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15th Annual Great Salt Lick Contest & Auction

September 16, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

The 15th Annual Great Salt Lick Contest & Auction is Saturday, September 16, 2023. Viewing of the entries at Baker City’s unique fundraising event begins at 5:30 p.m.; the auction starts at 6:30 p.m.

Get your licks in now!
Enter your animal-created salt licks at Oregon Trail Livestock Supply, Richland Feed and Seed, or Churchill School.


  • People’s Choice:   1st: $100   2nd: $75   3rd: $50
  • Forgeries:   1st: $100   2nd: $75
  • Most artistically licked block:   1st: $150   2nd: $100   3rd: $75   4th: $50
  • Best Poem with a block:   1st: $100   2nd: $75   3rd: $50
  • Best Poem without a block:   1st: $100   2nd: $75   3rd: $50

All auction proceeds will go to OHSU Parkinson’s Center of Oregon. $1,225 will be given out in prize money. This year’s poem theme is “Took a Kickin’ but still Lickin’!”
The contest is currently accepting entries. If you wish to get your block into the show the deadline for submission is September 9; please get your entries in as early as possible. Blocks entered after Sept. 9 may or may not be eligible for prize money.
Free replacement blocks will be supplied by Oregon Trail Livestock Supply, Baker City, or, Richland Feed and Seed, Richland. (No replacement block at Churchill School, Baker City).
The Great Salt Lick Contest has earned over $175,000 for Parkinson’s Research at OHSU. Thank you to all who have contributed or donated to this event.


September 16, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
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Whit Deschner
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Churchill School
3451 Broadway St.
Baker City, OR 97814 United States
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