Estes Park Elk Fest, Colorado Festival

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Estes Park Elk Fest

The elk in Estes Park are regaled, imitated, watched and otherwise honored during the community's annual Elk Fest. This two-day festival offers bugling competitions, archery contests, educational areas, seminars, music performances, guided elk viewing tours, and a variety of vendors. 

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Organization: Estes Park Elk Fest
Dates: 10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Estes Park Elk Fest in Estes Park,CO
Contact: Estes Park Elk Fest
Phone: (970) 586-6104
Event Details:

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,  visits from Wolfwood Refuge & Rescue, and guided elk-viewing tours. 

  • Bugling competitions, archery contests, educational areas, music performances, and more
  • Typically held the last weekend in October.
  • Join us in downtown Estes Park

Overview: Elk Fest is a remarkable event for those interested in viewing elk in the wild, as well as expanding their knowledge about elk, their habitats and how to observe them in nature. The festival coincides with the elk rut, providing the natural sight and sound spectacle created during the big game's mating season.

Where: The festival offers a variety of activities held at Bond Park, located in downtown Estes Park.

When: Typically celebrated the first weekend in October

Cost: Costs may vary for each event

Details: Art vendors range from oils and pastels, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, scrimshawed antler knives, elk antler lamps and chandeliers, elk hide pillows, and elk antlers. Food vendors offer their delicious elk cuisine. Elk Fest is a celebration not to be missed.