Western Navajo Nation Fair Tuba City, AZ

 Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair in Tuba City, Arizona.

October 11 -14, 2018

Photo  courtesy of  Western Navajo Fair
The Western Navajo Fair is held yearly in the town of Tuba City, Arizona.

Schedule Western Navajo Fair 2018

All Week

Yei Bi Cheii Ceremony
Friday, October 05, 2018
5PM-Arrival of Night Chant Medicine Bundle
9PM-Night Chant ceremony begins
Monday, October 08, 2018
9PM-The Four Direction Offering
10PM-Night Chant Beauty Way Begins

October 10, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Miss Western Teen Pageant

October 11, 2018
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Kid’s Day
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Elder Fest
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exceptional Rodeo
12:00 amZumba

October 12
6:00 am – 12:00 am Miss Western Navajo Pageant
8:00 am – 12:00 am Open Junior Rodeo
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pow Wow Day 1
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Open Rodeo

October 13
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Western Navajo Fair Parade
11:00 am – 12:00 am Pow Wow Day 2
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Nelly at the 50th Western Navajo Fair

October 14

5:00 am – 12:00 am Yei Bi Cheii Ceremony Ends
9:00 am – 12:00 am Open Rodeo
10:00 am – 12:00 am Final Day for Pow Wow

Courtesy of  Western Navajo Fair

 Western Navajo Fairgrounds Tuba City, Arizona.

Western Navajo Fair Tuba City

Pow Wow Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Contest Pow Wow October 3rd- 5th Shiprock, NM

Contest Pow Wow October 3rd- 5th Shiprock, NM

MC – Alex Sheppard Ceder City, UT
AD – Bruce LeClaire Durango, CO

Head Man Dancer Bradley Buffalo Calf Saskatchewan, CA
Head Lady Dancer Denette Chee-Chief. Dine – Shiprock, NM
Head Gourd Dancer Steven Darden White Eagle Goi, Society

Host Northern Drum Keres Nation — San Felipe
Host Southern Drum Otter Trail —Apache, OK

Friday, October 3rd
Registration 3PM
Gourd Dancing 5 PM / Grand Entry 7 PM

Saturday, October 4th
Registration and Gourd Dancing 10 AM
Grand Entry 12 PM
Final Gourd Dancing & Supper Break 5 PM
7 PM Grand Entry

Sunday, October 5th
Gourd Dancing 12 PM- 5 PM

Contact: Elvin Keeswood (505)330-3326

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

Navajo Young Creative Writers Contest

Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon Event Seeking Young Creative Writers

Three young students on the Navajo Nation will have a very blessed early Christmas.

That’s because three students between first grade and 12th grade will be the lucky recipient of a mini iPad or iPad.

Navajo Young Creative Writers Contest

There will be three winning categories: 1-4th; 5-8th and 9-12th.

Additionally, there will also be a cash award of $50 for second place winners in each category and $25 for third place in each category.
Due to its overwhelming popularity, an essay contest will be held in conjunction with the Third Annual Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon Event, which will be held on January 11-13, 2013 in Monument Valley.
Patricia Seltzer, principal of Monument Valley High School and coordinator of the essay contest, said although the deadline for the essay entries is December 14th, she is confident she will receive a lot of entries.
“Creative writing is challenging yet rewarding,” Seltzer said. “This essay contest is a great way to learn how to express your thoughts through words and it can also help to develop your vocabulary, which is essential in college and beyond.”
She noted that the essays should focus on the theme “Soaring and Exploring Monument Valley,” which is the theme for the Third Annual Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon.
Martin L. Begaye, Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department director, said, “We are very pleased to hear there will be another essay contest this year along with the Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon Event. This is a great way to get the youth excited about our wonderful Navajo parks and monuments. The annual hot air balloon event cannot be successful unless we have support from the Navajo people and this is one way to get our people involved and excited about this great annual event on the Navajo Nation.”
Seltzer said stories can range between 200 to 1,000 words and poems should be 12 to 20 lines long. High school and middle school entries must be typed or word -processed while elementary aged students may be neatly hand written or typed.
All contestants must register for the contest by entering their name, email, age, name of school, teacher and mailing address, and agree to the terms and conditions of the contest. The deadline for submission is December 14, 2012.

