Navajo Nation Fair 2016 Information

The 70th Navajo Nation Fair for 2016

Date: September 6-11, 2015

Navajo Nation Band

The theme for the 2015 Navajo Nation Fair is “Nihima Nahasdzaan
baa’ ahayago naasgoo bee hiniin a doo,” which means “Protecting Mother Earth
for Future Generations.”

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

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 – Parking $5; Gate 8
CBR Bull Riding 8:00 pm
| Aaron Watson Concert 10:00 pm -DCJM Arena
$30 Advance | $35 Day of show | 6 & Under Free

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 – Parking $5; Gate 8
Open Junior Rodeo-DCJM Arena

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 – Parking $5; Gate 8
8AM – 1PM  Indian Rodeo Slack-DCJM Arena
1PM – 7PM  Open SR LIvestock & Horse Show Check In-4H Pavilion

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 Parking $5; Gate 6 & 8 Midway,
8AM – 9PM Midway, Navajo Pavilion & Exhibits Open
8AM – 1PM Indian Rodeo Slack-DCJM Arena
8AM -12PM 4H Jr. Horse Show Check-In-4H Pavilion
8AM – 12PM Miss Navajo Butchering Competition-Hazel Y. Pavilion
9AM – 12PM Open Horse Show-4H Pavilion
10AM – 6PM Horticulture/Home Arts & Science Entries-4H Pavilion
1PM – 6PM 4H Check-In: Weigh Ins & Stall Assignment-4H Pavilion
1PM 4H Jr. Horse Show-4H Pavilion
2PM Cattle and Sheep Judging-4H Pavilion
2PM Churro Sheep Judging-4H Pavilion
2PM – 6PM 4H Check-In: Indoor Exhibits-4H Pavilion
2PM – 7PM  4H All Indoor Entry Checked In & Judging-4H Pavilion
6PM – 9PM Frazier Shows of America Carnival
6PM – 9PM Fine Arts & Crafts Open-Gorman Hall

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 – Parking $5; Gates 6 & 8
“Kids Day”
8AM – 9PM – Midway, Navajo Pavilion & Exhibits Open
8AM – 9PM – ZD Roping-Portable Arena
10 AM – 1 PM Baby Contest Registration – WR Sportcenter
9AM – Miss Navajo Interview Panel (Closed)-NACE
8AM – 9PM – Exceptional Extravaganza-DCJM Arena
8AM – 3PM Ashkii Happy Day-Annie Wauneka Arena
9AM – 5PM 4H Jr Livestock Judging and Show-4H Pavilion
Fine Arts & Crafts Open-Gorman Hall
10AM – 6PM  Horticulture/Home Arts & Science Entries Taken
12PM – 6PM Fine Arts & Crafts Open-Gorman Hall
12PM -11PM Frazier Shows of American Carnival
1PM Team Penning-4H Portable Arena
1PM – 3PM Youth Dummy Roping-DCJM Arena
3PM – 5PM $2 BBQ
6PM Miss Navajo Traditional Competition-NACE
6PM Fry Bread Contest – Employees-Hazel Y. Pavilion
7PM – 9PM Indian Rodeo 1st Performance-DCJM Aren
Adults: $15 | Child (6-12)/Senior (60+): $10
9PM $500.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
9PM Wild Horse Race Round 1-DCJM Arena

$5 Adults | $3 Child (6-12) & Senior (60+)
8 AM – 5 PM Navajo Baby Pageant
8AM – 9PM Midway, Navajo Pavilion & Exhibits Open
8AM – 9PM ZD Roping-Portable Arena
9AM Miss Navajo Contemporary Competition-NACE
10AM – 2PM 4H Jr. Livestock Show Auction & Sales-4H Pavilion
10AM – 2PM Horticulture Judging-Nakai Hall
10AM – 7PM Fine Arts & Crafts Open-Gorman Hall
2PM – 5PM Horticulture/Home Arts & Science Exihibit Open
230PM 4H Poultry/Water Foul Showmanship Judging
3PM 4H Poultry Judging/Water Fowl Judging
3PM – 630PM Groud Dance-Pow Wow Arena
4PM – 5PM Fry Bread Contest – Open-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
4PM 4H Wooly Ride Entries-4H Pavilion
5PM 4H Wooly Ride Competition-4H Pavilion
530PM 4-H Rabbit Showmanship Judging-4-H Pavilion
6PM 4-H Rabbit Judging-4-H Pavilion
6PM Parade Welcome Reception-NACE
5PM – 12PM Frazier Shows of America Carnival
5PM – 6PM Fry Bread Contest – Females-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
7PM – 8PM Fry Bread Contest – Males-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
7PM Pow Wow Grand Entry-Pow Wow Arena
7PM – 9PM Indian Rodeo 2nd Performance & Concert-DCJM Arena
9PM Clay Walker Concert-DCJM Arena
$30 Advance | $35 Day of show
Child (6-12): $10
9PM $1,000.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
9PM $1,000.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
10PM Fireworks – Presented by Church’s Chicken

