2019 Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
Name: 2019 Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
Date: September 21, 2019
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! Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers with Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, and Mount Vernon Tractor Supply, and drawings for floral seed baskets provided by Floret Flower Farm. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the day’s events begin early with entrants registering for the official Weigh-Off. Last year’s pumpkin weighed in at over 1300 pounds! Compete for a cash prize for the biggest pumpkin and the Howard Dill Award for prettiest pumpkin! Be sure to bring your exhibition veggies and sunflowers. Family fun throughout the day; 9 a.m., enter the A-maze-ing hay maze hosted by Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey and play the fun family carnival games; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chelle Beautiful Face Painting ($5, cash only); 11 a.m. – noon, a family favorite “Bats Incredible” class in the Schoolhouse with “Bat Lady” Kathleen Bander; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Anacortes Brewery Beer Garden hosted by La Conner Library Foundation, Random Acts of Food, Yukon Jitter Coffee Truck, The Scone Lady, Northwest Kettle Corn Company, and Absolutely Nuts; Noon – 3 p.m., pony rides with Lang’s Traveling Ponies ($5, cash only); 1 – 4 p.m., Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, and at 4 p.m., the winner will be announced! Giant Pumpkin entry forms for 2019 are available at our Garden Store and on our website.