Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Thu, Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Sun, Oct 12, 2014 (All day)

Every year, the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the century and a half long tradition of moving sheep from mountain summer pastures south through the Wood River Valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas. This annual migration is Idaho living history -- an authentic slice of the Amercian west.    2014 marks the 18th year of the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival.  It has grown into a 4-day event including sheep storytelling and readings, music, a full day Folklife Fair with sheep shearing, wool spinning and sheep arts and crafts, and the National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials.  There is dancing, singing, music and food honoring the tradition of welcoming fathers, brothers, sons, animals and family home from a long summer of grazing in the mountains.  This Festival honors the colorful history, heritage and cultures of Idaho and the west.

For a complete schedule, see the website,

Contact Mary Austin Crofts, 208-720-0585 or email


Wall of wool, sheep are herded through downtown Ketchum

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