Elk Sparring in Lake Estes

Elk Fest

October 1 & 2, 2022 

Celebrate Estes Park's resident elk at this family-friendly festival in Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave). Enjoy vendors, live music, food trucks, bugling contests, performances and more at this year's Elk Fest! 


Stay tuned for more details!



Elk Fest Performance 1



The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember elk are wild animals. Always keep a safe distance, especially from the males (bulls), which can be aggressive as they defend their females (cows) from other bulls at this time of year. Give them room - use your zoom! Learn the most important rule of safe and respectful wildlife watching.


This event is free!


Elk Fest is produced by the Town of Estes Park to celebrate all things elk.


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