2018 TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL

2018 SCHEDULE

Sponsor a Sheep for the Big Parade!
Donate and receive this "ONE OF THE HERD" button to proudly wear during this year's Festival in support of "your" sheep!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
And, if you have yet to sponsor “your” sheep in the Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, donate and receive your "ONE OF THE HERD" buttons here!

For more information click here.

6:00 pm – Farm to Table Dinner with American Lamb and Local Produce
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey $90.00

For more information or reservations, click here.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance. 
And, if you have yet to sponsor “your” sheep in the Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, donate and receive your "ONE OF THE HERD" buttons here!

For more information click here.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Chris Kastner, CK’s Real Food
CK’s Real Food, 320 Main Street South, Hailey, $80.00

For more information or to register, click here.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Jim Roberts, Arid Club Executive Chef
Black Owl Coffee Co., 208 North River Street Hailey, $80.00

For more information or to register, click here.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Spring Bullard, Good Scents
Red Star, 618 S. Main Street, Hailey, $80.00

For more information or to register, click here.

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Premier - Taste & Craft
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – General Admission – Taste & Craft

Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum

Taste & Craft | Ketchum, Idaho’s only beer, wine, spirits and food event, will premier during the Festival. Taste & Craft has customized the Ketchum event to fit the Festival and created a focal point of local partnerships, including, but not limited to Visit Sun Valley, Limelight Hotel, and Warfield Distillery & Brewery. Two waves of tickets will be available, are expected to sell out and only a few will be available at the door.  The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is the beneficiary of this event.

Friends of the event from Idaho and residents of the Wood River Valley who are interested in Early Bird tickets must register for Taste & Craft's mailing list to receive a special promo code, reducing each ticket by $15. The early bird promotion will expire August 1.
https://www.tastecraftevent.com/joinourlist/

6:00 pm – Farm to Table Dinner with American Lamb and Local Produce
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey $90.00

For more information or reservations, click here.

 7:00 pm – ENCORE PRESENTATION:  "The Shepherdess of the Glaciers"
The Community School, 1 Community School Drive, Sun Valley, $20.00

Stanzin Dorjai-Gya and Christiane Mordelet created a documentary film centered on a shepherdess (Stanzin’s sister) of sheep and endangered Pashmina goats in the Himalayas titled “Shepherdess of the Glaciers.”  Premiered at the Festival last year, the film will be re-screened and then a Q&A with Stanzin in this encore presentation.
For more information click here.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2018 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)

For more information click here.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Sheep Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for Festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance. 
And, if you have yet to sponsor “your” sheep in the Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, donate and receive your "ONE OF THE HERD" buttons here!

For more information click here.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Shibori Dyeing
Instructor:  Lonna Alexander-Steele
Sun Valley Center, Hailey, $85.00

For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Leaping Lamb Pouch
Instructor:  Joan Contraman
The Grange Hall, Hailey, $80.00

For more information or to register, click here.

10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Mitchell Homestead Pillow or Wall-Hanging
Instructor:  Sun Valley Fabric Granary
Sun Valley Fabric Granary, Hailey, $115.00

For more information or to register, click here.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Laurent Loubot, Michel’s Christiania
Michele’s Christiania, 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, $80.00

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Sean Temple, Warfield Distillery & Brewery
Warfield Distillery & Brewery, 280 North Main Street, Ketchum, $80.00

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Shibori Too!
Instructor:  Lonna Alexander-Steele
Sun Valley Center, Hailey, $85.00

For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Rug Hooking with Wool
Instructor:  Yvonne Buus
The Grange Hall, Hailey, $100.00

For more information or to register, click here.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Brent Rasmussen, Private Chef
Ketchum Grill, 520 East Avenue, Ketchum, $80.00

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2:30 pm – 4:00 pm -  SHEEP RANCHING Q & A with Henry Etcheverry & Friends
The Community Library, 415 Spruce - Ketchum, FREE

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4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Colorful Baby Socks
Instructor: Patricia Hirsch-Lirk
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum, $80.00

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*** 4:30 pm – "FOR THE LOVE OF LAMB" ***

Downtown Ketchum (Each venue within walking distance.) Experience the best in American Lamb bites from some of the top restaurants in Ketchum. (Restaurants to be announced. $20.00 per wristband for unlimited bites!)
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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Botanical Dyeing
Instructor: Elena Gonzalez
The Grange Hall, Hailey, $75.00

For more information or to register, click here.

 

*** 7:00 pm - SHEEP TALES GATHERING:  "Gaucho del Norte" * “Sheepherders with Cell Phones” ***

Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, $20.00
Sofian Khan and Andrés Caballero will attend to screen their film GAUCHO DEL NORTE (Gaucho of the North.) 

“In the quiet, bucolic Patagonian countryside in the town of Bahia Murta with 587 inhabitants we meet Eraldo Pacheco, a thoughtful man who has recently arrived at a momentous decision. “Things are worse here than ever,” Eraldo tells his father and family as he announces his plan to move to the United States to fulfill a three-year contract tending sheep almost 6,000 miles away in rural Idaho. In this observational documentary of impressive beauty and painterly cinematic images the imbalance of economic forces is seen in high relief.

Robert and Blake Ball, father and son, are the ranchers from Hamer, Idaho, who appear in the film and plan to attend to participate in the Q&A. In addition, we are bringing in Carolyn Dufurrena to screen her short film: “Sheepherders with Cell Phones.”

For more information or to register, click here.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2018 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)

For more information click here.

8:30 am – 11:30 pm – No-Purl Rib Knit Scarf
Instructor:  Patricia Hirsch-Lirk
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum, $95.00

For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance. 
And, if you have yet to sponsor “your” sheep in the Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, donate and receive your "ONE OF THE HERD" buttons here!

