Saturday, September 21, 2019
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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
Christianson’s Nursery is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, who are 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.
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.”
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
2018’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
Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers, with 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 are 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