Past Winners

Check back here for More Navajo Fair 2019 Events and dates

List of Events for 2018

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 www.navajonationfair.com or you can call the Navajo Nation Special Events Office at (928) 871-6647.

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1-children song and dance

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

Comments

  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?

  20. Which country artist is coming to present during 71st Navajo Nation Fair in beautiful Window Rock, Arizona?

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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

  23. This site definitely has all of the information I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  24. Can anybody please help me, we are a group of native New Zealanders (Maori) looking to visit the Navajo mid year 2017. What would be the best time to visit. We would like to learn your culture and history. The group is elderly so any information at all would be wonderful.

    Thank yoiu

    Shelley

  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!!!!!!

  34. justine helms 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.

  35. Been trying to look for your rodeo flyer on your website since June for information. And here this appears out of nowhere. Feeling bad that I didn’t get to enter up. Been looking forward to this rodeo all year

  36. Call me MR. says

    Why during the Navajo nation rodeo, they tell us we need tribal Id. To show proof. But the stock contractor are white contractors. We’re just giving money away to Outside contractor. We should have Navajo stock contractors. Unless someone is stealing money. Just like previous director of parks and recreations. Also why we not having Jr rodeo. Fair is about kids to have fun, but no Jr. rodeo.

  37. Rosita Dominquez says

    Who is going to master mind this confusion! I camp at the Navajo Nation Fair pow wow grounds every year with my family coming in from different directions of the U.S. This year I was surprised by the way the set up is for the pow wow and the song and dance to be held at the same site. What I want to know is, are you letting all the pow wow participants out by the end of the day on Wednesday and letting in the Song and Dance participants Thursday – Saturday? If so, how are you arranging all this, without a BIG Confusion. Please tell me you have a system going. I would like to know what day and time you are selling the camping sites.

  38. Ya at eeh shi’ Dine e’ – SHAA’ DINE E’

  39. Events:
    Submission Grappling PLEASE !!!

  40. Who’s bright idea was it to have a Pow wow in the middle of the week? This is suppose to be a festival for all to enjoy during the weekend. What will happen on Friday & Saturday at the Pow wow grounds?

  41. Good morning,

    My name is Rippy Williams and I started a band with my daughters earlier this year. We call ourselves Rippy and the Sillyette’s. We were recently featured on KRQE News, my daughters wrote a song for Ashlynne Mike the Amber Alert tragedy victim back in May which ended very horribly with Ashlynne’s death. My daughters were interviewed by Channel 13 news about the song they wrote and we also have a video of the song on youtube. My daughters wrote this song all on their own. Here is the link. Rest In Peace Ashlynne Video by Rippy and The Sillyette’s

    Rest In Peace Ashlynne Video by Rippy and The Sillyette’s

    My daughter’s Lily(age 11) and Lola(age 9) Williams wrote this song about the recent Amber Alert tragedy vic…

    My 9 year old daughter Lola plays the drums and my 11 year old daughter Lily plays the ukulele/backup vocals. I play bass guitar and sing. Since we started our band earlier this year we have been playing many gigs on the Navajo reservation and into Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. To date we have played 46 gigs.

    We currently have a 7 song demo CD. We play a lot of oldies music and have written some original songs as well. We can play up to a 3 hour set. We mainly play songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Songs from Franki Valli, Dion and the Bellmonts, Del Shannon to name a few. I know I am the girls father but, I do have to say they are pretty good. Every where we play people get a kick out of my daughters because they are so tiny but they play their instruments very well. I think we would be a nice little addition to the Balloon Fiesta. We would love to come and play some music for you all. We are from Gallup.

    Thanks for your time.

    -Rippy B Williams

    505-290-2647

    here is also a link to our interview with KRQE news 13

    Gallup family perform Ashlynne Mike tribute song

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    Gallup family perform Ashlynne Mike tribute song

    KRQE News 13 at 4:30am – Source: http://krqe.com/

  42. Bill Mullins says

    We are traveling thru in September and was hoping to stop in to see your fair in 2016.
    Would you please send me info on the dates for 2016.
    Thank you
    Bill

  43. Will we be able to view this years parade through the http://www.upstreamtv.com? I know there are some who would like to be among the Dine’ but due to certain reasons aren’t able to. Could an announcement be made in the newspapers and through radio and television? Ahe’ he… Thank you.

  44. Harold Carey Jr says

    contact the Navajo Nation Fair Special Events staff at (928) 871-7833 or 6647

  45. Harold Carey Jr says

    Westhill Camping $20.00 Per Day (7 people per campsite)
    SOLD AT FINANCE & PAYOUTS AT GORMAL HALL
    starting: TBD.
    Powwow camping
    $15.00 Per Day w/ utility (7 people per campsite)
    $10.00 Per Day w/o utility (7 people per campsite) SOLD AT FINANCE & PAYOUTS AT GORMAL HALL
    starting: TBD.

  46. The Navajo Nation has a treaty with the united States. Treaties are by definition between soverign nations. Get educated. But something tells me you prefer to be a troll.

  47. I’m in Odesss, Tx. My nieces a Navajo and I would like to them. All events have to city’s listed. Please email me more info. Even possibly a way they can be a part of. I want them to remember their roots.

  48. Caroline Fike says

    We drive a pickup camper and would like to know if you have sites available. We do not need hookups.

  49. Navajo Fair need a better parking car arrange, and have a security watching over all vehicles parking there. before there has been stealing and bumping cars and make damages. Parking cost should cover the security watching over cars….