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 – Parking $5; Gate 6 & 8
$5 Adults | $3 Child (6-12) & Senior (60+)
5AM – 6AM Parade Line Up-Tse Bonito, NM
6AM Road Closures RT 12, RT 112, IR 12, Hwy 264
8AM – 12AM Midway, Navajo Pavilion & Exhibits Open
8AM – 11AM Parade Begins-Tse Bonito, NM
8AM – 5PM ZD Roping-Portable Arena
10AM – 6PM Song & Dance Registration-Annie Wauneka Arena
10AM – 7PM Fine Arts & Crafts Open-Gorman Hall
11AM – 12 PM 4H Parade of Champions-DCJM Rodeo Arena
11AM – 12PM Fry Bread Contest – Men/Women-Hazel Yazza
12PM – 5PM Horticulture Exhibits Open-Nakai Hall
12PM – 2PM Gourd Dance-Pow Wow Arena
1PM – 8PM Song & Dance Grand Entry-Annie Wauneka Arena
12PM – 12AM Frazier Show of America Carnival
1PM – 3PM Indian Rodeo 3rd Performance-DCJM Arena
Adults: $15 | Child (6-12)/Senior (60+): $10
3PM $1,500.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
3PM $1,500.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
1PM – 2PM Fry Bread Contest – Men/Women-Hazel Yazza
2PM Pow Wow Grand Entry-Pow Wow Arena
2PM – 5PM 4-H Public Speaking, Talent Show, Demonstration , & Fashion Show-4-H Pavilion
3PM Coronation of Miss Navajo Nation 2015-16-NACE
3PM – 4PM Parade Recognition & Awards-Navajo Pavilion
3PM – 4PM Intertribal Fry Bread Contest-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
5PM – 6PM Senior Fry Bread Contest-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
6PM 4-H Cook Out, Awards & Special Herdsman’s Award
6PM -7PM Open Fry Bread Contest-Hazel Yazza Pavilion
6PM – 7PM 4H Jr. Awards Presentation-4H Pavilion
6PM – 9PM Cultural Showcase-DCJM Arena | $8 All Ages
$1,500.00 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
7PM Pow Wow Grand Entry-Pow Wow Arena

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 – Parking $5; Gate 6 & 8
$5 Adults | $3 Child (6-12) & Senior (60+)
8AM – 6PM Midway, Navajo Pavilion & Exhibits Open
8AM – 3PM 4H Check Outs-4H Pavilion
830AM – 9PM Song & Dance Roll Call-Annie Wauneka Arena
9AM Song & Dance Grand Entry-Annie Wauneka Arena
10AM – 5PM Fine Arts & Crafts Opens-Gorman Hall
12PM Horticulture/Home Arts & Science Exhibits Close
12PM – 1PM Fry Bread Contest – Championship-Hazel Yazza
12PM – Indian Rodeo Final Four-DCJM Arena
Adults: $15 | Child (6-12)/Senior (60+): $10
2PM “MEGA BEESO” $10,000 Cash Drawing-DCJM Arena
2PM Wild Horse Race Finalist-DCJM Arena
12PM – 10PM Frazier Shows of America Carnival
12PM Pow Wow Grand Entry-Pow Wow Arena

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.

Fair Official Website :

Click  to see Photos from the Fair:

1-children song and dance

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


  1. Kimberly John says:

    Hello my name is Kimberly John, am looking for information on how I can be a part of the Navajo Nation Parade 2013. I would like to join the parade to Raise Awarness for Breast Cancer and to reach my goal of 2,300.00 for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk. If you could e-mail me the proper documents or number where I can get in touch with someone, I would appricate it. Thank you for time.


    Kimberly John

  2. Theresa Clark says:

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

  3. Harold Carey Jr says:

    Shiprock Northern Navajo Nation Fair for 2013 will be from October 3-7.

  4. Diane Lenz says:

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

  5. Vanessia says:

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

  6. 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!!

  7. Harold Carey Jr says:

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

  8. Maureen Yuzicappi says:

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. Redeagle says:

    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”

  12. Cedric Colorado says:

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

  13. 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: and Twitter:

    Thank You,


  14. 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.

  15. Michael Hardy says:

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

  16. Harold Carey Jr says:

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

  17. Lori Chee says:

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

  18. Larson Be says:

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

  19. Harold Carey Jr says:

    Navajo Nation Fair Schedule of Events
    New! Complete list of all events and Flyer:

  20. 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 !!

  21. 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.

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

  23. Lilyrose Starr says:

    NOTHING wrong with the name, why change it.

  24. 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….

  25. Teller Rolinda says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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…

  29. bill smith says:

    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.

  30. Michael Hardy says:

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

  31. Harold Carey Jr says:

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

  32. Harold Carey Jr says:

    Pow Wow Results and Photos
    Navajo Nation Fair 2013
    Results and more Photos here:

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. Laura Tourtillott Calmus says:

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

  36. 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….

  37. Caroline Fike says:

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Harold Carey Jr says:

    Westhill Camping $20.00 Per Day (7 people per campsite)
    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.

  41. Harold Carey Jr says:

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

  42. Will we be able to view this years parade through the 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.

  43. 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

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