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Skagit Valley During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We missed you this year at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. We hope to see you next year!

Skagit Valley Delivery, Take-out & Curbside Pickup

Many of our Skagit Valley restaurants and breweries are offering delivery, take-out and curbside pickup.  Please support our local businesses! RESTAURANTS Anacortes: Adrift Restaurant – Take-out and Curbside Pick-Up – (360) 588-0653 Anacortes Pizza Factory – Take-out and Delivery- 15% …

Skagit Valley Food Retreat

The Skagit Valley is a popular destination in April and March thanks to its acres upon acres of colorful tulip and daffodil fields. But even most Washington locals don’t know it’s also a developing culinary destination. Tulips are only in season for a minute, but the area’s farmers are growing so much more throughout the year.

Winter Migration of Bald Eagles – Skagit Eagle Festival

Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during the eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount every full weekend in January. Please note that some activities are repeated each weekend, on both Saturday …

2020 Skagit Farm to Pint Homebrewers Competition Kickoff

The 2020 Farm to Pint Pale Ale competition slots are available starting December 3rd at Northwest Brewers Supply.  Only 50 spots are available, and last year sold out quickly.  Entry cost is $40 and includes malt donated by Skagit Valley Malting, yeast donated by Northwest Brewers Supply, and one general admission entry to the 2020 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST.  Proceeds benefit Viva Farms. 

Skagit Valley Weekend – North Cascades Foothills to Deception Pass State Park

We started our Skagit Valley weekend with a glamping experience at the Willowbrook Manor. Willowbrook Manor sits amid beautiful Skagit Valley farmland, four miles east of Sedro-Woolley, Washington in the beautiful North Cascades foothills. The Estate features two acres of …

Weekend Cornucopia in the Valley

From commercial crops to flowers, seeds, and bulbs, to private farms offering their
abundance by way of CSA’s, farmers markets and pop-up roadside stands, a
leisurely drive through the backroads off highway 20 will fill your bags and
baskets with the very best.

Concrete Ghost Walk

What if the Concrete Ghosts could talk?! Wouldn’t it be fun to hear about their lives, deaths, and the reason they still hang around our town?! Now you can!

Craft Beer Harvest in Skagit Valley

Harvesting hops, growing barley, attending great beer festivals, and hopping on the Farm to Pint Passport tour is how craft beer lovers celebrate fall in the Skagit Valley!

Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

Kick-off the harvest in the Valley at the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpking Festival! 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!

Genuine Skagit Valley

From the first commercial crop of cultivated potatoes in 1853, the Skagit Delta has been supplying the region, state, and world with nearly every crop imaginable. The Valley produces almost 95% of U.S. table beet seed (50% of the world supply), 75% of U.S. spinach seed, 25% of global cabbage seed stocks, and more tulip, daffodil, and iris bulbs that any other U.S. county.

Lost in the Valley

I felt like I was exactly where I should be, and by taking some time to focus on the richness of my environment and the relationships important to me, I felt refreshed and ready to tackle my projects with a new sense of enthusiasm, and with some new ideas. Sometimes taking “time off” is more like refilling the tank so you can drive another 1000 miles. Essential.

Seasonal Changes on the Confluence: A Year in the North Cascades

This article was written by North Cascades Institute M. Ed Alumni Brendan McGarry recording the seasonal changes he experienced during his year in residency in the North Cascades. Far up the Skagit River, the Confluence property, a plot of land …

Spring Fever in the Valley

I don’t know about you, but “Spring Fever” is no joke in my world. And if you live in the Skagit Valley, opportunities for indulging those rampant post-winter-doldrum impulses are numerous and varied. A mere glimpse of vegetable starts on …

Skagit Valley is Fast Becoming a Destination For Craft Beer

When looking at a community’s craft beer scene, the home brewer is the heart of where it all begins.  Skagit Valley has a thriving home brewer scene which includes the Skagit Farm to Pint Home Brewers annual competition.  Three home …