Western Navajo Nation Fair Tuba City, AZ

 Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair in Tuba City, Arizona.

October 12 -15, 2017

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

Schedule Western Navajo Fair 2017

All Week
8:00 pm – 6:00 am Yeii Bi Cheii
WESTERN NAVAJO FAIRGROUNDS

October 7
9:00 am – 12:00 am
Miss Western Navajo Pageant
10:00 am – 12:00 am Baby Contest

October 11
5:30 pm – 12:00 am Kick Off Run/Walk
WESTERN NAVAJO FAIRGROUNDS
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Miss Western Navajo Teen Pageant
GREYHILLS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Bud and Sissy Look-Alike Contest
GOEN CINEMAS
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Urban Cowboy
GOEN CINEMAS
8:00 pm – 6:00 am Yeii Bi Cheii

October 12
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Kids Day
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Elderfest
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Carnival
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Exceptional Rodeo
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Zumba

October 13
8:00 am – 12:00 am Junior Rodeo
11:00 am – 4:00 pmFlea Market
TUBA CITY FLEA MARKET
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Song and Dance
12:00 pm – 12:00 am Carnival
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Fashion Show
5:30 pm – 12:00 am Cancer Walk
GREYHILLS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
6:00 pm – 12:00 amPow Wow
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Bingo
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Bull Riding
7:00 pm – 12:00 am RUF MMA
7:30 pm – 12:00 am Culture Nights
8:00 pm – 6:00 am Yeii Bi Cheii
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Country Dances

October 14
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Parade
10:00 am – 12:00 am Carnival
12:30 pm – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Gourd Dance
2:30 pm – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Grand Entry
2:00 pm – 12:00 am Open Rodeo
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Power Lifting Competition
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Bingo
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Gourd Dance
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Johnny Lee
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Grand Entry
8:00 pm – 6:00 am Yeii Bi Cheii
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Culture Nights
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Country Dance

October 15
12:00 amYeii Bi Cheii
8:00 am – 12:00 am Cowboy Church
10:00 am – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Gourd Dance
10:00 am – 12:00 am Cowgirls & Masters Rodeo
12:30 pm – 12:00 am Pow Wow – Grand Entry
1:30 pm – 12:00 am NFL Zone
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm Carnival
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Futuristic

 

Courtesy of  Western Navajo Fair

 Western Navajo Fairgrounds Tuba City, Arizona.

 

Sheep Is Life Celebration Events

Friday & Saturday June 21-22, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sheep Is Life Celebration Events

Most activities are on the southeast side of the Hatathli Cultural Center, Diné College, Tsailé Campus, Navajo Nation

Free events for the whole family!

Sheep to Loom Activities, Felting, Storytelling, Exhibits Diné Agriculture, Diné Foods, Sheep and Wool Clinics

Vendors Welcome!

Navajo Weaving Sale, Sheep is Life General Store, Sheep Camp, and Awards Ceremony

Do not miss an opportunity to experience Navajo culture and arts first hand.

click here to download schedule


 

Navajo-Churro Wool Show & Clinic

Navajo-Churro Sheep Wool Show & Clinic General Information

Show Time is Friday, June 22nd 2013 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This year we are using a different approach to the Navajo Churro Wool show. Rather than competing against each other, we will be learning with each other. Everyone will be a winner because each will be gaining valuable insights as a producer and breeder of Navajo-Churro Sheep. First, you will be asked to tell us what you like about your wool fleece and what you are concerned about as a wool producer or fiber artist. Then the judge(s) will provide you with their opinion(s) from these perspectives:

  1. How well your fleece compares to the Navajo Churro Sheep Association breed standard

  2. The quality of your fleece from a Navajo fiber artist perspective

  3. Comments about other characteristics of the wool and its potential uses


 

Navajo-Churro Sheep Show & Clinic

Navajo-Churro Sheep Show & Clinic General Information

Show Time is Saturday, June 22nd 2013 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Kirt Atakai, right, and Robbin Robinson, of Grand Falls, Ariz., hold their lambs in the sheep show during the Sheep is Life Celebration June 25 at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz. Atakai and his lamb won best of show in the lamb category. (Navajo Times photo – Leigh T. Jimmie)

This year we are using a different approach to the Navajo-Churro Sheep show. Rather than competing against each other, we will be learning with each other. Everyone will be a winner because each will be gaining valuable insights as a producer and breeder of Navajo-Churro Sheep. First, you will be asked to tell us what you like about your sheep and what you are concerned about as a breeder. Then the judge(s) will provide you with their observations(s) from these perspectives:

