The six members of Eclipse originally met while performing in a public relations ambassador-oriented group that was part of the department of Programs and Entertainment at Utah State University. They began by arranging their own vocal covers of popular songs and performing them on campus and in the Logan area. Increasing public interest and performance opportunities led to the recording of their first album, “Once,” which was released in April 2001.
The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is a festival of ideas and literature with some of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers in the world, the most generous audience one is ever likely to encounter – close to 1,000 people, a good number of whom wield considerable influence in business, politics, media, and entertainment circles, but all of whom love to read – in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the American West. The conference started 18 years ago and is now considered by many to be the best literary festival in the U.S.
The mission of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is to invite readers and writers into a realm of intellectual intimacy. In an annual program, anchored by recognized writers of fiction and nonfiction, readers and writers come together as a community to be inspired, surprised, challenged, and enlightened.
We often liken SVWC to a four-day literary house party that takes place in Sun Valley, Idaho, a gorgeous Western resort nestled under the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. As the weekend unfolds you will become aware of our unique staff, which is a never-say-no group that makes all things possible; if you ask for help you’ll get a guiding hand and a big smile. You’ll meet the members of our exceptional audience – individuals who flock here from all over the country. Like you, they believe in the importance of books in all forms, of civil discourse and teaching, of coming together to laugh, cry, listen, and learn from the authors of the written word. And you will get to know some of our generation’s finest writers.
$30 members / $40 nonmembers • Early entry tickets $70 members / $80 nonmembers
Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with six albums (and a novel) under his belt and fans who love to sing along with his heartfelt folk-rock anthems. His Americana style first took hold in a big way in Ireland and the UK. A talented singer-songwriter, in 2006 Ritter was named one of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters byPaste Magazine.
Now in its fourth year, the Sun Valley Harvest Festival has become the signature food and wine event of the region. Focused on quality and how to incorporate it into your kitchen and lifestyle, the weekend offers attendees an opportunity to learn culinary secrets from the country’s top chefs, taste agricultural wonders from Idaho and the Northwest, savor wines, beers and spirits, and learn from nationally recognized food and health experts. This year the Harvest Festival proudly welcomes celebrity dietician Ashley Koff RD, a self-described Qualitarian, as the event emcee. Also new this year are the Food Mavericks and Food Trends Panels, which will be chock–full of entrepreneurs and experts from well known national brands as well as media outlets including: Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, ABC News Los Angeles, and the Dr. Oz Show. Set in picturesque Sun Valley, Idaho, adventuring foodies will have the opportunity to enjoy hiking, biking and all that the beautiful fall weather offers. So whether it’s a day of learning and tasting with the pros or just sipping wine and artisanal cocktails, check out all the incredible experiences that make up this year’s Sun Valley Harvest Festival.
If you would like more information about our weekend of events, please call 208.450.6430
Wagon days is a weekend full of activities. The Big Hitch Parade is the centerpiece. This non-motorized parade is the largest in the Pacific Northwest and features quality wagons, buggies, coaches and carts. Wagon days events include a rodeo, Antique And Art Shows, Silver Car Auctions, western shoot-Out, Live music, the Sun Valley Ice Show, Art Gallery Walk and much more. This is a weekend for the entire family to enjoy with something for everyone!
The Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival takes place on a level, grassy field surrounded by high alpine mountains.
The Larry Harris List of the Nation’s Best Art Festivals ranks the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival among the top 20 in the Pacific Northwest and California.
Sales for the 2012 show, which included 130 artists, were approximately $439,000 based on taxes collected by the City of Ketchum.
Admission is free and entertainment and educational programs are scheduled throughout the weekend. For more information please visit our website at www.sunvalleycenter.org.
Join Hailey, Idaho in celebrating Independence Day from Parades, Bike races to dancing in the Streets.
Kick off the Day with a Pancake Breakfast with the BoyScouts, a MIle long Parade with over 75 entrants at NOON, followed by the BCRD/Powerhouse Bike Criterium at 1:30 on Main Street Hailey.
Sun Valley Center for the arts will have an “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” at the “Center” on 2nd & Pine St.
Following the parade and Bike Race, join us for various refreshments at local establishments as well as a Kid’s Carnival in Hop Porter Park. Two Antique Fairs will open for the weekend, locations at Roberta McKercher Park and North of McDonalds – Main Street Hailey.
Hailey Square will host a Street Dance with several “local’s favorite” bands to entertain all ages.