This Year’s Festival is Saturday, September 19, 2020
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off * Pony Rides * Face Painting
*Family Carnival Games * Toad Races * “Bat’s Incredible” Class
*A-maze-ing Hay Maze with Camp Korey
*The Scone Lady *Random Acts of Food *Yukon Jitter Coffee Truck *Northwest Kettle Corn *Absolutely Nuts!
*Beer Garden by the Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery
Benefits and sponsored by the La Conner Library Foundation
Schedule of Events
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Entries for pumpkin weigh-in accepted. Watch the parade of deliveries!
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. New family fun! An a-maze-ing hay maze with Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chelle Beautiful Face Painting ($5, cash only) and family carnival games!
11 a.m. – noon “Bats Incredible” class in the Schoolhouse with Bat Lady, Kathleen Bander
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Skagit’s own Random Acts of Food, Yukon Jitter Coffee Truck, The Scone Lady, NW Kettle Corn Company, and Absolutely Nuts!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Anacortes Brewery Beer Garden hosted by La Conner Library Foundation
Noon – 3 p.m. Lang’s Pony Rides! ($5, cash only)
1 – 4 p.m. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
4 p.m. Winner Announced!
For all pumpkin entries, please download a Giant Pumpkin Entry Form at ChristiansonsNursery.com
Christianson’s Nursery is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, who is sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records! Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers with Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, and Mount Vernon Tractor Supply, and drawings for floral seed baskets provided by Floret Flower Farm. The day’s events begin early with entrants registering for the official Weigh-Off. Last year’s pumpkin weighed in at over 1300 pounds! Compete for a cash prize for the biggest pumpkin and the Howard Dill Award for prettiest pumpkin! Be sure to bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 SKAGIT VALLEY GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
HEAVYWEIGHT GROWER, LEE ROOF FROM OAK HARBOR!
At 1548 pounds of pumpkin, Lee squashed the record held by local growers.
A note of thanks to all the participating growers who participated in the Weigh-Off competition.
2019 broke two records for Christianson’s Nursery: the region’s heaviest ‘Atlantic’ giant pumpkin (north of Puyallup, WA), and record-breaking attendance thanks to you!
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
2019’s winner received a purse of $1500 for the largest pumpkin of the weigh-off!
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
Howard Dill Prettiest Pumpkin $100
The top four giant pumpkins will then be displayed at our sponsor sites:
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.
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.”
Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers, with Gordon Skagit Farms, Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, and Mount Vernon Tractor Supply. A special thanks to Floret Flower Farm for providing drawings of floral seed baskets during the Weigh-Off! Christianson’s Nursery is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, who is sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records!
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.
Email it to Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com