Wagon Days is a weekend full of activities. The Big Hitch Parade, is the event centerpiece. This non-motorized parade is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest and features museum quality wagons, buggies, and stagecoaches.
The Grande Finale to the parade is Ketchum’s own Big Hitch, the Lewis Ore Wagons. These large freight wagons are the best preserved, most original, functioning wagons of their kind in existence. Watch them roar down the road pulled by an authentic 20 mule jerk line.
Welcome to yesteryear. Please join us Labor Day weekend as Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town.
Come to Main Street and watch the largest parade in the country without motorized vehicles. Basque dancers, marching bands and western cowboys travel by horse, mule or foot – anything goes as long as there is no motor.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast in Town Square, a bareback riding demonstration, an arts and crafts festival, and an antique fair. Shop at our boutiques and art galleries. Go for a walk or a bike ride in the Idaho fall.
Whatever you do, you’ll have a chance to experience Idaho history and a wonderful weekend. Please join us.
-Nina Jonas, Mayor of the City of Ketchum
Call to Artists for the 2014 Wagon Days Poster The organizers of Wagon Days are requesting submissions for the 20014 Wagon Days Poster. The posters are treasured souvenirs of the annual Wagon Days parade, and many have become collectors’ items… Read More »
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