From Idaho’s Trail­ing of the Sheep to New Hamp­shire’s Pump­kin Fest­val, here’s what’s go­ing off in our fa­vorite ski towns this month.

YOU KNOW IT’S FALL WHEN IDAHO BREAKS OUT THE WOOL AT THE TRAIL­ING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL.

SKI - - CONTENTS - BY THE NUM­BERS By Jenny Wie­gand

At the first sign of leaves turn­ing, many of us are con­sumed by pal­pa­ble nos­tal­gia. And there’s a sim­ple rea­son for this: Fall is a sea­son steeped in tra­di­tion. Ap­ple-pick­ing, pie-bak­ing, chop­ping wood—th­ese things we do when au­tumn ar­rives are rem­nants of rit­u­als and a time when man bus­ied him­self prepar­ing for win­ter. Today, towns across the coun­try re­call and cel­e­brate th­ese tra­di­tions with fall fes­ti­vals. One of the most unique? The Trail­ing of the Sheep Festival in Ketchum, Idaho.

This five-day festival from Oct. 10–14 cel­e­brates Idaho’s rich history and cul­ture of sheep ranch­ing dat­ing back to the early 20th cen­tury. The festival is chock-full of events, from sheep dog tri­als and wool-knit­ting classes to lamb-cook­ing demos and tast­ings, but the highlight is the pa­rade of 1,500 sheep mi­grat­ing off the moun­tains to their win­ter pas­tures via Ketchum’s Main Street. Stand by and watch the tra­di­tion un­fold, then join in to help drive the sheep through town. And while you’re in the area, head over to neigh­bor­ing Sun Val­ley and take ad­van­tage of the fall ac­tiv­i­ties at the iconic ski re­sort. What bet­ter way to pre­pare for win­ter than by scout­ing ski lines?

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