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Join Us For The 2024 Poster Unveiling

Join Us For The 2024 Poster Unveiling

A spectacular evening of celebration and community as we unveil the 2024 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster and official merchandise. Meet the artist, tasty treats and door prizes!

Nicole Roozen named new Executive Director

Nicole Roozen named new Executive Director

Tulip Festival Board of Directors announces new Executive Director Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and background in both marketing and project management, having worked with large retail brands like Nordstrom and Zulily. “Nicole’s resume and marketing expertise...

2024 Poster to be Unveiled on Nov. 15 at Skagit Acres

2024 Poster to be Unveiled on Nov. 15 at Skagit Acres

Join us on Nov. 15 as we unveil the stunning photography of Gary Brown, our 2024 featured artist, presented by our long-time unveiling sponsor Heritage Bank. This free event begins at 5:00 pm and concludes by 7:30 pm. Be among the first to see the 2024 poster image,...

Seeking artist for 2025 festival poster

Seeking artist for 2025 festival poster

Love tulips? Love art? Do you have a favorite artist? Or are you an artist who wants to be our featured artist for the 2025 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? Here's how you apply Send us the following to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, PO Box 1784, Mount Vernon, WA 98273: -...

Tulips bring people together from around the world

Tulips bring people together from around the world

This lovely photo was submitted as an entry for the North Coast Credit Union Photo Contest but is what makes it special is the story behind the photo. The three generations in this photo got together when grandmother flew (for the first time ever in her life) without...

Secret traffic tips for tulips, tulips, and tulips!!!

Secret traffic tips for tulips, tulips, and tulips!!!

We are in the final stretch of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival AND our tulips are beautiful! Shown at the start of this post is a photo of RoozenGaarde field taken on April 23. This is a photo of Garden Rosalyn taken on April 25. With it being the last two days of...

Final days of 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival are here

Final days of 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival are here

We invite you to come and enjoy the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. 10s of millions of tulips are blooming; art shows are booming; the Kiwanis Salmon barbecue will run April 28-30 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Woodfest is showcasing talent in Sedro-Woolley AND we are...

KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors busy at festival appearances

KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors busy at festival appearances

KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors Harper McCown and Carter See have a full slate of appearances scheduled throughout the 2023 Tulip Festival. We thought we'd show some of what they are doing: Behind the scenes at RoozenGaarde Olympia Governor, Secretary of State and...

The Tulips are Blooming — Come and See Them

The Tulips are Blooming — Come and See Them

All the gardens and all the field have beautiful tulips blooming. They will be in bloom through the end of April. Beyond that will depend on the weather (wind, heat, rain, etc. all effect how long the gardens can leave the tulips before they are spent). The featured...

“Tulip Town Remembered” by founder Jeannette DeGoede for sale now

“Tulip Town Remembered” by founder Jeannette DeGoede for sale now

Get your copy of this special piece of Tulip History as told through the voice of Jeannette DeGoede, who founded Tulip Town along with her husband Tom. Find out how Jeannette learned the tulip industry “on-the-job” and how dedication and devotion allowed her and Tom...

Announcing our Genuine Skagit Valley Gift Box

Announcing our Genuine Skagit Valley Gift Box

We have partnered with Genuine Skagit Valley to offer this gift box here in our office and from our on-line store. Get yours today. Each Box Includes Willowbrook Manor – Herbal Jahva Tea, 1 pkg. Willowbrook Manor is a private residence that opens its doors to the...

Kick-off Skagit Valley Tulip Festival gala a resounding success

Kick-off Skagit Valley Tulip Festival gala a resounding success

Tulip Fans from around the area joined together for a wonderful evening. Fans got a chance to catch up and meet new friends. They also heard from our tulip growers at Garden Rosalyn, RoozenGaarde, Tulip Town, and Tulip Valley Farms, met our 2023 KeyBank Tulip...

Ethan’s Smile Tulips, Bulbs and Merchandise supports foundation

Ethan’s Smile Tulips, Bulbs and Merchandise supports foundation

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is proud to be supporting the efforts of the Chapin family in establishing and funding the foundation honoring their son, Ethan. Hear from Ethan's mom, Stacy in this video. The foundation honors him and his love of life, people and new...

Tips on How to Do the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Tips on How to Do the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Get ready to enjoy the 10s of millions of blooming tulips grown in the Skagit Valley Plus, there is more! Tours, a parade, a street fair, Woodfest, PACCAR open house, multiple art shows, nurseries, farm venues and more. All listed right here on our website. Too...

Sign up for 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Passport

Sign up for 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Passport

Click here to Sign up (Note: you will go to visitskagitvalley.com for the actual sign-up) Partnership with Skagit Tourism Bureau We are proud to bring our tulip fans a program that will help you learn all there is to know about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Fans...

Be sure to Enter the North Coast Credit Union Photo Contest

Be sure to Enter the North Coast Credit Union Photo Contest

Come and visit -- take some pictures -- enter our contest Enjoy your visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and share your favorite picture! The rules: Photos must have been taken no earlier than April 1, 2023 or later than April 30, 2023 and be submitted under one...

Chili Chowder Cookoff Set for April 1

Chili Chowder Cookoff Set for April 1

There is an error in our Official Brochure -- please plan to attend the Chili Chowder Cookoff on April 1 Join us on Saturday, April 1st from 1pm to 4pm at Farmstrong Brewing Company, 110 Stewart Rd, Mount Vernon. $15 $15 gets you six samples and a "vote" (a large...

