The Oldest and Most Traditional of the Navajo Fairs is held each fall in the Navajo Land where the Navajo people of the Four Corners come to celebrate the year’s harvest with a community celebration.
The Shiprock Fair started in 1911 and we have photos below of the 1913 fair.
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The fair will be held from Thursday, October 04, 2012 through Sunday, October 7, 2012
Parade Begins Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 8:00 am
Click here for Parade Entry Form (PDF file)
For more information regarding the Northern Navajo Nation Fair (NNNF), please call the NNNF Office at (928)221-6128.
The Shiprock Navajo Fair for 2012 is celebrating its 101 year anniversary.
Northern Navajo Nation Fair for 2012 theme:
“Into a New Centry of Technology and Tradition”
Northern Navajo Nation Fair Schedule of Events
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The Shiprock Northern Navajo Fair is the oldest and most traditional Navajo fair on the Navajo Nation.
It is held to coincide with the conclusion of an ancient Navajo healing ceremony. The Night Way, a nine-day chant is commonly called “Yeiibichei” ceremony.
The fair offers events including NNRA Sanction Rodeo, POW WOW Contest, Traditional Song & Dance, Gourd Dancers and crafts, exhibits of horticulture, science, agriculture and livestock. The Miss Northern Navajo competition, a baby contest, concerts to comedians, song and dance competitions. Food concessionaires, a carnival and of course the SNF parade through the main street of Shiprock on Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 8:00 AM.
More photos of the 1913 Shiprock Fair