Just because Jackson Hole is embracing sustainable ecology doesn’t mean that its Western-frontier past is forgotten. Play cowboy for a day at Baggit, where you’ll find deerskin formal gowns, turquoise-adorned off-the-shoulder tops, and rhinestone-studded jeans. Enter a watermelon-seed-spitting contest or eat a pie on horseback at the Teton County Fair (July 18–26). In the evening, watch little kids try to catch a calf and adults hold on to bulls at the Jackson Hole Rodeo (Wed, Sat at 8 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day). Get a late steak dinner at the Million Dollar Cowboy Steak House and finish at the upstairs bar—the largest outlet for single-barrel whiskey in the Northwest. Drink enough and you might even get up the nerve to try two-stepping. If not, repair to the Stagecoach Bar (5755 W Hwy 22, 307-733-4407), where old-timers will show you how it’s done every Sunday night.
5. Oddball Day
Published on Jun 18, 2009 as a web exclusive.