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8th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival


Saturday, September 22, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off * Pony Rides * Face Painting * Family Carnival Games * Toad Races * “The Bat Lady” * Pumpkin Doodling with Pauline *Giant Pumpkin Carving Demonstration * Anacortes Brewery Beer Garden sponsored by La Conner Regional Library Foundation

We are happy to announce an increase in the pay schedule for the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival that takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  With a larger purse size, this year’s winner will receive $1500.00 for the largest Giant Pumpkin of the weigh-off!

The Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, a world-wide organization and designated to record world records, stated the following about Christianson’s Nursery 2017 Weigh-off:  “There were 107 sites for weigh-offs around the world in 2017.  Second place most improved site with a 67% from 2016 was our own Christianson’s Nursery weigh-off in Mount Vernon, Washington.”

What’s new for 2018? A Beer Garden partnered with Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery which benefits and is sponsored by the La Conner Regional Library Foundation.

What else is new for 2018? Christianson’s staff member, Fred Bell, will be carving a design on a Giant pumpkin throughout the day, starting at 9 am, using only hand tools.

All of the annual fun and games such as Lang’s pony rides ($5 cash per ride) and luminously creative face painting ($5 cash per design) will be on site for fun to be had by all.

Pay Schedule 2018

First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner-$1500

2nd Place-$750

3rd Place-$500

4th Place-$200

5th Place-$100

6th Place-$50

7th Place-$50

8th Place-$25

9th Place-$25

10th Place-$25

Geroge Dill Prettiest Pumpkin-$100

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers, with Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op.  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!

Please call with any questions or simply reply: 360-466-3821.

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