5 Things to Do in Jackson Hole in October
As the calendar page turns from September, a subtle change happens here in Jackson Hole. The summer crowds dwindle and an easygoing spirit settles on the streets. We fall into a nice, quiet limbo between the peak of summer and ski season, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Far from it, actually. The valley comes alive with events that cater to every taste and interest. Seriously, every taste. Here’s a starter list of some of the things to do in Jackson in October.
October 2: Bat Seminar
Are you curious about the tiny flying mammals that have lived on our planet for tens of millions of years longer than we have? Are you looking to branch out from the usual evening on the town? Do you fight crime dressed in all black, a watchful guardian in the night bringing justice to Gotham City? If you said yes to any of the above, this event (presented by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation) is right up your alley. Biologist Harlan Gough will explore the deadly struggle between bats and their prey. Zoom link available.
October 6-8: Farm to Fork Festival
“Taste. Learn. Inspire.” That’s the tagline for this family friendly event, and if you enjoy doing any of those three things, this is the activity for you. Celebrate food, farms, and community as you “create a healthier, more sustainable food system.” Presented by Slow Food in the Tetons.
October 6-8: Cowgirls at the Cowboy
Did you know Jackson Hole hosts the nation’s sole female-only country music weekend? That’s according to the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and we’re inclined to believe them. At Jackson’s iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, hear six of the best new and established country music stars: Deana Carter, Ashley Monroe, Jenny Tolman, the duo Tigrlily Gold, and Lauren Alaina. Find out more about these talented artists here, here, and here.
October 19: Chakra Sound Bath, Clearing & Essential Oils
We don’t think we could sell this even any better than their existing description: “Experiencing the powerful yet calm frequencies of crystal sound bowls can alter your senses and the energy with your body to release, restore, and renew a state of inner peace and balance.” So there you have it—if you’re been meaning to use a crystal bowl to get your energy altered, now’s the time.
October 28: Dog Costume Parade
This is exactly what it sounds like. Sponsored by PAWS, it’s a chance for you to dress up your dog in his or her spookiest getup and parade your pup around the rodeo grounds. Dog parents are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as well, so if you love dogs, dressing up, or dressing up dogs, see you there.
Of course, this list is just the beginning. If nothing on this list is quite your cup of black cowboy coffee, feel free to check out the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s website [link] for the full calendar.
This is post brought to you by Flat Creek Inn, the ideal place to stay while enjoying October in Jackson Hole.
Ryan Kunz is a copywriter and freelance writer who writes on a variety of topics, including media, the outdoors, and whatever else strikes his fancy. He’s weirdly curious about the bat thing.
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