Huckleberry Festival 2014

August 8, 9 & 10, 2014

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  • Ace Hardware/Empire Builders
  • Avista Corp
  • American Aerial
  • Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
  • Butte Services, Inc.
  • Cabinet Ridge Riders
  • Clark Fork Title
  • D&D Liquors
  • Doug's True Value Hardware
  • First Security Bank
  • First American Title
  • Tim Harlan, CFP
  • House of Insurance
  • Kevin Hill Auctions
  • Lakeside Motel & Resort
  • Leufkens Company
  • Main Street Medical
  • Mighty Fine Tees
  • Montana Rail Link
  • Moore Oil
  • Mountain Meadows Youth Ranch
  • Muster Construction
  • Northern Lights, Inc.
  • Sanders County Ledger
  • Sorlie Septic Service
  • Teddy Roosevelt House
  • Thompson River Lumber
  • Trout Creek Community Church
  • Trout Creek Local Store
  • Trout Creek Rural Fire Dept
  • Turning D Ranch
  • Whitefish Credit Union
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  • Welcome to the Huckleberry Festival web site!! Here you'll find the festival schedule, as well as information and entry forms for our parade, dessert contest, jam & jelly contest, pie-eating contest, huckleberry homesteader pentathlon, and Run for Fun. You'll also find photos, and contact information for people who can answer any questions you may have.

    Come back to the site often as we update the schedule and list of events!

    Miss Huckleberry Pageant

    Brochure Advertisers

    Website Links

    Huckleberry Homesteaders Pentathlon

    Huckleberry Hounds Agility Club

    Auction Donors

    Auction & Raffle Items

    Calling all Artists


    Photo Gallery

    Thank You!

    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Huckleberry

    The huckleberry, which grows wild in the high mountainous areas of the region, is a tasty purple fruit unlike any other. We celebrate it.

    More than 30 years ago, the Huckleberry Festival was started in our little town of Trout Creek in northwestern Montana by a group of artists who sought a spot to sell their creations. Vendors of freshly-picked huckleberries liked the opportunity to sell their wares, too.

    The Huckleberry Festival, put on by volunteers from our community, has grown through the years. People flock to taste and purchase the berries, sold on the park grounds to benefit the festival. Food vendors feature the tasty "purple gold" in huckleberry ice cream cones, 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 entertainment on stage throughout the weekend, a parade, 5K fun run, dancing under the stars, karaoke, dog agility demonstration, huckleberry homesteader pentathlon, food by community groups, a pageant, an auction, children's activities, horseshoe contest, and interfaith worship service. (See the schedule).

    Trout Creek was even proclaimed "Huckleberry Capitol of Montana" by the state's legislature in 1981.

    The Huckleberry Festival has become a place where the community gathers, families reunite, and those who discover its charms come back year after year.

    The festival takes place each year during the weekend which starts with the second Friday of August. August 8, 9 and 10, 2014 will mark our 35th festival. People from near and far gather for a great time. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Happy Huckleberrying,
    The Huckleberry Festival Committee

    for Huckleberry Festival Information -

    Liz Citrino and Debb McNary, Co-Chairs
    PO Box 1447, Trout Creek, MT 59874

    Festival Informationcall (406) 827-3301
    Booth Chairperson Kathy Hill (406) 827-3301
    Huckleberry Buyer Jo Carder (406) 827-3163
    Run for Fun Tony Banovich (406) 826-6108
    Dessert Contest Elizabeth Haagensen (406) 827-7117
    Jam & Jelly Contest Elizabeth Haagensen (406) 827-7117
    Auction Sandy Green (406) 827-3036
    Parade Deb Achatz (406) 827-3973
    Miss Huckleberry Pageant Ashley Grounds (406) 273-8377
    Food Booth Carol Hoaglund (406) 544-1670
    Media Contact Sandra Gubel (406) 827-4091
    E-Mail address Huckleberry Festival  

    Entry Forms:
    You may submit an entry form for the Pie-eating Contest, Run for Fun, Dessert or Jam & Jelly Contests, Miss Huckleberry Pageant, Huckleberry Homesteader Pentathlon, or the Parade by choosing the appropriate link:

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