Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 16, 2023
This year’s Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival was a GIANT success! A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors — Skagit Food Co-op and Tractor Supply
And THANK YOU to all who visited the Nursery and participated in the fall festivities. We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather. It was such a treat to be amongst giant pumpkin growers and giant vegetable enthusiasts.
Coming in first place, a first-time grower, Harvey Cardwell from Oregon City delivered a giant at 1460 pounds! We think he has quite the future in growing giant pumpkins… we will have to see what is to come next year!
Our Giant Pumpkin Growers:
RADICH MOUNT VERNON (squash)
2023 Pay Schedule:
First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner Receives $2000 cash prize
NEW $500 to largest Squash
Schedule of Events
Download our Giant Pumpkin Festival Entry From to submit your pumpkins, squash, super-size garden vegetables (zucchini, tomatoes, gourds), and flowers in this year’s Weigh-Off
A special thanks to our dedicated sponsors for their financial support:
Skagit Valley Co-op
The Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers
Coastal Farm and Ranch
A special note of thanks to the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club and Club Representative Geoff Gould.
The Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, a worldwide 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.”