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Historic Ranch Tours Offer Look Into Cowboy Culture

A highlight of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce explores the cowboy culture and heritage of Jackson Hole.

The 2017 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Historic Ranch Tours hosted by Mountain Living Magazine will be held on Saturday, September 9 and will feature the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch and the Snake River Ranch, where Jackson Hole’s cowboy heritage still thrives. The tour is complete with cowboys, Western entertainment, and a good old-fashioned barbeque.

Barbara Hauge, granddaughter of the Snake River Ranch founder and tour host, is looking forward to bringing Fall Arts Fest visitors to the ranch: "We welcome the chance to have people come to the ranch and to tell them about our history and our business. Ranches are not only a part of the cultural heritage of Jackson Hole, but also are important partners with public lands in maintaining open spaces."

Tickets are $60 each and are available at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 260 West Broadway, Suite A or via phone at 307.733.3316. Busses leave the Home Ranch parking lot, 210 North Cache Street, at 2:00pm.

About the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch: Robert Bruce Porter, started the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch in the late 1920s. He was a pharmacist by trade, but a rancher at heart. He took great pride in being a steward of the land, a tradition that has continued for the past four generations. Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch cattle are born and raised in Jackson Hole where they spend their days roaming in the shadow of the Grand Tetons, drinking fresh spring water, and eating the protein rich grasses. For more information, please visit www.jhherefordranch.com.

About the Snake River Ranch: The family-owned cattle ranch began in 1929 and is now owned by the founder’s grandchildren. Like most ranches in Wyoming, the Snake River Ranch operates in large tracts of natural vegetation and diverse wildlife habitat. Their agricultural operation supports and maintains wildlife habitat and migration routes and provides scenic foreground for Grand Teton National Park and other public lands. For more information, please visit snakeriverranch.net.


Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. Learn more at https://www.jacksonholechamber.com/events-calendar/fall-arts-festival/.

Photos provided courtesy of Snake River Ranch.

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