Navajo Nation Fair 2016 Information

The 70th Navajo Nation Fair for 2016

Date: September 6-11, 2016

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Events  Coordinator Contact Info
 Parade | flyer  Shawnevan Dale  928-245-6007
 Horticulture | flyer  Judy Willeto  928-871-6071
 Wild Horse Race | flyer  Donald James  928-871-6478
 Baby Contest | flyer  Patricia Bitsue  928-871-6902
 Culture Night | flyer  JT Willie  505-570-5572
 Navajo Song & Dance | flyer  Scott Tom  928-871-6478
 Powwow | flyer  Ramone Yazzie  505-906-7069
 Indian Rodeo | flyer  Fair Office   928-871-6478
 Fine Arts | Rules pg.1 & pg. 2  Clarenda Begay  928-810-8510
 Josh Turner Concert | flyer  Fair Office   928-871-6478
 4H | flyer  Michelle Spencer  928-266-4269
 CBR | flyer  Fair Office   928-871-6478
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Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Navajo Nation Fair 2016 Events

Navajo Nation Fair 2016 Events

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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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

Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair

Wednesday September 7, 2016  8 pm

DCJM Rodeo Arena – Window Rock, AZ

A Championship Bull Riding is returning to Window Rock, Arizona for the Navajo Nation Fair on behalf of Navajo Parks & Recreation & Tate’s Auto Group Wednesday, September 7th!
TICKETS: Navajo Nation Fair office or CALL (928) 871-6478 or 7833

Full List of Fair Events

Extreme Bull Riding at Navajo Nation Fair

 

Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair

 

 

Flyers courtesy of Navajo Nation Special Events Section

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Map courtesy of Navajo Nation Special Events Section

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

You call call events staff at (928) 871-7833 or 6647

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

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

 

Navajo Nation Museum Coffee House

Navajo Nation Museum Coffee House

Navajo Nation Museum Coffee House

It’s All About the Coffee or Is It?

By Roberta John

 

WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – When it comes to coffee, it’s all about the coffee or is it?

Not if you’re going to drink coffee at a newly-opened coffee house here in the Navajo Nation capital….more specifically, at the Navajo Nation Museum.

There is coffee and then there is gourmet quality coffee.

Entrepreneur Robert Fontenot states, “We want people to enjoy our gourmet flavored coffee and have a high-end experience.”

As the owner of two other coffee shops – Coffee House and Express Yourself in Gallup, New Mexico, Fontenot said, “It is important to look at the quality of your ingredients.”

All the different flavored coffee is hand done and hand-pressed.

However, he emphasized that it’s not just about the coffee, but the experience.

In fact, Fontenot said the staff he is training want the new high-end café to have a theme called “An Espresso and Specialty Drink Experience.”

Fontenot echoes his staff’s view on how they want customers to feel and was quick to point out that you when you’re slow as molasses in the winter, the Navajo Nation Museum Café is the place you want to be.

As a second generation share cropper originally from New Orleans, Fontenot knows the value of sharing life stories.

“My grandparents didn’t have running water,” Fontenot reflected. “My family has always been big on sharing stories.”

His initial calling came about six years ago when he came out with a church group and helped out community members within the Church Rock, N.M. Chapter.

“I got to know about the Navajo culture,” he said. “I was drawn to the place and found the Navajo people have an enchanting spirit.”

He soon became a substitute teacher at Tohatchi Middle School and was taken in by some Navajo families who shared life stories with him.

In 2012, the Coffee House in Gallup went up for sale. Fontenot and a partner pooled their resources and purchased it.

He was then approached by Navajo Nation Museum Department Manager Manuelito Wheeler to see if they would be interested in operating a similar coffee house in the Navajo Nation capital.

Manuelito said it has always been his goal to have a successful coffee house on the Navajo Nation.

Fontenot was just what he was looking for….And it was no coincidence the two met.

Navajo culture resonates at the Navajo Nation Museum Café.

From a distance and dovetailing nicely is a beautiful Navajo shade house that gives it a warm and inviting welcome.

In actuality, the Navajo shade house is made of PVC pipe that’s been fired to give it a little rustic charm and true Navajo character.

Manuelito said he wanted to transform the new café with a Navajo curb appeal and a Navajo accent to lure in new customers.

It may just be Navajo Nation’s Best Kept Secret, but Manuelito and Fontenot hope not for long.

There was a soft opening on November 24th, but they’re banking on new clients that will navigate themselves to revel in the new coffee café.

After all, Navajo cultural protocol is all about sharing stories….and what better way to do that than with a high-end cup of gourmet coffee nestled against towering red-yawning walls.

“We want everyone to share their stories here at the Navajo Nation Museum Café,” Fontenot stated. “Our goal is to have a standard of excellence. We want to provide a high-end quality coffee experience for everyone. And it all begins with your favorite coffee.”

Fontenot said they will eventually open at 7 a.m. to accommodate people who want to take care of the first order of business right after the crack of early morning dawn and close around 6 p.m.

