Old West Days

Old West Days and ElkFest are Jackson Hole's tribute to our Western Heritage. It's more than just a tribute though, it's a time to celebrate it and experience it.

Join Jackson's original ranching families for tours of their working ranches. 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 Old West Days Parade. Bid on elk antlers that were gathered by our very own boy scouts and more.

Jackson's Old West Days Parade is back by popular demand! Sign up to be a part of it here.

MAY 21 - 30, 2022

Jackson's beloved celebration of history and heritage.


ElkFest Weekend

May 21 - 25, 2022

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 26 - 30, 2022

Catch a free concert from country music sensation Travis Tritt live near the iconic elk antler arches of Town Square. Not enough? Come for the Old West Brewfest, Cowboy Church, the rodeo and tons of family fun.



The Wort Hotel front door xmas lights

Old West Days Lodging Partners

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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.




Friday, May 20th:

7pm, Center for the Arts: Teton Powwow Showcase where indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance and history.

May 20 - 30, Teton County Fair Grounds Grassy Area: Mountain Man Rendezvous. Free entry all day.

shoshone powwow

Saturday, May 21st:

8am - 3pm, Town Square: ElkFest!

8am - 3pm, Town Square: Elkfest Private Antler Sales. Free entry.

10am - 1pm, Town Square: BSA Elk Antler Auction. Free entry. Auction registration starts at 8am, auction begins at 10am.

10am - 9pm, Snow King Event Center: Teton Powwow. An opportunity to visit arts and crafts booths and American Indian food vendors. Free entry. Powwow Grand Entrance at noon.

5 - 9pm, The Lodge at Jackson Hole Conference Center: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Annual Banquet.
RMEF Banquet Tickets

Sunday, May 22nd:

12 - 4pm, Town Square: High Noon Chili Cookoff. The Old West competition for the coveted chili trophy that professionals and amateurs brag about all year! Taste each entry and vote for your favorite! $20 all-you-can-taste. 

12 - 4pm, Town Square: Free concert on Town Square featuring Strumbucket.

Wednesday, May 25th:

4 - 9pm, Jackson, WY: The Ranch Tour. Join Jackson's original ranching families for tours of their working ranches. A family-style dinner will be served in the field at the final ranch, featuring a farm-to-table meal with ingredients from local farms and ranches.

horseback riding

Thursday, May 26th:

5 - 7pm, Town Square: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce's 75th Anniversary Chamber Mixer. Free networking event with free food & drink included.

7pm, Million Dollar Cowboy Bar: Million Dollar Music Fest Kickoff Concert with Jon Wolfe.

Friday, May 27th:

6 - 7pm, Town Square: Shootout Dress Rehearsal. Free event, open to public spectators.

Saturday, May 28th:

8am - 5pm, Town Square: Stage Coach Rides. Go to the Stage Stop building on Town Square and purchase a ticket to ride around downtown Jackson in an old-fashioned Stage Coach!

10-11am, Jackson, WY: Get the perfect spot to view the Old West Day Parade, which will march along Snow King Avenue, down Millward Street, turns on Broadway and then ends on Willow. It will culminate on Town Square with western activities including live western music, swing dancing, walking tours to learn about Jackson Hole's history, children’s activities, and more. There may even be a few horses to pet!

Sign up to be in the Old West Days Parade!

cowgirls with flags

11am - 4pm, Town Square: Old West Brewfest. A $50 mug buys you entry into the event and free tastings of all the brews you want to try!

11am - 4pm, Town Square: Old West Heritage Festival. Free, family-friendly entertainment available on the Square all day! Main stage will feature local country bands, Western dancing, Town Square Shootout, and more; Old Town Family Entertainment on Center St. includes face painting, history tours, and Western games.

6 - 7pm, Town Square: Shootout Blowout. Free event.

8pm, Teton County Fairgrounds: Jackson Hole Rodeo opening day.

old west brewfest drinkchiliOld West Shootout

4:30pm, Town Square: Million Dollar Music Fest. Travis Tritt to headline this free concert on Town Square. Gates open at 4:30.

Monday, May 30th:

10am, Town Square: Memorial Day Celebration by the American Legion.


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Please note: The Jackson Hole Airport will be closed from April 11 - June 27, 2022. We encourage arranging travel plans early! More information on the closure and alternative options can be found here.