What’s happening at the 2018 Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Farmington Daily Times
Dancers participate in the Northern Navajo Nation Fair powwow grand entry on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Shiprock.

List of 2018 Fair Events:

*Subject to Change. 

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens. Kids ages 4 and under are free.

Location: At the Northern Navajo Nation Fairgrounds, Hwy 491 and Uranium Blvd, in Shiprock.

Children check out the fair rides during Youth Day, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Northern Navajo Nation Fair in Shiprock.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Yei Bi Chei Ceremony (YBC Ceremonial Grounds)

7 a.m. Fairgrounds OPEN

8 a.m. Dine’ Market Opens

8 a.m. Youth Day Activities Begin (8 a.m.-2 p.m.)

8 a.m. Elderfest (Song & Dance Arena)

8 a.m. Explora! Children’s Museum (Arts & Crafts Bldg)

9 a.m. Miss Northern Navajo & Miss NN Teen Traditional Food Competition (South Fairgrounds)

9 a.m. CCSD Schools Program (Entertainment Tent)

9 a.m. Capacity Builders Inc, Youth Activities

9 a.m. Native Warrior Challenge Obstacle Course

9 a.m. 3point pinnacle shootout basketball

10 a.m. Veterans Benefit Fair/Expo 10:00am City of Fun Carnival Opens

10 a.m. Elderfest Song & Dance (Song & Dance Arena)

1 p.m. Miss Northern Traditional Competition (Ent. Tent)

2 p.m. 4H FFA Judging small animals

3 p.m. Gourd Dance (Song & Dance Arena)

4 p.m. Free BBQ (City Market parking lot)

6 p.m. Rowels & Rhinestones Bull Riding (Rodeo Arena)

7 p.m. Kids Pow Wow (Song & Dance Arena)

8 p.m. Lightning Cloud (Entertainment Tent)

Children traverse a fun house bridge, Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2012,  at the Northern Navajo Nation Fairgrounds in Shiprock.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Yei Bi Chei Ceremony (YBC Ceremonial Grounds)

7 a.m. Fairgrounds Open 

8 a.m. Dine Market Opens

8 a.m. Art Demonstration (Exhibit Hall)

8 a.m. Veterans 5k & 1mile run/walk (Nenahnezad)

9 a.m. 3point pinnacle shootout basketball

10 a.m. City of Fun Carnival OPENS

12 p.m. Gourd Dance (Song & Dance Arena)

5 p.m. Miss Northern Navajo & Miss NN Teen Coronation (Rodeo Arena)

6 p.m. Women’s & Senior’s Open Show (Rodeo Arena)

7 p.m. Kids Pow wow

8 p.m. Rock band (Entertainment tent)

10 p.m. Country Western Dance (Entertainment tent)

Shiprock is seen through a carnival ride during Youth Day at the Northern Navajo Nation Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 at the Northern Navajo Nation Fairgrounds in Shiprock.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

Yei Bi Chei Ceremony (YBC Ceremonial Grounds)

5 a.m. Parade line up/road closure

8 a.m. Parade Begins (East Hwy 64, Fleet Management)

12 p.m. Fairgrounds OPEN

12 p.m. Dine’ Market Opens

12 p.m.  Song & Dance Registration Opens

12 p.m. Art Demonstration (Exhibit Hall)

1 p.m. City of Fun Carnival OPENS

1 p.m. Exhibit Hall Arts and Crafts opens

1 p.m. 3point pinnacle basketball shootout

2 p.m. 4H FFA Demo’s/Presentation/Talent Show

5 p.m. 4H FFA Awards

6 p.m. Open Show Rodeo

8 p.m. RICK TREVINO CONCERT (Entertainment Tent)

10 p.m. Country Western Dance

In a file photo dated, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, Michael Montague of Standing Rock, N.M., rides Slammin' Sosa during the bull riding competition at the Northern Navajo Nation Fair in Shiprock.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

7 a.m. Fairgrounds OPEN 8:00am Dine’ Market Opens

9 a.m. Song & Dance Roll call (Song & Dance arena

11 a.m. Cultural Performances (Entertainment tent)

Horse riders take part in the Traditional Trail Ride , Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, along U.S. Highway 491, as they head towards the Northern Navajo Nation Fair in Shiprock.

Official website: http://northernnavajonationfair.org/

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