Tulip Town is opening one day before the official start of the festival on March 31. RoozenGaarde is in full festival mode with lovely daffodils and other early flowers in the garden and is now charging admission.
The daffodils in Skagit Valley are now in full bloom. The bright yellow is popping against the gray skies and rain. Tulips will be beginning to bloom in the first part of April.
Official kick off of the festival, from 5:30-8:30 pm., presented by Judd & Black Appliance and Peoples Bank featuring witty conversation, delicious dining, acoustic music, dessert auction and raffle. Cost: $65 each.
Savanah Garcia and Ethan Petrick were named ambassadors from a field of 50+ Skagit County 4th and 5th graders.
One boy and one girl from 4th and 5th grade contestants will be chosen to represent the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as ambassadors for 2017. Community support makes the event a special night for all involved.
Our Facebook page is updated several times each week, with news of sponsors, events and lots of memories. Stop by and like us!
With 200,000 copies of our 2017 official brochure hitting the streets in mid-January, we are busy putting together the final touches for all Tulip Fans. We have prepared a full slate for you, including dynamite designs for our merchandise.
Our 2016 Festival poster was named the top Commemorative Poster in the Haas and Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards ceremony at the annual International Festivals and Events Association convention in Tucson, AZ. Our artbook received a Silver Award as well.
The official wines, poster, shirts, cider, coffee and chocolate sporting the 2016 poster image were a hit with visitors -- the wines sold out (more red was bottled) as did the chocolate bars and magnet pads.
Anacortes, Mount Vernon, and Sedro Woolley each have Farmer's Markets open for the coming months. Come enjoy FRESH proudce and fun crafts.
The festival was very excited to have our congressional representative come and visit the festival.
National Geographic is featuring the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as perfect for families to visit in the spring.
93-year-old Betty Coe, a resident at Bay Vista Commons in Bremerton, WA shared this poem she wrote. Enjoy!
When it’s time to escape the everyday grind for a spell, start by seeking out these family-friendly attractions taken straight from the pages of fairy tales. Ours is April 1-30!
Our own Marinus Rouw is the Zambelli Fireworks International Festival & Events Association Volunteer of the Year, recognized recently at the annual conference in Tucson!
The Skagit County Historical Museum has created a heritage barn tour including 55 historic registered barns. The self-guided tour includes info about the structures and in many cases, the family history of Skagit County pioneers.
On July 29 a contingent of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education association visited Tom and Jeannette DeGoede at Tulip Town. Here they are with Teryl Roper, from WSARE.
It's a call we get often..."may we bring our dog to the fields?" Sorry, the answer is please don't!
AT the recent World Tulip Summit in Istanbul, Tulip Town's Jeanette DeGoede was honored by the Order of the Tulip, one of 16 original honorees!