Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair

Come visit the 2016 Navajo Nation Fair Pow Wow

This years Pow Wow will be held from
September 6  – 8, 2016

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Tuesday September 6, 2016
Registration – 3 PM
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM

Wednesday September 7, 2016
Registration – 3 PM
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM
Ends – 11 PM

Thursday September 8, 2016
Gourd Dancing – 4 PM
Grand Entry – 7 PM
Ends – 11 PM

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

Event Coordinator Ramone Yazzie – 505-906-7069

Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair 2016

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

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Monument Valley Marathon

2015 Monument Valley
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Saturday, December 12, 2015  beginning at 10 a.m

MONUMENT VALLEY – Winter time paradise.
When Mother Nature segues from summer to winter, it is a time for unparalleled
extravaganza for people who enjoy life on the mild side.

And for serious outdoor winter enthusiasts, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is
definitely the place to be.
No matter what kind of blanket Mother Nature covers the valley of fiery red rock
formations here in December, Monument Navajo Tribal Park will ablaze with excitement.

Yawning canyon walls will awaken as runners from throughout the world will gather for
the very first time to participate in a marathon, half marathon and relay here on the northern outskirts of the Navajo Nation on Saturday, December 12th beginning at 10 a.m. Runners will be able to see one of the world’s finest natural master pieces as they immerse themselves in the
tranquil and rustic charm of Navajoland.

Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin L. Begaye, explained,
“We are very excited to bring a new event to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in
December. We are very fortunate to attract many worldwide visitors to our parks between the
spring and fall months; however, it has always been a challenge to attract tourists to our parks
during the winter months.”

After months of planning with various different entities, Begaye said the Department is
pleased to announce running as a new venue for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

“Many of our visitors enjoy taking photos of our tribal parks, but there are more and
more visitors who want to experience our parks by venturing in some sort of outdoor activity,”
Begaye stated. “We want to enrich their memories of the Navajo Nation and let them know that
we are a year-round tourism destination.”

The inaugural event will include a marathon, half marathon and relay. According to Tom
Riggenbach who is the CEO of Navajoyes.org and marathon organizer, the marathon and half
marathon will be competitive while the relay will be non-competitive and have few strict
guidelines. The course will be dirt road, which includes a 400-foot climb in the final couple of
miles of the race.

Riggenbach stated, “I know of many runners from afar who are willing to participate in
this place of timeless beauty. There is truly a sense of peace and calm when you run on the
Navajo Nation. There are many runners who are looking forward to this much anticipated
event.”

The marathon event was the brainchild of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez who is
an avid runner and a strong advocate of living healthy.

“Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and I want our people to live long healthy lives
and one way of achieving that goal is through physical exercise such as running. Not only do we
want more visitors to embrace our unique Navajo culture and our land of enchantment, but we
also want our own Navajo people to visit our tribal parks. The marathons provide a great
opportunity for the Navajo people and our visitors to see our beautiful parks.”

Avid runners Nez and Riggenbach both echoed that many runners serve as an inspiration
to others and every runner is a winner.
The coveted event is a collaborated effort between the Navajo Nation Parks andRecreation Department, the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, the Navajo Nation Division of Health, and Navajoyes.org, which is an entity that promotes healthy living for the youth.

The Annual Monument Valley December event will also include hot air balloons that will
grace the crisp blue skies on December 11-13

The balloon launches will be held from 7 a.m. to
9 a.m. with evening glows at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on December 11 and in Kayenta on December 12th.

For more information about how to register for the marathon, contact Riggenbach at
www.navajoyes.org or chuskaman@yahoo.com. He can also be reached at (928) 429-0345.

