Element 11 is a sanctioned regional Burning Man festival event dedicated to the Ten Principles and ethos of Burning Man. This year’s theme is “Jackalope Rodeo”.
Your headlights peer through the dust on the road to Stargazer as hundreds of motionless tiny eyes glow back. Climbing out of your car to investigate, your ears perk to the sound of guitar, fiddle, and mandolin plucking a merry jig. Suddenly, dazzling lights blaze as countless jackrabbits start cheering. A bell rings, a gate swings open releasing a whirlwind of dust with patches of fur, long ears, and…antlers?
Surely this can’t be real—you reason—jackalopes are only a cowboy practical joke. Yet, there you are, smack dab in the middle of a genuine JACKALOPE RODEO. Hold on for your hat, pardner; you’re in for a wild ride of mythic proportions!