There are several exciting annual events in Jackson Hole throughout the year, but one of the most highly anticipated is the Teton County Fair! This family-friendly fest is the perfect place to bring your loved ones this summer. Enjoy free attractions like contests, live music, a petting zoo, and more. Whether you’re a Wyoming native or just passing through, a trip to this iconic fair will leave you with lasting memories. Keep reading to learn more, then check out our free Jackson Hole Vacation Guide! It’s a full list of our area’s top festivals, attractions, activities, and dining recommendations.
What You Need to Know About the Teton County Fair
Why This Fair?
You may have already noticed that Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a truly special place. Here, we hold ourselves accountable for being good stewards of the earth and our local community. Today, not as many people “work the land,” practice animal husbandry, or grow their own food. The original purpose of a county fair was to preserve and promote these age-old ways of life while gathering friends and family for a fun time together. That’s what the Teton County Fair attempts to accomplish! Come and experience Teton County’s profound agricultural roots and sense of community for yourself.
What to Expect
Not all county fairs are created equal, and ours is certainly one of the best (but we’re a little biased)! Every year, the fair runs for about 10 days in the month of July and features everything from rodeos and pig wrestling to pony rides and live music! In addition to special nighttime events like the big opening concert (featuring one of country music’s biggest stars), here are just a few attraction highlights:
- Bronc riders
- Farm animals
- Carnival rides
- A mechanical bull
- Arts and crafts vendors
- “Figure eight” races
- A petting zoo
- A street dance.
Before You Go
Before you head over to the fair for some fun in the valley, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, make sure to buy your tickets online and in advance. You won’t want to wait in long lines at the box office! Next, the fairgrounds address is 305 West Snow King Avenue here in Jackson, Wyoming, just a quick 11-minute drive from Bentwood Inn. Be sure to navigate using your G.P.S. and give yourself enough time to find a good parking spot at the fairgrounds.
Whether you plan to attend the Teton County Fair or experience Jackson Hole’s many other summer activities, there’s no better place to call “home away from home” than Bentwood Inn, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World! Our beautiful, eco-friendly bed and breakfast boasts incredible accommodations and scenic views of the surrounding Tetons. After a day of exploring Jackson Hole, head back to one of our beautiful rooms and unwind on your private deck. Or, stroll through our manicured gardens, just steps away from an acclaimed wildlife refuge. You’ll also be treated to a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!