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WAGON DAYS 
STREET PARTY

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After the Parade - Wagon Days Street Party Following the passing of the Big Hitch down Main Street, pop over to Ketchum Town Square for the Wagon Days Street Party, featuring a live concert with music from Southern rock and outlaw picker Chris Hennessee.

The live music and street party event will also include local food vendors, beverages, and events suitable for families.

Take a Listen

Event Schedule
 

About
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A KETCHUM TRADITION

Welcome to Wagon Days

Since 1958, the City of Ketchum has been commemorating its mining heritage with an impressive non-motorized parade, which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the western region. It's a perfect opportunity to spend a delightful day with your entire family. The renowned Big Hitch Parade kicks off on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Big Hitch Parade showcases an array of exquisite buggies, carriages, carts, and stagecoaches, all exemplifying exceptional craftsmanship. The procession commences at 1 p.m., embarking from Sun Valley Road and gracefully winding its way north on Main Street. The grand spectacle of the event, as it has always been, will be the awe-inspiring "Big Hitch." This special attraction features historic Lewis Ore Wagons, magnificently pulled by a remarkable 20-mule team all the way from Bishop, CA, skillfully maneuvering them through a jerkline formation.

Don't miss this splendid occasion to witness the rich history and marvel at the captivating sights of the Big Hitch Parade.

Parade Route

Sun Valley Road - Main Street - Saddle Road

Wagon Days 2023

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

TO KNOW

ORE WAGON MUSEUM

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Get an up-close view of the gigantic Lewis Ore Wagons where they are on public display through our the month of August at the Ore Wagon Museum. 

RESERVED SEATING

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The best seats in the house!

Wagon Days offers a limited number of reserved seats, in prime position on the corner of Sun Valley Road and Main Street.

2023 SOLD OUT

Street Closure Map

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Know before you go!

Check out the Wagon Days Street Closure Map.

Plan your route!

Entry List

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The Wagon Days Parade Entry List will be available to  beginning August 25th.

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