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Elk Sparring in Lake Estes

Elk Fest

October 2-3, 2021

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

 

Please note: due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, all events are subject to change. Please keep an eye on this page for updates about postponements and cancellations.

 

Elk Fest Performance 1

2021 Elk Fest Tentative Schedule of Events*

 

Saturday, October 2: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

CANCELLED — Rut Run: 5K Run/Walk

10:00 AM ­– Festival and all vendor booths open

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM ­– All About Elk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on main stage

11:00 AM – NOON – Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses on the main stage

12:10 AM - 1:00 PM – Bugling Contest. Don’t miss the family fun and prizes!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ­– Live music with Blues Dogs on the main stage

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses main stage

 

Sunday, October 3: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

10:00 AM – Festival and all vendor booths open

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM – All About Elk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the main stage

11:00 AM - 12:50 PM – Live music with Venture Still on main stage

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM – Live raptors with Rocky Mountain Raptor Program on the main stage

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses on the main stage

 

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!

 

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

 

elk fest logo 2021

 

*Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, all events are subject to change. Please keep an eye on the website for updates about postponements and cancellations