Ramah Navajo Fair & Rodeo

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August 25-27, 2023

Pine Hill, New Mexico

“Unite For Hope and A Prosperous Future”

“Sihasin T’áála’i Be Nidliigo Nee’níji Bee Ada’aziinii Bi? Yii K’adoo”


FRIDAY – August 25, 2023

6:00 am Blessing Ceremony

8:00 am Fun Walk

IJRA Rodeo

9:00 am Vendors/ Exhibit Open

10:00 am Both Information Open

Baby Contest

Bouncy House/ Mechanical Bull/ Rock Climbing

11:00 am Elder Day Festival

12:00 pm Youth Activities

2:00 pm Goat Roping

3:00 pm Rodeo Queen Contest

Rodeo Arena-N End

VIP Luncheon

5:00 pm Community BBQ

6:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess-

Team Roping

8:00 pmC&W Dance – Blue Shades/ Midnight Rhythm Fairground-N Red Barn


SATURDAY – August 26, 2023

7:00 am Parade Line Up
8:00 am Vendors/ Exhibit Open
9:00 am Parade Starts
AIRCA Jr. & Sr. Rodeo
Exhibits & Vendors
10:00 am 3-D Archery Shoot
Bouncy House/ Mechanical Bull/ Rock Climbing
12:00 pmGourd Dance
1:00 pmAIRCA Rodeo
Music Fest
Goat Roping
Fry Bread Contest
3:00 pm Rodeo Queen Coronation
4:00 pm Miss Ramah Navajo & Princess – Coronation
6:00 pm Entertainment
7:00 pm Bull Bash
8:00 pm C&W Dance – Arizona Dreamerz

SUNDAY – August 27, 2023
8:00 am 5K & 10K Run/Walk
9:00 am Exhibits and Vendors
10:00 am Bouncy House/ Mechanical Bull/ Rock Climbing
1:00 pm   Open Show Rodeo

Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Tiffina R Maria

Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Tiffina R Maria Miss Ramah Navajo Princess Geneva Nabours

Wild Horse Race at Navajo Nation Fair

To add to the testament of classic nostalgia, 24 Native American teams consisting of three wild bronc riding individuals will display their horse riding magic as they try to race their wild horses to the finish line on September 7-9th.

Wild Horse Race at Navajo Nation Fair

The wild horse event will be held in conjunction with an Open Indian Rodeo that will be held on September 7-9th.

Rodeo fans will see a razor sharp showdown of champion Native American cowboys and chic cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada who will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.

It is said that Indian rodeo is the most popular sport on the Navajo Nation…just come on out and you’ll see why. In fact, it just doesn’t get any more rustic and original than Indian rodeo here on the Navajo Nation….this is your chance to see relics of the old west come alive.

By Roberta John