FREE ADMISSION and PARKING! Tons of kids activities! Bring your whole family!

Farm Tour Information

The Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms Experience

During the two day Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms event, you will be able to tour the valley at your own pace and enjoy the abundant Skagit Valley at the peak of autumn’s harvest. Savor the bounty: fresh fruits and vegetables, local shellfish, homemade jams and much more.

Enjoy free samples and bring home tasty treats – the flavors and fun will bring you back every year for the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms.

~Farm Locations~

The Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms takes place on 13 participating family farms located in Bow, Burlington, Concrete, Mount Vernon, Rockport and Sedro-Woolley. The majority of farms are located a short 20 min. drive from each other. Download the official map on the Farm Map page and enjoy the scenic North Cascade Hwy. Don’t forget your camera!

~Things to Bring~

  • Some of the activities are available on limited schedule and subject to weather.
  • Admission and parking is free. Activities are free unless noted by a ($)
  • This is an outdoor event, dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Camera to capture all the fun

~Kids Activities~

This weekend is set up as a playground of wholesome, educational and unique activities that are just plain fun! Where else can your child or “the child in you” make a scarecrow, pet baby farm animals and create art?

~Learn While You Play~

While exploring the farms, discover:

  • Skagit Valley Farming, Life on Our Farm: see how everyday life unfolds on family farms

    Taylor Shellfish

  • Why agriculture is Skagit Valley’s biggest business
  • What is “Certified Organic” farming
  • Unique qualities of grass-fed Maine-Anjou beef
  • How oysters and clam farms rely on clean water
  • Uses of alpaca fiber
  • Wine production
  • Using greenhouses to extend the growing season
  • Small woodlands forest management practices
  • Much more: talk to your farmers and discover the answer to all your questions.

~Donations Welcome~

Although this event is provided at no charge to attendees by Skagit Valley’s farming community, please consider donating. Donations help sustain this unique family event. Donation sites are available at each farm.

Consider becoming a Festival VIP! For a $25.00 donation. you will receive 1 VIP pass as well as a official  “Festival Bag” filled with Skagit goods and coupons (click on the donate now button for more information).Your tax deductible donation will go toward this collaborative educational program to help keep agriculture alive.

Note to Attendees~Be Safe on the Farms:

  • Please wash hands after touching animals.  Free hand-washing station are available at each farm.
  • No smoking, please.
  • These are working farms.  Please use good judgment and safe practices during your visit.
  • This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather, for comfort and fun.

Tune in to 1630AM: “InFARMation” Travelers Radio Updates

As you drive through the Skagit Valley tune to 1630AM on your car radio and learn why local farmers call this fertile valley the “Magic Skagit”. Hear crop reports, farm history and special stories about the dozens of crops grown in the valley. Find out what crops are being harvested or planted right now. “InFARMation” is a collaborative project made possible by: Skagitonnians to Preserve Farmland, Skagit Valley College Radio Station KVSR 91.7FM, WDOT, Leadership Skagit, EDASC, WSU Skagit County Extension and many community volunteer announcers.