Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 24

Doors open at 9 a.m. for entries. Festivities start at 11 a.m.
Free admission & plenty of free parking in our new lot!
(small charge for pony rides and face painting)

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers
Coastal Farm & Ranch, The Skagit Valley Food Coop &
Christianson’s Nursery


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

Cash prizes for the biggest pumpkins!
Last year’s pumpkin weighed in at over 1421 pounds! What will it weigh this year?

Howard Dill Award for the “Prettiest Pumpkin”
Prizes for Giant Vegetables  • Children’s Pumpkins  • Big Sunflowers

Festival Schedule

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Entries for pumpkin weigh-off accepted; also bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers

11 a.m. – noon
Bats Incredible presention with “Bat Lady” Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest. Located in the Schoolhouse. Reservations Requested. All ages.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Random Acts of Food, Northwest Coffee Company.

Noon – 2 p.m.
Musicians Laurel Bliss and John Clark play old-time Cajun and Bluegrass music. Located in House 5.

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

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

3 – 4 p.m.
Winners of the largest pumpkins announced.

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