Welcome from Mayor Nina Jonas
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.
-Nina Jonas, Mayor
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.
- Ketchum is offering new opportunities for food vending stands, plus other ways for businesses to benefit from Wagon Days this year. More than 17,000 people typically attend the Wagon Days festivities over Labor Day weekend. For the first time this …Read More »
- Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days celebration will have an added touch this Labor Day weekend; a free downtown concert following Saturday’s Big Hitch parade. The street party will begin after the parade on East Avenue between Sun Valley Road and Fourth …Read More »
- KETCHUM, Idaho – Sandy Cady, City of Ketchum City Clerk has been named Grand Marshal of the parade and celebration, held annually over Labor Day weekend. This November Sandy Cady will retire from the City of Ketchum after …Read More »