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Elkfest 2018

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May 22-23, 2021?
Celebrate Wapiti and Wilderness
during the Jackson Hole Elkfest


Saturday, May 22nd -
Monday, May 31st, 2021?

Teton County Fair Grounds


2021 Info

Antler Auction Info
BSA Auction page
Auction Registration Packet (fillable)
2019 Antler Auction Brochure
(tri-fold PDF)

Chili Cook-Off information page

National Elk Refuge Website

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

2019 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Invitation RSVP & Membership Form


40th Annual

Friday, May 28th -
Monday, May 31st, 2021

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 2020 T-shirt
Available in sizes
S,M,L,XL - $20.00
XXL,XXXL - $20.00

Grand Teton Association - 2020 T-Shirt (thumbnail)

2020 T-shirt front
(Click to see large image)

Available at Elkfest

Grand Teton Association - 2020 Baseball Cap
2020 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:


Wednesday, Sep 9th - Saturday, Sep 19th

Welcome to the 53rd Annual BSA Elk Antler Auction! This is the first year that the scout antler auction will be held virtually. Although this puts a damper on the excitement of bidding live for lots of antlers and skulls, it also offers the opportunity for folks far and wide to bid on these natural sheds.

Up for auction this year are:

  • 19 pallets of antlers, three of which are matched pairs
  • 1 white “barn art” skull
  • 3 skull caps
  • 3 individual matched pairs
  • 4 beetle cleaned skulls
  • 1 trailer of broken antlers
  • 1 trailer of white antlers

Descriptions, weights and photos are included on each item’s page for potential buyers to review.

Anyone interested in participating will need to register for free at elkfest2020.afrogs.org.  Several bidding options are available: standard bidding, “Auto Bidding” and “Bid Wars”. “Auto Bidding” allows participants to select a maximum bid and the system will bid automatically until that limit is reached. If an item receives a bid in the final moments of the auction, that item will be entered into a “Bid War” which extends the time limit. Competition for that item will end once no bids have been placed for ten minutes.  Lots will have staggered closing times allowing bidders a chance to enter multiple Bid Wars.

Proceeds from the scout antler auction benefit the Headwaters District Boy Scouts and the National Elk Refuge.


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 22nd - Sunday, May 23rd, 2021?
(typically 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 54th annual of the BSA Annual Elk Antler Auction. Auctions of the 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.

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

JH Chamber of Commerce
(307) 733-3316

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