Crunchy orange leaves, warm sweaters, pumpkin spice latte and the perfect balance between cold morning and warm afternoons mark the start of fall in Mount Vernon.
Autumn offers visitors the chance to dive deep into Mount Vernon’s rich history of agriculture, get into the Halloween spirit or kick back with friends with local brews.
If you’re looking for a cozy getaway this fall, look no further. Here’s how to make the most of the season:
Fall + Brew = Match Made in Heaven
Kick off October with MacToberFest, hosted by the Celtic Arts Foundation in their quest to find the best Scottish Ale. Participants will get the chance to select their favorite brew to become the official Scottish Ale of the 25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games!
In November, don’t miss out your chance to try the best beer, wine, spirits and cider from all over the Pacific Northwest at the Skagit Wine and Beer Festival. The Wine and Beer festival will tickle your taste buds with tastings from the best microbreweries, distilleries and wineries in Washington, alongside delicious appetizers, cheese and chocolate samples from across Skagit County. Click here to purchase your tickets before they’re gone!
The Festival of Farms has been a Skagit County tradition for the last twenty years. For one weekend in October, family farms open up their barns to allow members of the community to experience what it takes to run a farm hands-on. The Festival of Farms’ goal is to promote Skagit County agriculture by cultivating the bond between farmers and the community through education and hospitality. Follow your food from field to table with educational exhibits, farm tours, harvest markets, kids activities and more, all for FREE.
Four Mount Vernon farms will participate in this year’s festival along side eight other farms from neighboring cities. Click here for a full list of farms and more information on the festival.
Get in the Spirit
Halloween in Mount Vernon means plenty of opportunities for pumpkin picking, corn mazes and opportunities for safe trick-or-treating.
Each year, the city of Mount Vernon offers princesses and goblins alike to participate in trick-or-treating downtown. Perfect for young kids, fill your baskets with candy along Kincaid and 1st Street in the heart of Mount Vernon. There’s even a costume contest hosted at The Lincoln Theatre!
Find your perfect pumpkin at one of Mount Vernon’s many farms. Our personal favorites are Schuh Farms, which offers patrons the chance to tour the farm via tractor, and Gordon Skagit Farms, which offers a circle corn maze suitable for all ages free to pumpkin customers.
Get Cozy at the Theater
If you’re looking to cozy up in the cold weather, check out the amazing fall lineup at The Lincoln Theatre and McIntyre Hall.
In October, experience Side Show: The Musical at The Lincoln Theatre. Presented by the Theatre Arts Guild, Side Show follows the amazing true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton and their rise to stardom during the Great Depression. Or stop in for a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, opened up by Bellingham’s Iconic Drag Queen Miss Betty Desire.
At McIntyre Hall, performances gear up for the season with The Sweet Remains and The Brothers Four, leading into four performances of La Bohme, one of the most beloved and romantic operas of all time.