Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Previously Held September 29, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Shiprock Fairgrounds
The Northern Navajo Nation Fair is the oldest and most traditional of the Navajo Fairs. Held each fall in Shiprock, New Mexico this fair offers the Navajo people of the Four Corners a chance to celebrate the year’s harvest with a community celebration.

Event Information

Shiprock Fairgrounds
101 Uranium Boulevard Shiprock, NM
NNNF Board
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The celebration includes a parade, fair, rodeo, arts & crafts, Pow Wow, and traditional song and dance at the Fairgrounds in Shiprock, NM. In 2023, the Four Corners region will celebrate the 110th Northern Navajo Nation Fair, from October 5-8, 2023

2023 Northern Navajo Nation Fair Schedule

The theme for the 2023 Northern Navajo Nation Fair (Shiprock Fair) is "Dine' Bidzill Navajo Strong". The schedule will be updated as dates for events and activities are released. Admission: 1-Day Pass Adult $10, 6yrs-12yrs - $5, Under 6yrs - Free, Senior $5 and the 4-day Pass Adult $30, 6yrs-12yrs - $15, Under 6yrs - Free, Senior $15. 
 2023 Northern Navajo Nation Fair Schedule of Events

September 29 - October 8, 2023

  • 2023 Yeibicheii Ceremony

October 3-6, 2023

  • Miss Northern Navajo Pageant & Miss Northern Navajo Teen Pageant

October 3-8, 2023 Horticulture Exhibit 

  • Best of Show, Best Farmer, Largest Watermelon, Largest Squash, Largest Pumpkin, Vegetable/Fruit Basket, Floral Display/Basket, Vegetable Varieties, Fruit Varieties, Field Crops. 

October 5, 2023

  • Youth Day 9:00am-2:00pm Live Music, Raffle Contest, Snow Cones
  • Elder Fest 8:00am-3:45pm Door prizes, activities, fashion show, pop corn & snow cones. Grand Door Prize.  Song & Dance. Best Dressed.  Free Lunch!  Free t-shirts to 1st 200 Elders.

October 5-8, 2023

Indian Market 

October 6-8, 2023

Song & Dance 

Host Chinle Valley Boys. MC: Germudson Yazzie & Derrick Sloan 

  • 5:00pm Friday, October 6th Warm Up
  • 10:00am Saturday, October 7th Registration/Grand Entry
  • 10:00am Sunday, October 8th Roll Call 
  • Contest & Benefit: Cake walk, door prizes, raffle, Veterans special, Group Singing, Best Dressed Group Singing, Long distance travel, Best Dress Dancing, Competition Dancing 1st-5th place. 

October 6-7, 2023

Northern Navajo Nation Fair Pow Wow 

  • Friday, October 6th 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 7th 1:00 & 7:00pm
  • Contest in all categories. Drum contest. Drum Split.

October 7, 2023

Northern Navajo Nation Fair Parade 8:00am

  • Honoring 70 years of Miss Northern Navajo 1953-2023
  • Marching Band Competition: Prizes range from $1500-$500. Fees waived. 

October 7-8, 2023

Northern Navajo Fair Rodeo: Open to the World

8 Standard events: Bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, down roping, steer wrestling, open team roping, ladies breakaway roping, ladies barrell racing.

  • Saturday, October 7th Performances at 1:30 & 7:00pm
  • Sunday, October 8th Slack Sunday 8:00am
  • Sunday, October 8th 1:30pm. 

October 8, 2023

  • Legends Concert 12:00-8:00pm

Northern Navajo Nation Fair Events

  • Ye’Bi’Chei Commences 
  • Navajo Food Competition 
  • Miss Northern Navajo Teen Contemporary Competition 
  • Elder Fest-Song & Dance Grounds
  • Miss Northern Navajo Traditional Competition
  • Carnival 
  • 4-H Exhibits
  • Old Timer’s Rodeo 
  • Bulls and Babes Rodeo 
  • Indian Market 
  • Junior Rodeo 
  • Livestock Sale
  • Saturday morning Parade East Hwy 64-West 491
  • Traditional Song & Dance 
  • Talent Show 
  • Open All Indian Rodeo 
  • Fashion Show 
  • Cultural Performances 
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