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The 92nd Navajo County Fair and Rodeo.

The Navajo County Rodeo is a part of the culture that drives our community. It takes a year to prepare for the fair; the board members and many participants are volunteers. 

Jason Whiting, Navajo County Supervisor, said,” Please relay to all the volunteers how much we appreciate them taking their time volunteering to be a part of this.” 

The inaugural Navajo County Fair took place in Taylor in 1926. However, in 1931, the County Supervisors relocated the fair to Holbrook. This move was prompted by Holbrook’s status as the County Seat and its central position in order to accommodate the fair and other events. Permanent fairgrounds and additional facilities were constructed in Holbrook. 

Today, the Navajo County Fair committee is dedicated to providing a top-notch experience for athletes and attendees looking to experience the Navajo County Fair and Rodeo. https://navajocountyfair.net/

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The Navajo County Event Director, Michelle Stock, said, ” I like seeing the joy on everyone that walks through the fair.” 

Saturday Night Rodeo: 

The Broncs and Bulls were bucking and gave the Cowboys a run for their money with a dynamic roughstock that didn’t hold back. The barrel racing event was just as exciting. The cowgirls turned and burned around the arena, putting on a spectacular show. The steer wrestling and breakaway events were on full display. There’s nothing like some bulldogging to rope in the rodeo events.

You can catch the final scores here: Navajo County Rodeo Results.

The Keg Run sponsored by Jason Hendricks, owner of Rayline Installations, was exciting to watch.

Hendricks congratulates the winner of the Keg Run.

The 4H group showed their fine animals, and many of them were sold at the auction. The Navajo County Fair displayed the best livestock in the county, including cows, sheep, pigs, and goats.

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4H participant shows her prize swine.

Navajo County Fair Board President, Micheal Sample, said,” My favorite part of the fair is watching the kids raise their animals, put in all the work, and how they develop in the programs.

Several sponsors gave their appreciation to the Navajo County Fair and Rodeo, helping continue to its 92nd year.

Molly K Ottman Executive Editor/Journalist for Mountain Daily Star

Pictures Molly K Ottman and Spangler Pics (Bull Riding).

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