  50. Laura Tourtillott Calmus says

    What kind of accommodations do you have for wheelchair bound fair-goers?

  51. Hello there, where do I get information for the 2015 Fair booth rental? I’d like to participate this year to promote Healthier Living on the Rez. http://www.facebook.com/nativeboardz

  52. It’s great to see everybody there at the fair!
    Redeagle, All tribes are different nations now, reservations is what it used to be called.
    Catch up with the times dude!

  53. Harold Carey Jr says

    Pow Wow Results and Photos
    Navajo Nation Fair 2013
    Results and more Photos here:
    http://navajopeople.org/blog/pow-wow-navajo-nation-fair-2013/

  54. Harold Carey Jr says

    Yes you can use my Photos for free. Just say “Photo By Harold Carey”

  55. Michael Hardy says

    just wanted to know the group singers that took place at the song and dance sunday.

  56. Can your website post any results from the fair….rodeo, pow wow, etc. Are did everyone just did the Navajo thing and forgot about it. It would have been nice if you posted daily results of all the activities but I know that is to much for you guys.

  57. navajo nation says

    In response to red eagle….their is a NAVAJO NATION. Seems as if someone is alittle hurt that they feel they have to down size another tribe. Just let it be known that Navajos are the largest tribe nationally recorded. And recognized. We do celebrate our Nation…the Navajo Nation. On our huge Navajo Nation Reservation. So don’t be a hater…

  58. Using another route going to gallup on Navaho nation parade day gives one the freedom to travel. I mean family times are important if you have to work during week days. So thank you for announcing it on KTNN. Now let’s enjoy the fair you all.

  59. It’s about time some kind of planning was done for through traffic going towards gallup. makes you feel as if though one can still go through with out parking in one place for a couple hours. now that’s thinking about others besides your self. thank you. Lets enjoy the fair.

  60. Teller Rolinda says

    I would like to take photographs of the pow wow dancers, is that allowed?

  61. I wanted to know if I could get some helpon behalf of my daughter..she is the Rock Springs VeteransPrincess n was crowned the end of July n I wanted to ask if I could be able to get some help in gettng three passes so we can take her to attend all these events throughout the week….

  62. Lilyrose Starr says

    NOTHING wrong with the name, why change it.

  63. Why everyone so for this fair. Too ghetto in sanitized place to be.

  64. just got done looking at the schedule for this years Fair, was wondering who was in concert Friday night, I have a question, Ace in the Hole, is it just the band of George Strait, or will he be there. Just wondering. I go every year to the concert and I wanted to know if this concert is worth going. Enlighten me please, more detail.

  65. joseph GERONIMO says

    “Navajo Nation Fair name is KOOL! We America Indians are the ONLY RACE of PEOPLE mentioned in the Constitution of the United States! Our relations with other governments is a political one. Some people prefer “Native” thats ok! We were here FIRST !!

  66. Harold Carey Jr says

    Navajo Nation Fair Schedule of Events
    New! Complete list of all events and Flyer:
    http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-2013/

  67. Wanted to know when is Zane D roping. Thursday, During the day or in the evening

  68. Are you including “Kids Day” into your fair schedule this year? If so, what day would that be?

  69. Harold Carey Jr says

    Navajoland Inn & Suites / Saint Michaels Arizona
    Phone No. 928-871-5690

  70. Michael Hardy says

    who is hosting for song and dance for the 67th annual Navajo nation fair for window rock?

  71. Just a suggestion from experience while attending previous NNF parades. Each year I see people trying to find parking including myself. I rarely see anyone controling how we all should park. It would only make sense to have viewers park their vehicles, not side ways along the street but either back up their vehicles or face the street. If everyone parked sideways, it only extends the lengh of the parade and I truely feel bad for those who have to walk miles and miles. I enjoy the parade each year but it gets frustrated at times.
    Thank you and see you in 3 weeks.

  72. Hello shi’ dine i am part of the northern navajo nation fair committee and we have a new website and the old website is no longer in use but is still up, just to let everyone know. So follow us on the new website, also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NNNFair and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nnn_fair

    Thank You,

    NortherNavajoNationFairPlanningCommittee

  73. Cedric Colorado says

    45th Annual Western Navajo Fair October 17-20, 2013

  74. Why call it the “Navajo Nation Fair” when in reality there’s no Navajo Nation or Statehood? Wouldn’t it be better calling it “The Navajo Reservation Fair”

  75. I am wanting to know who well be coming for the concert?

  76. rochelle perry says

    i wanted to know who i would have to get in cocntact with for the navajo natin fair for the DPA Security? what qualifications are needed i am a 2007 high school grad. i can be reached at the email provided.

  77. Maureen Yuzicappi says

    just wondering where one would make reservations for accomodations ?? thank you.

  78. Harold Carey Jr says

    We do not have on yet. Check back to this web page for the latest information.

  79. Betty Rickenbach says

    Is there any way I can get a program for this years fair as we will be traveling across country to go to the fair? My address is 5133 Krystal Lane Conway, SC 29527 Thank You!!

  80. Vanessia says

    Just wanted to know when the Western Navajo Nation Fair in Tuba City is for this year.

  81. Diane Lenz says

    Does anyone have the dates for the 2013 Western Navajo Nation Fair in Tuba City? Thanks!

  82. Harold Carey Jr says

    Shiprock Northern Navajo Nation Fair for 2013 will be from October 3-7.
    Website:
    http://northernnavajonationfair.org/

  83. Theresa Clark says

    Just wanted to find out when the Northern Navajo Nation Fair in Shiprock, NM is this year 2013..