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May 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous kick-off, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge.
Come see the world’s best collection of elk antler and bid in the world famous Elkfest Elk Antler Auction. Private antler, paddles, horns, and more for sale on the streets surrounding Town Square from 8am – 3pm. The world-famous Elk Antler Auction open for registration at 8am and the auction begins at 10am.