2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival

It’s time to think big!!

Christianson’s Nursery is partnering with Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers (PNWGPG) to host the 7th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Mission Statement:To create an awareness and interest in gardening within our Skagit Valley community in the spirit of fun and healthy competition. 

Fun for the whole family!  Giant Pumpkin, Fruit & Vegetable Weigh Off,  Pumpkin Pie Bake Off, Pony Rides, Face Painting, “The Bat Lady” and so much more!  Plan to spend the entire afternoon with your family, friends and community for this good will event.

Last year’s largest pumpkin weighed 1165 pounds!!


How to Enter?  Entry forms are available here:

2017 Giant Pumpkin Entry Form

2017 Giant Fruit and Vegetable Registration Form

2017 Pumpkin Bake Off

2017 Pumpkin Bake-Off Entry Form


Interested in sponsoring this event? Individual sponsors are most welcome to join!
2017 Sponsor Form

For more information on the Puget Sound Giant Pumpkin Growers, go to http://www.pnwgpg.com/




Results: 2016 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in

The weigh-off had 11 big-bellied entries in what turned out to be a lovely Fall day. Their official weights were ranked as follows:

1st place    1,165 pounds         Grown by Dick Kilburn of Anacortes, WA, $1,000 prize

2nd place   918 pounds           Grown by Harm DeVries of Mount Vernon, WA, $500 prize

3rd place  897.5 pounds         Grown by Lee Roof of Coupeville, WA $300 prize

4th place  701 pounds             Grown by Bob Risi of Enumclaw, WA $150 prize,

5th place   504.5 pounds         Grown by Joan Devries of Mount Vernon, WA $75 prize

6th place   462 pounds            Grown by Brandon Clayton of Glenoma, WA, $50 prize

7th place   431 pounds             Grown by Brian Halbert, of Auburn WA, $50 prize

8th place   278 pounds            Grown by Matt Radach of Camano Island, WA, $25 prize

9th place   248.5 pounds         Grown by Glenn Snodgrass of Lynden, WA, $25 prize

10th place  224 pounds           Grown by Mike Radach of Oak Harbor, WA, $25 prize

The Howard Dill award for the “Prettiest Pumpkin” went to Joal Holland of Sumner. In addition to giant pumpkins, giant squash, sunflowers, field pumpkins and tomatoes were displayed.


Thanks to 2016 sponsors