North Powder Huckleberry Festival: July

This annual event celebrates the delicious wild huckleberry which grows in surrounding mountains. A community breakfast and all-school reunion kicks it off the event from 7-10:30 a.m., the parade follows at 11a.m., craft and food vendors, entertainment, a huckleberry dessert contest and silent auction, a Highland Games demonstration, activities and games for kids, a firemen’s barbecue, the free “world’s longest huckleberry sundae” at 3 p.m., and an outdoor evening showing of a movie and cartoons at dusk. The Huckleberry Hot-Rod Show-n-Shine is held in conjunction with the festival. A truly unique small town festival.

For more information, call 541-898-2620.

When: Last weekend in July
Location: Long Creek Road in North Powder, Oregon

7 to 10: PVHS All-School Reunion Breakfast (everyone’s welcome!)
8 a.m. Huckleberry Hustle 5 or 10k Fun Run/Walk
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Car Show Registration
10 a.m. Craft; Food vendors and Wolf Creek Grange Food open
10 a.m. Parade Line-up
11 a.m. Festival Parade “Huckleberry Funn” Noon – 5 Live entertainment at city park
noon – end Mud Volleyball Tournament begins – 10 teams compete
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Huckleberry Hot-Rod Show-n-Shine (8 categories)
1 p.m. Huckleberry Dessert Contest judging begins
1 p.m. Kid’s games begin & Library Silent Auction
2:30 p.m. to 4 Dragon Theater Puppet Show 4 p.m. Free “World’s Longest Huckleberry Sundae”
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. NP Rural Fire Department BBQ Dinner
6 p.m. Huckleberry Dessert Contest Auction at fire station
8 p.m. Powder Club’s Street Dance Mark Stratton