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Elk Fest

Elk Fest offers visitors a chance to view elk in the wild during the rutting season, as well as expand their knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Learn more about elk, their habitat and how to observe them safely in the wild. Elk Fest features bugling competitions, educational areas, seminars, live music, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and guided elk-viewing tours. There will also be vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, scrimshawed antler knives, elk antler lamps and chandeliers, elk hide pillows, silver and gold jewelry and other exceptional merchandise. Food vendors offer a variety of food choices, including barbecue, elk cuisine, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, roasted almonds, kettle corn and more.

Elk Fest is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park. The park is conveniently located at the intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues.

Don’t miss this great festival!

Saturday, October 1st

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Educational Area, Exhibits, Vendors, Raptors, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Food

10:30 a.m. Seminar: Elk Management & Biology Rick Spowart

11:30 –12:30 p.m. Native American Music & Storytelling

12:00-5:00 p.m. Elk Viewing Tours

12:45-2:00 p.m.-Live Music: Elk Hollow

2:30 p.m. Seminar: Breeding Season – “The Rut” Sue Langdon

4:00-5:00 pm-Native American Music, Dancing & Storytelling

Sunday, October 2nd

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Educational Area, Exhibits, Vendors, Raptors, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Food

9:30 a.m. Seminar: Breeding Season – “The Rut” Sue Langdon

10:30 a.m.-Seminar: Elk Management & Biology Rick Spowart

11:00-11:30 am Seminar: Raptors – Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

11:30-12:30 p.m. Native American Music & Storytelling

12:00-5:00 p.m.-Elk Viewing Tours

1:00 pm-Bugling Contest, All Ages!

1:45-3:00 p.m.-Live Music: Elk Hollow

4:00- 5:00 p.m.-Native American Music, Dancing & Storytelling.

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