Monthly Archives

September 2014

Trailing of the Sheep Festival – One of America’s Wierdest Fall Festivals

By | Hailey In the News


September 2014.    Trailing of the Sheep Festival (Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho)
In the past century, humans have often been outnumbered by sheep in Idaho. This festival (about three hours east of Boise) observes the critters’ annual migration to the southern part of the state. The big event is Sunday’s sheep parade, where you can follow 1,500 sheep down Ketchum’s Main Street; on other days you can watch the Championship Sheepdog Trials, dig in to lamb barbecue, and hear music from sheep-loving areas such as Peru, Poland and the Basque region. Kids can learn about soap-making and wool-spinning, or create Christmas crafts. Admission to events varies: tickets to the sheepdog trials, for instance, are $2 per person (free for kids 5 and under) and the parade is free; October 9-12.   Read full article here

This national media coverage was secured by the Hailey Chamber in partnership with CW Communications.

Festival Celebrates Bringing In Sheep for the Winter

By | Hailey In the News

LA Times logo

September 2014.  “A wall of wool will “baa” its way through Ketchum, Idaho, next month as a decades-old tradition–the moving of sheep to their winter lambing and grazing grounds–returns. The autumn event has been a way of life for more than 150 years, but in more recent times, it’s also been a cause for celebration in the Sun Valley area. The 18th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival will be Oct. 9-12.”  Read full article here