Due to ongoing public health and safety precautions, the Town of Estes Park's annual Elk Fest is going virtual this year! Coined "Elk Fest 2.0: The Virtual Edition", this year's celebration of all things elk will be mostly online, without a gathering in Bond Park. #ElkFest2.0
Follow along on Facebook.com/EstesPark
Locate and photograph, selfie-style, these iconic bronze sculptures in the Estes Park downtown area for a chance to win a tower of taffy from The Taffy Shop in Estes Park!
This walking tour guide will help you find the sculptures. Don’t forget to post your selfies using the hashtag #ElkFest2.0!
A favorite of Elk Fest returns for this 2.0 year, virtually of course. See below for a quick example from an elk, and our judge Tom from Mile High Note Game Calls.
To enter this year, film a video of yourself performing your best elk call and submitting it to VisitEstesPark@VisitEstesPark.com with the subject line "Bugling Contest" and your division in the body of the email.
Prizes from Mad Moose:
Enter the Elk Fest 2.0 Photography Contest - Submit the best photos you take during Elk Fest 2.0 (Sept. 28 through Oct. 4) for a chance to win First or Second Prize in the following categories:
Photographs must have been taken within the town of Estes Park, or in Rocky Mountain National Park. When photographing wildlife, keep a safe distance between you and the animals: “Give them room, use your zoom”.
Complete rules and entry information (pdf)
The first-prize winner in each category will receive a sports action camera supplied by TDS and the gorgeous hardcover book "Wild Light" by local professional photographer, Erik Stensland. The second-prize winner in each category will receive Erik Stensland's 2021 Rocky Mountain National Park photo calendar.
This contest is generously sponsored by TDS
Though you can't browse vendor tents in Bond Park this fall, we've collected their stores into an online virtual vendor marketplace for your browsing.