From its sage-covered deserts to its lush wilderness areas, Idaho is a diverse state filled with many stunning natural attractions. Although the state is most famous for its potato crop, those who look beneath the surface will find an abundance of activities, events, festivals, museums and more. With unique and sometimes eerie landscapes and its tempting urban amenities, Idaho truly has something for everyone.
In the early fall, Lumberjack Days comes to Orofino. At this event, lumberjacks from around the world come to show off their skills. Guests enjoy axe throwing, burling, and a two-person hand saw competitions. There is a horse pulling contest and a dance in the evening.
Each fall, Ketchum hosts the Trailing of the Sheep Festival to bring awareness of the Wood River Valley region's rich sheep ranching heritage and history. Guests can enjoy some amazing demonstrations of sheering, weaving and sheep herding by stock dogs. After the traditional lamb dinner, visitors can enjoy dancing and music. There is something for the entire family to enjoy at this festival.
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Every October, jazz lovers go to Sun Valley for the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. Over a five-day period more than 180 musicians play in 260 live shows. Take a chance in the Amateur Dance Competition or enjoy strutting your stuff on the huge floating dance floor.
Each winter, McCall hosts the McCall Winter Carnival fair as a nice respite from the doldrums of winter. For more than 40 years, guests have enjoyed a Mardi Gras Parade and snow sculptures. If you enjoy a little game of chance, there is Grand Bingo and a Monte Carlo Night. This is a great way to shake off those winter blues and enjoy some amazing entertainment.