2018 Giant Pumpkin Festival

Anticipating the Weigh-Off for 2018…

A bigger prized purse for largest Giant Pumpkin during the Weigh-Off,

New!!  A beer garden with Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill,

New!!  A live pumpkin carving demonstration on a Giant Pumpkin,

Games, Pony Rides, Face Painting,

Food Vendors, and

Bat’s Incredible & Pumpkin Doodling Classes

This is how we introduce the Giants!


2017 Skagit

Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

The Results Are In!


What a spectacular participation and weigh-off event at the Nursery last Saturday!  Congratulations to the winners (listed below) for growing the biggest giant pumpkins to ever be entered into the weigh-off!

First place winner and new record holder, Mr. Jim Sherwood with a 1,702-pound giant, goes to Coastal Farm Supply in Mount Vernon to be displayed throughout October.   Second place winner, Ms. Cindy Tobeck with a 1,526-pound winner, is now featured at the produce department at the Skagit Valley Co-op.  Both of these pumpkins shattered our old Nursery record of a 1450-pound pumpkin in 2014!

Place                Grower Name                     City                      State/Prov                     Weight (lbs)

1                        Sherwood, Jim               Mulino,                       Oregon                          1,702.00
2                        Tobeck, Cindy               Olympia,                  Washington                     1,526.00
3(EX)               Uhlmeyer, Jeff              Olympia,                  Washington                     1,510.50
4                        Holland, Joel                 Sumner,                  Washington                     1,452.00
5                           Roof, Lee                    Coupeville,               Washington                     1,050.00
6                       Kilburn, Dick                Anacortes,                Washington                        898.50
7                       DeVries, Joan              Mt. Vernon,               Washington                        664.50
8                        Barker, Ron               Bonney Lake,             Washington                        642.00
9                       Pelletier, Jeff          North Vancouver,      British Columbia                  629.00
10                   Robison, Michael               Deary,                          Idaho                             604.00
11                      Pringle, Monte             Wenatchee,                Washington                       569.00
12(EX)              Risi, Robert                Enumclaw,                 Washington                       489.50
13                    DeVries, Harm            Mt. Vernon,                Washington                       444.50
14                     Joyner, Ryan                 Graham,                    Washington                       432.00
15                      Risi, Robert                 Enumclaw,                 Washington                       404.00
16                      Chun, Jason                  Tukwila,                    Washington                       383.50
17(SQ)              Barker, Ron               Bonney Lake,               Washington                      339.00
18                Camparmo, Maurizio        Langley,                 British Columbia                 334.50
19                     Radach, Matt            Camano Island,             Washington                      186.00
20(SQ)            Risi, Robert                  Enumclaw,                  Washington                      156.00
21                   Radich, Steve             Mount Vernon,               Washington                      150.00
22               Snodgrass, Glenn                Lynden,                     Washington                       129.50

Another special thanks to our sponsors who not only supported the Festival the way sponsors do, and for encouraging the hobby of giant pumpkin growing in our agricultural community!!


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.

Fun for the whole family!  Giant Pumpkin and Fruit & Vegetable Weigh Off,  Amateur Pumpkin Carving Contest, 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.


2017 Giant Pumpkin Entry Form

2017 Giant Fruit and Vegetable Registration Form

2017 Amateur Pumpkin Carving Entry Form


Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival 2017

    Saturday, September 30

      Accepting entries at 9:00 a.m. – noon  Entry deadline: noon

    Giant Pumpkin, Veggie and Carved Pumpkin Weigh-Off: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

         Winners announced at 3:00 p.m.

 Prizes given for Giants (pumpkins):

1st        $1,000

2nd       $500

3rd        $300

4th        $150

5th        $75

6th        $50

7th        $50

8th        $25

9th        $25

10th      $25



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. 


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