Huckleberry Festival: A Berry Big Sky Tradition

By Elissa Glassman

ice cream coneThere’s nothing like sweet, yet tart, juicy huckleberries—a flavor too delicious to explain to those who have never tasted them. Honoring
those huckleberries every year has been the inspiration behind the annual Huckleberry Festival Celebration in Trout Creek, Montana.

“This will be our 43rd annual celebration,” Trout Creek postmaster and three-year festival chairperson Elizabeth Haagensen says. “We have an amazing team of people volunteering to organize this event.”

The festival will be Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13, at Trout Creek Park in Trout Creek, Montana. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. MST on Saturday, and the parade starts at 11 a.m. The festivities also include a pie eating contest, huckleberry pancake breakfast, artisan booths with a variety of items and musical entertainment. On Sunday, the festivities continue at 10 a.m. MST.

Parking and admission are free, and it is a dog-friendly event. For more information, visit the Huckleberry Festival website.