Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival

Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival

Come to Castle Mountain's Annual Huckleberry Festival to enjoy music and entertainment and ride the chairlift for some of the best huckleberry picking around.

Festival Dates
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Festival Type
Food
Music
Sports
Community
Castle Mountain
Region
Alberta Rockies
Province
Alberta

Come for the berries, stay for the fun.

Castle Mountain's Annual Huckleberry Festival is a weekend-long, family friendly event that attracts more than 800 people each year. The main attraction of this event is the Huckleberries! Castle Mountain's aptly named Huckleberry Chairlift whisks guests more than 1000 feet onto the ridge of Haig Mountain, home to thousands of Huckleberry bushes full of ripe barriers.

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. 

Castle Mountain and their community association has spent the summer marking hiking trails that have been popular with the locals for years. Check out the trail map at http://www.skicastle.ca/hiking-at-castle/.

Bring your appetite! Breakfast buffets, BBQ lunches and a pig roast / roast beef dinner are all part of the program! On Sunday, expect to see food trucks on location.

Read about the Huckleberry Festival here.

Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival

About Huckleberries

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.

Daily events

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • T-Bar Pub open (children welcome until 10 PM)

  • Full Moon Hike & Fine Dining Experience (by reservation only)
  • 
Huckleberry Fest Patio Party featuring live music (Outdoor Huckleberry Stage) Live Music Goes Indoors (T-Bar Pub & Grub)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet (Day Lodge) - $15 / Adult (13 +), $10 / Child (12 & Under) Vendor Marketplace (Base Area / Day Lodge)
  • T-Bar Pub & Grub open (children welcome until 10 PM)
  • Huckleberry Chair open for huckleberry picking / scenic lift rides - Single ride tickets $19 / Adult (13 +), $14 / Child (12 & Under)
  • Alpenland Summer Sale
  • Specialized Bicycles E-Bike Demo
  • BBQ lunch in the base area $15 / Adult, $10 / Child (12 & Under)
  • Wood Carving Demo, Bouncy Castle, Concessions, Beer Garden (base area) Castle Cornhole Championship presented by Big Rock Brewery (base area)
  • LIVE MUSIC (Outdoor Huckleberry Stage)
  • Face painting (base area)
  • Pig Roast & Roast Beef Dinner (Day Lodge)
    $20 / Adult (13 +), $15 / Child (12 & Under)
  • Huckleberry Fest Patio Party featuring live music (Outdoor – Huckleberry Stage)
  • Live Music Goes Indoors (T-Bar Pub & Grub)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet (Day Lodge) - $15 / Adult (13 +), $10 / Child (12 & Under)
  • Vendor Marketplace (Base Area / Day Lodge)
  • Huckleberry Chair open for huckleberry picking / scenic lift rides
    Single ride tickets $19 / Adult (13 +), $14 / Child (6 - 12), FREE for children 5 & under
  • T-Bar Pub & Grub open (children welcome)
  • BBQ lunch in the base area $15 / Adult, $10 / Child (12 & Under)
  • Castle Cornhole Championship presented by Big Rock Brewery (base area) Bouncy Castle, Concessions, Beer Garden (base area)
  • Outdoor LIVE MUSIC (base area)
  • Refreshments available at top of Huckleberry Chair
  • Face painting (base area)

Admission

Admission to festival grounds is free of charge with meals, beverages, and scenic lift rides available for cost. 

New this year is our Huckleberry Festival all-access pass, available for Adults (13 +) at a cost of $69 per person or $49 per child (6 – 12). 

The Huckleberry Fest pass includes:

  • Access to festival grounds
  • Unlimited scenic lift rides both days
  • Continental breakfast on Saturday
  • Commerative Huckleberry Fest pass
  • BBQ lunch on Saturday
  • Pig Roast / Roast Beef dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast buffet on Sunday

Where To Stay

Festival organizers recommend staying on-hill at Castle Mountain to get the most out of your experience. Grab yourself a deal at the Castle Mountain Lodge and Hostel.

Click here for more information about where to stay. Camping is available by reservation at Guest Services. Call Guest Services on 403 627 5101 or visit skicastle.ca

Read about the Huckleberry Festival here.

 

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