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Trailing of the Sheep: “Lambtastic”

Submitted by on September 24, 2017 – 8:54 amNo Comment

Trailing of the SheepThe best in American Lamb will be showcased at various ‘lambtastic’ events held during the 21st annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, set for October 4 through 8, 2017, in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Look for the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest, Cooking with Lamb classes, lamb specials at local restaurants, a Lamb Fest at the Folklife Fair and a Lamb Parade Picnic.

Every year, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the century-and-a-half-long tradition of moving sheep from mountain summer pastures south through the Wood River Valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas.

This annual migration is Idaho living history, highlighting the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of sheep ranching in Idaho and the West.

Farm to Table Lamb Dinners October 4 and 5, 2017, at the historic Wood River Sustainability Center will feature local Chef Al McCord. The four-course dinners will feature local lamb from Darby Northcott on Wednesday and Diane and John Peavey’s Flat Top Ranch on Thursday. The ranchers will attend the dinners to discuss sheep ranching in Idaho as well as answer questions.

The annual For the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest featuring some of the area’s finest chefs and restaurants. The evening of October 6, 2017, is filled with lamb tastings – while they last. Thousands of people fill the streets of Ketchum to sample lamb sliders, ribs, spicy lamb stew, and strudel.

A Lamb Fest will take place October 7, 2017, during the Sheep Folklife Fair. Local chefs will be preparing lamb for lunch.

Road Trips Foodies also will find cooking with lamb classes, a wool fest, photography outings, sheepdog trials and a Sheep Folklife Fair featuring the Basque, Scottish, Polish & Peruvian dancers and musicians, sheep shearing, folk, fiber and traditional artists, storytelling, children’s activities, entertainment and food

(Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho)

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