For many, the first thing that comes to mind when visiting Skagit Valley is tulips. While these blooming bulbs probably draw the largest crowds each year, Skagit has festivals to enjoy every season of the year. Over the next few posts we’ll feature our favorite for each season.

Fall Festivals
The weather in Skagit September through November presents iconic Autumn landscapes. The farm fields are in harvest, the trees are bursting with orange and reds, and the weather is still warm and sunny. This is a great time of year to get married in Skagit. For guests coming to the wedding there are festivals to enjoy before and after the big day, and farmers markets through most of October.

Bier on the Pier: This two day festival takes place in a historic fishing warehouse overlooking the iconic Guemes Channel. Featuring 30 breweries, cideries, and live music, this event draws over two thousand guests the first Friday and Saturday of October. Click to learn more.

Festival of Family Farms: Want to get some fresh air after attending Bier on the Pier?  The same weekend is the annual Festival of Family Farms featuring 13 farms from the seashore to the Cascade Mountains. Families will have a great time learning about local dairy cows, farming oysters, and can even try our favorite – pickled blueberries.

Brew on the Slough: On the Third Saturday of October the town of La Conner raises a glass in the shadow of the rainbow bridge over the La Conner Slough. With live music and a costume contest, the event features 12 Washington breweries at Maple Hall.

Burlington Pumpkin Pitch and Harvest Festival: Ever wanted to see how far you could hurl your jack-o-lantern? That fantasy can come to life at the Burlington Pumpkin Pitch which takes place the last Saturday of September. Kids can also craft their own zucchini race cars and paint pumpkins.