2016 TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL

2016 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Festival Headquarters Open
nexStage Theater, 1st St. and Main, Ketchum

Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance
Guest Exhibitor: Elena Gonzales
Elena Gonzales will be at Headquarters selling her beautiful rugs
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Guest Exhibitor: Julie Weston
Julie will be signing and selling her latest new book "Basque Moon"
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Headquarters Thursday
and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday.
For more information click here.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Cooking with Lamb/Chef Roberts   
"Ground Lamb-Meatballs & Lamb Burgers" 
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey $75
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Cooking with Lamb/Chef Kastner
"Butchering Demonstration for the Home Cook"
CK's Real Food, 320 Main Street South, Hailey $75
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Cooking with Lamb/Chef Temple
"Butchering Demonstration" 
Warfield Distillery & Brewery 280 North Main Street, Ketchum  $75
For more information or to register, click here.

                          5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Cooking with Lamb/Chef Roberts                     
"Rack of Lamb- several preparations and methods with sauces and accompaniments"
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey $75
For more information or to register, click here.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Festival Headquarters Open
nexStage Theater, 1st St. and Main, Ketchum

Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
                  Guest Exhibitor: Elena Gonzales                  
Elena Gonzales will be at Headquarters selling her beautiful rugs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Guest Exhibitor: Julie Weston
Julie will be signing and selling her latest new book "Basque Moon" from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Headquarters Thursday
and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday.
For more information click here.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Loubot
Michel's Christiania, 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, $75
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Rasmussen
Iconoclast, 671 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, $75
For more information or to register, click here.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Sawtooth Mountains Knitted Scarf
Instructor:  Sun Valley Needle Arts
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum,  $75
 For more information or to register, click here.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Presentation: Sheep Tales & Readings from the Land
by prominent Western Writers Carolyn Dufurrena & Pam Royes

Community Library, 415 Spruce - Ketchum, FREE
For more information click here.

  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Farm to Table Dinner - SOLD OUT
with American Lamb and Local Produce/Chef Jim Roberts
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey $85
For more information or reservations, click here.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Sheep Festival Headquarters Open
nexStage Theater, 1st Street & Main, Ketchum
Visit us for Festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
Guest Exhibitor: Julie Weston
Julie Weston will be signing and selling books.
For more information click here.

Dawn to Dusk – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2016 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)
For more information click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Zapotec Dyeing & Weaving
Instructor: Elena Gonzalez
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $70
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – Noon. Something is Batty with my Yarn!
Instructor: Lonna Alexander-Steele
Ellsworth Inn, 702 3rd Avenue South - Hailey $65
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – Noon. – Felted Soap
Instructor: Brandy Vernay Henson
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $45
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – Noon– Thrummed Knitting Workshop
Instructor: Susie Wilson
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $70
For more information or to register, click here.

 9:00 a.m. – Noon. – Tapestry Beaded Bag
Instructor: Joan Contraman
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $98
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  Botanical Dyes – Flower Petals and Dyeing Kettles
Instructor: Diana Lasa Blair
Grange Hall, 609 S. 3rd Street, Hailey, $85
For more information or to register, click here.

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. –  “A Stop Along the Trail” (Wool Pillow)
Instructors: Sun Valley Fabric Granary Staff
Sun Valley Fabric Granary
122 South Main Street, Hailey $140
For more information or to register, click here.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Rasmussen
Iconoclast, 671 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, $75
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Nuno Felting
Instructors:  Jon Ortgiesen & Cholpon Djumabaeva
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $95
For more information or to register, click here.

 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. – Demystifying Color
Instructor: Joan Contraman
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey $55
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. – Been Spinning Long?
Instructor: Lonna Alexander-Steele
Ellsworth Inn, 702 3rd Avenue South - Hailey $70
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Cooking with Lamb/Chef Jim Roberts
Jim Roberts Catering at Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River St. Hailey $7
For more information or to register, click here

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SHEEP RANCHING Q & A with Laird Noh & Mike Guerry
Community Library, 415 Spruce - Ketchum, FREE
For more information click here.

** 4:30 p.m. – "FOR THE LOVE OF LAMB" **

Downtown Ketchum (Each venue within walking distance), FREE
Experience the best in American Lamb bites from some of the top restaurants in Ketchum including: Cornerstone Bar & Grill, Cristina's Restaurant & Bakery, Enoteca, Iconoclast, Rasberrys, Rominna's, Sawtooth Club, Vintage, Town Square Tavern and Warfield Distillery & Brewery.
For more information click here.

** 7:00 p.m. - SHEEP TALES GATHERING:  "The Next Generation" **

nexStage Theater, 1st Street and Main, Ketchum, $20
Hear the stories of the next generation of sheep ranchers
in the West discuss the future of ranching. 
For more information click here.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016

Dawn to Dusk – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2016 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials

Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)
For more information click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Festival Headquarters Open
nexStage Theater, 1st St. and Main, Ketchum
Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
For more information click here.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -- Filming Your Family's Stories
Instructor:  Carolyn Dufurrena
Sun Valley Center (Hailey Campus)  Pine and 2nd Hailey $30
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -- Felted Necklace & Earrings
Instructor: Joan Contraman
Hailey Armory, Next to Folklife Fair, Hailey, $60
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -- Beginning Drop Spindle
Instructor:  Jennifer Green
Hailey Armory, Next to Folklife Fair, Hailey, $50
For more information or to register, click here.