For more information click here.

9:00 am - 10:30 am - It's Your Story: Share It With The World - Digital Storytelling Part 2
Instructor: Carolyn Dufurrena
The Senior Connection, Hailey, $30.00

For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cobweb Felting
Instructor:  Deb Gelet
The Senior Connection, Hailey,  $100.00

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9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Wool If By Hand
Instructor: Jennifer Green
The Senior Connection, Hailey, $75.00

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9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Delectable Double-Dyed Scarves
Instructor: Joan Contraman
The Grange Hall, Hailey, $90.00

For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Needle Felting
Instructor: Doris Florig
Sun Valley Center, Hailey, $85.00

For more information or to register, click here.


*** 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – FOLKLIFE FAIR ***
Roberta McKercher Park, Hailey, FREE

Spend your 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 am – 4:00 pm – Fluff for Kids
Craft activities for children sponsored by Blaine County Extension and 4-H.  Activities are free or have a nominal fee for materials. 

10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - The Story of Lamb at the Folklife Fair
Presented by Megan Wortman

Join us to hear The Story of Lamb with special guest, Megan Wortman, Executive Director of the American Lamb Board. This organization took up the challenge to breathe new life into the age-old industry of lamb, a food that was almost unknown to many American diners as recently as 20 years ago.  But, today lamb is back and Megan will discuss the fascinating resurgence and growing popularity of preparing and dining on lamb today.  Learn and meet US producers, discover new markets, explore the creative possibilities with chefs and the ease of cooking lamb in your own home.  The Story of Lamb is a story of traditions and cultures that go back centuries but it is also a story now told in modern dress.  
For more information, click here.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Make It With Wool
Judging of semi-finalist contestants.  Contestants on the Folklife Fair stage with results at 1:00 p.m.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm - The Story of Wool at the Folklife Fair
Presented by Cindy Siddoway & John Helle

Cindy and her husband Jeff are the current majority shareholders of the Siddoway Sheep Company, Inc. She is also past president of the American Sheep Industry Association and past chairman of the Idaho Farm Service State Committee. Under Jeff and Cindy’s leadership, their ranch increased in size and scope. At one point, they had up to 14,000 breeding ewes. Since then, they’ve cut back to approximately 10,000. This translates to production of over 100,000 pounds of wool each year. Her knowledge of sheep, wool and the industry as a whole is vast and this is a presentation not to miss!

John Helle is the second-generation rancher of Helle Rambouillet, producers of fine wool sheep. He is part of this third-generation family sheep ranch located in the town of Dillon, Montana. They run a fine wool range sheep operation that offers replacement ewes and Rambouillet rams for sale. In addition to producing fine wool and competitive carcasses, they are also being successfully used for resource management and weed control. Helle Rambouillet specializes in providing quality breeding stock and pride themselves on their fine wool which is now available through Duckworth.
For more information, click here.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – Demonstrations by the Montana Wool Lab at the Folklife Fair

11:00 am – 4:00 pm -- LAMB FEST at the Folklife Fair
Enjoy various lamb plates from favorite local restaurants.  (Restaurants to be announced.)

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Taniko Finger Weaving
Instructor:  Doris Florig
Sun Valley Center, Hailey,  $85.00

For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – From Fleece to Studio
Instructor:  Elizabeth McCabe
The Grange Hall, Hailey,  $75.00

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Drop-Spindle Spinning
Instructor:  Jennifer Green
The Senior Connection, Hailey, $75.00

For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Weave A Tapestry Beaded Bag
Instructor: Joan Contraman
The Senior Connection, Hailey, $100.00

For more information or to register, click here.


*** SHEEP JAM! ***
Whiskey Jacques, Main Street, Ketchum

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm - Lamb Dinner Buffet
$75.00/ticket for Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Show (cash bar during show)

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm - Intermission

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Show Featuring The Dusty 45s
$25.00/ticket for Show Only (cash bar during show)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

8:00 am to 2:00 pm – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2018 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)

For more information click here.

9:00 am - 11:30 am - Sheep Photography Outing
Ketchum Post Office, 151 4th Street, Ketchum, FREE (Donations welcome!)

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9:30 am - 11:00 am - Sheepherding Stories at Limelight Hotel with John Peavey & Jerry Seiffert
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum, FREE

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***10:00 am - 3:00 pm  - TRAILING OF THE SHEEP ART SHOW, PARADE PICNIC & MUSIC***
Town Square, Ketchum
Artists
Food by the Wood River Sustainability Center
Music by Cindy & Gary Braun – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music, in partnership with Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival, by Gator Nation – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more information click here.

***   12:00 Noon - TRAILING OF THE SHEEP PARADE   ***
Trailing of the Sheep Parade
with Faulkner Land and Livestock Sheep
Sponsored by the City of Ketchum
Main Street, Ketchum

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1:30 pm (or right after the parade) – 3:30 pm – Glorious Tassels & Pompoms
Instructor:  Patricia Hirsch-Lirk
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum, $80.00

For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – What-Not Box
Instructor:  Susan Coons
Sun Valley Fabric Granary, Hailey, $70.00

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2:00 pm ­- 3:30 pm -  Sheepherder Hike & Stories
John Peavey, Rancher, Flat Top Sheep Co.
Jerry Seiffert, Local Historian
Ketchum Forest Service Park, 1st and Washington, Ketchum, $10.00 bus ride,  FREE to self-drive

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GETTING AROUND

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is proud to again partner with Mountain Rides public transportation during this year’s Festival.  Mountain Rides will operate their normal Valley Route connecting Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, which can be found at http://www.mountainrides.org/valley-route.php#route-3.  They will make a special stop into the Folklife Fair at McKercher Park in Hailey on Saturday.  The one-way cash fare is $1.00. 

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