What are huckleberries, you ask? Or at least, we did. They look and taste a lot like blueberries and they grow wild in the area around Whitefish, Montana. That wasn't far from where we were staying and we haven't been to a small town festival for quite a while, so we decided to take a look at the Huckleberry Days Art Festival on Saturday.
There were lots of artist's tents.
This pottery was probably inspired by huckleberries. I really like it.
This man turns incredible natural-edged bowls. We talked to him quite a while about how he finishes them. They have such a rich clear look.
Of course, there were clothes.
This woman not only wears an incredible costume, she makes great folk art figures.
There were activities for children, like this climbing pole.
We had good barbecue for lunch.
The festival was held in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish. This Great Northern diesel engine was on a track right behind the BBQ stand.
To finish our day's exercise we walked around the downtown area, where we saw this clock tower.
We also walked on the path by a creek that wanders through the town. It was very pretty.
We planned to buy a huckleberry pie on our way back the the RV park. But we weren't willing to pay $30 for one 8-inch pie, or even $5 a slice. A neighbor in the park told us sometimes the berries sell for $40 a pint so locals carefully protect the location where they find them growing wild. I guess the cost of the pie makes sense but we weren't willing to pay it.