The annul Elk Fest returns to Bond Park in Estes Park this weekend with free fun for the whole family.

The free festival is family friendly kicks off Saturday with a Rut Run 5k. You can also see elk-inspired art, crafts, music, exhibits, dancing, storytelling, a children's area and a craft beer garden. Vendors will also be on hand with artwork, jewelry and "distinctive elk cuisine" to purchase.

Don't miss out on the Mountain Man Rendezvous where men from around the country to show off their mountain skills. You can also learn something with the Educational Seminar Tent. Find out about Elk and other wildlife or take a self-guided elk tour from Colorado Parks and Wildlife professionals.

2019 Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Saturday, September 28

  • 8:30am - Rut Run 5k
  • 10am - All Vendors Open
  • 10am-3pm Kids Corral w/ fun activities and crafts
  • 10:30-10:50am - "Elk of Estes Park" film in Town Hall
  • 11am-12pm - Native American Storytelling
  • 12:15-1pm - Bugling Contest
  • 1-1:20pm - "Elk of Estes Park" film in Town Hall
  • 1:30-3pm - Live Music from Avenhart
  • 3-5pm - Native American Music, Dancing & Storytelling

Sunday, September 30

  • 10am - All Vendors Open
  • 10am-3pm Kids Corral w/ fun activities and crafts
  • 10:30-10:50am - "Elk of Estes Park" film in Town Hall
  • 11am-12:30pm - Live Music from Cass Clayton
  • 12:45-1:45 - Rocky Mountain Raptors, educational performance
  • 2-4pm - Native American Music, Dancing & Storytelling
  • 2:30-2:50pm - "Elk of Estes Park" film in Town Hall

SOURCE: VisitEstesPark.com