Ninth Annual North Powder Huckleberry Festival, July 25

The North Powder Huckleberry Festival committee is laying the plans for another fun day as they prepare for their ninth annual event, Saturday, July 25. The event is held in the heart of North Powder, located between Baker City and La Grande, (exit #285 from Interstate 84), in beautiful northeast Oregon.

Honoring the tasty wild berry that grows in the nearby mountains, the festival is a lively celebration of pioneer heritage and community spirit. Festival activities begin with the Subway Duathlon and Fun Run/Walk, with registration at 7 a.m. and starting at 8 a.m.

The day’s activities include a parade at 11 a.m., entertainment, craft and food vendors, games, a Huckleberry Dessert contest, a fire station barbecue, free huckleberry sundae, puppet show, mud volleyball tournament and street dance. Ninth Annual North Powder Huckleberry Festival

The Powder Valley All-School & Community Reunion Breakfast takes place from 7 to 10 a.m., on the school grounds and welcomes visitors and residents, along with former students.

The Huckleberry Hot-Rod Show-n-Shine is held adjacent to the festival and invites cars from throughout the northwest to participate.

The huckleberry dessert contest organizers anticipate a good berry crop and delicious entries. Contact Janet, janetd@eoni.com or 541.898.2620 for entry information.

The committee welcomes new vendors each year, to add to the regulars and those who have come for several years. To request a vendor application form or seek additional information, please contact Bev Bigler, Vendor Coordinator, 541.898.2320 or blbig@eoni.com.

Come join in the fun and plan to stay a few days to explore all northeast Oregon has to share. www.visiteasternoregon.com

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Below is a list contacts for the festival activities:

Subway Duathlon Bike/Run and 5K, 10K & Mile Run/Walk; Erin, 541.910.0008 or ethompson_02@hotmail.com
Huckleberry Hillbilly Festival Parade; Suzie, 541.898.3000 or dehaas.suzie@gmail.com
Huckleberry Dessert Contest & Auction; Janet, 541.898.2620 or janetd@eoni.com
Mud Volleyball Tournament; Jeff, 541.786.1806 or jgrendeheatingandair@yahoo.com
Huckleberry Hot-Rod Show-n-Shine; Dawn, 541.786.2086 or huckleberrynpo@gmail.com
General event information; Danyell, 541.519.2462 or danyellw02@gmail.com

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