Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon
360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
Come see giant pumpkins make the scales groan at Christianson’s Nursery this Saturday (Sept. 29, 2012). A $2,000 cash prize for the biggest pumpkin is expected to attract pumpkin growers from Oregon and Canada to compete in Skagit County. (The giant pumpkin winner on Sept. 7 at The Puyallup Fair weighed in at 1,246 pounds; can you imagine what another three weeks of growing time will do for the pumpkins you’ll see at Christianson’s!
The weigh-off is just part of a day of family fun at Christianson’s Nursery.
Free pony rides
Free face painting
Free carnival games and photo op cutout boards
Classes on cooking with pumpkin and making hard apple cider ($10 class fee; reservations required)
Harvest food prepared by the popular Edison café, Tweets
Musicians Laurel Bliss and John Clark playing old-time, Cajun and bluegrass music
Sponsors of the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival are: Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers, Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, and Skagit Farmers Supply.
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