Contact: Courtney Feider




Taste & Craft Partners with Limelight Hotel and Offers Two Waves of Event Tickets


KETCHUM, ID  (JUNE 18, 2018)  -  Taste & Craft has relocated to Ketchum, focused on helping the burgeoning community grow its food and beverage scene, while consistently supporting one non-profit, the Trailing of The Sheep Festival, with it's net proceeds year-over-year.   

"It is always nice to partner with another organization that helps us both fulfill our missions and give back to the community. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is celebrating 22 years and, with this new partnership with Taste & Craft, we can bring another element to our audience and end up on the receiving end as beneficiary of their proceeds. For this, we are very grateful" said Laura Musbach Drake, Executive Director of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.

For the inaugural year, the Taste & Craft team knew it was essential to partner with a great venue providing event support and a landing place for festival goers.  The event team with Taste & Craft decided to partner with Limelight Hotel in order to provide the most central location for the event, the best amenities and food, and a location that also provided hotel rooms for traveling guests.  Also the Headquarters for The Trailing of The Sheep Festival, this partnership creates the opportunity for Taste to do the best job taking care of festival visitors in one central place.

Taste & Craft | Ketchum will premiere during the popular festival on Thursday night, October 11, 2018.  Two waves of tickets will be available, with only 250 tickets per wave for a total of 500 tickets. Tickets are expected to sell out and only a few will be available at the door.

Event Details:

Taste & Craft has customized the Ketchum event to fit the Trailing of the Sheep Festival and has created a focal point of local partnerships, including but not limited to Visit Sun Valley, Limelight Hotel, and Warfield Distillery & Brewery.

Taste & Craft | Ketchum will occur on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and will serve as one of the core kick off celebrations for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival weekend.   A very small number of vendor spaces are left, and interested parties are welcome to apply to participate.  

About Trailing of the Sheep Festival:

Celebrating its 22nd year in 2018, the Festival has expanded a great deal but the intent to connect community with history, rich culture, entertainment, and education remains the same.  Over the years, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival has garnered its share of top accolades including being recognized as one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World by travel, Top Ten US Fall Festivals by, Top Animal Festivals in the World and Top Ten Fall Festivals by USA Today, One of the Greatest Cultural Events in the West by Northwest Travel and is the recipient of the Idaho Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

The Festival is five days of nonstop family events including multicultural performers, storytelling, culinary events and cooking classes, a Wool Festival, Championship Sheepdog Trials, a Sheepherders’ Ball and the Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 sheep trailing down Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho.  And, now, a hosted event by Taste & Craft featuring hearty food and craft made cocktails, will premier.

In 2017, the combined attendance at the five-day Festival topped 25,000 with people coming from around the country and around the world. The economic impact to the Valley during the Festival is estimated at $4.5 million.



What: Taste & Craft | Ketchum (at Trailing of the Sheep)

When/Where: Thursday, October 11, 2018 

           > Limelight Hotel, 51 Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340

           > Premier Ticket Holders:  4p - 6:30p - free glass, open tasting and meet all                             vendors,  food included,  and exclusive Idaho-focused gift bag at the door

           > General Admission Ticket Holders:  7p - 9:30p - experience all vendors, food                         included.


Tickets:  Early bird - July 1, 2018 //  General TICKETS - August 1, 2018. 

Nonprofit Beneficiary: Trailing of the Sheep Festival


For Early Bird Information & Discounts:

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