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Christianson Nursery’s annual Giant Pumpkin Festival set for Sept. 24

Sep 5th, 2016 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – The 5th annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon. Visitors are welcome to come for a day of viewing giant pumpkins, face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music, a bat presentation, and more. All are welcome to bring and show off their giant vegetables, big sunflowers, and pumpkins grown by children. Doors open at 9 a.m. for entries. Festivities start at 11 a.m. Admission is free; some activities have a small fee. Last year’s giant pumpkin winner weighed in at 1,421.5 pounds, grown by Scott Carley of Langley, B.C. For a full schedule and details about the weigh-off and prizes, see www.christiansonsnursery.com. This event is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Coastal Farm & Ranch, The Skagit Valley Food Coop &  Christianson’s Nursery.

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