Guide to Old West Days

Immerse yourself in Jackson's pioneering spirit at Old West Days 2024.

Every May, before Memorial Day Weekend, Jackson Hole celebrates its Western heritage, Native American culture, and Rocky Mountain fur trade history during Old West Days. This family-friendly festival features live music performances, engaging activities, and incredible food, highlighting Jackson's community culture and the enduring legacy of its pioneering past.


Friday, May 17, 2024 – Monday, May 27, 2024


This 10 day festival takes place at multiple locations throughout Jackson Hole including Town Square, Teton County Fairgrounds, Snake River Brewing, and Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

Top Activities


Among the must-see attractions at Old Town Days is the world-famous ElkFest Elk Antler Auction featuring elk antlers amassed by local Boy Scout troops that draw eager bidders, along with private sellers offering antlers, paddles, horns, bison and bighorn skulls for sale on the streets encircling the iconic Town Square.

Million Dollar Music Fest

Enjoy live performances by some of the biggest names in country at the annual Million Dollar Music Fest, a FREE outdoor music festival at Town Square. This year’s festival is on Sunday, May 26 and features Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, and Walker Montgomery.

Mountain Man Rendezvous

Step back in time when you visit the Mountain Man Rendezvous. Wander around the Teton County Fairgrounds to be transported back to Jackson’s fur trade era. Visit mountain men and women in period clothing as they demonstrate traditional skills, crafts, and activities.

Teton Powwow

Celebrate Native American cultures at the Teton Powwow on May 18. Shop Native American art and crafts, then grab a bite to eat from one of the food vendors. The dance competition will begin at noon, so be sure to find a good viewing spot to enjoy the performances.

High Noon Chili Cook-off

Head to Town Square for the annual High Noon Chili Cook-off to savor a spicy variety of chilis made by amateur and professional chefs. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite dish!

Jackson Hole Shootout

Witness an authentic Wild West shootout at the nightly Jackson Hole Shootout in Town Square. Kicking off the season on Memorial Day, this free, family-friendly performance is the longest-running gunfight in the U.S., captivating audiences with blazing gunplay, daring stunts, and gripping frontier drama. Relive the thrilling days of the Old West in this spectacular evening show.

Restaurant Week

From May 17 to May 24, restaurants throughout Jackson Hole and Teton Village will offer special prix fixe menus at discounted prices for Restaurant Week. Make reservations at a few of the participating restaurants to delight in some of the best food in the region.

Old West Family Activities

Bring your kids to Teton County Fairgrounds on May 25th for Old West Family Activities. Kids of all ages will have a chance to try their hand at a variety of different activities including cowboy roping, archery, and western crafts.

Plan Your Visit

Stay in the heart of the action when you book your accommodations with Town Square Inns. Located within walking distance of Town Square, you can relax in comfort and jump right into the Old West Days festivities with ease.