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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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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2022
March 30th, 2022

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2022

Welcome to our thirty-ninth Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!   The Tulip Festival returned in 2021 with reimagined events and 2022 is building up to be even better!  There will be millions of tulips for you to see, a wide array of events, and adventures and explorations for you to enjoy during your visit to Magic Skagit.

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Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow 2022
February 22nd, 2022

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow 2022

Viva Farms is hosting the 4th Annual Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW, presented by the Port of Skagit this April. The ROADSHOW is a month-long local beer, cider and bounty celebration held at breweries around Skagit Valley featuring craft beers brewed with Skagit Valley Malt, cider and delicious bites highlighting local ingredients. Join other local beer, cider and food enthusiasts, as you enjoy exclusive beer and bite pairings on a self-guided brewery adventure. Participants can also join in the fun of a homebrewer’s competition; cornhole and trivia tournaments; or join us as a VIP to create a truly magic Skagit experience.

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Beautiful Daffodils and Tasty Grains
February 22nd, 2022

Beautiful Daffodils and Tasty Grains

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, right? While the tulips are Skagit Valley’s most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as extraordinary as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against a Mt. Baker backdrop during the La Conner Daffodil Festival. Did you know that more tulip and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the United States?

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Skagit County Takes Another 103 Acres Out of the Path of Development
December 21st, 2021

Skagit County Takes Another 103 Acres Out of the Path of Development

Fourth Farm for 2021 Added to Farmland Preservation Program
This fall, Skagit County finalized a conservation easement on a 103-acre property to permanently limit the land’s use to farming.

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Deception Pass Challenge Paddling & Rowing Race
November 29th, 2021

Deception Pass Challenge Paddling & Rowing Race

The Deception Pass Challenge is an epic winter paddling and rowing race through the tidal rapids of Deception Pass!  Race in tidal current around three wilderness islands, under the Deception Pass Bridge, twice, through turbulent tidal rapids, and over possible standing waves with epic views of the Olympic Peninsula, Lopez Island, and distant Victoria BC if weather permits.

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Genuine Skagit Cooking
November 22nd, 2021

Genuine Skagit Cooking

Genuine Skagit Cooking (working title) welcomes Skagit residents to open their recipe boxes and share their prized dishes in celebration of the farm-raised flavors of the Skagit Valley. It is a collaboration between Genuine Skagit Valley and Raspberry Bow Press, an independent book press located in Skagit. Genuine Skagit Cooking will bring to life the region’s agricultural way of life, inviting both locals and others across the country into the kitchen to cook the Skagit way.  

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Play the Passport to Marine Adventure
October 6th, 2021

Play the Passport to Marine Adventure

The Passport To Marine Adventure is an interactive way to engage with the Salish Sea and its surrounding ecosystem. Visit our coastal exploration sites, complete educational activities, and win prizes as you explore the Salish Sea like never before. The Passport to Marine Adventure is a program of the Northwest Straits Foundation.  

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Field Notes from North Cascades Institute – October 2021
October 5th, 2021

Field Notes from North Cascades Institute – October 2021

Happy Fall! Autumn is maybe our favorite time of the year, with the rich mixtures of colors in the forest, dramatic weather, gorgeous light, and a growing sense of turning inwards and coziness. While our busy summer of Family Getaways, Skagit Tours, Youth Leadership Adventures, and other programs has concluded, we are still hosting Base Camp Learning & Lodging weekends into mid-November, with special shoulder season pricing beginning Halloween weekend and plenty of online classes too.

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What’s the Magic in Your Skagit?
September 29th, 2021

What’s the Magic in Your Skagit?

The beauty of our county is undeniable in its diversity of landscapes, flora, and fauna and in the wonderful people who make this corner of the world shine. Here is an opportunity to share your voice and artistic talent to showcase what makes Skagit county special.

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Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy
September 9th, 2021

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy program celebrates its 25th year of preserving Skagit farmland in 2021. The program has permanently protected more than 13,500 acres of high-quality and productive agricultural land. An additional 500 acres are in the pipeline for protection.

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Harvest in the Valley
August 31st, 2021

Harvest in the Valley

It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time!  The Skagit Valley has lots of different lodging options for you.  Book a room, make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor options.

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Farm Hopping in the Skagit Valley is the Ultimate Summer Activity
July 26th, 2021

Farm Hopping in the Skagit Valley is the Ultimate Summer Activity

This region is teeming with farms and roadside farm stands, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than making a day out of visiting as many as we can and collecting all the fresh fruits, veggies, cheeses (and MORE) along the way!

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Whale Watching is in Full Swing
July 13th, 2021

Whale Watching is in Full Swing

Captain David, Naturalist Sam, and crewmembers Lauren and Michael were aboard our boat – the Island Explorer V.  The weather was gorgeous and sunny and we enjoyed a slight breeze as we left Cap Sante Marina headed toward the sea.

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4th of July Celebrations 2021
June 30th, 2021

4th of July Celebrations 2021

Visit Skagit Valley for the 4th of July weekend!  Not only do we have the most amazing beaches, forests and mountains, but we also know how to celebrate!  Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!

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