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The Trailing kicks off on Tuesday, October 5 with a farm-to-table dinner featuring American lamb and local produce. There will be lamb cooking classes from Wednesday to Friday, as well as craft classes using wool on Friday and Saturday.
The sheepdog trials will begin Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Quigley Canyon Field in Hailey and end on Sunday. Admission is $ 5 with children under 5 admitted free.
Friday October 8
4:30 p.m. For the Love of Lamb, with ticket holders, give the opportunity to stroll through Ketchum and sample at least five dishes of lamb from Ketchum restaurants.
7 p.m. Sheep Fairy Tale Gathering with Gretel Ehrlich at the Argyros
Saturday October 9
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Folklore Fair at Roberta McKercher Park in Hailey. The free event features music and dancing featuring Basque, Peruvian and Scottish artists, sheep shearing demonstrations, dozens of wool crafts and other vendors.
8:00 p.m. Peruvian Folklorica Ballet at the Argyros
Sunday October 10
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free Sheep Photography Trip from Ketchum Post Office at 151 4th St. in Ketchum
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Happy Trails Festival closing party with vendors, music, and food and drink for sale in Ketchum Town Square
Noon Free Trailing of the Sheep Parade on Ketchum’s Main Street, with 1,500 sheep, dancers, music and sheep wagons
2-3:30 PM Sheepherder Hike and Stories with rancher John Peavey, who will lead people to a canyon near Ketchum where shepherds left arborglyphs on a trembling aspen. Meet at Ketchum Forest Park and 1st and Washington Streets.
The festival headquarters with merchandise and more will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum starting Wednesday.
To view the classes or purchase a ticket for Ehrlich or the folklore show, visit trailingofthesheep.org.