2017 TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL

2017 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum

Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
For more information click
here.

****Wednesday through Saturday****
Garden Tours at Sawtooth Botanical Garden
11 Gimlet Rd., south of Ketchum
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- Compassionate Garden

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Garden tour of plants in "sheep country" as well as plants used in dyeing wool

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

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum

Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
 For more information click
here.

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – A Day With the Nomads – Tibetan Spindle Class
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, $50

For more information or to register, click here.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Chris Kastner, CK’s Real Food
CK’s Real Food, 320 Main Street South, Hailey, $75
For more information or to register, click here.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – A Day with the Nomads – Cooking Demonstration
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, $40

For more information or to register, click here.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Sean Temple, Warfield Distillery & Brewery
Warfield Distillery & Brewery, 280 North Main Street, Ketchum, $75

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2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – A Day With The Nomads – Presentation
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, $20

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Brent Rasmussen
Location To Be Announced, $75
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here.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Loopy Fringe Scarf
Instructor:  Sun Valley Needle Arts
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum,  $100
For more information or to register, click here.

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

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sheep Festival Headquarters Open
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for Festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
For more information click
here.

Dawn to Dusk – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2017 National Point Qualifying Sheepdog Trials
Quigley Canyon Field, Hailey, $3, (children under 12 free)
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here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Tapestry Beaded Weaving
Instructor:  Joan Contraman
Grange Hall, Hailey,  $115
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Shibori Dyeing Techniques
Instructor:  Lonna Alexander-Steele
Community Campus, Hailey,  $70
For more information or to register, click here.

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Truck Sheep Pillow
Instructor:  Sun Valley Fabric Granary
Sun Valley Fabric Granary, Hailey, $145
For more information or to register, click here.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Laurent Loubot, Michel’s Christiania
Michele’s Christiania, 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum, $75

For more information or to register, click here.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Jim Roberts
Location To Be Announced, $75
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1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Felted Sheep Pouch
Instructor:  Joan Contraman
Grange Hall, Hailey, $75

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1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Hand-Dyeing Yarns
Instructor:  Lonna Alexander-Steele
Community Campus, Hailey,  $70
For more information or to register, click here.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cooking with Lamb/Chef Al McCord
Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River Street, Hailey, $75
For more information or reservations, click here.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SHEEP RANCHING Q & A with Henry Etcheverry & Laird Noh
The Community Library, 415 Spruce - Ketchum, FREE
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here.

** 4:30 p.m. – "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. $5/ticket.)
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here.


** 7:00 p.m. - SHEEP TALES GATHERING:  "The Shepherdess of the Glaciers" **

Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, $20
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.”  The film will be screened and then a Q&A with Stanzin and his friend Konchok Stobgais – both nomads from the High Himalayas in India.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Dawn to Dusk – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2017 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
Limelight Hotel, 151 South Main Street, Ketchum
Visit us for festival merchandise, questions and registration assistance.
For more information click
here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Nuno Felting
Instructor:  Deb Gelet
Community Campus, Hailey,  $95
For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Designer Wooly Scarf
Instructor:  Joan Contraman
Grange Hall, Hailey,  $95

For more information or to register, click here.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Make It With Wool
Hailey

Judging of semi-finalist contestants.  Contestants on the Folklife Fair stage with results at 1:00 p.m.


***** 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 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.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -- LAMB FEST at the Folklife Fair
Enjoy various lamb plates from favorite local restarants.  (Restaurants to be announced.)
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here. 

11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. -- 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.


1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Felted Soap
Instructor:  Brandy Vernay Henson
Grange Hall, Hailey,  $50

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1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Turkish Drop Spindle
Instructor:  Jennifer Green
Community Campus Hall, Hailey,  $55
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1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – From Field to Studio – How to Clean Wool Fleece
Instructor:  Elizabeth “Liz” McCabe
Community Campus, Hailey,  $75
For more information or to register, click here.


*** Sheepherders’ Ball ***
Whiskey Jacques, Main Street, Ketchum

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception with music by Cindy & Gary Braun

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Lamb Dinner Buffet
$125/ticket for Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Show

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Intermission

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Show Featuring Micky and the Motorcars
$25/ticket for Show Only

For more information click here


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017

Dawn to 2:00 p.m. – SHEEP DOG TRIALS
2017 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 Outing
Ketchum Post Office, 151 4th Street, Ketchum, FREE (Donations welcome!)
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here.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Sheepherding Stories at Starbuck's
Sun Valley Visitor Center/Starbucks, Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, FREE
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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
Catered by the Wood River Sustainability Center/Music by Cindy & Gary Braun
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here.

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

Post-Parade – 4:30 p.m. – Happy Days Hat
Instructor:  Sun Valley Needle Arts
Sun Valley Needle Arts, Ketchum, $75

For more information or to register, click here.

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sheep Ditty Bag
Instructor:  Sun Valley Fabric Granary
Sun Valley Fabric Granary, Hailey, $75

For more information or to register, click here.

GETTING AROUND

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is proud to 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.  In addition, on Saturday, a complimentary shuttle will run from McKercher Park during the Folklife Fair to the Community Campus and then to Quigley Canyon Field and the Sheepdog Trials with an approximate 45 minute loop from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free parking is available at the Community Campus.

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