  1. How well your sheep compares to the Navajo Churro Sheep Association breed standard

  2. The health and soundness of your sheep as breeding stock

  3. Comments about other characteristics, Navajo perspectives, and concerns

More Information:

http://www.navajolifeway.org/

TahNibaa Naataanii, Executive Director
info@navajolifeway.org
(505) 406-7428

Navajo Nation Fair 2012 – Information & Events

Navajo Nation Fair 2012

Photos from Navajo Nation Fair 2012

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Navajo Nation Fair 2013 info

 

66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

“Appreciation Tradition”

September 2nd – 9th, 2012

Window Rock, AZ

The World’s Largest American Indian Fair.

The Navajo Nation Fair was established in 1938 to stimulate livestock improvements and management through exhibits for the Navajo people. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo Agriculture, Fine Arts and Crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment.

The Navajo Nation Fair Schedule of Events for 2012 will include:

Nizhoni Navajo Arts and Crafts Exhibition September 6 – 9

New Just Out

2012 Navajo Nation Fair Schedule 

Events Times and Dates 

Navajo Nation Fair 2012 Events flyer

 

 

 

Press Release from the Navajo Nation Fair 2012

Media Contact:
Roberta John, Program & Project Specialist
(928) 871-7380
Email: bbiejpress@navajobusiness.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Navajo Nation Gearing Up for Grand Daddy of all Tribal Fairs
WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – Nestled in the heart of the Southwest is a rich and vibrant tribe called the Navajo Nation.

Whispering canyon walls….mystifying ancient architecture….picturesque mountains….relaxing lakes and rivers…towering rock formations…..an earthly scent of cedar and sage after a light sprinkle of rain….magnificent sunsets…and refreshing blue skies….this is Navajoland, a panorama of awesome scenery and captivating getaways….this is what most Navajoland visitors come to see. However, it is the Navajo people that makes Navajoland beautiful and unique.
And within the four sacred mountains is one of the world’s best kept secrets….the Navajo Nation Fair, which is the “Largest American Indian Fair in North America.” When it first began 66 years ago, it was a small gathering of primarily Navajo people. Over the years, other tribes were invited and it soon became known as the largest gathering of Indian nations in the U.S. that cultivates and nurtures indigenous expression.
Today, it is a mecca and visual symphony for elegant Navajo art, dance, music, food and professional athleticism with a native touch. It is also where legends are matched with a new world of future champions vying for thousands of dollars in prize money.
The Navajo Nation Fair is an event that many people look forward to attending year after year. To continue this tradition, the Navajo Nation Special Events Office and a host of volunteers will launch the 66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair on September 2-9th -. The theme this year will be “Appreciating Tradition.”
“Hosting the World’s Largest American Indian Fair takes more than a village, according to Norma Bowman, Navajo Nation Fair Manager.
“The Navajo Nation Fair takes a lot of volunteers, planning, and financial partnerships to make it a success. There are an array of individuals who are working quietly behind the scenes to make it a successful cultural celebration.

Hosting the Navajo Nation Fair is a time-honored tradition and we are doing our best to make it a very enjoyable for everyone. This is a great opportunity to see how we showcase our people and share our cultural pride.”
Bowman added, “The Navajo Nation Fair is an ideal place to experience American Indian culture, namely, Navajo culture. So if you’re looking for a myriad of cultural excitement, make plans to join us here in the capital of the Navajo Nation in September.

I’d also like to especially invite Navajoland visitors to the Navajo Nation Fair, which is a great venue to learn more about the Navajo culture.”

Events:

The Navajo Nation Fair will also include a free Christian concert, a junior rodeo, a Miss Navajo Nation butchering contest, a frybread contest, a Nizhoni Arts Market, an Extreme Native Bull Riding event, Native American comedy entertainment, an exceptional rodeo, a Navajo Nation Energy Expo, Hoshkii Happy/Kids Day, a free barbecue, Pueblo Country Opener for
Country Music Artist Gary Allan, a hot air balloon event, a traditional Navajo song and dance, an inter-tribal pow wow, a parade, an inter-tribal night performance, a fundraising golf tournament, a livestock and horticulture exhibit, a carnival, and more.
For more information about sponsorships, parade, event fees and participation or other related questions, please contact the Navajo Nation Museum Special Events Section at (928) 871-7941 or www.navajonationfair.com

Sources of information:
Navajo Nation Fair Website and Facebook Page
Navajo Nation Museum Special Events Section
928-871-7941