Schedule of Events

Wednesday’s in August – Square on the Square

7 p.m. This year Wagon Days is pleased to host a Western themed dance after the parade.  To prepare for the event, Wagon Days is offering free square dancing lessons every Wednesday night in August!

Wednesday, August 28th – Wagon Days Kick Off
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Wagon Days Kick Off
Poster artist signing by 2013, artist Steve Snyder, Wagon Days Poster artist, final night of square on the square, live music and more! View the Wagon Days 2013 poster.

Thursday, August 29th 

5:30-7:30 p.m. Grand Marshal’s Reception
Please join the City of Ketchum and the Wagon Days committee as they honor the 2013 Grand Marshal, Leonard “Bud” Purdy. Memory Park on Main Street between 5th and 6th.  Live music, food and drink, open to the public.

Friday, August 30th

Art, Crafts & Antique Fairs
Located throughout the Valley. See Antique Shows for details.

4 – 7 pm. *NEW THIS YEAR* Wagon Days Western Words and Music
Join us at the Ore Wagon Museum  for cowboy poets, old time fiddling, western music and more.

7 -10 p.m.  Western Music in the Ore Wagon Museum with Matt Renner and Slow Children Playing.  Come dance in the barn!

  5-8 p.m.   Art Gallery Walk
Stroll to area galleries open throughout the evening.

5-7:30 p.m. Guided Ketchum Art Gallery Walk
Meet your guide, Wendy Jaquet, at the Sun Valley Recreation Center at 5:00 or at Gilman Gallery at 5:15 for a fun filled, educational and relaxed tour of Ketchum’s art galleries.  We’ll visit with owner/managers of the galleries and stop and talk to artists who may be in attendance.  If you have ever wondered where an artist gets his/her passion, where does that artistic eye come from? and just really what goes into creating a piece of art, this is the tour for you!

Saturday, August 31st

Art, Crafts & Antique Fairs
Located throughout the Valley. See Antique Shows for details.

8 a.m. – Noon  Papoose Club’s Pancake Breakfast
Start Wagon Days weekend right with an all-you-can-eat country breakfast with live music at Ketchum Town Square. Adults $8, Seniors/ Teens $7, Kids $5, 3 and under are Free. All proceeds benefit local youth.

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children’s Carnival
Visit Ketchum Town Square located on Fourth and Washington for mini-train rides, astro-jump, climbing wall, bungee run and much more.  Proceeds to benefit SMAS Cheerleaders.  Unlimited all-rides pass $10.

9 a.m.-8 p.m.   Silver Car Auction
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 www.silverauctions.com .

10:30 a.m. Eh-Capa Bareback Riders Performance    
Festival Meadows. The Eh-Capa Bareback Riders will demonstrate the horse riding and jumping techniques of the Native Americans. They ride without the benefit of saddles or bridles.

1 p.m. The Big Hitch Parade    

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.

3 p.m. Live Music at the Casino
The famous Casino, located on Main Street in Ketchum will feature Live Music after the Parade from Old Death Whisperer.

Following the Parade.  The Great Wagon Days Duck Race
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.

4 p.m. Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association - Finals Rodeo
Top 12 Rodeo Competitors • Tickets $12 adults, $5 Kids Info call 208-521-7708 www.intermountainprorodeo.com

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wagon Days Western Street Dance at Ketchum Towne Square
Show off your newly acquired square dance skills with caller Galen Slater and his Sweet Potatoers, backed by Slow Children Playing, then enjoy local favorites Dewey, Pickett, and Howe.

9 p.m.-11p.m.  Wrap it up with Old Death Whisper in the Ore Wagon Museum and get the feel of a real hoe-down in the barn.

Dusk.  Sun Valley Ice Show
Takes place at dusk at the Sun Valley Ice Rink. Several seating options available. The show begins at dusk. For more information call 888-622-2108.

Sunday, September 1st

Art, Crafts & Antique Fairs
Located throughout the Valley. See Antique Shows for details.

8 a.m. – Noon.  Papoose Club’s Pancake Breakfast  
An all-you-can-eat country breakfast with live music. Located at Ketchum Town Square. Adults $8, Seniors/Teens $7, Kids $5, 3 and under are Free. Proceeds to benefit local youth.

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Silver Car Auction  
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 www.silverauctions.com .

4 p.m. Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association - Finals Rodeo
Top 12 Rodeo Competitors • Tickets $12 adults, $5 Kids Info call 208-521-7708 • www.intermountainprorodeo.com

Monday, September 2nd

Bellevue Labor Day Celebration
City of Bellevue hosts music, food, crafts and more.

Art, Crafts & Antique Fairs
Located throughout the Valley. See Antique Shows for details.

 

 

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