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Top Things to do in November in Jackson!
Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas' top event picks for November 2016.

Top Things to do in November!

Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas' top event picks for November 2016.


Jackson Hole Culinary Conference,
event website
Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, November 5, 2016
Registration begins 12:00pm Thursday
Location: Various locations, refer to website for exact locations

The annual Jackson Hole Culinary Conference caters to aspiring culinary educators and students, chefs, and epicureans alike.

The annual Jackson Hole Culinary Conference caters to culinary educators, aspiring chefs, degree seeking culinary students, and epicureans. The intensive 3-day exploration into cooking trends though hands-on workshops, tastings, tours, and demonstrations is unmatched all while being surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the Teton Mountain Range. 

Schedule Highlights
Thursday, November 3
12:15 PM  - I Have Students, So Now What?
3 PM - Wine 101 WINE 101

Friday, November 4
11:30 AM - Creative Cooking With Coffee
1 PM - Fermenting - Culinary Demonstration

Saturday, November 5
9 AM - Sushi 101
12 PM - Chocolatiering


Community Dinner
Friday, November 4, 2016 
Snow King Lodge Ballroom
6 PM
$80 per person (all proceeds benefit the CWC Culinary Students Scholarship Program)

A food lover that would rather dine than learn the workings behind the meal? Head to the Community Dinner to partake in an evening of wine pairings and local ingredients all prepared by the Culinary Festival’s students. All are welcome to join the Community Dinner. 

Central Wyoming College Culinary Conference and Community Dinner tickets available here.

Photo credit: JH Culinary Festival website


1st Sundays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, event website
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Every first Sunday of each month.

National Museum of Wildlife Art
2820 Rungius Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
(map it)

Here’s one just for the locals. Every first Sunday of the month, year-round, Jackson residents can enjoy the Museum of Wildlife Art for FREE! First Sundays offer special programming sure to be enjoyed by the entire family as well as admission to all of the current exhibitions. 

First Sundays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo, Jan and Larry Finch and Charlotte Stifel.

Here is a glimpse of a couple of the exhibitions running during the first Sunday of November. 
Sandy Scott: A Retrospective
October 22, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Artist Website

Sandy Scott taps into her engrained love of the outdoors, hunting, and fishing to capture a glimpse of animals in their true form through sculptures and etchings in various mediums. Through 16 trips to Alaska, Europe, Russia, China, and South America, Sandy’s depictions are unbelievably realistic and authentic.
Wildlife Art Webpage

October 12, 2017 - April 22, 2017
In an area dominated by large animals, it is easy to forget the critters scurrying around the forest floor and grasslands. Featured in TINY, small animals from all regions throughout the world are showcased by many artists in a multitude of mediums to remind us all of how visually important and impactful this little creatures are.
Wildlife Art Webpage

Photo credit: Sandy Scott; Museum of Wildlife Art Website


Fee Free Day in Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Park

Friday, November 11, 2016

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with zero entrance fees at our local parks - Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.



Don’t forget to download the new app to lead your on the greatest exploration throughout the parks and answer all of your park-related questions. Click Here to Download the App!


Jackson's Got Talent, 
event website
Saturday, November 12, 2016
6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Pink Garter Theatre
50 W Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
(map it)

Dinner & Show: $100
Table for 8: $1,200
Purchase Tickets Here

Young or old, solo or groups, musical, comedy, or any hidden talent is welcome at this year’s third annual Jackson’s Got Talent fundraising event & talent show benefitting the Teton Literacy Center. 

This year, funds will support Teton Literacy Center in their mission to build a 100% literate community. All fundraising efforts via Jackson’s Got Talent’s will be used to fund Teton Literacy Center’s Tutoring, Enrichment, and Family Literacy program.  


Yellowstone Ski Festival, event website

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 to Saturday, November 26, 2016 

West Yellowstone

Depending on your location, the Yellowstone Ski Festival might be a bit of a drive but well worth it. For over 30 years, 3,500+ cross country skiers from across the US and Canada travel to West Yellowstone to launch yet another Nordic season in style on the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Not to miss aspects of this year’s event are: Nordic skiing clinics, competitive races, Biathlon races, the on-snow cross country gear demos, an indoor ski show, and a variety of presentations, clinics, and classes coached by former Olympic athletes and lifelong Nordic skiers.


2016 Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, event website
Thursday, November 24, 2016
8:45 AM - Walkers  |  9:15 AM - Runners

Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center (start and finish of the race)
155 East Gill Street in Jackson
(map it)

Start Thanksgiving off on a healthy note with the annual Turkey Trot 5k! Turkey Trot registration is online or at Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center until 3:00 pm November 23, 2016. The 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Race sponsored by St. John's Medical Center and will be a collection site for the Jackson Cupboard. Any non-perishable food donations can be brought to the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center on race day. Race volunteers are needed! Contact the front desk at 307-732-5762 for more information.

Lil' Gobblers
Ages 10 and under are welcome to join the Lil' Gobblers event. Run side-by-side with the fully costumed turkey on this short course in the rec center parking lot.  Event to start after the completion of the 5K. Registration day of race only and FREE! 


Town Square Lighting Ceremony, event website

Friday, November 25, 2016
5 PM - 7:30 PM

Town Square
(map it)

Start the post-Thanksgiving Day diet by walking down to Town Square to partake in the favorite annual holiday lighting of Town Square. As the lights begin to glow and Santa arrives, the Jackson Hole Community Band serenades the evening with all of the classic carols.  Hot coco, cookies, and coffee will be served. 


Ski Resort Opening Days!
Don't forget that while there are plenty of off-hill adventures and events to partake in, November also brings the opening of our ski resorts! (weather dependent of course)

Grand Targhee Opening Day - November 19, 2016
Visit their website for all the details.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening Day - November 26, 2016
Visit their website for all the details.

Snow King Mountain - TBD
Visit their website for all the details.

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