Sorry folks! As the extenuating circumstances of the coronavirus continue its reach, the Skagit Valley Giant Festival is canceled. This year, we will hold our Weigh-Off portion (only) outside the Vinery by taking pre-registered growers information that will determine scheduled Weigh-Off time slots.
Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off (only)
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Submit pumpkins, squash, super-size garden vegetables (zucchini, tomatoes, gourds), and flowers (sunflowers)!
At the end of the Weigh-Off, we will hand out prize money and will be mailing prize ribbons instead. Please include your best mailing address when registering.
All entrants must wear a mask (out of the vehicle) and supply their own slim crew. We will supply the equipment and scale.
$1500 Cash Prize for the Biggest Pumpkin!
Christianson’s Nursery is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC),
an international organization sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records!
First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner $1500
4th Place $200
5th Place $100
6th Place $50
7th Place $50
8th Place $25
9th Place $25
10th Place $25
After the Weigh-Off, look for the top prize-winning pumpkins to be on display in front of the Garden Store. Take an image with the pumpkin and tag us at #ChristiansonsNursery and we will share your pic on our Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Facebook page!
A Special Thanks to and Sponsored by
Gordon Skagit Farms
Coastal Farm & Ranch
and the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers
CONGRATULATIONS TO LEE ROOF, WINNER OF 2019
HEAVYWEIGHT GROWER, LEE ROOF FROM OAK HARBOR!
At 1548 pounds of pumpkin, Lee squashed the record held by local growers.
The Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, a world-wide organization designated to record world records, stated:
“There were 107 sites for weigh-offs around the world in 2017.
Second place most improved site with 67% from 2016 was Christianson’s Nursery Weigh-off in Mount Vernon, Washington.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP 10 WEIGH-OFF WINNERS of 2019:
First Place: Lee Roof, Oak Harbor, WA: #1,548
Second Place: Joel Holland, Sumner, WA: #1,415
Third Place: Brett Cooper, Corvalis, OR: #1,315.5
Fourth Place: Jim Sherwood, Mulino, WA: #1,270.5
Fifth Place: Jack La Rue, Tenino, WA: #1,104
Sixth Place: Ryan Joyner, Graham, WA: #881.5
Seventh Place: Joan DeVries, Mount Vernon, WA: #836.5
Eighth Place: Brandon Sawyer, Mount Vernon, WA: #826.5
Ninth Place: Harm De Vries, Mount Vernon, WA: #753
Tenth Place, Squash: Jenna Joyner, Graham, WA: #659
A special note of thanks to the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club and Club Representative & Emcee, Lee Roof, and Club President and Recorders, Ryan Joyner, Jena Joyner, and Irene Puhr.