SUN VALLEY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
What else would you call a parade of 2,000 sheep down Main Street? Sun Valley is often in a class by itself. It is no surprise that many of the events that epitomize Sun Valley are very often unclassifiable or just simply unique. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival - Come mid-October, the mountain towns of Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho is the setting for The Trailing of the Sheep Festival. In keeping with the century - old tradition, sheepherders move their flocks from summer pastures in the mountains north of the resort towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley, south through the Wood River Valley to winter desert grazing areas. The Festival celebrates this tradition with a weekend of activities devoted to celebrating the rich heritage of sheep ranching here in Southern Idaho.
Wagon Days - The Valley's largest event, celebrates the mining heritage of Ketchum. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend and is filled activities including a shoot-out on Main Street, and old fashion fiddlers contest, kiddie carnival, and center piece to the event the Big Hitch Parade. The parade is the largest non-motorized parade in the Pacific Northwest and features museum quality wagons, buggies, and stagecoaches from around the countries. The Big Hitch is the grande finale to the parade. It is a massive historic Ore Wagon once used to haul ore for refinement to Ketchum.
Spiritual Film Festival
The Sustainability Conference
The Hemingway Festival - SEPTEMBER
The Sun Valley Visual Arts Forum
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction
The Writers Conference
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