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
- Master Illustrator’s Work Selected as 2015 Wagon Days Poster Art Howard Lacina’s artwork was selected for the 2015 Wagon Days commemorative poster. Howard Lacina was born June 1, 1930 and grew up in Berwyn, Illinois. As a youngster Howard found …Read More »
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- Ketchum comes alive with the Western music and cowboy poetry on Friday and Saturday, August 29th and August 30th for Wagon Days. Hear old time cowboy poets swap stories and tell whoopers in the Ore Wagon Museum. Catch local musicians …Read More »