Fall is the time take a drive and visit Washington’s welcoming family farms. Learn where all those beautiful flowers, rich organic cheese and local fruits and vegetables come from. Get lost in a corn maze. Pick the perfect pumpkin. Sip some cider. Savor a local wine. Get up close and personal with some interesting and unique livestock. Fall brings brilliant blue skies, fall color and temperate weather.
The Skagit Valley is best known for the Tulip Festival each April. Visitors from all over the world descend on this quiet valley to admire acres of vibrant color.
For a more relaxed experience, visit in October. The Skagit Valley features its Festival of Family Farms. The festival includes 14 local farms. Spend the weekend and visit LaConner and Mt Vernon. Then head north and east visiting farms nestled in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains.
These are just some activities included in this family friendly weekend:
- Hay or corn mazes
- Pumpkin Patches
- Animal Exhibits
- Harvest Markets
- Farm Tours
- Gardening Exhibits
- Kids Activities
- And much more…
In September Jefferson County and Washington State University host a farm tour weekend. The farms here are very diverse. Here you will find everything from vineyard and cideries to fleece farms with alpaca and llamas.
Just a few of the things you can see along the way:
- Meet a yak and a Pygora goat
- Pick a pumpkin
- See llamas and alpacas
- Learn about the local fiber artists
- Taste some local wine
- Visit a fruit farm and cidery
Port Townsend makes a great home base for exploring the area. Start your getaway by booking direct with wainnsiders.com. Let our Washington INNSiders be your concierge.