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Northern Navajo Fair 2022

Shiprock, New Mexico – the time is now! The Northern Navajo Fair – the Shiprock Fair is here. It happens to be the oldest of all Navajo fairs. This event runs from September 29 to October 2, 2022, and the theme is Diné history, harvest, and healing. All ages are welcome to experience the culture, art, history, rodeo, food, vendors, and countless fun events.

Northern Navajo Fair Schedule of Events

Monday, September 26th

  • (Ongoing) – Yei Bi Cheii

Tuesday, September 27th

  • AM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii
  • 1:00 PM – Miss Northern Navajo/ Miss Northern Teen Contemporary Competition (East of Fair Office)
  • 8:00 PM – Exhibit/HorticultureDeadline (Fair Office)

Wednesday, September 28th

  • AM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii
  • 9:00 AM – Miss Northern Navajo/Miss Northern Teen Contemporary Competition (East of Fair Office)
  • 4:00 PM – Miss Northern Navajo/ Miss Northern Teen Interview Panel (Closed To The Public) Rolo, Phil Thomas Perform Arts
  • 5:30 PM – Parade Line Up Numbers
  • 6:00 PM – Gospel Night at Rodeo Arena
  • 7:00 PM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii

Thursday, September 29th

  • AM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii
  • 8:00 AM-3:30 PM – Youth Day
  • 8:00 AM-6:00 PM – Exhibit/Horticulture Expo
  • 9:00 AM-2:30 PM – Elder Fest
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 PM – City of Fun Carnival
  • 10:00 AM – Indian Market Opens
  • 11:00 AM – Miss Northern Navajo/ Miss Northern Teen Traditional Competition, Phil Thomas Perform Arts
  • 4:00 PM-6:00 PM – APS FREE BBQ Basha’s Parking Lot
  • 5:00 PM – Rodeo Bullriding Opeining Extravaganza
  • 9:00 PM – Entertainment at the Rodeo MC Shar Redhorse
  • 9:05 PM – Krishel Augustine
  • 9:35 PM – Talibah Begay/Shar Redhorse
  • 10:05 PM – Zuni Pueblo Dancers
  • 10:50 PM – Joe Taohonnie Jr. & Crown Dancers
  • PM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii

Friday, September 30th

  • AM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii
  • 7:00 AM – Trail Ride to Yei Bi Cheii
  • 8:00 AM-7:00 PM – Exhibit/Horticulture Expo
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM – Indian Market Opens
  • 3:00 PM – City of Fun Carnival Opens
  • 5:00 PM – Song & Dance (Warm Up)
  • 5:00 PM – Miss Northern Navajo/ Miss Northern Teen Coronation, Phil Thomas Perform Arts
  • 5:00 PM – Pow Wow Gourd Dance (Pow Wow Arena)
  • 6:00 PM – Rodeo Slack/Hybrid Performance (Tuff Enough To Wear Pink Day)
  • 7:00 PM – Pow Wow Grand Entry
  • 9:00 PM – Entertainment after Rodeo Native Bands: Dine Boyz & Lightening Rock
  • 11:00 PM – City of Fun Carnival Closes
  • PM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii

Saturday, October 1st

  • AM – (Ongoing) Yei Bi Cheii
  • 5:00 AM – Parade Line Up East 7-2-11
  • 8:00 AM – Parade Begins
  • 10:00 AM – City Of Fun Carnival
  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM – Song & Dance (Registration Opens)
  • 10:00 AM – Indian Market Opens
  • 11:00 AM – Gourd Dance Pow Wow Arena
  • 1:00 PM – AIRCA Rodeo/Wild Horse Race (History & Heritage/Turquoise Dress)
  • 1:00 PM-7:00 PM – Pow Wow Grand Entry
  • 7:00 PM – AIRCA Rodeo Wild West Saturday Night/Dress Old School
  • 9:00 PM – Entertainment: Tony Knight 
  • 10:00 PM-6:00 AM – Yei Bi Cheii

Sunday, October 2nd

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Exhibit/Horticulture Pickup
  • 9:00 AM – Song & Dance Roll Call
  • 10:00 AM – Indian Market Opens
  • 12:00 PM – City of Fun Opens
  • 1:00 PM – Rodeo Champion Day Wild Horse Race (RWB/The Real Heros)
  • 10:00 PM – City of Fun Closes

Tickets

  • Admission: $10.00 Adults, $6.00 Children 6-17
  • Children under 5 years: Free
  • Elderly 65 & up: $6.00
  • Parking: $10.00, Handicap: $5.00

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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Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for agriculture, rodeos, country music, and maintaining the western way of life!

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