It’s that time of year again! The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to change and the smell of apples and pumpkins fill the air…it can only mean one thing! It’s time for the 24th Annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms. Join us this weekend, October 1st and 2nd from 10 am- 4pm for food, fun, and farming! Just look for the bright orange flags that all of our participating farms will have out front to welcome you!
A lot of people have been asking recently why we put on the festival every year? Why do the host farms commit to the many, many hours of meetings and volunteer work that go into making the festival a success?
Here is the Festival’s Mission Statement:
To promote Skagit County agriculture by cultivating the bond between farmers and the community through education and hospitality.
The Festival is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with Washington State.
That’s right…we’re non-profit and our mission is education! All of the farmers and community members that participate in the Festival do so to share our passion for local agriculture with the public. We feel that by offering the general public a free, fun way to see what family farms offer we are creating a network of ambassadors and enthusiasts who will go back and spread the message that family farming plays a vital part in our society.
So come down, have fun and learn something!
When embarking on your Farm Tour adventure be sure to stop by one of our 3 farm locations to get your VIP bag. There you can get printed farm tour maps or upgrade your Farm Tour experience (and help support the Festival!) by purchasing a VIP package!
The Festival of Family Farms has so much to offer we can’t do it all in one day! To experience as much as of the Festival as possible consider spending the weekend in beautiful Skagit County. From beautiful boutique hotels or budget inns to campgrounds, Skagit County offers lodgings to suit every taste and budget.
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