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36th Annual Old West Days

View the schedule for Old West Days, a May festival in Jackson Hole celebrating Western culture with a parade, family activities, rodeo, live music, local beer, and more.

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May 26 - 29th 2017 in Jackson Hole

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.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is proud to host the 36th Annual Old West Days Celebration, May 26-29, 2017.

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. For more photos and to keep up with Old West Days year round, please visit Pinterest and like Old West Days on Facebook. If you would like more information, please email info@jacksonholechamber.com  or call 307.733.3316. 

Calling Volunteers!

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. See traditional events listed below but note that the schedule is subject to change. 

 

Traditional Friday Events

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. Click here.

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.

old west days paradeTraditional Saturday Events

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. Click here.

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum Information Booth
9:00am-12:00pm on Town Square

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! Congratulations to the 2016 winners: Jackson Hole Playhouse & Shootout Gang, McDonald for Mayor, and Town Square Inns. For more information, please click here.

Indians of the Greater Yellowstone Museum
10:00am: Opens for the summer season on the corner of Glenwood & Deloney.

Old Town Entertainment 
11:00am-3:30pm on Town Square: Country Western Music, Kids Crafts & Activities, a Mechanical Buffalo, Demonstrations, Cowboy Poetry, Line Dancers, and a Cowpoke Rodeo!

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. Congratulations to the 2016 winners: Snow Eagle Brewing from Idaho Falls and Melvin Brewing. For more information, please click here.beer festival jackson hole

Stage Coach Rides
11:00am- 5:00pm:  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 Rodeo 
8:00pm at Teton County Fairgrounds: This is the real thing pardner, the original American sport of authentic ranch skills. 307.733.7980.

Traditional Sunday Events

Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders' Row
9:00am-5:00pm at Teton County Fairgrounds: Pre-1840 Mou [Mountain Man] ntain 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. Click here.

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.

Stage Coach Rides
11:00am-5:00pm: Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child

Free Historical Downtown Walking Tour
2:00pm: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum will meet in the center of Town Square.

Traditional Memorial Day Events

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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. Click here.

Mountain Man Memorial Day Ceremony
9:00am at Teton County Fairgrounds

Americal Legion Memorial Service
10:00am on Town Square - Memorial Day ceremonies at the flagpole

Stage Coach Rides 
11:00am-5:00pm: 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.

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Upcoming Jackson Hole Old West Days Dates

May 25-28, 2018
May 24-27, 2019

 

Updated on March 8, 2017



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