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Food, Agriculture, and Animals

Sheep Stroll Through Idaho Town In Festival Celebrating Herding, Heritage

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Olivia Weitz
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Around 1,500 sheep came through Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho, on Sunday for the annual ''Trailing of the Sheep'' festival. The sheep were herded through town by members of Faulkner Land & Livestock.

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.

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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.