Save the Dates!
October 4 - 8, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the 20th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival!
We are so grateful for the continued support of our wonderful community.   Events like the Trailing of the Sheep Festival contribute to the vibrancy of the arts, music and culture in the Wood River Valley, making it a special place for visitors and locals alike.

For Love of Lamb Award Winners 2016

Best Comfort Food - Rasberry's & Cornerstone
Best Grilled - Sawtooth Club
Best Presentation - Enoteca
Best Overall Taste and Most Decadent - Vintage
The One I Want to Recreate - Iconoclast
Most Flavorful - Cristina's
Most Creative - Warfield
Regional Cuisine - Town Square Tavern

October 5 - 9, 2016
This year, be a part of the next generation's stories of sheep ranching as we meet our mission to g
ather, present and preserve the history and culture of sheep herding in Idaho and the West.

Proud to be ranked as "One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World" by

Check out all of our wonderful Awards & Accolades!

"Celebrating Generations" continues in 2016 as we follow families into today’s hardworking second and third generations.  

The sheep are the center of the Festival. But, the sheep knit together a cultural tapestry of concerts, workshops, presentations, personalities, dogs and horses.

For information about registering and tickets for any Festival events, visit the 2016 Schedule page or the web page corresponding to the event of your interest.  Thank you and see you at the Festival!


Support the Festival
We thrive on your support. 

The Trailing of the Sheep is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gifts are 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your generous support to preserve our rich history, heritage and culture.

We also need ranching family members to help lead the sheep in Sunday's parade.  Contact us to learn more or to participate!  Over 200 volunteers make this annual Festival the best that it can be.  If you are interested in being a part of any of the 2016 events as a volunteer, please contact us at or 208.720.0585.

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