As you may already have discovered, this year’s Skagit Valley Giant Festival in its traditional form has been canceled. As much as we regret having no community celebrations, we are now taking pre-registration forms from growers to compete in the Weigh-Off (only) and will award the top-winning cash purse prize of $1500.00 to the grower with the heaviest pumpkin!
Thanks to our generous Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Sponsors:
A special thanks and a backstory…
At the beginning of July, we received an email from last year’s giant pumpkin winner and past President of the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club, Lee Roof. In it was a salvaging idea, or “Plan B” to save the Weigh-Off portion of our traditional Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival. It also included 10, well-though-out bulleted points on how to re-purpose this year’s Weigh-Off so that growers could safely have their giant pumpkin weight recorded through the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) while our sponsors receive their display pumpkins. Thanks, Lee. We are using all 10.