Oct. 3 and 4 marks the 11th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park. Bond Park at the intersection of MacGregor and Elkhorn avenues will be festival headquarters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
The event features bugling contests, educational areas, live wolves and raptors, elk seminars, music by Brad and Kathy Fitch, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling and music and elk-viewing bus tours.
There also will be vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, and other elk related merchandise. Elk cuisine and other food will be available.
There is no charge for the festival, but there are fees for contestants in the bugling contests and for the elk-viewing bus tours.
More information is available through the Estes Park Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-44-ESTES (800-443-7837).