To Register click Here

Individuals who want to obtain information about the hot air balloon event can contact
the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 871-6647 or via their website at
www.navajonationparks.org

Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources Administration P.O. Box 9000 Window Rock, Arizona 86515 (928) 871-6592 & 6593 dnrpr@navajo-nsn.gov

 

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

Junior Livestock Show

Daily Schedule  for the Junior Livestock Show & Sale at the 2015 Navajo Nation Fair

Junior Livestock Show & Sale at the 2015 Navajo Nation Fair

SEPTEMBER 09, 2015 8:00AM – 12 Noon
Jr. Horse Show Check -In
2:00PM – 7:00 PM Check-in: Indoor Exhibits
1:00PM – 6:00PM Check-in, Weigh Ins, Stall assignments: Swine, Lambs, Cattle,
Breeding Animals, Goats, Llamas and Small Animals-RABBITS & POULTRY
1:00 PM Jr. Horse Show Begins
2:00PM–7:00PM ALL INDOOR ENTRIES CHECKED IN & JUDGING.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
9:00AM – 5:00PM Junior Livestock Judging & Show – Lee 4-H/FFA Pavilion
1. Swine
2. Swine Showmanship
3. Booster Lamb Show
4. Lamb
5. Lamb Showmanship
6. Steers
7. Steer Showmanship
8. Breeding Sheep
9. Breeding Sheep Showmanship
10. Breeding Cattle
11. Breeding Cattle Showmanship
12. Goats/Meat Goats
13. Goats Showmanship
14. Round Robin
15. Pet Show

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
10:00AM – 2:00 PM 4-H Junior Livestock Auction & Sales
2:30PM Poultry/Waterfowl Showmanship Judging (small animal area)
3:00PM Poultry Judging / Waterfowl Judging (in the pen)
4:00PM Wooly Ride Entries taken
5:00PM Wooly Ride Show Begins
5:30PM Rabbit Showmanship Judging (small animal area)
6:00PM Rabbit Judging (in the pen)

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
11:00 AM Parade of Champions – Rodeo Arena, please have show winners
and their animals in line at the Rodeo Arena
2:00 PM Public Speaking, Talent Show, Demonstration & Fashion Show
6:00PM 4H Cook out, Awards & Special Herdsman’s Award

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 (Final Day of the Fair)
Animal Check Outs and release
8:00AM – 3:00 PM Check-Out and Release of Junior Livestock and Indoor Exhibits (11am)
Please remember we are not responsible for Indoor Entries not picked up or claimed

Free BBQ – Navajo Nation Fair

Free BBQ - Navajo Nation Fair

Navajo Nation Fair Free BBQ

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3pm!

BBQ Pit – Window Rock, AZ

Please come to the Free BBQ  during the 69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Enjoy some BBQ hot off the grill as we gather for a great meal!

Navajo Nation Fair Free BBQ

At the Navajo Nation Fair 2015 Fair Free BBQ

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
Full Schedule of Events List

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015

Navajo Baby Contest Pageant

Registration Thursday, September 10, 2015 10 AM 

Pageant Friday, September 11, 2015 8 AM – 5 PM
Window Rock Sports Center
 Window Rock, AZ

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015

Age Groups:

1 to 6 months
7 to 12 months
1 to 2 years
3 to 4 years
4 to 5 years

Registration – Window Rock Sports Center Lobby
Thursday – September 10, 10 AM

Entry Information
-Entries limited to first 15 applicants per each age category
No registration fee

Required Documents
Birth Certificate
Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)

Baby Contest – Window Rock Sports Center

Friday – September 11 | 8 AM to 5:00 PM

9:00 am – Ages 1 to 6 months
10:00 am – Ages 7 to 12 months
11:00 pm – Ages 13 to 24 months
1:00 pm – Ages 25 to 36 months
2:00 pm – Ages 37 to 48 months
3:00 pm – Ages 49 to 60 months

More information:

Event coordinator Edith Yazzie – 928-871-6902

See over 40 more Baby Contest Photos

Last Years 2014 Event Results

baby winers

 

26 to 36 months Male Winners Amir Woodie

26 to 36 months Female Winner Noahana Hallwood

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
Full Schedule of Events List