It’s La Conner Harvest Time

It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to La Conner and the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time!  La Conner has lots of different lodging options for you.  Book a room, make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor options.

Fall Craft Fair

The La Conner United and La Conner Kiwanis are sponsoring a Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, September 4th from 11-4.  The Fall Craft Fair is located in the Crescent Moon parking lot at 606 Morris Street.  Stop by for fresh flowers, baked goods, garden stepping stones, and more!

The Harvest at Tulip Town

Just a 10-minute drive from La Conner, celebrate the season with Tulip Town at The Harvest!  The Harvest opens on September 29th and runs every weekend through October.  Hours are Friday 2-7, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 10-5.  Admission is $5 (ages 4+).

  • Hay Rides
  • Corn Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Snacks
  • Gifts
  • Pumpkin Market
  • Beer & Wine Garden

Giant Pumpkin Festival at Christianson’s Nursery

Christianson’s Nursery hosts the Giant Pumpkin Festival and is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, who is sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records. Last year’s pumpkin grown by Joel Holland shattered the Nursery’s record and weighed in at over 1900 pounds!

photo by: fultography

Registrations for the official Weigh-Off are being accepted from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, September 18th with the winner being announced at 4 p.m.. This year the top prize for the biggest pumpkin is $1500.00! Veggies and sunflowers will also be on display and the community votes for the prettiest and the ugliest pumpkin. 

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beautiful Face Painting and Balloon Fairy will be onsite along with bluegrass music, and until 4 p.m. walk the A-maze-ing Hay Maze hosted by Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey, play old-fashioned carnival games and get in on the toad races in the greenhouse. Enjoy seasonal bites by Waffles in Paradise and coffee and refreshments by Beaver Tales Coffee throughout the afternoon.

photo by @fultography

Farmstand Fresh

Located at the entrance of La Conner, be sure to stop by our local farmstand for your first Harvest activity and see what is being harvested first-hand!  The Skagit Valley has been supplying the region, state, and world with nearly every crop imaginable since the first commercial harvest of potatoes in 1853. Today, the region cultivates over 80 crops.  To get started, check out this list of our Valley’s farmers’ markets and farmstands!

Festival of Family Farms

The annual Festival of Family Farms will be held on October 2nd & 3rd. On this weekend, you can have a hands-on experience learning what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. It is an opportunity to talk to your farmers and follow your food from the fields to the table. At each farm, there will be a survey that enters you in the farm giveaways – over $200 worth of goodies from the farms!

Our participating farms offer fun-filled festival activities for everyone including:

  • educational exhibits
  • farm tours, harvest markets
  • gardening demonstrations
  • free samples
  • kids activities
  • corn and hay mazes
  • animal exhibits
  • pumpkin patches
  • scenic tours and more

Our farmers are dedicated to producing high-quality products, as well as sustaining our environment and they look forward to sharing their knowledge and products with you.