Contest entry forms can be obtained on www.navajonationparks.org

For additional information, contact Seltzer at pseltzer@sjsd.org or (435) 678-1258.

Media Contact: Roberta John
Senior Economic Development Specialist
Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation
(928) 871-6647
Email: bobbie@navajonationparks.org

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Pow Wow Western Navajo Fair

Contest Pow Wow Western Navajo Fair


Pow Wow Western Navajo Fair

October 19 & 20, 2012

MC: Chris Bowen, Tuba City, AZ
Arena Director: Mike Salabiye, Gallup, NM
Host Northern: Wild Crew, AZ
Host Southern: Buc Wild, Chinle, AZ
Head Man: Kenny Donaghey, Crownpoint, NM
Head Woman: Wanda Nelson, Window Rock, AZ
Head Gourd: Larry Anderson, Black Creek Gourd Society, Ft. Defiance, AZ

Golden Age (50+)

Men – Combined

Women – Combined
Adults (18-49)

Men’s Northern Traditional, Southern Straight, Fancy, Grass

Women’s Northern Traditional, Southern Cloth/Buckskin Combined, Fancy, Jingle
Teens (13-17)

Boy’s N/S Traditional Combined, Fancy, Grass

Girl’s N/S Traditional Combined, Fancy, Jingle
Juniors (7-12)

Boy’s N/S Traditional Combined, Fancy, Grass

Girl’s N/S Traditional Combined, Fancy, Jingle

Friday, October 19 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 – 7:00 PM

Tiny Tot Special

Friday Night Sponsored by the Bedonie Family

Saturday Afternoon Sponsored by the Nocki Family
Men’s Northern Traditional Special $1000 Winner Take All

Sponsored by Randall Beaver & Family
“Relentless Warrior” Men’s Fancy Special $2000 Winner Take All

Sponsored by Western Navajo Fair Committee
Women’s Buckskin

Sponsored by Wanda Nelson & Family
Jr. Girl’s Jingle

Sponsored by the Nocki Family
More Specials to follow!

Contact Info, Sound Info

PA/Sound Provided By: Ta’neeszahnii Technologies

Wanda Brown, (505) 879-0649
Email: wandabcool99@yahoo.com

Navajo Nation Fair Frybread Contest Results

66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Frybread Contest Results

Event Presented by Navajo Agricultural Products Industry.

Navajo Nation Fair Frybread Contest

Contestants: Winners/Cash Prize:

1. Gladys Jones 1st Place – $500.00

2. Eric Manuelito 2nd Place – $300.00
Tohatchi, N.M.

3. Lucy Mannie 3rd Place – $200.00
Window Rock

4. Michael Eriacho 4th Place – $100.00
Ramah, N.M.

Miss Navajo Nation Frybread Contest

Photos from  Frybread Contest

Frybread Contest 1

Navajo Frybread Contest 2

Navajo Frybread Contest 3

Navajo Frybread Contest 4

Navajo Frybread Contest 5

Navajo Frybread Contest 6

Hazel Yazza Frybread Pavilion

Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Contestant #1
Charlene Goodluck
Shiprock Chapter

Contestant #2
Seri Maryboy
Red Mesa Chapter

Contestant #3
Krystal Parkhurst
St. Michaels Chapter

Contestant #4
Leandra Thomas
Steamboat Chapter

Contestant #5
Verrica Livingston
Twin Lakes Chapter

Contestant #6
Brittany Hunt
Shonto Chapter

Contestant #7
Wallitta Begay
Oljato Chapter