Some of us remember life before 1980; life was very different back then. Some of us drove cars without catalytic converters, we were still getting used to watching a brand new cable channel called ESPN, and single men had the nerve to go out in public dressed like this...and they got away with it.

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46 years later, some things are still as wonderful as they were back then. Take the Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek, which since 1976, continues to serve up contests, entertainment, and huckleberries. LOTS OF THEM.

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A lovely reminder that huckleberries are totally dope

When To Come

The 46th Annual Huckleberry Festival will be in a familiar place: in between Childs and Tuscor just south of the Noxon Reservoir on the Clark Fork River. Take State Highway 200 north from Thompson Falls to get there.

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The two day festival will happen on August 13th and 14th. It is a free event with free admission, free parking and free entertainment. If you'd like to participate in any events, the proceeds go directly to next year's festival.


 

Jams, Jellies & Desserts

Celebrating the versatility of huckleberries wouldn't be complete without pies, desserts, jams and jellies. Contestants can enter their huckleberry creations for kids and adults to enjoy and judge.

*Don't worry , vegans: all dishes can't use dairy products like eggs or cream cheese


Run For Fun

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No matter how in shape (or out-of-shape) you are, Saturday morning's Run For Fun 5K starts at 8:30am at the Trout Creek Motel. Entry is $25 per person and you get a free t-shirt to boot!


 

Pie Eating

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Time to stuff your face! Kids and adults can enter to win cash prizes at the Pie Eating Contest on Saturday the 14th. There's 4 age groups so anyone can enter.


 

Huckleberry Sales

Freshly picked and frozen huckleberries will be available for purchase by the gallon from local pickers. They will also have some recipes you can take inspiration from if you're not sure how best to use huckleberries in your kitchen.

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For more information about this year's Huckleberry Festival you can visit them HERE