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Elkfest 2018

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Elkfest Events Elkfest Scheduled Events Elkfest Event Location Maps Boy Scouts Auction Private Vendors JH Chamber and Local Services Antler Uses Elkfest Contacts
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May 19-20, 2018
Celebrate Wapiti and Wilderness
during the Jackson Hole Elkfest


May 19-28, 2018
Teton County Fair Grounds


2018 Info

Antler Auction Info
BSA Auction page
Auction Registration Packet (fillable)
2017 Antler Auction Brochure

Chili Cook-Off Flyer & Entry Form

National Elk Refuge Website

2017 Elkfest/Old West Days Brochure
(large file - 4.6 mb)

2018 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Invitation RSVP & Membership Form


37th Annual

May 25-28, 2018
Come and celebrate the Old West Jackson Hole style


Official Elkfest Product Booth
Get your exclusive Elkfest t-shirt, hoodie, and ball cap early. They go quickly!

Here is the design for the 2018 T-shirt
Available in sizes
S,M,L,XL - $20.00
XXL,XXXL - $20.00

Grand Teton Association - 2018 T-Shirt (thumbnail)
2018 T-shirt front
(Click to see large image)

Here is the design for the 2018 Hoodie
Available in sizes
S,M,L,XL,XXL - $60.00

Grand Teton Association - 2018 Sweatshirt (thumbnail)
2018 Hoodie front
(Click to see large image)

Available at Elkfest

Grand Teton Association - 2018 Baseball Cap
2018 Elkfest Baseball Cap
(Click to see large image)

Get yours at Elkfest,
or to order by phone,
call : 307-739-3403
or visit our website at:


Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Elkfest Video

Elkfest in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Video
Check out this great video about Elkfest,
produced by a local Jackson advertising agency, the Porits Group


Saturday, May 19th - Sunday, May 20th, 2018
(one week before Memorial weekend)

Elkfest is the place to be for those wanting to find that special pair of antler. This year will be the 50th anniversary of the BSA Annual Elk Antler Auction. Last few years have raised record amounts of money, with seventy-five percent being returned to the Nation Elk Refuge for habitat enhancement and interpretive programs. Whether you want a single antler or are a craftsman wanting thousands of pounds, come to the largest collection of antler for sale anywhere at a single location.

Besides the 6,000 to 9,000 pounds of antler offered by the Jackson District Boy Scouts at the Auction, there also are an abundance of antler offered at the Jackson Hole Rotary Club Private Antler Sale. The Rotary sale, held every year in conjunction with the Auction, has been going on for over twenty years, with many vendors returning year after year. Come and see the amazing offerings of antler on display.


To learn more about the Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, click on "BSA Auction" above. To register for the Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, please contact Cliff or Loretta Kirkpatrick at: info@elkfest.org or (307) 733-5935. For a pdf registration form, click on the Auction Registration Packet link in the Quick Links section at the left.

For information about lodging, contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce: (307) 733-3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com



Giant Antler and Wayne BoydPlan on attending Elkfest in 2018. On display will be the amazing pair of shed antlers picked up on the Refuge in 2013. The antlers that made such a stir then, will return from their tour with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour. The man who scores our antler for us was quoted as saying, “This elk is by far the largest elk I have ever seen on the National Elk Refuge. He has an incredible main beam that measures over 5 feet long. He's a 6x8 that grosses about 427" and nets about 412 as a non-typical. This doesn't include the 4-6" of broken tine he's missing. I gave him a 40" inside spread but it's possible he could have been wider.“ Will that monster pair of antler be equaled by the pair dropped this spring by this amazing bull? Plan on coming to take in all of the activities of Elkfest this spring and find out.


Calling All Chefs!
Sixteenth Annual Jackson Hole High Noon Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-off FlyerThe Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Howdy Partners would like to invite you to participate in the Sixteenth Annual High Noon Chili Cook-Off. This year's event is part of the Elkfest weekend (Annual Boy Scout Antler Auction) and will take place on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 from 12-3 PM. There is chili any way that you want it: RED or GREEN! MEAT, BEANS, or VEGETARIAN ...YOUR CHOICE! The chili cook-off will be part of a great weekend with fun filled events, so come get involved!

See the Jackson Hole Chamber's Chili Cook-Off Flyer for more information about showing off your chili cooking skills. Here is your Entry Form to join in the fun! The deadline for entry this year is Friday, May 11th, 2018

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BSA Antler Auction
(307) 733-5935
Cliff & Loretta Kirkpatrick

JH Chamber of Commerce
(307) 733-3316

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