The 19th annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale at Deer Valley

By Bob Winter Nov 3, 2008
The 19th annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale at Deer Valley

The Ceremony of Weaving.

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Enjoy Native American culture through song, dance, storytelling and artwork; and help support Native American elders by purchasing their custom-created rugs, jewelry and art. The annual event provides guests a unique opportunity to learn more about the Native American culture, witness traditional ceremonies and meet Navajo elders and their families who travel from their homeland to the show. The food and clothing collected during the event, including all proceeds from the sale of rugs, jewelry and art go directly to the Elders.

WHEN:Friday, November 7, 2008:

The event opens to the public with a fundraiser from 6 – 10 p.m. at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, Native American and Western entertainment and rug exhibit. A live auction of donated artwork, trips and special gift packages will take place between 8 – 9 p.m. The Grandmothers will offer a 10 % discount on all rugs purchased Friday evening.

Saturday, November 8, 2008:

The Rug Show and Sale continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a variety of events, demonstrations and entertainment throughout the day. There will be a Navajo Children’s Princess Pageant at 10 a.m. and weaving demonstrations at 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 9, 2008:

The show opens Sunday at 10 a.m. and features an there will be a Navajo Veteran’s Ceremony at 11 a.m., weaving demonstrations at 1 p.m. and ceremonial dances and a POWWOW at 3 p.m. The show closes at 6 p.m.

COST: Tickets to Friday evening’s fundraiser are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Adopt-A-Native-Elder at (435) 649-0535. Admission to the Rug Show on Saturday and Sunday is $5 and/or a $5 donation of canned items to the Elders.

WHERE:Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah