Trailing of the Sheep Festival Recognized (2017)

Every year members of the Society of American Travel Writers nominate worthy candidates for the Phoenix Award recognizing “individuals, communities, or organizations that have contributed to a quality travel experience through conservation, preservation, beautification or environmental efforts”.

As a former co-chair and member of this award committee, I eagerly await the annual announcement to learn who will receive this prestigious honor. Yesterday, at the 2017 SATW Conference in Portland, a very special recipient was named – the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. I first learned of this historic festival in Idaho during my book research. I was so impressed with the purpose, partnerships, and outcomes of this event that I profiled them in my book, Cultural Heritage Tourism: Five Steps for Success and Sustainability.