Wagon Days will be held Labor Day weekend beginning on Thursday, September 3rd 2015. Please check back later for a full schedule of events. We look forward to another great year!
Mon24Aug2015Sun06Sep201510:00 am - 5:00 pm Ore Wagon Museum - East Avenue and Fifth Street
Wagon Days headquaters opens
Please stop by between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm for information, hats, t-shirts, posters, buttons and much more. We always love seeing your smiling faces so don't hesitate to come say hello.
Thu03Sep20157:00 pmOre Wagon Museum - East Avenue and Fifth Street
In celebration of The Nature Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary in Idaho, a public screening of “The Sagebrush Sea” is coming to the historic Ore Wagon Museum in Ketchum. This documentary recently premiered on the award-winning PBS series NATURE. The public is invited to watch this documentary, filmed partly in Idaho, on the large screen. Refreshments will be served and this family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
Fri04Sep20151-5p.m.Ore Wagon Museum
Cowboy Poets Recite
Join us at the Ore Wagon Museum surrounded by Wagon Day Posters and listen to the vintage Cowboy Poets as they swap the stories that have been thrown around cow camp cook fires for centuries. Regional Western Poets: Brian Dilworth; Mick Halverson; Tommie Patton; Wayne Nelson and Bruce (Looselip) Pinson will fill the Barn with classic Cowboy Poetry as well as contemporary stories authored by these same Poets.
Fri04Sep20155 p.m. - 8 p.m. Downtown Ketchum
Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts a guided Ketchum Art Gallery walk on Friday, September 4th, 2015. Starts at 5 p.m. Features new work at member galleries which includes Gilman Contemporary, Wood River Fine Arts, Broschofsky, Boloix, Kneeland, Severn, Harvey Art Projects, Friesen and Bellinger Fine Arts.
For more information and a map of the galleries please visit Sun Valley Gallery Association
Fri04Sep20155:30-7:30 p.m.Memory Park Main Street between 5th and 6th
Please join the City of Ketchum and the Wagon Days committee as they honor the 2015 Grand Marshal, Bob Rosso. Memory Park on Main Street between 5th and 6th. Live music, food and drink, open to the public.
Fri04Sep20157 p.m. doors open 8 p.m. ShowSun Valley Pavillion
With 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY® Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, continue to keep the tour trail red hot, performing more than 80 live dates each year. For more information on tickets, visit sunvalley.com.
Fri04Sep2015Sat05Sep2015Various Times Various Locations
Meandering Musicians Perform
Revisit the musical outburst in Ketchum that occurred centuries ago when these same Lewis Ore Wagons, filled to the brim with heavy lead and silver ore, pulled for weeks by mule teams, struggled into town after completing their treacherous, sometimes deadly trip over the steep mountain trails. Their payload supported the town, creating paydays for miners, teamsters, farriers, and jobs at the train station, the local smelter and especially in the restaurants and saloons that thrived in town.
This weekend, as in those times, local musicians and their stringed instruments are meandering through the streets and select venues in town with music to perpetuate that successful Ore Wagon tradition, “when the Wagons are rolling, the fiddlers are strolling”.
Cornerstone Bar & Grill - Globus Restaurant-Grill at Knob Hill - Kneadery - Perry’s Restaurant-Pioneer Saloon - Sun Valley Wine Company
Fri04Sep2015Mon07Sep2015Various Times Located throughout the Valley
Festivals throughout the Wood River Valley bring professional arts, crafts, and antique dealers from all over the West.
Hailey's Antique Market
Roberta McKercher Park and Hailey National Armory, Thursday – shop set up!
Friday 9am-6pm • Saturday 9am-6pm • Sunday 9am-4pm
Ketchum Antique & Art Show Labor Day 2015
September 4th – 5th – 6th (9:00 am to 7:00 pm) & September 7th (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Located at the the parking lot next to Hemingway Elementary -
Over 30 Friendly Dealers with Reasonably Priced Antiques – Arts – & Collectibles!!
Something for Every Collector!!
