For 38 years, the second Saturday in August has meant huckleberry pie, huckleberry treats, arts, crafts and music on the shores of beautiful Swan Lake. The 40th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival will get underway at 9 am on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72 on Montana Highway 83.
Morning activities include a pancake breakfast starting at 8 am, a Huckleberry Baking contest at 11 am and a Huckleberry Baked Goods Sale (Come early, the pies sell out quickly!). Contest entries must be huckleberry-based with a minimum of three servings provided. Entries will be accepted Saturday morning starting at 10:30 am.
Planned afternoon activities include a silent auction and raffles of donated items including gift certificates and products from area restaurants and merchants.
The festival will also feature an Arts and Crafts Fair with more than 50 vendors offering a wide array of handicrafts, gifts, Montana-made products, food and country-made delicacies. The Ashley Creek Ramblers featuring Roy Wilhelm will play from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm.
Festival proceeds will be used to fund maintenance of the Swan Lake Community Center.
Food and craft vendors interested in participating in the Arts & Crafts Fair should contact Terry & Lesly Olsen at email@example.com