Echoes of Navajo tradition will remain so your senses will experience authentic imagery and details of Navajo history.

Manuelito said the café will keep the existing black and white vintage photos of early Navajo history as a reminder of where the Navajo people came from.

Naturally, there are hand-carved pine wood tables and benches that pull it altogether to give the eatery a down-to-earth country bravado. Meticulously-designed wood furniture by Navajo Nation Museum staff provides a nice accent and dimension to the Navajo Nation Museum lobby. The stylished furniture was cut fresh from the Chuska Mountains, compliments of the Navajo Nation Department of Forestry.

The Navajo Nation Museum Café….where the quiet sway of ancient Navajo wisdom and modern-day culture weaves together to create a new story and a new palette of deliciousness.

A place where the experience is as satisfying as the flavor.

The menu reflects the sophistication.

In addition to a host of flavored coffees from Espresso, Cappacino, Lattes, Mocha and hot or cold drink called Moolicious,, Fontenot said they also offer “Build Your Own

Premier” omelette, salad or sandwiches in the future, noting, “We don’t want to rush into this; however, we want to take it slow and let the coffee house breathe.”

So if you like it hot or cold….perhaps it’s time for you to enrich your coffee experience and appreciate life’s simple pleasures at the Navajo Nation Museum Café.

And if lunch is faster than the Grinch stole Christmas, you still have plenty of time to enjoy alfresco dining nestled against towering red canyon walls.

Let’s rewind….Just think….it all started when two individuals from two different cultures crossed paths and now they’ve come full circle here at the Navajo Nation Museum Cafe.

It must be karma….and a recipe for success.

For more information about the Navajo Nation Museum Café or the Navajo Nation Museum, contact them at (928) 871-7941 or www.navajonationmuseum.org

Elder Fest Northern Navajo Nation Fair

October 2, 2014 – 9 AM to 3 PM

Pow Wow Arena – Shiprock Fair Grounds

For more information:l 505-368-1255

Elder Fest Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Flyer from: Northern Navajo Nation Fair Board

 

For more information in the 2014 Northern Navajo Nation Fair In Shiprock, AZ

Pow Wow Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Northern Navajo Nation Fair Parade Grand Marshal

Official Poster for the Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Song & Dance Northern Navajo Nation Fair

 

Navajo Fine Arts Show and Competition 2014

September 4-7, 2014

Gorman Hall, Navajo Nation Fair Grounds, Window Rock, AZ

Navajo Fine Arts Show and Competition 2014

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 August 31, 2014 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday September 1, 2014 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fine Arts Show Hours:
Wednesday September 3, 2014 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Preview)
Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 10:00 to 8:00 pm
Friday, September 5, 2014 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 7, 2014 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

ARTIST VENDOR INFORMATION
Luci Yazhe, Coordinator
Cell # (928) 206-0162

 

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2014

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair 2014

Extreme Bull Riding at Navajo Nation Fair

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

Navajo Nation Fair Concerts

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2014

Navajo Nation Fair Powwow 2014

 

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014 9:00 AM

Window Rock Sports Center • Window Rock, AZ

Event Coordinator, Sunshine Sonlatsa, 505-567-0398

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See over 40 more Baby Contest Photos

Event Results

baby winers



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Navajo Nation Fair 2014 Information

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair 2014

Extreme Bull Riding at Navajo Nation Fair

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

Navajo Nation Fair Concerts

Navajo Nation Fair 2014 Concerts

DIAMOND RIO

DIAMOND RIO

Wednesday September 3th, 2014
After the Extreme Bull Riding
DCJM Rodeo Arena

Advance tickets now on sale that the Navajo Nation Fair Office
Located south end of Gorman Hall – Navajo Nation Fair Grounds.

Rodeo/Concert Ticket
$12.00 Advance
$15.00 Day of Show

"TRUMAN BROTHERS" & "DUE WEST"

“TRUMAN BROTHERS” & “DUE WEST”

Thursday. September 4th, 2014 – 9PM

Truman Brothers is a duo from Nashville, Tennessee made up of Ben and Chad Truman – sons of keyboardist Dan Truman of the Grammy-winning group, Diamond Rio. Combining a range of influences from Stevie Wonder to John Mayer, the brothers create a sound that is founded on rich vocals and passionate songwriting.

2014 marks a decade of harmony, friendship, road miles, radio chart success, album sales and live performing for Nashville recording group Due West. They’ve seen their share of success on the Billboard, Country Aircheck, Sirius XM and Music Row radio charts, along with the CMT and GAC video charts and most recently the Billboard and iTunes album charts.

Rodeo/Concert Ticket

$12.00 Advance
$15.00 Day of Show

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TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT

Friday September 5th, 2014 9:00 PM

 

CELLULAR ONE presents TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT

Dean C. Jackson Memorial Rodeo Arena – Window Rock, AZ
Advance tickets now on sale that the Navajo Nation Fair Office
Located south end of Gorman Hall – Navajo Nation Fair Grounds.

