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Festival Celebrates Huckleberries

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JAY, Oklahoma — The annual Huckleberry Festival is Saturday, celebrating the wild huckleberries that thrive in the area. The huckleberry is more intense in flavor than the common blueberry. The festival will feature arts, crafts, a quilt show, homemade goods and various vendors. Sign up for the annual Huckleberry 5K run or take it easy and meander through classic cars and street rods in the festival’s car show.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with the Huckleberry Festival parade. Events will be citywide. Area bakers will compete in a huckleberry pie contest, while a variety of pies will be sold in the festival’s pie auction.

Visit the hog fry for barbecue or pick up a bag of popcorn from an area vendor. This old-fashioned festival will also feature horseshoe pitching, a turtle derby, tricycle race, water balloon relay race and a root beer chug-a-lug contest. Free ice cream with huckleberry sauce will be served in the Jay town square. The event ends with fireworks after sundown.

For more information, call (918) 253-8698 or (918) 253-8698.

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