Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep have been a focal attraction in the Village of Radium Hot Springs for decades and their daily presence and beauty is something the Radium community is proud to celebrate. The annual Headbanger Festival is an opportunity to learn about our amazing four-footed neighbours. Each year the festival features a series of events, including a keynote speaker, interactive workshops, unique presentations, guided walks, and more… and we get to be up close and personal with the Bighorn sheep at the same time!
The festival is timed to coincide with the bighorn sheep’s annual rut, in which the rams compete for the ewes by challenging each other to butting contests. They charge one another at more than 20 kilometres an hour, banging their heads together with a cracking noise that can often be heard a mile away. The opportunity to see our local bighorn in full rutting action is one of the festival highlights.
For full festival details and registration information, visit www.radiumhotsprings.com/headbanger.