** Trailing of the Sheep Headquarters **
Take advantage of the Trailing of the Sheep Headquarters
Wednesday – Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Street, Ketchum
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Irving’s Hill, Ketchum
At both locations, you can pick-up a program with Festival details and map, purchase Festival merchandise, find directions to event sites, buy tickets and get all of your questions answered.
Syd Darling, who has lived in the Wood River Valley for over 35 years (and can’t imagine living anywhere else!) will lead the Headquarters Team to provide you with an exceptional experience.
See you there!
Guest Exhibitor: Elena Gonzalez
Elena comes from a family and village that began over 2,500 years ago. The arrival of the Jesuits with the Spanish in the 16th century introduced the standing loom and churro sheep to the Zapotec people in the valley of Oaxaca. Formerly weaving with tension loom and cotton, they began working with wool. When the Zapotec rugs became popular in the 1960’s, many weavers turned to chemical dyes instead of the time consuming and costly natural dyes. Elena and several others from her village are working to reintroduce these plant, mineral and animal dyes to their own people and the world.
Guest Exhibitor: Julie Weston
Local and award-winning writer Julie Weston will be selling and signing her mystery, Basque Moon, at the Festival. Julie and her family have a long history in Idaho, beginning in the 1870s, and she writes about Idaho. Basque Moon is set in the Stanley Basin in the 1920s and is “. . . a rip-roaring yarn that enchants with beguiling descriptions of the beauty of the Idaho wilderness.” Kirkus Reviews. www.julieweston.com
Guest Exhibitor: Utah Wool Growers
The Utah Wool Growers Education Trailer will be on site showcasing photos, videos and sheep camp replica.
Julie Weston will be signing and selling her latest new book "Basque Moon" from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Headquarters Wednesday, Thursday and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday.