Welcome to the 2017 Navajo County Fair & Rodeo!
The Navajo County Fair, Inc., is celebrating the 86th anniversary of the Navajo County Fair & Rodeo. The first Navajo County Fair was held in Taylor, AZ, in 1926. In 1931, the county supervisors decided to move the county fair to county seat Holbrook, due to its central location. The fairgrounds and other facilities were built as a permanent location for the county fair and other events. Since that time there has never been a year without a fair.
There have been a few changes. The Navajo County Fair and fairgrounds are now supported by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, maintained by the Navajo County Buildings & Grounds department and controlled by Navajo County Fair, Inc. It is the 21-member board of directors of Navajo County Fair, Inc., and a core of volunteers and sponsors who make the Navajo County Fair & Rodeo a success.
Navajo County Fair, Inc., takes great pride in maintaining a traditional down-home county fair and it is their hope everyone in Navajo County and the surrounding communities come and enjoy the food, fun, entertainment, exhibits, and carnival—along with new events.
This year we will have live music from Moonshine Mafia and Harry Luge, Jr., as we welcome back Frazier Shows of America’s carnival and their most-requested rides. This is the largest state fair quality carnival in Navajo County.
Additional entertainment includes: the Ram Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Jr. Miss Pageant, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Open Jr. Rodeo, Open Class Exhibits and Demonstrations, Jr. Livestock Show and Auction, 4-H Horse Show, and Small Stock Show and Exhibits, Poppin’ Penelope, Farmer Phil, Freckle Farm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Elias “Lefty” Caress, Steven Rosen, food booths, vendors, and much, much more. Rodeo Entertainment includes: Top PRCA bucking stock from Honeycutt Rodeo Company, rodeo clowns Ronald Burton and Mark Swingler, PRCA rodeo announcer Jody Carper, and a live video scoreboard with instant replays.