Rodeo/Concert Ticket
$12.00 Advance
$15.00 Day of Show

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2014

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair 2014

Extreme Bull Riding at Navajo Nation Fair

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2014

 

Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2013

September 2, 2013 9:00 AM • Window Rock, AZ

Event Coordinator, Sunshine Sonlatsa, 505-567-0398

Navajo Baby Contest Winners 2013

26 to 36 months Male Winners Amir Woodie

26 to 36 months Male Winners Amir Woodie

0 to 6 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Karianne Storm Begay
2nd Place –  Zoey A Chee.
3rd Place – Kaitlyn Bailey Brown

Male Winners
1st Place – Kellen Jacob Yellow hair
2nd Place – Tehae Fulgham
3rd Place – No Entry

26 to 36 months Female Winner Noahana Hallwood

26 to 36 months Female Winner Noahana Hallwood

7 to 12 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Lorianne Halwood
2nd Place – Tasheena Rose John
3rd Place – Michonne Hunter Deal

Male Winners
1st Place – Robert Shy John
2nd Place – Miles Abeyta
3rd Place – Koi Keith

13 to 24 months Female Winner Jessica Montoya

13 to 24 months Female Winner Jessica Montoya

13 to 24 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Jessica Montoya
2nd Place – Kylen Perci Smith
3rd Place – Kaydence Lynch

13 to 24 months Male Winner Demari Yazzie

 

13 to 24 months Male Winner Demari Yazzie

Male Winners
1st Place – Demari Yazzie
2nd Place – Nicholas Cousens
3rd Place – Casey Joe Morris

26 to 36 months
Female Winners
1st Place – Noahana Hallwood
2nd Place – Kyla Bissie
3rd Place – Xemira Erin Oliver

Male Winners
1st Place – Amir Woodie
2nd Place – Westlyne Lane Begay
3rd Place – DeMarcus Uentillie

Source:

Event Coordinator, Sunshine Sonlatsa, 505-567-0398

More Navajo Baby Contest 2013 Photos Here

 


 

NAVAJO NATION FAIR BABY CONTEST

RULES AND GUIDELINES

September 2, 2013 • Window Rock, AZ

Applications For the 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest will be accepted until August 30, 2013 @ 5:00pm for Walk-In entries. Postmarked entries on/before August

27, 2012 for mail-in entries at the address mentioned above. NO applications will be considered if received after the specified dates and times under any circumstances.

 

**The Navajo Nation Fair Office & Coordinators are NOT responsible for any delays or non-receipt of applications on any account and for any reason whatsoever.**

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WHEN ENTRY IS BEING SUBMITTED IN ONE PACKET:

  • 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest entry/waiver form
  • A copy of original birth certificate and the certificate of Indian blood
  • A recent 5” x 7” photograph of the child
  • NO FAX OR EMAIL COPIES OF ENTRY FORMS AND/OR AGE VERIFYING DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
  • $30.00 – NON REFUNDABLE Registration Fee Payable to: Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest
  •  (Must be paid Money Order/Cashier Checks)

ENTRY FORM AND ATTACHMENTS MAY BE MAILED TO:

Special Events Section, PO BOX 2370, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Walk-in entries will be held at the Navajo Nation Fair Office in Gorman Hall on the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds.

ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY RETURNED BY THE 67TH ANNUAL NAVAJO NATION FAIR BABY CONTEST COMMITTEE

AGE: Age Division are 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-24 months; 25-36 months, females and males divisions. Contestants will compete in their age category on the day of the competition BUT can be no older than 36 months by cut-off date of September 2, 2012. Babies will compete in Traditional outfits. There are 4 age Divisions; however, if less than 6 in a division, the division will be combined accordingly. Babies 0-12 months MUST be carried on stage by a responsible adult. Applicants must be one-quarter (1/4) Navajo blood quantum.

TALENT: Talent must be under 3 minutes 10 seconds. You will turn in your CD at check-in. Make sure your talent number is the only one on the CD or the first one on the

CD. Props for the talent show will be allowed only for 13-24 months and 25-36 months categories.

PHOTOGENIC: Pictures should be no larger than 8” x 10”. You may submit black & white of color AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

SPORTSMANSHIP RULES: Any contestants/parents gossiping, degrading or bad mouthing their child/contest/other contestants/parents, choreographer(s), the contest, staff or judges will be given a verbal warning. If the behavior continues they will be withdrawn from the competition, in the presence of other contestants/parents. NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEE WILL BE GIVEN. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Any showing of unsportsmanlike conducts will NOT be tolerated. All contestants will follow rules and listen to the director and/or staffs members.

2 Navajo Girls holding Hands

2 Navajo girls - Mabell and Nora at Marble Canyon, holding hands

Navajo Girls Mabell and Nora at Marble Canyon, AZ

Date: 1940s
Photo by: Muench, Josef
Repository Northern Arizona University. Cline Library.