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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, order food-to-go or make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor activities!

Skagit Valley hops are being harvested this month and Skagit Valley barley farmers wrapped up their harvest.  Be sure to check out the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail to taste beer made with Skagit Valley barley and hops.  All of our Skagit Valley breweries offer outdoor seating!

The Harvest at Tulip Town

Celebrate the season with Tulip Town at The Harvest!  The Harvest opens on September 24th and runs every Fri/Sat/Sun through October.  Hours are Friday 2-7, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 10-5.  Admission is $5 (ages 4+).

  • Hay Rides
  • Corn Maze
  • Apply slingshot
  • U-pick Pumpkin Patch
  • Fun fall photos
  • Tasty Snacks & Espresso
  • Gifts
  • Pumpkin Market
  • Beer & Wine Garden

Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery

Christianson’s Nursery hosts the Giant Pumpkin Festival and is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, who is sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records. Last year’s pumpkin grown by Joel Holland shattered the Nursery’s record and weighed in at over 1900 pounds!

photo by @fultography

Registrations for the official Weigh-Off are being accepted from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, September 18th with the winner being announced at 4 p.m.. This year the top prize for the biggest pumpkin is $1500.00! Veggies and sunflowers will also be on display and the community votes for the prettiest and the ugliest pumpkin.

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beautiful Face Painting and Balloon Fairy will be onsite along with bluegrass music, and until 4 p.m. walk the A-maze-ing Hay Maze hosted by Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey, play old-fashioned carnival games and get in on the toad races in the greenhouse. Enjoy seasonal bites by Waffles in Paradise and coffee and refreshments by Beaver Tales Coffee throughout the afternoon.

Burlington Harvest Festival

Stay tuned for more info about Burlington’s re-imagined 2021 Harvest Festival planned for September 25th and 26th.

Skagit Farm to Pint

Trek the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail, collect stamps, and win prizes! Grab your passport at one of 13 Skagit Valley Breweries, North West Brewers Supply, or any of the Skagit Valley Visitor Information Centers!

Collect all the stamps and score a souvenir pint glass at the centrally-located Burlington Visitor Info Center, open M-F 8:30 – 5:00 and Saturday 10-4.  Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy is a bonus stamp because of limited hours.  Bonus prize awarded if the passport is completed with the Cardinal Craft stamp!  Need to print the passport? Click here:  Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail 2021

Farmstand Fresh

The Skagit Valley has been supplying the region, state, and world with nearly every crop imaginable since the first commercial harvest of potatoes in 1853. Today, the region cultivates over 80 crops.  To get started exploring farmstands, check out this list of our Valley’s farmers’ markets and farmstands!

Our most famous Harvest Farmstands and Farms are Gordon’s and Schuh Farms!

Festival of Family Farms

The annual Festival of Family Farms will be held on October 2nd & 3rd. On this weekend, you can have a hands-on experience learning what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. It is an opportunity to talk to your farmers and follow your food from the fields to the table. At each farm, there will be a survey that enters you in the farm giveaways – over $200 worth of goodies from the farms!

Our participating farms offer fun-filled festival activities for everyone including:

  • educational exhibits
  • farm tours, harvest markets
  • gardening demonstrations
  • free samples
  • kids activities
  • corn and hay mazes
  • animal exhibits
  • pumpkin patches
  • scenic tours and more

Our farmers are dedicated to producing high-quality products, as well as sustaining our environment and they look forward to sharing their knowledge and products with you.