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Happy Holidays From Genuine Skagit Valley
November 15th, 2022

Happy Holidays From Genuine Skagit Valley

Genuine Skagit Valley has compiled a great list of ways to experience the holidays in the Skagit Valley!

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BreadLab and Baking School
November 2nd, 2022

BreadLab and Baking School

The Breadlab’s goal is to bring more affordable, great-tasting bread to the world one loaf at a time. Or maybe faster than that! 

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Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea
October 27th, 2022

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea was formed by a small group of friends who felt the time had come to bring this international organization home to the Skagit Valley.

A Perfect Fall Sunday in the Skagit Valley
September 29th, 2022

A Perfect Fall Sunday in the Skagit Valley

The Skagit Valley is a magical place that I can’t seem to stay away from. No matter the time of year, it always feels special here. Farms abound, as do many delicious, under-the-radar, local restaurants. My ideal Sunday is spent farm hopping and eating my way through this enchanting valley (which has so much more to offer than just the Tulip Festival). Come with me on my perfect Sunday in Skagit, and don’t forget your cooler for delicate veggies and other farm and local goodies!

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Skagit Valley Harvest 2022
September 15th, 2022

Skagit Valley Harvest 2022

It’s time to dress cozy, create a road trip playlist, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and drive to the Skagit Valley to celebrate the Skagit Valley Harvest!  We have tiny cabins near waterfalls, farm stays, and waterfront hotels, along with dog-friendly hotels that offer e-bike rentals!

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Skagit County Permanently Protects 190th Farmland Property
September 8th, 2022

Skagit County Permanently Protects 190th Farmland Property

Skagit County Permanently Protects 190th Farmland Property—Bringing Total to More than 14,000 Acres Protected 57 Acres of Prime Farmland Added to County Farmland Preservation Program This August 11, 2022, Skagit County finalized a conservation easement on a 57-acre property to …

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Fidalgo Bay Day 2022
July 27th, 2022

Fidalgo Bay Day 2022

Celebrate our local estuaries and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life. Take part in our popular beach seining demonstration, touch live marine critters in Shannon Point Marine Center’s undersea zoo, get creative at the kid-friendly craft tables, play fun games, win prizes, and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations. 

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Master Gardener Discovery Garden
July 15th, 2022

Master Gardener Discovery Garden

The WSU Skagit county Master Gardeners Discovery Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and is free!  Signage throughout the garden introduces and explains the plantings and growing techniques used. Master Gardeners work in the garden on Tuesdays, so stop by and get advice on plants.

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Farmstand Fresh Celebrates the Magic Skagit
July 7th, 2022

Farmstand Fresh Celebrates the Magic Skagit

Brimming with freshly-picked and locally-grown Skagit Valley bounty (think plump berries, crisp beets, fresh meats, field flowers, tender greens, sweet corn, etc.,) sixteen produce stands and farm stores welcome visitors to Genuine Skagit Valley’s Farmstand Fresh, a summer-long celebration highlighting growers and food producers from across the region beginning July 1 through August 31, 2022.

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Bioluminescence Kayak Tours at Sunset
June 16th, 2022

Bioluminescence Kayak Tours at Sunset

Add a bioluminescence sunset kayak tour to your Skagit Valley vacation itinerary with Anacortes Kayak Tours! This unique 3-Hour sea kayaking trip is a true celebration of light. Paddling in open water as the day draws to a close and the sun sets is an experience that few have the chance to enjoy.

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4th of July Festivities – 2022
June 15th, 2022

4th of July Festivities – 2022

Celebrate the 4th of July in Skagit Valley!  We have consolidated all of the public display fireworks shows and festivities.  Happy 4th of July! 

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American Roots Concert Series 2022
June 15th, 2022

American Roots Concert Series 2022

Come to a free concert at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater (no registration required)! The American Roots Concert Series is hosted in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation’s Folk & Traditional Arts Program. These concerts are held every Saturday, July 2 – August 27, 2022, at the Amphitheater!

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Skagit Food Trail Coming in 2023
June 9th, 2022

Skagit Food Trail Coming in 2023

Planning a trip to Skagit county next year?!  Check back to learn more about the Skagit Food Trail coming in 2023. Are you interested in being a part of the Skagit Food Trail?  If you are making a significant commitment …

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Mountain Film Festival
May 23rd, 2022

Mountain Film Festival

The Concrete Chamber is happy to announce that we’re finally able to host the first Mountain Film Festival in Concrete after two years of cancellations!

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Youth InFARMation – Harmony Fields Farm
April 14th, 2022

Youth InFARMation – Harmony Fields Farm

Meet Jessica Gigot and learn how STEM is used at Harmony Fields farm to raise sheep, make cheese and practice agroecology (agriculture + ecology) such as composting.

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