Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

pumpkin-on-vineFourth Annual
Skagit Valley
Giant Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2014
at Christianson’s Nursery
Sponsored by the
Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers

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

Cash prize for the biggest pumpkin!
The prize amount is still growing as we go to press; stay tuned for updates
about the prizes and all our sponsors at www.christiansonsnursery.com and on Facebook.

Howard Dill Award for “Prettiest Pumpkin”
We’ll also have 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.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Queen Bee Espresso
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Random Acts of Food
11 a.m. – noon “Bats Incredible” with “Bat Lady” Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest. Reservations requested. All ages.
Noon – 2 p.m. Musician Amy Hindman plays classic folk songs
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. Winners announced

How to Enter:
Contest entry forms are available at our Garden Store and on our website at


For reservations for event classes, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Thanks to all of this year’s sponsors!


Fresh Cider Pressing Demonstration

Saturday, October 4
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Cider Pressing John & LilyEnjoy complimentary apple cider freshly made on Christianson’s antique cider press. This is the weekend of the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms (www.farmtour.com), so make a day of it with tours at the numerous working farms in this beautiful region, including next-door La Conner Flats. At Christianson’s, see picturesque and functional buildings that are preserving the valley’s rich agricultural heritage: granaries, potting shed, a classic 1946 greenhouse and 1888 schoolhouse, plus the llamas, sheep, chickens, rabbits and birds at the nursery.