A camera will be number one on your list to capture all the color and excitement you'll find at the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, AZ. It is similar to a County Fair in that it has a rodeo, a parade, concerts, dances, exhibits, competition, amusement rides - all the elements that go into having a fair. On paper it would appear to be the same. But once you get there, you'll discover that's where the similarity ends. This is a county fair, Indian style!! As the largest Indian Fair in the country, the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock is the fair of choice for visitors. Opportunities abound for cultural experiences with the Contest Pow-Wow, Traditional Song & Dance and the Saturday favorite, the Night Performance; dances performed in the arena by various Indian tribes. Navajo Arts & Crafts, known for their beauty and quality, are abundant at fair time, along with unique native cuisine, and lots of home-grown fruits and vegetables for sale. This event provides a safe environment for visitors to be around thousands of Indians, from everyday non-stereotypical people attending a fair to those who are dressed in magnificent regalia participating in an activity they love.
This event is always held the first weekend after Labor Day weekend.