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ElkFest Weekend

Elkfest is a weekend of activities built around the world famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. It is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting and ecological education and awareness.

The first Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction was in 1968. Since then the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and partners have been building out the festivities every year. Don't miss the Mountain Man Rendezvous, Teton Powwow, Historic Ranch Tours, High Noon Chili Cookoff, and of course, the Elkfest Sales & Antler Auction.

Elkfest Weekend Signature Events

 

Elkfest Sales & Antler Auction

Saturday, May 21, 2022

8am - 3pm, Jackson Hole Town Square

Come see the world's best collection of elk antlers (collected by our own Boy Scouts) and bid in the famous Elkfest Elk Antler Auction.

There is a roubust market complete with private antlers, paddles, horns, bison skulls, bighorn sheep skulls, and more on the streets surrounding Town Square from 8am - 3pm.

There is a "Kid's Corner" that includes educational tables and games sponsored by Wyoming Game and Fish and The National Elk Refuge, as well as a free concert by Jackson Hole Community Band.

The world-famous Elk Antler Auction is open for voter registration at 8am and the auction begins at 10am. It's quite a site to see, even if you are not bidding!

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High Noon Chili Cookoff

Sunday, May 22, 2022

12 - 4pm, Jackson Hole Town Square

The Old West competition for the coveted chili trophy that professionals and amateurs brag about all year!

Pre-purchase a $20 all-you-can-sample spoon to try all the chili you want, grab a beer to wash it down (21+), and vote for you fav!
Spoons available at the door, beer not included.

Free concert on the Square by local band, Stumbucket, during th Chili Cookoff.

Register to Compete

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Mountain Man Rendezvous

May 20-30, 2022

All festival long, Fair Grounds

A pre-1840 era Fur Trade re-enactment, where Mountain Men, from all over the west, will gather in Jackson to sell and trade their goods in the finest tradition of Davy Jackson. Stroll down Trader's Row where heirloom-quality handmade goods are the order of the day. Take part in mountain man competitions like tomahawk tosses, bow-and-arrow shooting, or knife-throwing.

Teton Powwow

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10am - 9pm, Snow King Event Center

A celebration of American Indian culture where indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance and history. There will be arts and crafts booths including Wind River Reservation representatives who will share information on food sovereignty and natural resources. American Indian food vendors will offer a variety of delectable food options. Free entry into the event all day.

Ranch Tour

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

4 - 9pm, Historic Ranches

In this exclusive event, two of Jackson's ranching families - Mead Ranch and Snake River Ranch - will tour attendees on their working ranches, explain the history of their century-old businesses, and talk about the present and future of the ag industry in Jackson. Family-style dinner will be served at Headquarters at the final ranch, featuring a farm-to-table meal with ingredients from local farms and Mead Ranch.
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Other Old West Days Information

Million Dollar Music Fest Weekend

May 26 - 30, 2020

Travis Tritt headlines the free concert on the streets of downtown Jackson. And that's just one piece of this event-packed weekend! Also check out Old West Brewfest, Old Town Family Entertainment, Cowboy Church, and more.

 

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