Big Sheep Parade Sunday, October 12 at 12:00 Noon

Main Street, Ketchum, 12:00 Noon!

Join an authentic trailing of the sheep down Ketchum's Main Street as part of their annual migration to winter pastures. 1,500 sheep parade down Ketchum's Main Street with sheep ranching family members and herders headed south. The parade includes historic sheep wagons and participants from the Folklife Fair, each identified by sign-bearing dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre. After the parade passes, you are invited to walk with the families herding the animals to their resting place several miles south of town.

Parade Etiquette

The mix of wary animals and curious spectators is always an adventure. Help make the experience fun and successful by following important parade etiquette.

  • No dogs are allowed at the parade for the sake of the sheep and the safety of spectators. Please leave your dog at home or in the car.
  • Don't jump into the middle of the sheep - even for that perfect photograph. It will frighten the sheep.
  • Don't walk through the sheep. Stay behind them.
  • Do look for a volunteer or Faulkner family member if you spot a problem.
  • Always follow the advice and instructions of volunteers and parade officials. They are there for your safety and the safety of the sheep.
  • Do bring children but keep them with you at all times.
  • Do take pictures but only from the side of the parade route.
  • If you want to join in the walk, join in at the end.
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