The Northern Navajo Fair is a vibrant celebration of Navajo culture, tradition, and community. This year, as they commemorate the 110th anniversary of this remarkable event, there are countless exciting activities and attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a long-time fan of the fair, here are some of the must-see and must-do experiences that await you.
Parade & Pageants
Don’t miss the grand parade, a highlight of the fair, where vibrant floats, marching bands, and traditional attire fill the streets with color and excitement. Additionally, witness the crowning of the fair’s royalty during the pageant, where young Navajo women showcase their talents and leadership skills.
Traditional Dances and Music
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo Nation through captivating traditional dances and music performances. From the enchanting beauty of the Butterfly Dance to the rhythmic beats of the Drum Circle, these performances offer a glimpse into the deep-rooted traditions of the Navajo people.
Witness the incredible craftsmanship of Navajo artisans as they showcase their talents through intricate jewelry, pottery, textiles, and paintings. Take the opportunity to support local artists and bring home a unique piece of Navajo art as a memento of your time at the fair. Indulge in the flavors of authentic Navajo cuisine at the fair’s food stalls. From the savory delights of Navajo tacos to the sweet satisfaction of frybread, these traditional dishes are a culinary delight for your taste buds. Don’t forget to try the refreshing Navajo tea, a staple beverage that perfectly complements the flavors of the fair.
Carnival & Livestock
For those seeking a dose of excitement and entertainment, the fair offers a variety of thrilling carnival rides and games. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel, challenge your friends to a game of skill, or simply indulge in some cotton candy as you soak in the festive atmosphere of the fairgrounds. Get up close and personal with some of the finest livestock in the region at the fair’s livestock exhibits. From majestic horses to impressive cattle, these exhibits offer a unique opportunity to learn about the vital role that agriculture plays in the Navajo community while admiring the beauty and strength of these animals.
Experience the thrill of the rodeo as skilled cowboys and cowgirls showcase their talent in events such as bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping. Cheer on the competitors as they demonstrate their bravery and skill, and feel the exhilaration of the crowd as they root for their favorite riders.
Above all, the Northern Navajo Fair is a celebration of community and unity. Take the time to connect with locals, forge new friendships, and experience the warm hospitality that the Navajo people are known for. Engage in conversations, share stories, and embrace the spirit of togetherness that permeates the fairgrounds.
The 110th Annual Northern Navajo Fair promises to be a memorable experience filled with cultural richness, entertainment, and a true sense of community. Whether you’re drawn to the traditional dances, the mouthwatering food, or the vibrant atmosphere, there is something for everyone at this extraordinary event. So mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the Northern Navajo Fair, an event that continues to honor the Navajo traditions and showcase the resilience and spirit of the Navajo people. Get updates about the fair here.
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