Message From Mayor Randy Hall
Ketchum is a vibrant community with a storied history. Wagon Days is our annual commemoration of that past, with horse-drawn buggies, wagons and even some square dancing. Take a walk through our City and imagine the hitching posts in front of the shops on Main Street; envision the mail delivered to the town via horseback. All those imaginations come to life during Wagon Days. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the inaugural Wagon Days event, and we anticipate our best year ever! We hope to see you this month as we turn back the hands of time and celebrate our past.
-Randy Hall, Mayor of the City of Ketchum
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.