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Old West Days - May 18-27,2019

View the schedule for 2019 Old West Days, a 10 day festival in Jackson Hole celebrating Western culture with a parade, family activities, rodeo, live music, local beer, and more!

New This Year: Old West Days Extended to a 10-Day Festival Celebrating Western Heritage
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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 email info@jacksonholechamber.com or call 307.733.3316. If you are interested in entering the 2019 Old West Days Parade, click here to enter and learn more! 

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Daily: Mountain Man Rendezvous and Traders Row
    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. 
    Mountain Man Rendezvous will take place every day from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM from May 18th- May 27th!
     
  • 7:00 AM: Antler lots for BSA Elk Antler Auction ready for viewing
  • 7:00 AM -1:00PM : Food provided by Jackson Youth Baseball
  • 8:00 AM -3:00 PM: Private Antler Sale north of the Town Square (on Center Street) by Rotary Club, contact J.R. Berezay at 307.732.5944 with any questions
  • 9:00 AM-1:00 PM: Kids’ Corner – including educational tables and games. Sponsored by Wyoming Game & Fish, the National Elk Refuge, and the Jackson Hole Historical Society, who will be offering 10% off in the museum store!
  • 9:00 AM: Registration for Boy Scouts of America Elk Antler Auction begins on Town Square
  • 9:00-9:45 AM : Enjoy a free concert by Jackson Hole Community Band
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM: World Famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction and Jackson B.S.A. Boy Scout and Cub Scout Expo
  • 4:30 PM: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Casino Games and Silent Auction begins
  • 7:00 PM: 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.

Please note:The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's (RMEF) Great Elk Tour will be on the road to Tennessee this year for a special event and will not be on display during this year's Jackson District Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. The bulls selected for the Great Elk Tour traveling display are selected for their size, uniqueness and story. Most bulls are harvested on public land, and many are taken by RMEF members. More information on the Great Elk Tour can be found on the RMEF web site, along with a virtual photo tour and description of bulls from previous years.

SUNDAY, MAY 19TH

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

Come to Center Street to taste the best Chili in town, participating restaurants and organizations to be announced soon! Do you think you have the best chili recipe! 

Sign up here for the 2019 Chili Cook-Off!! 

Any questions about the Chili Cook-Off email Special Events Manager, Caitlin Colby, at caitlin@jacksonholechamber.com or call her directly at (307)-201-2309.

2018 HIGH NOON CHILI COOK-OFF 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

FRIDAY, MAY 24TH

  •  Historical Walking Tour
     Meet at the center of Town Square at 10:30 a.m.
    Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum: Free walking tour of historic downtown Jackson.
    For more information contact Steve Roberts at 307-733-2414
     
  • Old West Days Kickoff At The Bar J
    7:00 p.m at 4200 W Bar J Chuckwagon, Wilson, WY 83001
    Nationally acclaimed Bar J Wranglers You'll be served up a truly western style Chuckwagon dinner and enjoy-world class cowboy entertainment. Call 307-733-3370 to make a reservation, reservations recommended. 

SATURDAY, MAY 25TH

  • Mountain Man Rendezvous And Traders' Row
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Teton County Fairgrounds
    Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, and Hawk & Knife Competition.           
     For more information contact Dan or Brenda Thyer at (406) 682-5255.
     
  • Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum 
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Open House & free museum admission for kids ages 18 and under and 10% off in the museum gift shop!
     
  • 37th Annual Old West Days Parade -- click here to enter the OWD Parade today!
    10:30 a.m. 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! Any questions about the 2019 Old West Days parade please email, Special Events Manager, Caitlin Colby at caitlin@jacksonholechamber.com or call 307-201-2309.
     
  • Stage Coach Rides
    Town Square
    Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child
     
  • Old Town Entertainment
    11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Town Square
    Country Western Music, Kids Crafts & Activities, face paitning, a Mechanical Buffalo, and Line Dancers!
     
  • Old West Brewfest - Click here to learn more about Brewfest!
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Town Square
    Try a sampling of an age-old craft. Enjoy a variety of beers from regional breweries.
    Brew samplers - look for the covered tent on Deloney Street. For more information call Maureen Murphy at 307-733-3316
     
  • Shootout Gang Kickoff  
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m on Deloney Street (on Town Square)
    Join the Shootout gang and members of the Jackson Hole Playhouse for a Kickoff Event on the Town Square. For more information call The Jackson Hole Playhouse at 307-733-6994.
     
  • Jackson Hole Rodeo
    8:00 p.m. at the Teton County Fairgrounds
    This is the real thing partner, the original American sport of authentic ranch skills. For more information call the Rodeo at 307-733-7980 or click her for the Fairgrounds site.

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH

  • Mountain Man Rendezvous And Traders' Row
    9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m. at the Teton County Fairgrounds
    Pre-1840 Mountain Men Celebration complete with a Traders Row, Candy Cannon, Bow & Arrow Competition, and Hawk & Knife Competition. For more information contact Dan or Brenda Thyer at (406) 682-5255.
     
  • Wyoming Cowboy Church
    10:00 a.m. on 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
    12:30- 3:30 pm on Town Square
    Come see local artists do live art demonstrations from painting with gunpowder to painting on skulls!
    Wine available for purchase by Jackson Hole Winery and beer by Snake River Brewing, event is free to attend.
  • Million Dollar Music Fest
    Gates open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm on Town Square
    Country super-group, Midland, will headline the inaugural Million Dollar Music Fest, a free, all-ages, big-stage concert on the Jackson Hole Town Square, on Sunday May 26th from 5:00 – 10:00pm. Presented by the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and co-sponsored with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.

    Click here to purchase VIP tickets! For the general public, beer, wine and food will be available for purchase inside the grounds.Nashville-based, LogiCom will continue its relationship with The Cowboy Bar to produce this rain-or-shine event. Other acts will be announced soon. There will be an after-party at The Cowboy Bar featuring outlaw-country favorites, The Darci Carlson Band. More details to come!

MONDAY, MAY 27TH

  • Mountain Man Memorial Day Ceremony
    9:00 a.m. at Teton County Fairgrounds

  • Mountain Man Rendezvous And Traders' Row
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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 contact Betsey Johnson at (406) 682-5255.
     
  • American Legion Memorial Service
    10:00 a.m. Town Square flagpole
     
  • Stagecoach Rides
    Town Square Stagestop
    Stage Coach Rides around historic downtown Jackson. $6 Adult $4 Child
     
  • Jackson Hole Shootout 
    6:00 - 6:30 pm on Town Square
    Watch a lively reenactment of frontier justice on the Jackson Town Square, in what is the longest, continuously running shootout in the country! The Jackson Hole Shootout takes place Monday-Saturday (No shooting on Sundays!).
     

WHO TO CONTACT??
 


For more information about ElkFest visit  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 Caitlin Colby at caitlin@jacksonholechamber.com or call the Chamber at 307.733.3316. Want to sign up for the cook-off, click here!

Upcoming Jackson Hole Old West Days Dates
May 16-25, 2020

 

Updated on April 4, 2019

 



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