Big Sheep Parade

Sun, Oct 13th, 12:00pm


October 2019

Downtown Ketchum

Join an authentic trailing of the sheep down Ketchum’s Main Street as part of their annual migration to winter pastures.  1,500 sheep parade down Ketchum’s Main Street with sheep ranching family members and herders headed south.  The hosts of this year’s sheep for the Parade are the men and women of Faulkner Land & Livestock.  John Faulkner, a third-generation sheep rancher, first with his father and two brothers and now with his sons, Mike and Jack, has run the sheep operation since 1956.  They are assisted by Sheep Manager John Etchart.  It has been headquartered in Gooding, Idaho since 1933.  Most of Faulkner’s sheep run in the Smokey Mountains at the head of the South Fork of the Boise River, in the hills behind Featherville and Fairfield and through the Wood River Valley north into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.  The parade includes historic sheep wagons and participants from the Folklife Fair, each identified by sign-bearing dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre.

*For the safety of your pet, no dogs are permitted at the parade

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