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Hailey's Arborfest will include a fun run with obstacle course.
Friday, May 17, 2019


You know it’s time for Hailey’s springfest when the weatherman calls for a chance of rain mixed with snow and temperatures stuck between 35 and 52 degrees.

But Hailey’s Arborfest, home and garden show and a bicycling event designed to bring attention to mental wellness is on.

  • The Hailey Home & Garden and Outdoor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Campion Ice House in Hailey.

    The Hailey Police Department will offer a bike safety demo from 1 to 3 p.m. and Mountain Rides will give away free youth bike helmets.

    Admission is free.

  • Hailey’s ArborFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Roberta McKercher Park in Hailey.

    There’ll be a Kids Bouncy Forest, free Ponderosa Pine and Western Larch seedlings, a visit from Smokey Bear, a forest ranger and a fire truck, information booths and craft and food booths. An Arbor Day proclamation will be made at 11 a.m. and there’ll be live music from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

    A free un run with obstacles will get underway at 11:30 a.m. and run ‘til 1ish depending on how many brave souls take part.

  • NAMI-WRV will hold its annual Biking for Mental Wellness StigmaFree Ride on Saturday, May 18. It’s laid back, family-friendly and costumes are welcome.

Check in time is between 9 and 11 a.m. to give participants a chance to catch a few extra Zssss, said NAMI’s Executive Director Christina Cernansky.

Cyclists should check in at the YMCA in Ketchum or the BCRD at the Community Campus in Hailey and cycle along the  bike path. Organizers encourage participants to stop at places like the Sawtooth Botanical Garden along the way and finish at ArborFest in McKercher Park.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest group participating, the most creative and the best-themed team.

Suggested entrance fee is $100 for a group of six riders or $25 for a single. Register at




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