17th ANNUAL TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL
Festival Honors Rich and Colorful History and Culture of Sheepherding in Idaho & The West
Dates: Thursday, October 10- Sunday, October 13, 2013
Description: Unique four-day festival honoring the history, heritage and cultures of sheepherding in Idaho and the west. Includes a full-day Sheep Folklife Fair, a Fiber Festival, dancers, musicians, folk and traditional art, storytelling and culinary events featuring chefs, restaurants and American Lamb. The event also includes workshops on fiber, cooking with lamb, photography, history, culture and a variety of other events. There is a two-day National Qualifying Sheepdog Trial in conjunction with the Festival. There are exhibits, storytelling, hikes and the Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 sheep strutting lively down Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho.
Website: www.trailingofthesheep.org or call 208-720-0585.
Cost: Mostly free.
Awards: Named one of the top Fall Festivals in the World by MSN Travel. One of the top 100 Festivals in North America by the ABA and recipient of the Governor’s Award on Cultural Tourism.
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