Wagon Days

Fri, Sep 3rd - Sun, Sep 5th

through Sun, Sep 5th

September 2021

Various Locations

Wagon Days. A Ketchum, Idaho Tradition.

Ketchum is back in the saddle for Wagon Days! We are excited to announce that Wagon Days will take place this September 3 – 5, 2021.

Since 1958, the City of Ketchum has celebrated its mining history with the largest non- motorized parade in the west.  Spend a day with the whole family. The Big Hitch Parade begins on Saturday 1pm.

The Big Hitch Parade, features- quality buggies, carriages, carts and stagecoaches, and begins at 1 p.m. and proceeds down Sun Valley Road before turning north on Main Street. The grand finale, as always, will be the “Big Hitch,” historic Lewis Ore Wagons pulled by a 20-mule team from Bishop, CA on a jerkline.  

Friday, September 3

5:30 p.m. Grand Marshal Ceremony in Town Square

This year’s ceremony will be celebrating John and Diane Peavey, the Grand Marshals of 2021.  There will be food and drink provided by the City of Ketchum.

Saturday, September 4

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Children’s Activities on East Ave.
Food and Beverages for Purchase by Local Vendors                           

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Live Music by Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk

1 p.m.  –  Big Hitch Parade

After the Parade – Live music by “Guitarist to the Stars”  – Gary Tackett

Historical Display in Ore Wagon Museum: The Lewis Ore Wagons will be on display outside the Ore Wagon Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from  Aug. 24 to Sep. 5.


The Spaulding Collection – In lieu of our Pancake Breakfast event.

Because of COVID-19, Papoose Club has decided to put the Pancake Breakfast on hold for another year. While the cancellation of the event is a blow to the organization’s fundraising efforts—the Pancake Breakfast typically nets more than $10,000 from the two-day event—Papoose Club has a unique opportunity this year to recoup these funds.

Wood River Valley locals David and Renae Spaulding recently donated to Papoose Club a 19-piece original framed collection of Wagon Days posters. The group plans to sell this magnificent collection and use funds from the sale to make up for the lost revenue of the Pancake Breakfast. More information visit: https://www.papooseclub.org/wagon-days-fundraiser


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