The Great Salt Lick Contest

Welcome to the 12th Annual Great Salt Lick Auction Saturday, September 15

Viewing at 5:30 pm

Auction begins at 7 pm

Get your licks in now!

Enter them at Oregon Trail Livestock Supply, Richland Feed and Seed or Crossroads Art Center

Get your photos in for the Great Salt Lick Great Licks photo contest


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

Photo Contest

Animal licking or sticking tongue out (No dead animals, please!)
  • 1st: $150   2nd: $100
Please send photos in med to high resolution to

All auction proceeds, will go to OHSU Parkinson's Center of Oregon. Over $1000 will be given out in prize money. This year's poem theme is "S'aliennation."

The contest is currently accepting entries. Deadline for submission is September 14; please get your entries in as early as possible. Maximum of 2 entries per person.

Free replacement blocks will be supplied by Oregon Trail Livestock Supply, Baker City, or, Richland Feed and Seed, Richland, or Crossroads Art Center, Baker City (no replacement block at Crossroads).

Questions? Call Whit at 541-519-2736

If you have never attended and want to know more here is a link to the National Public Broadcast’s Weekend Edition’s piece (2013) NPR.

The Great Salt Lick Contest has now earned $112,000 for Parkinson’s Research at OHSU. Thank you to all who have contributed or donated to this event.

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