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The Elevated Table – Farm to Table Dinner: August 10

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Hillside Ranch, Bellevue, Idaho. Guest Chef Chris Kastner.

Enjoy a four-course, open-air dinner at a long table on a picturesque local farm. Top chefs will prepare an unforgettable family-style meal with the unparalleled taste of ultra-fresh, seasonal food, each savory course paired with regional wines. Before dinner, sample hors d’oeuvres featuring locally grown ingredients complimented by cocktails made with local spirits, seasonal fruit and fresh herbs. Mingle with friends and meet the farmers who produce our food.

An Elevated Experience

This is an “elevated” farm-to-table experience unlike any other in our Valley–elevated by accomplished chefs who create an extraordinary meal with the season’s freshest offerings. By adorning a working farm with wine glasses and table linens, guests and farmers alike are treated to a truly unique fine-dining experience – all above 5,000 feet.

Click HERE to order tickets! 

Wood River Valley Studio Tour: August 18-19, 2018

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Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region.

This event showcases over 49 of the best visual artists working in the Wood River Valley via tours of their studios, including many Hailey artists. By showcasing the creative community within the Wood River Valley, the tour aims to inspire visitors to travel to the valley to experience first-hand the quality of locally produced art in this vibrant community, and the beauty of the valley’s natural environment. Art lovers, collectors, and those interested in learning more about art venture out on self-guided tours to see as many Studio Tour artists and their artworks as possible. The free event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and an intimate glimpse into the life of the working artist. A public reception with the artist’s is also part of the weekend’s events.

www.wrvstudiotour.org

 

The Elevated Table – Farm to Table Dinner: Sept 14

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Nighthawk Farm, Bellevue, ID.  Guest Chef Taite Pearson.

Enjoy a four-course, open-air dinner at a long table on a picturesque local farm. Top chefs will prepare an unforgettable family-style meal with the unparalleled taste of ultra-fresh, seasonal food, each savory course paired with regional wines. Before dinner, sample hors d’oeuvres featuring locally grown ingredients complimented by cocktails made with local spirits, seasonal fruit and fresh herbs. Mingle with friends and meet the farmers who produce our food.

An Elevated Experience

This is an “elevated” farm-to-table experience unlike any other in our Valley–elevated by accomplished chefs who create an extraordinary meal with the season’s freshest offerings. By adorning a working farm with wine glasses and table linens, guests and farmers alike are treated to a truly unique fine-dining experience – all above 5,000 feet.

Presented by the Local Food Alliance. Click HERE to order tickets! 

Wood River Valley HarvestFest: Sept 15, 2018

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Celebrate the Harvest Season with a night of dining on mouthwatering local foods during this unique Hailey Restaurant Walk! The best chefs in the Wood River Valley dish up locally grown everything.  Nibble your way through Hailey’s restaurants with a small plate at each location. Wine and beer included for those over 21. Top it all off with a street party with live music, drinks and dessert at the Wood River Sustainability Center.  All proceeds to benefit The Local Food Alliance

Get tickets and details at www.woodrivervalleyharvestfest.org

Trailing of the Sheep Festival (October 10-14, 2018)

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For an authentic, inexpensive cultural heritage travel experience, check out the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, held each mid-October in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. Every year the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates 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. www.trailingofthesheep.org

Highlights include:

*Authentic Sheep Folklife Fair in Hailey featuring Basque, Scottish, Polish and Peruvian dancers & music, sheepdog herding sheep shearing and sheep camp cooking demonstrations, sheep wagon displays, storytelling sessions, sheep and wool product exhibits, classes, and children’s activities.
*Culinary events such as Cooking w/Idaho Lamb classes, For the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest, Lamb Feast & Lamb BBQ
*A Wool Festival with classes in knitting, spinning & felting, a fleece competition, exhibits and special lectures by fiber experts.
*Special Exhibits & Programs on the history and culture of ranching in the West
*Championship Sheepdog Trials – watch 50 of the most talented border collies in the west compete over three days for prizes.
*Trailing of the Sheep Parade – witness a “wall of wool” featuring over 1500+ sheep trailing down Main Street in Ketchum!

Bikes+Beer=Crosstoberfest (October TBD 2018)

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Crosstoberfest happens each October in Hailey and is a festival designed to promote the cyclocross revolution and showcase brewers and hand-crafted beer and microbreweries from the United States and Europe. The focus of Crosstoberfest remains cyclocross racing combined with the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them, topped off with great live music and wacky fun.

The Beer! Up to 30 different breweries from around the world and across the country will showcase their unique libations. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak directly to the companies and brewers responsible for some of their favorite suds, in addition to offering a venue for discovering new flavors.

The Bikes! Cyclocross (sometimes cyclo-cross, CX, CCX, cyclo-X or ‘cross’) is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or “World Cup” season is September–January), and consist of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount and carry the bike while navigating the obstruction, then remount. Course length ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 km (1.5 to 2 miles). Races for senior categories are generally between 30 minutes and one hour, with the distance varying depending on the ground conditions. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium (and Flanders in particular), France and the Netherlands. It is a perfect match for a handcrafted brew tasting festival!

www.crosstoberfest.com

Hailey Halloween Hoopla (Oct 31, 2018)

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A very special trick-or-treat extravaganza happens on Main Street in Hailey! Don your best costumes on and join the throngs of ghosts, goblins and other creative spooksters for this special afternoon of trick-or-treating at friendly local businesses in downtown Hailey. The fun runs from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  More details HERE.

Hailey Turkey Trot (Nov 22, 2018)

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Held on the morning of Thanksgiving each year, this great community event brings out over 650 participants  to run, walk & stroll the beautiful 5K course through the Draper Preserve in Hailey.  It’s the perfect way to burn off some calories before you stuff yourself silly!