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La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest 2023
May 5th, 2023

La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest 2023

The finalists have been chosen. Now it’s your turn to vote with a like! The 2023 photo with the most likes wins and will be featured in the 2024 La Conner Daffodil Festival. The winner will be announced Monday, May 31st!

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Tulip Valley Farms 2023
April 26th, 2023

Tulip Valley Farms 2023

Local photographer, Sarah Walls, visited Tulip Valley Farms last week for an early shoot of the blooms!  Welcome to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023!

2023 Tulip Festival Traffic Advisory
March 24th, 2023

2023 Tulip Festival Traffic Advisory

April 1st officially kicks off Skagit County’s 2023 Tulip Festival. This is an exciting and busy time for our community, with thousands of visitors visiting local tulip fields throughout the month of April.

Tulip Valley Farms Debuts New Field, Garden, and Unique Experiences in Skagit Valley
March 6th, 2023

Tulip Valley Farms Debuts New Field, Garden, and Unique Experiences in Skagit Valley

Visitors seeking to experience the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival now have a new field and garden to enjoy and brand new ways to interact and connect with the magic of nature’s gift.

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Skagit Valley Off Leash Dog Parks
March 6th, 2023

Skagit Valley Off Leash Dog Parks

We have you covered for dog-friendly tulip gardens during the Tulip Festival.  But what about the other 11 months of the year?  We have compiled a list of off-leash dog parks in Skagit Valley for your 4-legged friends.

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Another 105 Acres of Farmland Protected by Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program
February 2nd, 2023

Another 105 Acres of Farmland Protected by Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program has finalized three farmland preservation projects in the past three months, permanently protecting another 105 acres of farmland from residential development. The additional acres of farmland now under conservation easement protection bring the total protected farmland in Skagit County to more than 14,200 acres.

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Skagit Crop Identification Map
January 13th, 2023

Skagit Crop Identification Map

Skagitonians to Protect Farmland (SPF) has launched an interactive map of all Skagit Valley current crop identification signs. The online map allows you to see where the Skagit Valley crop sign identification routes are, then click on a sign icon to see what is currently growing in the field and what was last grown at the location.

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Skagit Food Trail Has Bloomed
January 6th, 2023

Skagit Food Trail Has Bloomed

The Skagit Food Trail is the newest Skagit Valley experience!  The Skagit Food Trail is a self-guided journey through local gardens, family-owned farms, markets, bakeries, eateries, artisanal producers, farm stays, and experiences of the magical Skagit River Valley & Salish Sea. 

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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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Chuckanut Drive in the Fall
September 19th, 2022

Chuckanut Drive in the Fall

Often cited as one of the most scenic drives in Washington State, Chuckanut Drive is particularly beautiful when autumn colors are in full swing.

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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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