September 30 - October 1, 2017Bond Park, Estes Park, CO
To celebrate the annual elk rut and learn about the "wapiti," the Native American name for elk, Estes Park hosts the 18th Annual Elk Fest in Bond Park and the surrounding area.
The free festival features bugling contests, Cabela's Archery Range, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, self guided elk tour maps, a children's' area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden. For safe & respectful elk viewing tips, please visit our Wildlife Watching page.
Vendors will display artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, and will offer distinctive elk cuisine. Mountain men from around the country will gather at the Mountain Man Rendezvous to sell their wares and demonstrate their skills.