Promoted by Blue Cow Antiques – Dana Jo Cameron – Call 312-4900 or Email - email@example.com
The largest non-motorized parade in the Northwest, the Big Hitch Parade includes over one hundred museum quality buggies,carriages,carts,stage,coaches, and wagons.The six enormous Lewis Ore Wagons, known as the Big Hitch, are the grand finale and are pulled by an authentic 20 mule jerkline.
Please click on map for larger printable version
Sat05Sep201510:30 amFestival Meadows
The Eh-Capa Bareback Riders demonstrate the horse riding and jumping techniques of the Native Americans. They ride without the benefit of saddles or bridles.
Sat05Sep20152:30 p.m. or after the paradeKetchum Town Square
Dewey, Pickett, and Howe will entertain with an eclectic blend of traditional, contemporary, and newgrass, that will be sure to get folks movin’ their feet.
Sat05Sep20153:00 pmCasino on Main Street in Ketchum
The famous Casino, located on Main Street in Ketchum will feature Live Music after the Parade.
Sat05Sep20155 p.m. - 8 p.m. Atkinson's Park
Meet, greet and welcome party
Sat05Sep2015Sun06Sep20158 a.m. - noonKetchum Town Square
Start Your Labor Day Weekend With a Pancake Breakfast!
Join us and start the Labor Day celebration right: Papoose Club invites you to our famous all-you-can-eat annual Pancake Breakfast.
Papoose Club members and friends will be cooking up delicious pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and serving Starbuck’s coffee. Held at the Ketchum town square during Wagon Days festivities, Papoose Pancake Breakfast is a locals best loved tradition that dates back to 1977.
Come have breakfast with us on Saturday morning and then walk to Main to watch The Big Hitch Parade at 1:00. Come back again for more breakfast on Sunday and bring friends and family!
Saturday, September 5th
Sunday, September 6th
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ketchum Town Square
$7 Seniors & Teens
Free Under 3
Papoose Club is a local charitable organization that helps fund youth programs in Wood River Valley. The Pancake Breakfast is one of our most important fundraising events, so come support your community by eating breakfast with us.
Papoose Club celebrates over 60 years of the Wood River Valley tradition!
Founded in 1954, the primary purpose of the Papoose Club is to promote and assist educational, cultural, and athletic growth for the children of the Wood River Valley. For more information about Papoose Club’s upcoming events or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.papooseclub.org.
We wish to thank our generous sponsors for another year of support!
Sat05Sep20158:30 pmSun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Ice Show
Buffet doors will open at 7:30pm.Bleacher doors will open at 8:30pm.
Sat05Sep20159 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fourth and East
Visit Ketchum Town Square located on Fourth and Washington for astro-jump, climbing wall, bungee run and much more. Proceeds to benefit SMAS Cheerleaders. Unlimited all-rides pass $10.
Sat05Sep2015Sun06Sep20159 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun Valley Resort
Silver Auctions presents the annual Sun Valley Collector Car Auction. 250 collector car owners and dealers gallantly arrive at Sun Valley Resort where their prized possessions are displayed and auctioned off in this two-day premier sale. For more information call (800) 255-4485 or visit Silver Auctions
Sun06Sep20151-4pmRotary Park off of Warm Springs Road at Saddle Road
Rotary Park, Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Music, food and fun! For more information and to purchase a duck call visit www.rotaryduckrace.org. Cost is $5 per duck, 6 for $25, and 13 for $50.
Who:You! Bring yourself and the kids to the 18th annual Great Wagon Days Duck Race. This is a family friendly event!
When:Sunday, September 6th, 2015
The Party starts at 2:00 p.m., with live music from 3-5 p. m. The ducks should hit the water around 4 p.m.
Where: Rotary Park: Warm Springs Road at Saddle Road
Thousands upon thousands of ducks will be launched in the Wood River at the Warm Springs bridge and will race to the finish line at Rotary Park.
Prizes: Prize winners will be announced Monday on this website and in Wednesday’s paper.
Sun06Sep2015Sunday AfternoonKetchum Town Square
The ride finishes in Ketchum's scenic town square. Events at the finish include an old-fashioned Idaho barbecue with food, music, bike valet and heel-kicking festivities.
Mon07Sep2015Main Street Bellevue
City of Bellevue hosts music, food, crafts and more.