The annual huckleberry festival in Castle Mountain in Alberta Canada is now a 3-day festival!
The festival started on Friday and is going through until Sunday.
The majority of the activities take place Saturday at the ski area west of Pincher Creek.
Breakfast is available from 9-10:30 a.m. in the daylodge. Then from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. people can ride the chairlift to take in the scenery and get to the best huckleberry picking spots on the mountain.
A flea market will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as activities for children from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. including a bouncy castle, games and face painting.
A barbecue lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is a pig roast buffet supper at 6 p.m. A silent auction will be set up also on the Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Castle Mountain Community Association.
Live music will be playing from noon to 8 p.m. as well at 9 p.m. when Elk Run Riot takes the stage.
Again a campfire Saturday night closes out the day if the weather permits.
Sunday features breakfast in the T-Bar Pub from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“It looks good,” says Crawford, about the huckleberry crop on the mountain. “The guys were out the other day working and they ate huckleberries for their lunches.”
While the ski resort is slower in the summer months, the facilities are still used for weddings, conferences and retreats.
The Huckleberry Festival is the biggest event for CMR during the warmer season.