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Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July Celebration featured! June 2018

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“Here’s where you’ll find maximum fun for your Fourth of July celebrations”

Happy 242nd birthday, America. To get the party going, we’ve chosen a few events that sound particularly fun. They may not be the biggest or have the flashiest fireworks, but these are places with character — and filled with characters as well. Most activities are free for spectators, but be sure to check the event’s website for these and other details.

Hailey, Idaho

Hailey Days of the Old West is a six-day old-fashioned Independence Day bash that includes a pancake breakfast at the Grange Hall; two antiques markets; a 5K fun run; live music; a rodeo; a parade on Main Street with marching bands, lots of horses, decorated cars, Smokey Bear; and fireworks synchronized to music on the Fourth.

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Discover Hailey, Idaho – Northwest Travel News, July/August 2017

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Hailey is proud to be featured in Northwest Travel Magazine – check out the great article about our wonderful community! The article showcases the city’s history, access to outdoor recreation, events, and a number of local businesses. “You won’t find miner’s and pickaxes these days, but you will find a thriving town of 8,000 packed with opportunities for outdoor recreation, arts, culture and good eats.”

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It’s Happening in Hailey! SVPN June 2016

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“Things are definitely happening in Hailey. I have lived in this charming small town for nearly 20 years and have loved every minute of it.  While Hailey has always been the largest ‘city’ in the Wood River Valley, home to the majority of the valley’s residents and business owners, has not always had its due. Well that, my friend, is changing. And that change is good. With over $16 million dollars being invested in new commercial projects, a vibrant residential real estate market, new events, activities, shops, restaurants, recreational facilities, music and arts, this place is on a roll.  And some pretty nice national accolades are rolling in as well, including a recent ranking as one of the ‘Top Ten Small Towns in the US’ by As Hailey Mayor Fritz Haemmerle puts it, “It’s Hailey’s time to shine.”  READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Hailey Ranked #1 in Top 10 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns in Idaho

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The accolades for Hailey keep rolling in! Most recently, Hailey was recognized as #1 of Top 10 most beautiful, charming small towns in Idaho!  “Voted as one of America’s top 50 small towns, Hailey is bursting at the saddle seams with beauty and rural je nai sais quoi. Home of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival — an annual event that honors generations of sheep ranching families in Idaho — Hailey also hosts the Northern Rockies Music Festival and boasts the oldest functioning courthouse in the state. But really, this view alone is reason enough to love this city, yes?”  Check out the full article HERE

Fork in the Road: Travelers are enjoying the joys of experiencing a destination through its food and drink.

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September 2015.  ….Many food and drink festivals had added a host of additional experiences that make them even more worth traveling for. Consider the four-day Trailing of the Sheep Festival held each October in Idaho’s picturesque Wood River Valley.  Not only does it include multiple opportunities to feast on lamb, but it also includes cooking classes, a fiber festival with workshops, exhibits and lectures, a folklife fair featuring Basque, Scottish, Polish and Peruvian dance and music, plus sheep shearing and a wool exhibition; and perhaps the best photo op of all: 2,000 sheep parading down Main Street in Ketchum.

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Sun Valley’s Sheep Tales and Trails

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June 2015:  Sun Valley is best known for its ski resort, celebrity sightings, and a lifestyle centered on the art of being outside. Residents boast a perennial tan, an effortless sense of eternal youth, and own enough seasonal sports gear to fill a commercial airplane hangar. It makes sense to spend most of your time outdoors in an area nestled between five mountain ranges and home to more than 40 miles of trails.

The town’s quirky, iconic sense of self is evident in the little things: it’s home to the world’s first chairlift, designed by Union Pacific engineer Jim Curran in 1939 to grace the slopes of Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain in order to lure luxury travelers away from the warmth of tropical beaches during the winter months to the cold, snowy mountains of Sun Valley; celebrities made it their “see-and-be-seen” hotspot in the heyday of the early years, hosting the likes of Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few.

outdoor sports guideBut the real stars of Sun Valley are sheep. Yes, sheep. The wooly creatures take center stage each fall at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, an event celebrating the Valley’s rich history of sheep farming and ranching in a four-day, family-friendly fest that’s made the list of Top 10 Fall Festivals in the World by USA Today and The Huffington Post. 

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

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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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