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78th Annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair
January 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The 78th Annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair is Arizona’s Longest Running All-Indian Rodeo and Fair Includes Top Rodeo Action with Family-Fun Entertainment Provided All Weekend in Sells, Ariz.
The Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair, the longest running all-Indian rodeo in Arizona, is back for its 78th year. Running from January 29 – 31, 2016, the event highlights top talent in the famed all-Indian rodeo competitions while sharing rich traditions through the musical and dance performances.
The Rodeo & Fair takes place at the Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex, which is located in Sells on Highway 86, 60 miles west of Tucson. General admission at the gate is $8.00 for adults, $2.00 for senior citizens ages 55+. Children ages five and under get in for free. This year, the Tohono O’odham Rodeo & Fair is supported by title sponsor Steptoe & Johnson and presented by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.
This family-fun tradition allows Southern Arizona to experience history and excitement through the wide range of events that are planned. Top competitors show their skills in the all-Indian and junior all-Indian rodeos. Other activities include a parade, a fun run, a pow wow competition, waila performances, traditional dances and games, a popover making contest, as well as plenty of booths, arts and crafts, and food.
Headlining the weekend’s musical performances are the Kumbia All Starz from Corpus Christi, Texas. Founded by Latin music legend A.B. Quintanilla III, this internationally renowned group performs a mix of cumbia, hip hop, and R&B that has won over audiences across the U.S. and Latin America. The chance to hear the unique sound of the Kumbia All Starz performed live is just one more reason to visit the Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair, Jan. 29 – 31.
The 78th Annual Steptoe & Johnson Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair presented by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Dentons; WilmerHale; Veridus LLC; the City of Tolleson, AZ; Sonosky Chambers Law; and many others.
For more information on the Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo and Fair, including applications on participating and schedule information, please visit www.tonation-nsn.gov.
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