Friday, 17 January 2014

The Huckleberry Days Art Festival

The Huckleberry Days Art Festival is a carnival of the wonderful native purple fruit; the annual wild huckleberry harvest is the subject for music and amusement and an art fair. Held in downtown Whitefish, this three-day yearly event has arts and crafts, bake-off contest, beer garden and much family fun. Restaurants offer signature huckleberry flavored drinks, entrees and desserts in honor of the grizzly bears' much loved food.

This Art Festival is with over 100 artists & food vendors and all the events take place in/around Depot Park, Whitefish. Come down and take pleasure in a huckleberry cook-off too. You can taste huckleberry flavored drinks, entrees and dessert at any of the local eating establishments. This is an occasion meant to make the mind, body and the palate happy.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Huckleberry Days

In coastal Central California and Northern California of the United States, the red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) is found in the Coast Redwood plant community. A prostrate form occurs also. In the Pacific Northwest region of North America, the huckleberry plant grows in many places. It can be found in mid-alpine regions, often on the lower slopes of mountains. The plant grows best in damp, acidic soil. Under optimal conditions, huckleberries bushes can be as high as 1.5 to 2 metres (4.9 to 6.6 ft), and usually ripen in mid-to-late summer, or later at higher elevations. The Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) is used horticulturally in coastal naturalistic and native plant public landscapes and private gardens.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Huckleberry

Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in the family Ericaceae, in two closely related genera: Vaccinium and Gaylussacia. The huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho.

While various Gaylussacia species, such as Vaccinium parvifolium, the Red Huckleberry, are always called huckleberries, other Vaccinium species may be called blueberries or huckleberries depending upon local custom, as in parts of Appalachia.

The fruit of the various species of plant only called huckleberries is generally edible and tasty. The berries are small and round, 5-10 mm in diameter and look like blueberries. Berries range in color according to species from bright red, through dark purple, and into the blues. In taste the berries range from tart to sweet, with a flavor similar to that of a blueberry, especially in blue- and purple-colored varieties. However, many kinds of huckleberries have a noticeable, distinct taste different from blueberries, and some have noticeably larger seeds. Huckleberries are enjoyed by many animals, including bears, birds, and also by humans.
The 'garden huckleberry' (Solanum melanocerasum) is not considered to be a true huckleberry but is instead a member of the nightshade family.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Huckleberry Days

The huckleberry is the grizzly bears' favorite food. In honor of this delectable eatable, Whitefish Montana celebrates Huckleberry Days each fall.  The annual huckleberry harvest has become the reason to celebrate with music and entertainment.


Event Name: Huckleberry Days
Dates: 8/12/2011 - 8/14/2011 update info
Time: 12:00:00 PM - 08:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Huckleberry Days in Whitefish,MT
Contact: Whitefish Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (406) 862-3501
Email: Contact Whitefish Chamber of Commerce via email
Website: whitefishchamber.org
Event Details:
The 21st annual Huckleberry Days Arts Festival is August 13-15, 2010 at Depot Park (Railway St. & Central Ave.) in Whitefish. With over 100 vendors of fine arts and great food, the festival includes a ½ block jumping tent, entertainment and a huckleberry dessert bake-off contest.
Festival hours:  Friday, 11:30 am-6:30 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday 10 am-5 pm.


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Huckleberry Days Art Festival

Huckleberry Days Art Festival

The Huckleberry Days Art Festival is a celebration of the fabulous native purple fruit, the annual wild huckleberry harvest is the theme for music and entertainment and an art fair. Held in downtown Whitefish, this three-day annual event 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 grizzly bears' favorite food.