CEDAR CITY – One of the most unique parades in the country will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, when 1,200 sheep will be herded from Cedar Mountain down Cedar City’s Main Street. The annual Sheep Parade is the highlight event of the 8th Annual Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival, providing an exciting glimpse of agricultural tradition and livestock heritage to spectators along the route.
“The first sheep were herded from Cedar Mountain in 1870, and every year since then they have made the trek from the mountain to the valley making their way through Cedar City,” said Festival Chairman Chad Reid. “The sight of a herd of sheep trailing down Main Street is something you won’t see anywhere else. We are proud to once again celebrate this important and historic event.”
Horses, wagons, antique tractors, stock dogs, and historic and modern sheep camps also will take part in the procession. The parade route is along Main Street from 200 South to 400 North. After the parade the tractors and sheep camps will also be on display the remainder of the day at the Cross Hollows Events Center during the Festival.
The Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival celebrates Cedar City’s unique livestock and agricultural heritage Oct. 25-27. The 2013 event features cowboy music and poetry, Dutch Oven cooking contest where the crowd picks the winner, draft horse pull, antique tractor pull, stock dog demo, sheep camp display, quilt show, vintage auto display, ranch rodeo, headliner concert featuring Bruce Hauser and the Sawmill Creek Band and of course, the famous Sheep Parade!
- When: Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
- Where: Main Street, from 200 South to 400 North, Cedar City
- For more information visit the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival website or call 435-586-8132
Submitted by: Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival
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