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9/3/2013 10:06:00 AM
Navajo Nation Fair continues through Sunday with music, fireworks and more
Frazier Carnival Shows opens at noon Saturday and Sunday at the Navajo Nation Fair. Photo/Geri Hongeva
Frazier Carnival Shows opens at noon Saturday and Sunday at the Navajo Nation Fair. Photo/Geri Hongeva
Katherine Locke
Reporter

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation Fair continues through Sunday with three days of concerts and fireworks, a kids day, introduction of Miss Navajo and a cash drawing on Sunday at the Indian rodeo.

Many people consider the fair the Navajo Nation's premier Native American event in North America and an ideal place to experience Navajo culture.

Marty Stuart takes the stage Wednesday night, while FUEL hits the stage on Thursday and the Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait's Ace in the Hold

Band take over on Friday night.

Thursday is kids days with a 4H junior livestock judging and show, youth dummy roping, a free barbecue and a $1,000 cash drawing at the rodeo. A screening of Navajo "Star Wars, Episode IV" takes place at 10 p.m.

Fireworks happen every night after the end of the concerts.

The powwow grand entry takes place Saturday night followed by the introduction of Miss Navajo.

On Sunday the finals for the Indian Rodeo take place followed by the $5,000 cash drawing and the powwow grand entry.

The Frazier Shows of America Carnival opens Saturday and Sunday at noon and features a $1 million ride called Freak Out, which is making its premier during the Navajo Nation Fair. There are only two dozen Freak Out rides in the world.

Additional events ideal for kids and adults take place every day through Sunday, including fry bread contests, a hot air balloon night glow, gourd dancing, Navajo song and dance, parade of champions, a basketball tournament and more.

More information about the fair is available at (928) 871-6478 or www.navajonationfair.com.


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