GRIC will be celebrating 55th Mul-Chu-Tha March 10-12

January 10, 2017


Mikhail Sundust

Gila River Indian News


Mark your calendars for March 10-12, when the Gila River Indian Community will be “Celebrating 55 years of Culture, Strength, and Unity” at the 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo at the Sacaton Fairgrounds.


The Mul-Chu-Tha has been a staple of the Gila River Indian Community for more than half a century. Every year, hundreds of visitors from around the state and other tribal nations visit Sacaton to attend the celebration.


According to a GRIC press release, “The Community takes great pride in hosting the annual event and invites Community members and visitors to participate in one of the most recognized tribal fairs in Indian Country.”


The fair includes a parade,a junior, Masters and all-Indian rodeos, carnival rides, a battle of the bands competition, a powwow, chicken scratch music, cultural exchanges, various entertainment venues, and more.


“The Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo brings so much joy to our Community members,” said Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis. “We invite everyone to come out and participate in this year’s fair.


We are eager to bring another successful Mul-Chu-Tha Fair to the Community and hope our neighbors from the surrounding areas will join in the fun.”


Visit for regular updates about the fair and to learn about its history and significance to the Community.