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Date: September 30, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
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Presented by the Port of Skagit at the La Conner Marina, Skagit Farm to Pint Fest Celebrates Local Craft Beer, Growers, and Producers Craft beer enthusiasts and food aficionados unite! If you’re searching for a unique and flavorful experience, look no further than the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest. Nestled in the picturesque Skagit Valley of Washington State, this waterfront annual festival offers a delightful blend of locally brewed craft beer featuring fresh hops and the region’s rich agricultural heritage. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or appreciate the farm-to-table movement, the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest promises a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. Discovering the Skagit Valley The Skagit Valley is renowned for its fertile soil, which lends itself perfectly to the cultivation of a diverse range of crops, including hops, barley, and other ingredients used in brewing beer and crafting farm-to-table plates. As you explore the festival, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between agriculture and craft beer and cider production. The festival serves as a celebration of the region’s farmers, brewers, and the bounty of locally sourced ingredients that make Skagit Valley a unique hub for the craft beer scene. Local Breweries, Fresh Hops, Skagit-Grown Ingredients The Skagit Farm to Pint Fest brings together all of the Skagit breweries, each showcasing their finest brews. As you wander through the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of beer styles, including fresh hops, hop-forward IPAs, rich stouts, refreshing lagers, and unique experimental brews. Engage in conversations with the passionate brewers themselves, who are more than happy to share their craft and the stories behind their creations. Farmers’ Market Delights In addition to the craft beer offerings, the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest features a local bite with each beer tasting and a vibrant farmers’ market. This is where you can explore the local agricultural produce firsthand, with farmers and vendors proudly displaying their fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, bread, and other farm-to-table delights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the market, and discover the incredible flavors that emerge when local ingredients are transformed into delicious culinary creations. Live Music The festival offers more than just beer and food! The Skagit Farm to Pint FEST stage will host three Skagit-Grown bands! Hoola hoops, temporary tattoos, and bubbles are provided! Enthusiasts are the first band we are announcing. Stay tuned for the line-up! Come by RV, Boat, Bike or Walk from Downtown La Conner The La Conner Marina is a popular destination for recreational boaters and RVs. Located within easy walking distance of charming downtown La Conner, the marina is a clean, service-oriented facility that tourists and La Conner residents alike enjoy visiting. Just as important, it’s a leisurely two-hour cruise from the marina into the heart of the beautiful San Juan Islands. The marina has 2,400 feet of dock space for overnight moorage and 60 RV sites with restrooms, showers, laundry, and Wi-Fi. Be sure to make reservations early, as these will sell out! No boat or RV? Walk to the festival from one of the many lodging options in La Conner and enjoy dinner in La Conner after the festival! Festival = Highlighted Area Supporting Local Community and Genuine Skagit Valley 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. Genuine Skagit Valley supports the growers and producers of the Skagit Valley. By promoting our distinctive farm-raised flavors, culture, and heritage to the region and the world, we aim to sustain farming for generations to come. Attending the festival directly contributes to the growth and sustainability of Skagit Valley’s agricultural and craft beer industries. You get to enjoy outstanding beers and culinary offerings and become part of a movement that celebrates the hard work and dedication of local farmers and brewers. The Skagit Farm to Pint Fest is a remarkable celebration of the Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage and the craft beer scene. It brings together the best of both worlds, allowing attendees to savor the fruits of local labor while supporting the region’s farmers and brewers. From the diverse range of craft beers on offer to the abundance of fresh local produce, this festival promises a sensory journey through the flavors and aromas of Skagit Valley. So, mark your calendars and embark on an unforgettable experience at the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest—a true delight for beer enthusiasts, food lovers, and those passionate about sustainable agriculture and the Skagit Valley. FAQs Q: Is there a smoking section? A: No smoking or vaping is allowed within the event Q: Can minors enter the festival? A: Minors can be in the farmer’s market area right outside the entrance to the fenced-in festival grounds but not in the festival. Q: Can I bring a water bottle? A: Yes, you may bring an empty water bottle and use our free refill station. Q: Can I buy extra tasting tickets? A: Yes! We will have tickets available for sale. $3 for 5 or $8 for 10. Credit Cards accepted. Q: Is there a discounted ticket for DD/N-A Drinkers? A: Tickets prices are the same but we have several N-A options and the bite for each pairing is included. Q: Are dogs allowed at the event? A: Dogs are not allowed in the fenced-in festival area. Q: Are there indoor restrooms? A: YES – right outside of the festival area are indoor restrooms! Q: What do you get with the VIP ticket? A: Early entry and access to the VIP roof-top deck and indoor lounge and private restroom. Extra goodies on the deck TBA! Event Day Details Location: The entrance will be at the Marina Office area. Start Time: 2:00 PM for General Admission and 1:00 PM for VIP ticket Holders End Time: 6:00 PM Bring your current and valid I.D. This will be checked at entry. The Festival Area is 21+ only. Each brewery will be paired with a local chef, producer, or restaurant and will offer you a bite with your beer tasting. Additional food will be available for sale in the Farmer’s Market area, and additional drink tickets will be available for sale inside the festival area. *This event is outdoors, so check the weather and prepare accordingly.
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