Upcoming: 21st Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Oct 4-8

Join us for a Wild & Woolly weekend at annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, October 4-8, in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. Celebrating it’s 21st year, the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival honors the 150+ year tradition of moving sheep from mountain summer pastures south through the valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas. This annual migration is Idaho living history and a weekend long festival that highlights the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of sheep ranching in Idaho and the west. This is not a reenactment, but a real slice of the American west. This unique cultural heritage Festival, rated as one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World by msn.com, has international appeal, drawing thousands each year.   Get full schedule and details at www.trailingofthesheep.org

2017 Festival Highlights Include:

  • Culinary Events showcasing Lamb Tastings, Lamb Fest at the Folklife Fair, Cooking with Lamb classes, two Farm to Table Lamb Dinners and a Parade Lamb Picnic
  • Wool Fest with classes and workshops
  • Sheep Tales Gathering, Photography Outing, Hikes and Histories featuring Idaho’s sheep ranchers and renowned storytellers
  • Sheep Folklife Fair featuring the Basque, Scottish, Polish & Peruvian dancers and musicians, sheep shearing, folk, fiber and traditional artists, storytelling, children’s activities, entertainment and food
  • Sheepherders’ Ball with the headliner “Micky and the Motorcars”
  • Two-and-a-half days of Championship Sheepdog Trials with 70 of the most talented border collies in the U.S.
  • Trailing of the Sheep Parade (authentic living Idaho history) with 1,500 sheep trailing down Main Street in Ketchum


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