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34th Annual Old West Days Honors

May 26, 2015 - Old West Days, presented each Memorial Day Weekend by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, is a celebration of culture and community. Along with the cowboys and mountain men, there is a healthy dose of friendly competition.

Director of Special Events, Maureen Murphy, commented, "People in Jackson Hole love a little competition, whether it's related to outdoor adventures, style, or skill. The Old West Days Parade is no exception!"

The Old West Days Parade, the longest-running horse-drawn parade in the west, started Saturday morning with a traveling celebration. It featured veterans, community groups, and entertainers. The Chamber would like to recognize the volunteer judges who had the difficult task of choosing entries to receive special recognition: Matt White with the Wort Hotel, Mollie Flaherty with Dishing, and Renee Leone with the Chamber.

Old West Days Parade Honors

  • First Place: American Legion
  • Second Place (Tie): Bar T-5 and Bridger Teton National Forest
  • Third Place: Jackson Hole Shrine Club

Old West Brew Fest Golden Boot Honors

  • Best Brewery: Roadhouse Brewing Company
  • Best Beer: Matt's Wyld Ginger Organic Pale Ale from Jackson Hole Brewing Company

Maureen noted, "The Golden Boot has become a status symbol for our participating breweries. The winner has to stand apart from the crowd and impress hundreds of beer lovers." 

For more information, please contact Director of Special Events, Maureen Murphy, mo@jacksonholechamber.com or 307.201.2302.


More About the Golden Boot

Learn about Roadhouse Brewing Company at www.roadhousebrewery.com

Learn about Jackson Hole Brewing Company at www.jacksonholebrewingco.com and read the Jackson Hole News&Guide story about their journey to the 2015 Old West Brew Fest at www.jhnewsandguide.com.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming is proud to host the 35th Annual Old West Days Celebration, May 27-30, 2016. Jackson Hole has long been referred to as "The Last of the Old West" and, with the area's rich history, it's no wonder Old West Days is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. For more photos, please visit Pinterest! Visitors from all over the country come to delight in the live music, theatrical entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food, rodeo events, and much more.  If you would like more information, please contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, info@jacksonholechamber.com or 307.733.3316.

Calling Volunteers! There are a variety of opportunities to get involved all weekend! Volunteering is a great way to join the fun while supporting a community event. Would you like to answer questions at the information booth, sell mugs at the Old West Brew Fest, or work behind the scenes to set up Town Square? Please contact Renee Leone, Events Coordinator, events@jacksonholechamber.com or call the Chamber at 307.733.3316.



2015 Jackson Hole Old West Days Highlights 

The following events are traditionally held on the dates listed but the schedule is subject to change. 

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

  • MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND TRADERS' ROW - 9:00am-5:00pm at the Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatal Competition. For more information contact Betsy Johnson, 801.641.9451.
  • Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum Free Walking Tour - 10:30am - Meet at the center of Town Square for this fun and educational tour of historic downtown Jackson.  
  • KICKOFF AT THE BAR J - 7:00pm at the Bar J Chuckwagon with Nationally Acclaimed Bar J Wranglers: You'll be served up a truly western style chuckwagon dinner and enjoy-world class cowboy entertainment!  Reservations Recommended. 307.733.3370.
  • JACKSON HOLE ROTARY WINE FEST- 5:00-8:00pm at Snow King Events Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.rotarywinefest.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

  • MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND TRADERS' ROW - 9:00am-5:00pm at the Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatal Competition. For more information contact Betsy Johnson, 801.641.9451.
  • 34th ANNUAL OLD WEST DAYS PARADE - 10:00am on Town Square: One of the last and best horse-drawn parades of the Old West! Enjoy mountain men, vintage vehicles, covered wagons, and the legendary gathering of gunslingers of the West!
  • OLD TOWN ENTERTAINMENT - 11:30am-4:00pm on Town Square: Country Western Music, Kids Crafts & Activities, and more!
  • OLD WEST BREW FEST  - 11:00am- 5:00pm on Town Square: Try a sampling of an age-old craft. Enjoy a variety of beers from regional breweries. Entrance is free and beers may be traded for wooden nickels purchased at the entrance. Each token is $1. One token = one taste. Individual tokens are perfect for people who would like to swing in after the parade for a sample or two. There are special $10 and $20 packages for those who are planning to enjoy a larger variety of breweries. Commemorative mugs are $5. If you have a vintage OWD mug, remember to bring it along to help reduce waste! This event has become one of the biggest Old West Days attractions. More than a dozen regional craft breweries will gather under one tent on Jackson Town Square offering their best beers to tasters and asking for their vote, with the coveted Golden Boot Award going to the brew with the most votes.
    • Alaskan Beer - Juneau, Alaska
    • Blacktooth Brewing Co. - Sheridan, Wyoming
    • Deschutes Brewery
    • Grand Teton Brewing Company - Victor, Idaho
    • Jackson Hole Brewery - Jackson, Wyoming
    • Jackson Hole Distributing - Jackson, Wyoming
    • Lander Brewing Company - Lander, Wyoming
    • Merchant Du Vin - Tukwila, Washington
    • Odell Brewing Company - Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Osprey Distributing - Jackson, Wyoming
    • Roadhouse Brewery - Wilson, Wyoming
    • Sierra Nevada Brewery - Chico, California
    • Snake River Brewing Co. - Jackson, Wyoming
    • Snow Eagle Brewing - Idaho Falls, Idaho
    • Thai Me Up Restaurant & Brewery - Jackson, Wyoming
    • Uinta Brewing Co. - Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Wildlife Pizza & Brewery - Victor, Idaho
    • Wind River Brewing Company - Pinedale, Wyoming
  • STAGE COACH RIDES - Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson tickets are $6 Adult, $4 Child.
  • JACKSON HOLE SHOOTOUT - 6:00pm on Town Square: Shootout gang on the Town Square, the longest running shootout in the country, since 1957. To learn more about the Shoot Out Gang, click here.
  • JACKSON HOLE SHOOTOUT STREET DANCE - 6:30pm on Town Square: Join the Shootout gang for dancing and music on Town Square under the tent. Their Old West duds will offer a colorful show, live music will be provided by local favorites Neversweat, and Snake River Brewing Company will provide beer. See a music video featuring Jess Camilla O'Neal and the Neversweat Players below.
  • JACKSON HOLE RODEO - 8:00pm at Teton County Fairgrounds: This is the real thing pardner, the original American sport of authentic ranch skills. 307.733.7980.

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
  • MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND TRADERS' ROW - 9:00am-5:00pm at Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 MouMountain Manntain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatal Competition. For more information contact Betsy Johnson, 801.641.9451.
  • WYOMING COWBOY CHURCH - 10:00am on Town Square: Join us for a good old fashion, non-denominational service with long-time local Phillip Wilson under the tent on Deloney.
  • STAGECOACH RIDES - Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child

MEMORIAL DAY: MONDAY, MAY 25

  • MOUNTAIN MAN MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - 9:00am at Teton County Fairgrounds
  • AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SERVICE - 10:00am on Town Square - Memorial Day ceremonies at the flagpole
  • MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS AND TRADERS' ROW - 9:00am-5:00pm at Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatal Competition. For more information, please contact the booshway, Betsy Johnson, 801.641.9451. 
  • STAGECOACH RIDES - Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child
  • JACKSON HOLE SHOOTOUT - 6:00pm on Town Square: Shootout Gang on the Town Square, the longest running shootout in the country, since 1957.


The Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders Row

9:30am-5:00pm Daily: Experience history with a modern twist! Traders Row will feature refreshments and hand-crafted goods along with interactive competitions featuring Bow & Arrow, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatl. The Mountain Man Rendezvous traditionally begins ElkFest weekend and continues through Old West Days. For more information, please contact the booshway, Betsy Johnson, 801.641.9451. Click here.


Updated: 5/26/15