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ElkFest

Celebrate Wapiti & Wilderness During Jackson Hole ElkFest May 19-20, 2018

ElkFest, a weekend of activities built around the 51st annual world famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, and hunting and ecological education and awareness. To learn about the 2017 Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction results from the National Elk Refuge, please click here.

Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous kick-off, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge. For more information on ElkFest, contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce at info@jacksonholechamber.com or 307.733.3316.

Saturday, May 19th Events Schedule 

7am: Antler lots for BSA Elk Antler Auction ready for viewing

7am-1pm: Food Court provided by Jackson Youth Baseball

8am-3pm: Private Antler Sale north of the Town Square (on Center Street) by Rotary Club, contact J.R. Berezay at 307.732.5944.

8am-3pm: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour – the premier traveling conservation exhibit with some of the largest bull elk in the world! Sponsored by the National Elk Refuge

9am-1pm: Kids’ Corner – including educational tables and games. Sponsored by Wyoming Game & Fish, the National Elk Refuge, and the Jackson Hole Historical Society.
Purchase your exclusive Elkfest t-shirts and ball caps. The Grand Teton Association sponsors the Elkfest gifts booth. All proceeds will benefit the National Elk Refuge.

9am: Registration for Boy Scouts of America Elk Antler Auction begins 

9-9:45am: Free concert by Jackson Hole Community Band

9am-1pm: Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum booth

9am: Aerial Tram Opens – Free to locals (with ID) and discounted rates online at jacksonhole.com

10am-1pm: World Famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction and Jackson B.S.A. Boy Scout and Cub Scout Expo

4:30pm: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Casino Games and Silent Auction begins

7pm: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Big Game Banquet Annual Fundraising Dinner. For more information, call Chuck Teske at 307-739-0951 or Ann Patton at 307-734-9549 or AESWY@AOL.com.

Sunday, May 20th Events Schedule 

Jackson Hole High Noon Chili Cook-Off 12:00 - 3:00 PM

2018 HIGH NOON CHILI COOKOFF WINNERS!

Judges Choice Professional:

1. Lucky’s Market

2. Little Red Cafe

 

Judges Choice Amateur:

1. Scouts BSA

2. Scott Eren

 

People’s Choice Professional – Little Red Cafe

People’s Choice Amateur – Scouts BSA

 

Saturday, May 19-Monday, May 28, 2018

Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders Row

9:00am-5:00pm Daily: Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, Hawk & Knife Competition, and Atlatl Competition at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Continues through Old West Days. For more information contact Dan or Brenda Thyer at (406) 682-5255. Click here.

Thank You, 2018 Sponsors!

Get More Information

Contact Info: For more information about ElkFest visit the www.elkfest.org, for more information about the BSA Elk Antler Auction visit www.elkfest.org/auction. To register for the Antler Auction, please contact Cliff or Loretta Kirkpatrick at info@elkfest.org or 307.733.5935. For more information about the Mountain Man Rendezvous, please contact Dan and Brenda Thayer at 406-682-5255. For more information about the Jackson Hole High Noon Chili Cook-Off, please contact the Chamber at 307.733.3316.

Elk Antler Hunters: Are you planning to join the fun as an elk antler hunter? Please be sure to note new parking and access information. See information from the National Elk Refuge, click here. See information from the Teton County Sherrif's Office, click here.

Upcoming Jackson Hole ElkFest Dates

May 18-19, 2019
May 16-17, 2020

 

 

Updated March 2018


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