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Spring Season

Springtime in Mount Vernon is vibrant! Travelers from near and far come for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and stay for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Street Fair in historic downtown Mount Vernon. Biking and bird watching are also on the must-do list. On the eastern edge of the county along a magnificent stretch of highway are the North Cascade Mountains where you can view eagles on the Skagit River or hike on 50 miles of trails.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 

30 Days of April With the generous support of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer “30 Days of April.” Here’s how it works: each day during our Festival, we will feature an item that a visitor can win from our Festival office at 311 W. Kincaid St, Mount Vernon. We will pick a random number each day and the corresponding visitor will win the prize. Prizes, sponsors and the day’s lucky number will be posted at as well as

Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-Off

Enter your favorite recipe or come simply to sample! This is the fourth annual Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-off where you choose the winner. $15 gets you six samples and a vote (a large portion of your favorite).

$25 to compete – professionals and amateurs are welcome.

Send your team name and check to PO Box 1007 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or drop by the chamber office at 301 W Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Contact Jeremy Kindlund at jeremy@mountvernonchamber or (360) 428-8547 for more information.


Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue

Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S 13th St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274 Friday, Saturday and Sunday all April long from 11am – 7pm. Visit for more information. For 15+ group reservations, call either (360) 428-7028 or (360) 708-5550 Wild Salmon barbecued over alder, with baked potato, slaw, garlic bread and ice cream. Two serving sizes ONLY $20 or $23. Heated lodge. (I-5 Exit 225 or 226, head east and follow signs.) (360) 428-7028 for groups only. Help us “serve the children of the world.”

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