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Trailing of the Sheep 2019 – Sun Valley
October 9 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pmFree
Aside from the brilliant transitioning leaves, The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is the highlight of Sun Valley’s fall season. Celebrating sheep and sheep herding traditions, Trailing of the Sheep offers a unique glimpse in to a part of Idaho’s past. Five days of dancing, music, wool classes, lamb dinners, sheep dog trials, and the famous Big Sheep Parade will tantalize the spectrum of senses.
In the early years of the 20th century, Ketchum was one of the largest sheep shipping centers in the world, second only to Sydney, Australia. While the industry has a seen a decline the sheep continue to be part of the woven fabric of the Wood River Valley. To celebrate this tradition the Trailing of the Sheep began in 2019. On average, the festival draws in 26,000 visitors a year and has been touted as one of the best fall festivals in the world. This is a MUST for all seeking a unique experience.