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 on May 19th weekend 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.

High Noon Chili Cook-off, May 21st - Purchase your entry here.
Best of the West Parade, May 27th - Sign up your float here.
Old West Brewfest, May 27th - Purchase your entry here.




MAY 19 - 29, 2023

Jackson's beloved celebration of history and heritage.


ElkFest Weekend

May 19 - 21, 2023

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.



Million Dollar Music Fest

Million Dollar Music Fest Weekend

May 28, 2023

Catch a free concert near the iconic elk antler arches of Town Square. This year's lineup includes mutli-platinum award winning artist Jon Pardi headlining, with supporting acts Caitlyn Smith, Drew Parker, and Britnee Kellog. Not enough? Come for the Old West Brewfest, Cowboy Church, the rodeo and tons of family fun.



The Wort Hotel front door xmas lights

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Friday, May 19th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Teton Powwow Native American Showcase. Center for the Arts.
     4 pm - Arts and Crafts and food booths open
     7 pm - Native American Dance Showcase

Saturday, May 20th:
ElkFest - World Famous Antler Auction. Town Square.
     7 am - Private Antler Sales
     9:30 am - Elk Antler Auction Announcements and Opening Ceremony
     10 am - Scouting Elk Antler Auction Starts
     10 am - Boy Scout Expo

Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Teton Powwow, A Celebration of American Indian Culture . Snow King Event Center.
     10 am - Grand Entry, Dance Registration, Art and Food booths open
     12 pm - Dance Contest

Sunday, May 21st:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
High Noon Chili Cookoff. 12 pm - 4 pm. Town Square. (To purchase your entry, click here)

Monday, May 22nd:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Tuesday, May 23rd:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Wednesday, May 24th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
JH Historical Society: Exhibit Opening - Floating Through History 5:30 - 7 pm

Thursday, May 25th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Chamber Mixer. 5 pm - 7 pm. JD High Country Outfitters.
Million Dollar Music Fest Kickoff Concert. 7 pm. Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

Friday, May 26th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Jackson Hole Shootout Blowout. 6 pm. Town Square.
JH Historical Society: Walking tours begin. Downtown.

Saturday, May 27th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Best of the West Parade. 10 am. Broadway & Glenwood
Old West Brewfest. 11 pm - 4 pm. Town Square (To purchase your entry, click here)
Old West Family Activities. 11 pm - 4 pm. Town Square.
Western Dance Class (free to the public!). 11:30 am. Center St. and East Deloney Ave.

Sunday, May 28th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Cowboy Church. 10 am – 12 pm. Town Square.
Million Dollar Music Fest. Town Square. Doors open at 4 pm

Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day: 
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 9 am - 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Memorial Day Honor Guard Ceremony with rifle salute. Time TBA. Town Square.
Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony. 10:30 am - 12 pm. Aspen Hills cemetery, South Park cemetery, Snake River Bridge, Elliot cemetery.


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