The 56th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo Theme: “Honoring History and Everyday Heroes”

January 5, 2018


Communications & Public Affairs Office

Gila River Indian Community


(Sacaton, Arizona) The theme selection for the upcoming 56th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo to be held March 9 through 11, 2018 was a result of a theme contest that concluded at the end of November 2017 and garnered numerous entries from Community members, tribal employees and employees from a number of our GRIC business entities. A panel of five GRIC tribal members mulled over, discussed the aspects of the entries and by consensus chose the selected theme.


The theme for the 56th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo is: “Honoring Our History and Everyday Heroes”


From humble beginnings to modern day resources, our People have always been very quick to adapt to many things over the years: introduction of religion, introduction of new crops, cattle, horses, and new technologies.


Most recently, we have built casinos, shopping malls, hotels and even a western town and steakhouse. Through time, we have risen with strength and resilience despite some of the challenges and hardships we have encountered/endured. In honoring our “History” and where we have come from, our “Everyday Heroes” continuously fight to keep our Community moving forward for the prosperity of all.


The theme was submitted by Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Executive Sous Chef, Lee Hillson. Mr. Hillson will receive a Family Fair Fun Pack, a reserved table at the Community BBQ, and a gift card as prize for providing the winning selection.


Thank you to all who had submitted an entry in the contest! Let’s all look forward to a spectacular 56th Annual Mul -Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo!