Sheep Stroll Through Idaho Town In Festival Celebrating Herding, Heritage

Oct 8, 2017

Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho, was home to some unusual visitors this past weekend. Hundreds of sheep trailed through town on their way to winter pastures. The “Trailing of the Sheep Festival” is an annual event that celebrates a tradition that goes back generations.

Great Pyrenees sheep dogs helped guide sheep down Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho. The sheep are headed to a winter pasture area.
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''Miss Lamb Chops'' made an appearance at the Trailing of the Sheep parade in Ketchum, Idaho, on Saturday.
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Cindy Siddoway and John Helle spoke about the history of wool and their respective ranching and wool operations at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival's Folklife Fair in Hailey, Idaho, on Saturday.
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The Oinkari Basque Dancers of Boise danced in a circle in a performance that preceded the trailing of the sheep.
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