Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Ketchum, Hailey, and Sun Valley, ID
In the early 20th century, Ketchum was revered as the top center next to Sydney, Australia, for shipping sheep. Today, the history of Idaho herders and their woolly friends is honored at locations across Ketchum, Hailey, and Sun Valley. Visitors flock to see thousands of sheep cram into the street during a parade; attend fiber arts workshops and sheepdog trials; and soak up Basque dancing and the sounds of Polish folk music. This year, don't miss a speaking engagement by Mark Kurlansky, the New York Times bestselling author of The Basque History of the World.