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February 2015

When it’s autumn in Idaho, it means it’s time for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival

By | Hailey In the News

February 2015.  In most places this season means pumpkins, brightly colored leaves and football games. In Idaho it also means the sheep are on the move. It’s the time of year when sheep ranchers transfer their herds from the mountains, where they’ve been grazing all summer, down to the valleys where they’ll spend the winter.

Once a source of traffic jams and frustration, this great sheep migration has become a source of celebration in the Sun Valley region of Idaho. The towns of Ketchum, Hailey and Sun Valley have embraced their rich sheep-herding heritage and created a week-long festival incorporating anything and everything remotely related to sheep. There are performances and lectures, sheep shearing, craft fairs, sheepdog competitions and cooking demonstrations.mapquest 2

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Syringa Mountain School invites all to a “Hoe-Down”

By | Chamber News

Yee Haw! Syringa Mountain School’s first ever Hoedown Fundraiser!  Mark your calendars for Syringa Mountain School’s Hoedown “Fun”draising event on March 14, 6:30-10 pm in the Sweetwater Commons Building.  A lively event with Line-Dancing led by Dale and Peggy Bates, a fun band TBA, lip-smacking BBQ chow, libations and a silent auction.  Tickets – $50 a person or $95 per couple. Dust off your cowboy boots, grab your best gal or guy and get ready to kick up your heels! This event supports the Wood River Valley’s first public charter school and Idaho’s first Waldorf methods charter school. Syringa Mountain School provides a rigorous arts-integrated education that uses traditional Waldorf methods to engage students in grades KG -6. It provides a valuable public school choice in our valley.

For more information and tickets 208-806-2880.

An Evening with Baxter Black – April 4

By | Chamber News

An Evening with Baxter Black

A Benefit for the Trailing of the Sheep – VIP Reception and a Dinner Show Spend a rare and unforgettable evening with Baxter Black, described by the New York Times as “…the nation’s most successful living poet.” You can  join him at the VIP reception and at the dinner show.

VIP Reception, 5:00-6:00pm

An intimate hour with Baxter Black including a host bar and light appetizers before the dinner show, including a 10-minute Q&A where Baxter will answers your questions.  Included in the VIP ticket price is an autographed copy of Baxter’s newest book ‘Cave Wall Graffiti from a Neanderthal Cowboy’.  Additionally, those purchasing VIP tickets will also secure a seat within the first three rows for the dinner show. Please note: VIP tickets must be purchased with dinner show tickets and cannot be purchased separately.

Dinner Show, 5:30-6:30 registration & no-host cocktail hour; 6:30 dinner; 7:45 show

The evening will kick-off with a cocktail hour and time to mingle with old and new friends. Sun Valley’s award-winning culinary team will cater the dinner which will include a salad, entrée and dessert. The show immediately follows the dinner.  Tables of 6 may be purchased. All Dinner show tickets / tables location are on a first-come, first served basis. The show should last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Local Hotel Discounts available also – for more info go to