The sheep are taking over the towns of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley for the 23rd-annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Capturing the essence of the festival, sheepdog trials and the Sheep Folklife Fair will be held in Hailey while a sheep parade will close the event with hundreds of sheep invading the streets of Ketchum. In honor of the ancient tradition of sheepherding, the folklife fair will have folksy attractions like shopping, vendors and children's activities, all centering on traditional Basque activities, lamb-based foods, music, dance, cooking classes, wool, photography and, of course, sheep. There will even be a question and answer session with sheep ranchers. When they say a sheep festival, they mean it. Learning and celebrating sheep has never been so fun.
Wednesday-Sunday.Times vary. FREE. Hailey, Ketchum & Hailey, ID, trailingofthesheep.org.