The Mt. Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail days has become a popular family festival. But it is perhaps best known for the huckleberry pancakes that are served in the morning as breakfast, and also for the soulful music.
Organization: Cascade Geographic Society
Dates: 08/24/2012 - 08/26/2012 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Mt. Hood Village in Mt. Hood,OR
Contact: Cascade Geographic Society
Phone: (503) 622-4798
Free Admission! Free Parking!
Friday August 24th - 8am to 7pm (plus Evening Concert from 7pm to 10pm)
Saturday August 25th - 8am to 7pm (plus Evening Concert from 7pm to 10pm)
Sunday August 26th - 8am to 5pm
The festivities include free historical tours of the Oregon Trail, original and traditional Folk music, arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, historical and natural resource exhibits, and more.
One of the highlights is the "World's Record-Breaking Watermelon Launch" (Saturday afternoon), where catapults and other uniquely-designed contraptions launch watermelons and other produce into outer space. There are lots of delicious Huckleberry Pies and Tarts, Huckleberry jams and sauces and a selection of other Wild Berry jams, even fresh Huckleberries.
There's a Native American Salmon bake, Native American storytelling, flute music and drumming, a "Huckleberry Ceremony", and much, much more, including "Great Northwest Music" featuring incredible singer-songwriters all day long, with a "Huckleberry Friday Evening Concert" between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., a "Huckleberry Saturday Evening Concert" between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be something for the whole family! This three-day event is always held during the month of August, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.
- A late August annual event spanning 3 days
- Pancake breakfasts, historical tours, salmon bake and storytelling
- Mt Hood Village off of East US Highway 26
Overview: The Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days is actually a reincarnation of an earlier event that dates back to the 1890 when an 1840's Oregon trail emigrant, trading post operator and founder of the frontier settlement along the Salmon River named Samuel Welch opened a hotel in the picturesque village of Welches.
When: A late August annual event spanning 3 days
Where: Mount Hood Village on East US Highway 26
Fees: This is a FREE event
Details: Pies, tarts, sauces and huckleberry pancakes… there is a lot you can enjoy at the festival. There are some huckleberry pizzas too you can try out. Spend quality time at the festival and go out on Barlow Trail tours and explore the remains of the famous old Oregon Trail.
Your days at Mount Hood will be worth remembering.
Admission and parking are both free to everyone.