One of our favorite Jackson Hole Spring Activities is coming up this weekend, Elk Fest. This two day festival includes an elk antler auction, chili cook-off, Mountain Man Rendezvous and much more.
The 14th annual ElkFest weekend is featured around the Jackson Hole Boy Scout Antler Auction. Celebrating its 48th year, the auction raises money for the Boy Scouts and their organization. Early in the spring, Boy Scouts are able to start collecting winter sheds on the National Elk Refuge that are auctioned off. Antler collectors and craftsman come from near and far for the auction held on Town Square with festivities kicking off at 7am. This year’s auction has an added bonus of the sale of the last original antler arch from Town Square. This is your chance to own a slice of Jackson Hole history. The iconic arches were created in the 1960s and over time have started deteriorating and needed replacement. The sale of the last arch will pay for the new one to be built. Look for much excitement on Town Square throughout Saturday.
Sunday, get your tasting spoon ready and head to the Town Square for the Jackson Hole High Noon Chili Cook-off. Area restaurants and individuals chop, season and simmer their way to the very best chili. Your $5 entry fee enables you to taste what the competitive field has to offer. The winning chili gets the coveted title of Best Chili in Jackson Hole. Wet your whistle with some of the locally brewed beers.
Looking forward to this great community-centered Jackson Hole Spring Activities!