Autumn sheep festival in picturesque Idaho = RV family fun


SHEEP+ON+SLOPE.GREEN+TREES-IdahoThe 20th Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Hailey, Idaho, October 5 – 9, 2016, is a perfect autumn RV destination.

The annual migration of sheep from their summer pastures south to winter grazing “is Idaho living history and a weekend long festival that highlights the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of sheep ranching in Idaho and the west,” according to Laura Musbach Drake, festival director.

While the sheep are the center of the festival, they “knit together a cultural tapestry of concerts, workshops, presentations, personalities, dogs, horses and food.”

For more information: (208) 720.0585 or

According to the festival website … here are nearby RV camping possibilities:

Boundary Picnic and Campground Sheep_Caravan_Idaho
Trail Creek Road, 3 miles Northeast of Ketchum, ID
Access: 3 miles northeast of Ketchum on Trail Creek Rd. Amenities: 3 units, picnic tables, fire rings and grills, potable water, restrooms, next to Trail Creek .
For more information:
Ketchum Ranger District
206 Sun Valley Rd; Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: (208) 622-5371

Lions Park
Bullion St. west, Hailey, ID.
No hookups or services, but a lovely park on the Big Wood River near nature reserve with trails. If you are self contained, you’ll be happy here.

Meadows RV Park
13 Broadway Run, Hwy 75, 2 Miles S. of Ketchum;
Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: (208) 726-5445

Clear+Creek+Sheep-Idaho-colorRiver Run Parking Lot
Ketchum, ID, at the base of River Run lifts just south of Ketchum
No hookups or services.  Large skier parking lot.  Easy bike access to everywhere.

Riverside RV Park & Campground
403 Broadford Road
Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: (208) 788-2020

Valley Creek Motel and RV Park
62 Eva Falls Avenue; Stanley, ID 83278
Phone: (208) 774-3606

For dozens of other Autumn Festivals across the USA, clicking on my post on RV Short Stops.

– Julianne G. Crane

Photos: Migration of sheep to winter grazing pastures. (Courtesy: Trailing of the Sheep Festival)

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