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
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