One of my favorite events of the summer is the annual “Sheep Lead” at the Johnson County Fair and Rodeo. It’s a time to show off the local wool trade. Children parade in new wool duds, leading a sheep around that’s dressed in similar clothing. Purple ribbons are given for the most representative of the wool industry, most humorous, overall impression, etc. This event is really fun.
This little boy is dressed like a mountain man.
I love this little wrangler whose been out huntin’ with his “pack horse.” Obviously, they killed a bear and are dragging it along behind.
In this photo, you can see several of the contestants, including one that has a gangster sheep dressed in prison garb.
I try to make sure I’m around in August for rodeo each summer so I don’t miss the crazy, entertaining Sheep Lead.