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August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Come for the berries, stay for the fun!
Castle Mountain’s Annual Huckleberry Festival is a family event that attracts more than 300 people each year to come enjoy music and entertainment, a pig roast, and ride the chairlifts to some of the best Huckleberry picking around. The main attraction of this fun family event is the Huckleberries! Castle Mountain’s main mountain, Mount Gravenstafel, is home to thousands of Huckleberry bushes and those bushes are full of yummy berries.
Make sure to bring a bucket with a tight-fitting lid so you don’t lose your berries, sunscreen, water, a hat and good hiking clothes.
Mark the date on your calendar and plan to bring the whole family. If you haven’t had a chance to experience Castle Mountain in the summer, this is a great opportunity to check it out.
Huckleberries are a ground cover berry plant that grow in abundance in the Rocky Mountains all the way from Castle Mountain to Whistler. The best picking season for huckleberries in the Pincher Creek region is typically the last few weeks of August. The berries are small and round, 5-10 mm in diameter and look like blueberries. Huckleberries range in colour from bright red to dark purple or blue. Berry flavours can be tart or sweet, often similar to a blueberry, if they are blue or purple. But many also can have a different flavour from blueberries.
The official event schedule is still being developed. Visit the official website for more information
Where To Stay:
Festival organizers recommend staying on-hill at Castle Mountain to get the most out of your experience.