Upcoming Events

Fifth Annual

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 26

Sponsored by the

Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers
with Coastal Farm & Ranch, Northern Lights Gardening, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Skagit County and Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse

 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Harvest Food :: Pony Rides :: Face Painting
Family Carnival Games :: Toad Races :: The “Bat Lady”

Last year’s pumpkin weighed in at over 1450 pounds! What will it weigh this year?
Stay tuned for the latest updates here and on Facebook!


Howard Dill Award for the “Prettiest Pumpkin”
We’ll also have prizes for
Giant Vegetables :: Children’s Pumpkins :: Big Sunflowers

Festival Schedule:

9 a.m. to noon – Entries for pumpkin weigh-off accepted; also bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – WSU Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic

11 a.m. to noon – “Bats Incredible” with the “Bat Lady” Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest. Reservations requested. Kids are welcome.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Random Acts of Food

Noon – 2 p.m. – Musicians Laurel Bliss and John Clark play old-time Cajun and bluegrass

Noon – 4 p.m. – Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

1 – 3 p.m. – Family fun! Pony rides with Lang’s Traveling Ponies, face painting, carnival games, toad races and more!

4 p.m. – Winner of the largest pumpkin announced!