Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We wholeheartedly welcome fall for its brisk winds and autumnal color which serves as a seasonal backdrop for the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This in-person event celebrates agritourism with a Weigh-Off competition for pumpkin-growing hobbyists and giant vegetable growers.  Enjoy this complimentary, family-fun event and a chance to win cash prizes for your giant pumpkin.

2022 Pay Schedule:

First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner $1500
 2nd Place-$750
3rd Place-500
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
Ugliest Pumpkin $25
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.


Schedule of Events

9 a.m. – noon
 Entries for the Weigh-Off accepted
Watch the parade of deliveries


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Enjoy family orientated gamed and festivities and carnival games including the
A-maze-ing Hay Maze with Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey


10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Beautiful Face Painting & Balloon Fairy ($5 cash only),
toad observatory, and carnival games


11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Seasonal bites with Waffles in Paradise & Kettle Corn


Noon – 3 p.m.
Bluegrass music by Laurel Bliss, John Clark, and Andy Rick


Noon – 4 p.m.
Giant Pumpkin and Giant Vegetable Weigh-Off
Prizes given away throughout the Weigh-Off


4 p.m.
The winner of the SVGPF Weigh-Off announced


Download our SVGPF Entry Form an entry 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:


Gordon Skagit Farms

Coastal Farm & Ranch

Skagit Valley Co-op,

and the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers


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.”