Posted August 8, 2014 By sandy
The 25th Annual Huckleberry Days Art Festival runs August 8-10 in Whitefish, Montana.
Xavier Flory, writer for the Flathead Beacon writes about the festival:
Celebrating Summer with Art and Huckleberries
Whitefish celebrates its 25th annual Huckleberry Days Art Festival this weekend with artist vendors from all over the Northwest, a cornucopia of food and an annual bakeoff featuring the event’s namesake fruit….
Like huckleberries, which are a nostalgic symbol referenced in “Moon River,” Huckleberry Days are much more than a showcase of the fruit; the festival is a celebration of summer and artistic talent. Well over 100 artists will come to the festival with paintings, miniature bears hewn out of Glacier evergreens and countless photos and trinkets. Although the festival attracts artists from all over the Northwest – this year there is even someone coming from New York – Stewart says many of the artists, particularly the photographers, take inspiration from Montana’s beautiful landscapes….
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The huckleberry festival also features the Huckleberry Days Bake-off Contest, vendors selling huckleberry products and entertainment for the kids.
See more info on the Whitefish Chamber website — and make sure to check out the mouth-watering huckleberry treat pictures!!
Sounds like lots of fun …. and good eating!!
Posted July 23, 2014 By sandy
The Spokesman Review is posting upcoming Huckleberry Festivals around the northern Rockies.
Here are two that are were featured in the Review’s website:
Sorry to see we missed the Priest Lake Huckleberry Festival, but it is not too late to check our the Schweitzer Mountain Huckleberry Festival.
Watch for more festivals are they are posted!
Posted August 9, 2013 By sandy
Trout Creek, Montana is celebrating their 34th Annual Huckleberry Festival this weekend, August 9, 10 and 11, 2013.
According to the CDA Press:
The first festival was launched decades ago by a group of artists, as a venue for them to sell their creations. Vendors of fresh-picked huckleberries joined in also.
The event, put on by volunteers, has grown to more than 100 booths of All-American made arts and craft items and treats to eat, all prepared by local nonprofits.
Many food items available feature the festival’s “purple gold” namesake which can be found in ice cream, on cheesecake, in drinks, and even atop Polish dogs.
People flock to the event each year to taste and purchase the berries, sold on the park grounds to benefit the festival.
Find out more information about the Trout Creek Huckleberry Festival.
Posted August 8, 2013 By sandy
Huckleberry season is upon us — and so are the various huckleberry festivals around the inland north west.
Whitefish hosts one of the best known huckleberry festival in western Montana. Here is the information on the Festival scheduled for this weekend, August 9-11, 2013.
One of the biggest art festivals in Whitefish taking place Aug. 9-11
Huckleberry Days is one of the biggest art festivals hosted in Whitefish over the summer, drawing in thousands of patrons and more than 100 vendor booths, according to Sarah Stewart, business manager at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce.
This year’s festival takes place from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 in Depot Park. Stewart, who organizes the festival for the chamber, said this year’s event would match expectations built up after previous successful festivals.
One of the main attractions at Huckleberry Days is the bake-off. Now in its fourth year, the competition pits local bakers against one another in a challenge to create the best huckleberry-themed dessert in the valley.
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Also, join in the fun on the Huckleberry Days Arts Festival Facebook page.
And, if you make it to the Festival, please share your thoughts and pictures with us!
Posted May 22, 2013 By sandy
Western Montana scheduled and published their famous Huckleberry Festivals — located in Swan Lake, Trout Creek and Whitefish, Montana.
Huckleberry Festivals in Western Montana
Aug. 10 — Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival
The Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival is an annual celebration of the elusive wild huckleberry. Witness the fierce competition of the Huckleberry Baking Contest or sample the locally made huckleberry pies offered by the Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy the pancake breakfast, sizzling BBQ lunch, boat decorating contest and boat parade. The Festival is located in a beautiful setting on the shores of Swan Lake. The day is filled with music, raffles, silent auction and all around family fun, including plenty of outdoor and lake activities. The festival is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located on Swan Highway 83 at Swan Lake Day use area, near mile marker 72.
