Summer Kicks Off With Old West Days!
Parades, mountain men, stagecoach and coaster rides, and paying tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our great country, are just a few of the many events and activities this Memorial Day weekend in Jackson Hole.
The 36th annual Old West Days and the summer re-opening at Snow King Mountain kick off the summer season, so make sure to get out and enjoy all that our wonderful community has to offer!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 26
Summer Opening Day at Snow King Mountain
There is endless fun for the whole family at Snow King Mountain. Enjoy the Alpine Slide, Cowboy Coaster, Rafferty and Summit Scenic Lifts, Mini Golf, Treetop Adventure and King’s Grill Restaurant from 11 am – 6 pm. Extended hours begin June 17.
Mountain Man Rendezvous & Traders’ Row
Experience what life was like for the mountain man at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Open Friday - Monday from 9 am- 5 pm
Old West Days Kickoff at the Bar J
Not only will you enjoy a fabulous meal, but the singing and comedic entertainment by the Bar J Wranglers is without question some of the best in town! 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 27
Aerial Tram Opens at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Take in the views from the top of Rendezvous Mountain and enjoy a delicious waffle at Corbets Cabin.
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
Enjoy free admission and learn about the history of Jackson Hole from 9 am – Noon.
Old West Days Parade on the Town Square
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the fun, floats, horses and more that make up our annual parade. 10:00 am
Take a ride around Jackson in an horse-drawn stagecoach. Rides begin at the Town Square antler arches. 10 am.
Old West Brewfest on the Town Square
If you enjoy craft beers, don’t miss this opportunity to sample the wide variety of beers from local and regional brewers. 11 am – 5 pm.
Jackson Hole Shootout
It wouldn’t be Jackson Hole without a shootout! Join the fun at 6:00 pm on the corner of Deloney and Center Street on the Town Square.
Jackson Hole Rodeo
The cowgirls and cowboys kick off rodeo season at 8:00 pm at the Teton County Fairgrounds.
Sunday, May 28th
Wyoming Cowboy Church
10 am on the Town Square
WYOmericana Caravan Tour
Kick up your heels and dance the night away at the Silver Dollar Bar at the historic Wort Hotel. 7:00 pm
Monday, May 29th
American Legion Memorial Service
American Legion Post 43 ceremonies at the flagpole on the Town Square, 10 am.
For more information, visit the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce website.
This weekend marks the 50th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction on the Town Square in Jackson Hole. Every spring the local boy scout troop gathers the shed antlers from the National Elk Refuge and auctions them off, along with others, to raise funds for habitat enhancement projects and so much more.
Locals and visitors alike gather on the Square to take in the endless rows of antlers from deer, moose and elk. They also can enjoy the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous. There is fun for the whole family!
Here are a few fun facts about antlers:
• Antlers can grow an inch a day.
• Antlers are sometimes called horns, but this is an incorrect description. Horns are sheep, goats and cows and typically do not shed. A horn is made of a hair-like tissue over a bony core. Antlers are bone and are shed and regrown each year.
• The soft, fuzzy covering of an antler while it is growing is called velvet. It is full of nerves and blood vessels that nourish the antlers as they grow.
• It takes approximately four months for antlers to fully grow.
• Antler size is determined age, nutrition and genetics. The older and healthier the animal, the larger the rack.
• An injury to the back leg of a buck has an impact on antler development on the opposite side. If an animal’s back left leg is hurt, the right antler will have deformations.
• Once antlers are shed, the new rack will begin to regrow in one to two weeks.
• Moose have lousy hearing, so their antlers actually act has hearing aides. The antlers “capture” sounds and funnel them into the ears.
For more information on Elkfest visit the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce website.
The summer season at 3 Creek officially kicks off today with the opening of the golf course, and we are also welcoming Tim Lewis as our new General Manager.
Mr. Lewis, a Lander, Wyoming native, assumed management of the Club on May 1st. Previously he was the GM/COO of Quechee Lakes Landowner Association in Quechee, Vermont where he oversaw a 5500 acre development with 36 holes of golf, ski resort, four restaurants, fitness and aquatics center, a racquet complex including tennis, pickle ball, platform tennis, and squash courts, recreational lake with beach and bathhouses, in addition to 17 miles of hiking trails.
Lewis also worked with Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club in Alto New Mexico, Promontory in Park City, Utah, the Rim Club in Payson, Arizona, Elk River Club in Banner Elk North Carolina, Country Club of the South in Alpharetta, Georgia and Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“I am thrilled to return home to Wyoming and join the 3 Creek team,” said Lewis. “3 Creek has established itself as one of the premier member-owned private clubs in the nation, and I look forward to working closely with the members and the board to take the Club into its next decade. One of the unique and appealing attributes of 3 Creek is that its members truly are a family of friends. I will be settling in the next few weeks, and look forward to engaging with the community and exploring our beautiful region.”
“Tim understands the significant shifts in the club business, from a focus on just golf to a need to provide a full range of activities that address the needs of all our members and their families,” said Fred Arbuckle, Board of Directors President. “We are excited to welcome Tim and his wife, Jennifer, to Jackson Hole and the 3 Creek family.”