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 antlers

Elkfest Sales & Antler Auction

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 robust market complete with private antlers, paddles, horns, bison skulls, bighorn sheep skulls, and more on the streets surrounding Town Square.

The world-famous Elk Antler Auction will open for bidder registration spring 2024. It's quite a sight to see, even if you are not bidding!

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TETON POWWOW: Celebration of American Indian Cultures

Center for the Arts & Snow King Events Center

Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start present Teton Powwow: Celebration of American Indian Cultures

Jackson Hole and the surrounding region are ancestral lands for Indigenous Peoples and are valued for their rich natural and scenic resources. Indigenous knowledge keepers share their rich culture, traditions, dance and history at the Annual Teton Powwow.


chili cookoff

High Noon Chili Cookoff 

 Jackson Hole Town Square

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

2023 Winners

Judges Choice
1) Roadhouse Brewing

2) JH Title and Escrow

3) Streetfood 

Peoples Choice

FRX (Professional Category)

Dank Dishes by D (Amateur Category) 


tipis and tents

Mountain Man Rendezvous

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.