Aug. 9-11 — 34th annual Huckleberry Festival, Trout Creek
Food vendors feature the tasty “purple gold” in huckleberry ice cream cones, “huckleberry pizza,” on cheesecake, in drinks, and even atop Polish dogs. The Trout Creek Fire Department offers its Saturday and Sunday morning huckleberry pancake breakfasts, and both children and adults bake the tastiest recipes they know for the honor of competing in the Huckleberry Dessert Contest. In addition, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors display and sell their wares at Trout Creek Community Park. Scheduled events include live musical, a parade, 5K fun run, dancing under the stars, karaoke, dog agility demonstration and more. For more information call 406-827-3301, or go to huckleberryfestival.com.
Aug 10-12 — Whitefish Huckleberry Day Art Festival, Whitefish
The Huckleberry Days Art Festival is a three-day annual event held in downtown Whitefish and features arts and crafts, bake-off contest, beer garden and lots of family fun. Restaurants offer signature huckleberry flavored drinks, entrees and desserts in honor of the treasured berry. For more information go to www.whitefishchamber.org.
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If you are a huckleberry fan, these are some the best huckleberry festivals in the country.
Posted September 9, 2012 By sandy
Callaghan Country Lodge, #4 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler, British Columbia,Canada, is hosting their 3rd Annual Huckleberry Festival.
Find out more info from one of the sites below:
The Winds of Change
Down the other end of the corridor, Callaghan Country Lodge, just south of Whistler, is hosting a Huckleberry Festival on Sunday September 16.
According to the Whistler Insider, …
The 3rd annual Huckleberry Festival takes place Sunday September 16 up at the Callaghan Country Lodge. Accessible only via a 5km hike-in, the lodge sits just below tree-line in amongst prime huckleberry terrain.
The huckleberry is a real mountain treat. They rarely grow at elevations under 2000 feet and are not really commercially farmed. This makes the huckleberry intrinsically awesome because, like most of life’s best rewards, they take a bit of effort– if you want ‘em, you gotta hike up and get ‘em.
“The idea to host the Huckleberry Festival came about because when we would hike around the lodge in September and our pants would always end up stained purple from about the knees down,” says Callaghan Country owner (and 2012 Whistler Citizen of the Year) Brad Sills. “So we thought it would be great to encourage people to come up and be rewarded not only by the scenery but also the edible abundance of nature.”
Sounds like great fun!!
Posted August 17, 2012 By sandy
Sounds like it was a great event! May have to pencil this one in for next year!!
Huckleberries galore at festival
The 33rd annual Huckleberry Festival held its first huckleberry pie-eating contest Saturday. It was quite a hit with the crowd.
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:00 pm | Updated: 5:33 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.
Justyna Tomtas/Valley Press |
TROUT CREEK – Over 100 vendors from Trout Creek and throughout the county attended the event providing food, crafts and demonstrations. Music and games also went throughout the weekend at the 33rd annual Huckleberry Festival.
Huckleberries filled the festival, sweetening people’s appetites with huckleberry shakes, sundaes, cheesecakes and jams.
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According to the article, next year’s Huckleberry Festival will take place August 9 through the 11.
Posted August 10, 2012 By sandy
If you are interested in attending a Huckleberry Festival, check out the following list provided by About.com Northwest US Travel:
Celebrating the Huckleberry in the Northwest
By Angela Brown, About.com Guide
Huckleberries probably make my top ten list of reasons why life is great in the Northwest. These tart-sweet wild berries are at their peak in August. Several communities find this reason to celebrate with an annual huckleberry festival. Here are some that will be taking place in 2012:
Posted August 18, 2011 By sandy
Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days set for Aug. 26-28 on Mount Hood
Vickie Kavanagh, The Oregonian
Cascade Geographic SocietyTony Francis, who crafts Native American flutes, will perform with the Wy’east Flute Circle during the Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days in Welches.
WELCHES — Get your share of huckleberries and history at the Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days at the Mt. Hood Village Resort.
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