*****  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – FOLKLIFE FAIR  *****
Roberta McKercher Park, Hailey, FREE

Spend a good part of Saturday at the Sheep Folklife Fair experiencing a unique
event with artists, music, dance, food, sheep-shearing and family fun.

For more information, click here.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 5 Bee Quilt Show at the Folklife Fair
Bed Turnings at 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
For more information click here.

10:00 a.m. – Noon. --  From Field to Studio - How to Clean Wool Fleece
Instructor: Elizabeth “Liz” McCabe
Ellsworth Inn, 702 3rd Avenue South - Hailey $70
For more information or to register, click here.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -- LAMB FEST at the Folklife Fair
Featured restaurants include CK’s Real Food, diVine, Grumpy’s Mobile Catering, Beer & Catering, il Naso, KB’s, Seasons Steakhouse & Sports Bar,  and the Blaine County 4-H Leader’s Council.
For more information click here.   

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. -- Shibori Dyeing
Instructor: Lonna Alexander-Steele  
Sun Valley Center – Hailey (Classroom)
314 2nd Avenue South, Hailey,  $65
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.. -- Felted Soap
Instructor: Brandy Vernay Henson
Hailey Armory, Next to Folklife Fair, Hailey $45
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. -- Make your own Designer Buttons
Instructor: Joan Contraman
Hailey Armory, Next to Folklife Fair, Hailey, $70
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. --  Simple Wool Dyeing and Felting
Instructor: Elizabeth “Liz” McCabe
Grange Hall, 609 S. 3rd Avenue  - Hailey $75
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. – Naturally Inspiring: The Story of Wool
Presented by Monica Ebert, Wool Laboratory Manager, Montana Wool Lab, Montana State University with Evan Helle, Helle Rambouillet/Duckworth"
Hailey Armory, 701 S. 4th Street, Hailey  FREE

1:00 p.m -2:00 pm. Books Signing at the Iconoclast Books booth at Folklife Fair
with authors Carolyn Dufurrena, Fifty Miles from Home and Sharing Fencelines;
 Pam Royes, Temperance Creek and Julie Weston, Basque Moon.
Roberta McKercher Park - Hailey

 

***  20th Anniversary Celebration & Sheepherder's Ball  ***
nexStage Theater, 1st Street & Main, Ketchum

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Honoree & Artist’s Reception

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Celebration Performances and Honoree Awards

       "Readings, Short Film & Music and Memories"

*Readings & Short Film:
Carolyn Dufurrena, Diane Peavey & Pam Royes
*Music:  
Txantxangorriak  - Young generations of Basque musicians keep their music and tradition
alive on accordions & tambourines.               
     Hal Cannon – Sheep songs from the West

Hot Club of Cowtown  

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm  Sheepherder’s Ball Featuring Hot Club of Cowtown

For more information click here


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

 Dawn to 2:00 p.m. SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2016 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)
For more information click here.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Sheep Photography Tour
Ketchum Post Office, 151 4th Street, Ketchum, $25
For more information click here.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Sheepherding Stories at Starbuck's
Sun Valley Visitor Center/Starbucks, Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, FREE
For more information click here.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  - Trailing of the Sheep Parade Picnic at Irving's Hill
Irving’s Hill, Corner of Main Street & 4th, Ketchum
For more information click here.

***   12:00 Noon - TRAILING OF THE SHEEP PARADE   ***
Trailing of the Sheep Parade
with Faulkner Land and Livestock Sheep
Main Street, Ketchum
For more information click here.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Felted Animals
Instructor:  Sun Valley Needle Arts Staff
Sun Valley Needle Arts, 190 First Avenue North, Ketchum $70
For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Wool Scissor Keeper
Instructor: Susan Coons
Sun Valley Fabric Granary, 122 S. Main Street, Hailey, $90
For more information or to register, click here.

2:00 p.m. ­- 3:30 p.m. -  Sheepherder Hike & StorieS
John Peavey, Rancher, Flat Top Sheep Co.
Jerry Seiffert, Local Historian
Ketchum Forest Service Park, 1st and Washington, Ketchum, $10 bus ride
For more information click here.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

American Lamb Specials featuring the Valley’s finest Restaurants & Chefs
Dine at participating area restaurants featuring special American Lamb dishes throughout the weekend. 
For more information click here.

 

HISTORICAL EXHIBITS

BLAINE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Main Street, Hailey,  Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
FREE, (Donations Appreciated)
Featured Photographs and multicultural exhibits, especially surrounding local Basque and mining history.
For more information click here.

SUN VALLEY MUSEUM OF HISTORY
1st & Washington, Ketchum.  Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 5pm FREE  (Donations Appreciated)
Enjoy this museum showcasing Sun Valley and Ketchum’s sheep history and other inspiring exhibits.
For more information click here.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY
415 Spruce Avenue, Ketchum. Monday - Friday 10 - 6 p.m., FREE
Beautiful historical photo exhibits featuring the Wood River Valley, ranching, mining and recreation.
For more information click here.

HAILEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street, Hailey, Thursday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE
Historical photographs and sheep exhibits are featured.
For more information click here.

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