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Navajo Nation Fair 2022

Window Rock, Arizona – The time is now! The 74th Navajo Nation Fair is September 5-11, 2022. It’s loaded with many events and festivities including vendors of all kinds, pow wow, song and dance. The Navajo Nation Fair is honoring all of the frontline workers. There will be 10+ fair festivities, 100k have attended throughout the years, 70+ years of existence, and 100% enjoyment. The event is located at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds and all ages are welcome. Come experience this spectacular event full of art, food, history, culture, and new memories to be made.


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.

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The Navajo Nation Fair is the largest American Indian Fair and Rodeo within the southwest United States, with a daily average attendance of 15,000 visitors. The Navajo Nation Fair starts each year after the Labor Day weekend and ends on the following Sunday. The Navajo Nation Fair consists of 25 coordinated events that extend over seven days. The Navajo Nation Fair is a non-profit organization that is structurally established under the Navajo Nation and federal codes as a 501-C3 entity.

NNF Open Indian Rodeo

Mark your calendars for September 7-11, 2022! The Open Indian Rodeo is taking part in the 74th Navajo Nation Fair at the Dean Jackson Memorial Arena in Window Rock, Arizona. Get ready to experience electrifying rides, high-speed action, and non-stop fun all rolled into one! The rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and breakaway roping. Get your tickets today!

Navajo Nation Parade

Get ready to enjoy the largest parade in the Navajo Nation on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The parade will kick off at 8:00 am. It will feature hundreds of floats from different organizations and people. It will be a mile stretch of non-stop parading.

PBR Challenger Series – Buckin’ on the Rez

The Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture presents the PBR Challenger Series: “Buckin’ on the Rez” at the Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena in Window Rock, Arizona for the 74th Navajo Nation Fair. Get ready for two hours of pyro, music, and the most intense bull riding action the world has to offer. This is an evening filled with adrenaline-rushing action and an extreme lineup of the world’s best riders and animal athletes. Scheduled to compete, are Navajo Nation Champion Bull Riders Cody Jesus and Keyshawn Whitehorse. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the event will kick off at 7:00 pm. All seating is general admission – tickets are $29.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. Children 6 years of age and under are free. Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today!

Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation is truly an extraordinary and breathtaking nation within a nation. It is over 27,000 miles and covers over four states: New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. The Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department oversees all Navajo Tribal Parks in the largest sovereign nation in the United States. As a sovereign-autonomous tribal government, the Navajo Nation creates laws and governs its citizens – which means all non-Navajo travelers and visitors must comply with and abide by tribal regulations, policies, and laws. Their intent is the caretaking of Mother Earth, which Navajos respect at all times. Come experience the breathtaking views Navajo land has to offer.

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