Trailing of The Sheep Festival in Central Idaho with Polish Highlanders
Welcome to the Festival!
Come in the middle of October to Central Idaho. There is a beautiful sheep festival every year in two beautful towns, Ketchum and Hailey, located in the mountains
of Central Idaho. Below are the photographs from the last festival in October 2006. Three different ethnic groups are included in this photographs:
Polish highlanders who live now in Chicago, state Alberta and Vancouver, the descendants of Basques from Boise region and also the group of shepherds from Peru. Here is the link to
the official website of the festival: Trailing of the Sheep if you would like to check the details.
The festival started in 1997. Since this time it is celebrated every year in October. The sheep parade is down Main Street Ketchum. We start with the photographs that
show Polish mountaineers.
click at the image to see it magnified
Trailing of the sheep from the mountains to the valley
This landscape reminds me of the Polish mountains
Another beautiful photograph of the sheep going down the valley for winter
Women from Polish mountains on the parade (goralki)
Highlanders on the parade (gorale) with the shepherd dog
Mountaineers- men in the folk costumes from the parade (gorale)
Polish shepherd dog on the parade
Mountaineers - men are dancing a typical dance for the Tatra region
Dances together - men and women