Sheep are starting to come down from their high-country pastures, and to celebrate, Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing will be held Friday and Saturday.
The Bar D Wranglers will perform Friday night at the old Bayfield gym on South Street. A barbecue brisket dinner will be served, along with entertainment by Agave, a local folk music group. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the door. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30.
On Saturday, scheduled events include:
8 a.m.: Family 5K Fun Run sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 506, $20 entry fee. Burritos and hot drinks from the Coffee Merchant will be for sale on Mill Street. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.9 a.m.: Running of the sheep on County Road 521. They run on sheep time, so they will be there when they get there. Please do not bring dogs to the sheep trailing.9:30 a.m., or after the sheep trailing: Heritage Days Parade sponsored by the Bayfield Lions Club. Parade marshals are Geri Lasater, Debbie Janus and Carole McWilliams, who were members of the original organizing committee for Heritage Days in 2000.10 a.m.: Disc Dog Demo at the south end of Joe Stephenson Park by Jenni Berkman; hay wagon rides and Farm Bureau Ag Trailer; children’s activities sponsored by Pine River Library and Pine River Centennial Rotary.11 a.m.: Kids’ field day fun sponsored by Momentum Fitness.1 p.m.: Hay bale carry competition at the south end of the park, sponsored by Momentum Fitness, The Billy Goat Saloon and AJ’s Greenhouse.As is always the case, times are approximate because the events run on sheep time.
On Saturday night, there will be a fireworks show in Joe Stephenson Park at dusk.
More information and registration forms are available online at www.bayfieldcoheritagedays.org