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39th Annual Old West Days - May 16-25, 2020

A 10-day festival celebrating Jackson's Old West culture! Below is your inclusive guide to all the live country music, brewfests and wine gardens, heritage celebrations, and family activities. May 16-25, 2020.

ElkFest Weekend

May 16 - 17, 2020

Experience a unique Jackson Hole festival brimming with free events as varied as the High Noon Chili Cookoff, the Mountain Man Rendezvous, and the main event: the one-of-a-kind Elk Antler Auction.

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Catch a free concert from country music sensations Midland live near the iconic elk antler arches of Town Square. Not enough? Come for the Old West Days Parade, a brewfest, rodeo and tons of family fun.

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Old West Days Lodging Partners

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Complete your Jackson Hole experience with the best in Western hospitality. We've partnered with top valley hotels to bring you the best lodging options to kick off your summer travels.

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ElkFest Weekend

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

ElkFest Antler Sale & Auction
7 AM - 1 PM, Jackson's Town Square

Witness a world-famous event featuring one of Jackson's more iconic artifacts: antlers. Jackson's Town Square, already framed in the renowned antler arches, will be lined with hundreds more antlers and thousands of artifacts. Purchase prized deer, elk, and moose antlers, a statement bison skull, or an array of animal artifacts for unqiue crafts or one-of-a-kind decor. 
10-1: The Jackson Boy Scouts Elk Antler Auction begins. Unlike anything you've ever witnessed...hundreds of buyers try to get their hands prized antler pairs in a live auction right on Jackson's downtown streets.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

Take a fascinating and educational step back into Jackson's history. Traders sell and exhange beautiful furs, unique artifacts, and hand-made masterpieces from their tents on Traders Row while mountain particpate in interactive bow & arrow and hawk & knife competitions. For more information, contact Dan or Brenda Thyer at (406)682-5255.

SUNDAY, MAY 17TH

High Noon Chili Cook-Off
12 - 3 PM, Jackson's Town Square

$5 for all you can taste! The meaty, the beany, the veggie... the mild, the spicy, the more-than-you-can-handle... we've got it all. Come to town square where all the chili-makers of Jackson, the amateur and the not-so-amateur, compete for serious bragging rights. This title is listed on menus and adorns offices around Jackson! Beer also available to cool down your palatte and prepare you for next weekend's Brewfest (see below).

Want in on the heated competition? Sign up here

Ultimate Towner: Chooose Your Adventure
1 - 5 PM, throughout the Town of Jackson

Visit the Ultimate Towner website for registration and additional information.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

Old West Days

THURSDAY, MAY 21ST

Thursday Night Music at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

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Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

FRIDAY, MAY 22ND

Old West Days Kickoff At The Bar J
7:00 p.m at 4200 W Bar J Chuckwagon, Wilson, WY 83001
Come out to see the nationally acclaimed Bar J Wranglers put on a show you will not forget! You'll be served up a truly western style Chuckwagon dinner and enjoy-world class cowboy entertainment. Click here to learn more and make reservations!

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

Million Dollar MusicFest Weekend

SATURDAY, MAY 23RD

39th Annual Old West Days Parade
10:30 AM, Jackson's Town Square
One of the last Old-West-style parades in the nation! Mountain Men, vintage vehicles, covered wagons, and the legendary gathering of gunslingers of the West!

Vintage cars and trucks, skilled horsemen, stagecoaches and covered wagons, and decorated floats and beautifully dressed people take to the streets in this one of a kind parade. If you, your business, or your organization would like to be a part of the fun, please fill out this form.

Old Town Entertainment / Family Fun!
11 AM - 3 PM, Jackson's Town Square
Ever ridden a mechanical buffalo in front of a living Western street front? Now's your chance! Plus, Country Western music, kids crafts & activities, face paitning, line dancers, and more. It's an entire afternoon of western activities for the whole family.

Old West Brewfest 
11 AM - 4 PM, Jackson's Town Square
Sample brews from over 25 local and regional breweries! Purchase a glass, then start tasting. The tent on Deloney will be filled with blondes and ales, IPAs and malts, and at your fingertips with one entry fee.

Want to get your brewery in the festival and in front of hundreds of samples? Email Mo Murphy at mo@jacksonholechamber.com.

Jackson Hole Rodeo
8 PM, Teton County Fairgrounds
The original sport of authentic ranch skills is still alive and well in Jackson. Athletes from surrounding areas and across the nation come to compete in bull riding, barrel racing, and cattle roping. You can't come to the West and not catch a rodeo, and you certianly can't come to Old West Days without being a part of Jackson's rodeo.
For more information call the Rodeo at 307-733-7980 or click her for the Fairgrounds site.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

SUNDAY, MAY 24TH
 

Cowboy Church
10 AM, Town Square
Join us for a good old fashion, non-denominational service with long-time local Phillip Wilson under the tent on Deloney.

Sunday Sip & See
1:30- 3:30 PM, Town Square
Spend your afternoon on Deloney Street watching some of Jackson's most talented artists create live art! Sip beer and wine, available at the event, while you watch.

Million Dollar Music Fest
Midland, will return to Jackson Hole to headline the 2020 Million Dollar Music Fest, a free, all-ages, big-stage concert on the Jackson Hole Town Square.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

MONDAY, MAY 25TH​
 

Mountain Man Rendezvous
9 AM - 5 PM, Teton County Fair Grounds

 

Looking to partner with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Old West Days? Sponsorships generate major brand recognition to thousnads. Check out the sponsorship levels here: 2020 owd sponsorship opportunities then email Mo at mo@jacksonholechamber.com.

 

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