Native Arizona’s longest running Indian rodeo is back to celebrate 93 years of rodeo excitement! Throw on those cowboy boots rodeo fans because it is time for the 93rd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo! This Labor Day Weekend, come celebrate and enjoy several exciting events put on by the White Mountain Apache Tribe Community.
Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, Tribal Chairwoman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe is proud to welcome rodeo fans, stating “I look forward to seeing family and friends, as well as visitors, coming together to celebrate during the Labor Day Weekend at our Tribal Fair. The White Mountain Apache Fair and Rodeo started in 1925 and since that time, our Tribal fair has become one of the largest celebrations in Indian Country!”
The 93rd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo is jam-packed with fun events the entire family can enjoy! From various rodeo events to dances and live bands, to cultural performances, there will be no lack of excitement this Labor Day weekend at the Whiteriver Fairgrounds!
Kicking off the rodeo fun is the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Thunder on the Mountain Bull Riding Challenge on Wednesday, August 29th at 6 pm. The rodeo excitement continues at 4 pm on Thursday, August 30th and 2 pm on Friday, August 31st with the Junior Rodeo. Friday, August 31st, the Master’s Rodeo will take place at 8 am. The All Indian Rodeo will occur Sunday, September 2nd at 1 pm and 6 pm with the Finals on Monday, September 3rd at 1:30 pm. The All Women’s Rodeo will occur Saturday, September 1st at 1 pm.
For a full calendar of events, visit: http://wmatfair.com/eventschedule.html
Ticket Prices are as follows:
Rodeo Admission: Gates open 1 hour prior to each performance
Adults – $5.00
Children – $3.00
Senior – $3.00
Bull Riding & Night Performance:
General Admission – $8.00
$5.00 per Entry
(All vehicles pay fees to re-enter)
This year’s Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo theme is “Celebrating People Who Inspire Greatness and Wisdom.”
Vice Chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Jerome Kasey III states how this year’s theme is to honor the “many great leaders past and present who have inspired many of us with their endless dedications, compassion, and contributions in securing the well-being of our tribe.”
This theme will be showcased throughout the weekend’s festivities.
We hope you will join Cowboy Lifestyle Network in celebrating the 93rd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo this Labor Day weekend!