September 2023 - Mountain Valley Lodge

Trailing of the Sheep Festival 2023 in Wood River Valley: A Baa-rilliant Celebration

This fall, the Wood River Valley in Idaho comes alive with an event like no other – the Trailing of the Sheep Festival! If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry; you’re in for a treat. This isn’t your typical festival. It’s a woolly extravaganza, a cultural celebration, and an ode to Idaho’s rich sheepherding heritage all rolled into one. From sheep parades that put even the grandest Mardi Gras floats to shame to impressive sheepdog trials that’ll leave you wondering if Lassie’s cousin is competing, this festival has it all. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the rich history, the exciting activities, and the culinary treasures that await you at this incredible festival. Get ready to be herded into an unforgettable experience like no other and join the festivities that have been charming visitors for over 150 years!