Since its inception, Old West Days has been a chance to celebrate the West's and Jackson Hole's heritage. Whether it is cowboy traditions, Indigenous cultures, or the spirit of the mountain man, Old West Days is the perfect way to explore the cultures, traditions, and ways of life of those who call the West home.  

Old West Days kicks off with Elkfest Weekend, home to the world-famous Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. At the auction, bidders and spectators can peruse hundreds of antler sheds, bison skulls, and more! If you aren't into auctions, there is also the High Noon Chili Cook-Off, a traditional Western chili contest, and numerous Western-themed family activities all weekend long.

Are you looking for a more historical experience? Look no further than the American Cowboy. The American cowboy has long been synonymous with the West. From open cattle drives to stories around a campfire, the cowboy way of life evokes wonder in children and adults. At Old West Days, you will find numerous ways to experience the cowboy life yourself. From seeing authentic cowboys in the Best of the West Parade to rope work and cowboy craft, there is always an authentic cowboy experience for anyone at Old West Days. 

More than just cowboys, Old West Days is also a chance to explore the indigenous peoples and cultures that are integral to the American West. At the Teton Powwow, you will find traditional Native dance and garb, as well as cultural and historical learning experiences and seminars led by the indigenous tribes of Wyoming & Idaho.

If you are looking for a hands-on and immersive experience, stop by the Mountain Man Rendezvous at the Teton County Fairgrounds all festival long. There, you will find mountain men selling traditional wares and goods, axe throwing, children's activities, and much more!