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Old West Days

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

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 the weekend of May 17th 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.

TICKETS & TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, May 17th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 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 18th:
ElkFest. 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. 8 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 19th:
High Noon Chili Cookoff. 12 pm – 4 pm. Town Square. (To enter, register here)
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Monday, May 20th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Tuesday, May 21st:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Wednesday, May 22nd:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.

Thursday, May 23rd:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 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 24th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Shoot Out Opening Day Celebration. 6 pm. Town Square.
Historic walking tours begin. Downtown.

Saturday, May 25th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Best of the West Parade. 10 am. Broadway & Glenwood (To participate, register here)
Old West Brewfest. 11 pm – 4 pm. Town Square.
Old West Family Activities. 11 pm – 4 pm. Town Square.
Jackson Hole Shoot Out. 6 pm – 7 pm. Town Square.

Sunday, May 26th:
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 am – 5 pm. Fair Grounds.
Cowboy Church. 10 am – 12 pm. Town Square.
Million Dollar Music Fest. Town Square.

Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day: 
Mountain Man Rendezvous. 8 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.

Details

Start:
May 17 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.jacksonholechamber.com/events/annual-events-festivals/old-west-days/

Location

Downtown Jackson Hole
Jackson, WY 83001 United States + Google Map
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