Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Hailey Idaho October 2014

2014 marks the 18th year of the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival. It has grown into a 4-day event including sheep storytelling and readings, music, a full day Folklife Fair with sheep shearing, wool spinning and sheep arts and crafts, and the National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials. There is dancing, singing, music and food honoring the tradition of welcoming fathers, brothers, sons, animals and family home from a long summer of grazing in the mountains. This Festival honors the colorful history, heritage and cultures of Idaho and the west.

This festival is put on each year to help preserve the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders. It celebrates the rich cultures of the past and present and entertains and educates children, adults and families about the production of local food and fiber that sustain local economies and generations of hard-working families.

The list of daily events starting on Wednesday Oct 8th - Sunday October 12th

Cooking with Lamb 2014

Fiber Fest Workshops
How American Wool Got into the Olympics
Basque Sheepherders - The End of an Era

An Evening with Hank Vogler
Cooking with Lamb
Fiber Fest Workshops
Western Folklife and Heritage Museum Presentations and Open House
Lasail's for the Love of Lamb

Sheep Dog Trials
Folklife Fair and Lamb Fest
Quilt Show
Fiber Fest Workshops
Sheepherders Ball

Sheep Dog Trials
Photography Workshop
Fiber Fest Classes
History of Sheepherding in the Wood River Valley
Trailing of the Sheep Parade
Trailing of the Sheep BBQ
Sheep Shuttle and Sheepherder Walk

You could make it a week long vacation while enjoying the festival activities and the local area or just choose the day(s) of the festival that interest you most.

Whatever you choose, we would be honored if you let us provide you with a good nights "sheep".

Find your lodging here: High Country (Central Region)

1 comment:

  1. I have been attended this festival last year during my us tours. It is an annual October festival and parade in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho. It is a celebration of the history and tradition of sheep husbandry in the Western United States. This event began in the 1860s.