Old West Days Festival
Old West Days and ElkFest are Jackson Hole's tribute to our Western Heritage and Community Culture. It's more than just a tribute though, it's a time to celebrate it and experience it.
The festival kicks off late May with ElkFest, Teton Powwow, and the High Noon Chili Cook-off in downtown Jackson Hole. The Best of the West Parade, Old West Brewfest, and Million Dollar Music Fest round out the festival on Memorial Day weekend. The Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrates the rich history and tradition of the Rocky Mountain fur trade over the entire 10 days of the festival at the Teton County Fairgrounds.
Enjoy ales from breweries all over the Mountain West and sample bowls of chili made by high-end restaurants, as well as the Boy Scouts. And....vote for your favorites! Observe the Teton Powwow where indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance, and history. Tip your hats to Teton County Fair's Rodeo Royalty in the The Best of the West Parade. Bid on elk antlers that were gathered by our very own boy scouts and more.
Last Two Weeks of May Every Year
Jackson's beloved celebration of history and heritage.
Experience a unique Jackson Hole festival brimming with free events as varied as the High Noon Chili Cookoff (vote for your favorite!), the Mountain Man Rendezvous (envision strolling through Trader's Row where heirloom-quality handmade goods), and the main event: the one-of-a-kind Elk Antler Auction.
Catch a free country music concert featuring national touring acts near the iconic elk antler arches of Town Square. Past lineups have included award winning artists such as Travis Tritt and Jon Pardi. Not enough? Come for the Old West Brewfest, Cowboy Church, the rodeo and tons of family fun.
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Complete your Jackson Hole experience with the best in Western hospitality. Old West Days producer, The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce partners with top valley hotels to bring you the best lodging options to kick off your summer travels.
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