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival named “One of the Best in the World”

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival named “One of the Best in the World”

Petal Talk picks best Tulip Festivals in the World We agree -- the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a must-see for people around the world. And, better yet, we are easy to get to and one of the first Tulip Festival each calendar year. Plan your trip today! Read the...

Carter See and Harper McCown named 2023 KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors

Carter See and Harper McCown named 2023 KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors

Both Conway Elementary students Approximately 40 KeyBank ambassador candidates competed at our event on Feb. 9 and Carter See, a 5th grader, and Harper McCown, a 4th grader were named our KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors in a very tight competition. Each candidate was asked...

Find the “hidden objects” in 2023 poster by Kerry Clavadetscher

Find the “hidden objects” in 2023 poster by Kerry Clavadetscher

Poster artist reveals "hidden images" Kerry Clavadetscher paints photo realistic images and she has a bit of fun while she is doing it! Here are our Heritage Bank Poster unveiling in November, she explained that there were several images within the painting that are...

Official Coffee of the Tulip Festival Now Available

Official Coffee of the Tulip Festival Now Available

Fidalgo Coffee Roasters creates a Special Tulip Festival Blend each year This year's label and blend will please tulip fans as they enjoy the artwork of Kerry Clavadetscher and see the Savannah Sparrow perched on their coffee. The Official Products of the Tulip...

Skagit Talks on KSVR Radio features Tulip Festival Interview

Skagit Talks on KSVR Radio features Tulip Festival Interview

KSVR Radio Interview outlines upcoming festival events Executive Director Cindy Verge recently sat down with Host David Johnson to talk about upcoming festival events and activities. To hear the complete interview, go to https://archive.ksvr.org/. Look for the yellow...

Washington Grown Video highlights Skagit Valley Tulip Growers

Washington Grown Video highlights Skagit Valley Tulip Growers

Washington Grown came to town last spring As with most seasonal crops, Tulips are here and gone before you can really get a good production done featuring them and the growers. So, Washington Grown planned ahead and shot this video last spring. Dheck it out...

First Time Ever!! Tulip Festival Merchandise with a Holiday Theme

First Time Ever!! Tulip Festival Merchandise with a Holiday Theme

Special Holiday Collection with a Sale! We've done it! Our Savannah Sparrow on our 2023 merchandise is sporting a Santa's cap! Go to https://shop.tulipfestival.org/collections/holiday-collection to see the entire collection. And even better, we have our merchandise on...

2023 Poster Unveiling a resounding success

2023 Poster Unveiling a resounding success

People love the 2023 poster The 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival featured artist Kerry Clavadetscher captivated the crowd at the annual poster unveiling on Nov. 9 as she explained how her artwork came to be. By focusing on "the little people," the small critters who...

We won!

We won!

Our 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster wins Gold Pinnacle The Gold Pinnacle Award was recently given to our 2020 poster by the International Festivals and Events Association at its annual convention. There are many different award categories AND each category...

Thank you! It is our honor to be nominated as the “Best of Skagit”

Thank you! It is our honor to be nominated as the “Best of Skagit”

Help us Win We are SO honored ... The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has made the finalists in three different categories in the Best of Skagit Valley Community Choice awards. Please help us win!!! Go to https://www.goskagit.com/bestof2022/#/gallery?group=427507 to cast...

Official Products a WIN, WIN

Official Products a WIN, WIN

Great Products made locally We select local companies who make great products here locally in Skagit Valley. They are branded with our featured art each year and we help to promote them. And, those official products help the festival by giving the festival a...

Busy off season leads to successful Festival in the Spring

Busy off season leads to successful Festival in the Spring

Yes, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a year-round operation -- once we've wrapped up the festival for the year, we get busy -- securing sponsorships, planning for our Key Bank ambassador event, working on parade ideas, arranging for and accepting the artwork for...

USPS Releases new Tulip Postage Stamp March 24

USPS Releases new Tulip Postage Stamp March 24

We are very excited to announce a new Tulip Postage stamp for the United States and it will be released for the first time on March 24 at the Mount Vernon, WA post office on Cleveland. Stamp collectors can get the new stamp canceled tomorrow at a special station at...

Tulip Stack Blooming Brightly

Tulip Stack Blooming Brightly

Mount Vernon's iconic "Tulip Stack" is all spiffed up and ready to greet visitors journeying here during April, thanks to the work of the City of Mount Vernon, Jose Cardona of Cardona & Sons Painting and Birch Equipment. We think you will enjoy the new look. Jose...

Meet our Board of Directors: Vic Caratachea

Meet our Board of Directors: Vic Caratachea

Meet Board Member Vic Caratachea, Regional Manager for NW Washington for Pape Machinery in Mount Vernon. Vic joined our board because he believes in the power of strong community activities and believes in giving back to the community and he lives it through customer...

Meet our Board of Directors: Marinus Rouw

Meet our Board of Directors: Marinus Rouw

Tulip Festival Board Member Marinus Rouw fills an advisory position as a historian of the festival and as a voice for the many community volunteers who put on the annual festival. Marinus has served on the board for over a decade. He presided over the World Tulip...

Enjoy our 2022 Poster featuring artwork by Jack Gunter

Enjoy our 2022 Poster featuring artwork by Jack Gunter

It is our pleasure to show you the beautiful artwork by Jack Gunter. Check out our on-line store, or drop by our office at 311 W Kincaid St. in downtown Mount Vernon to get your very own merchandise with this bright and bold print.

Bulbs in the ground getting ready for spring!

Bulbs in the ground getting ready for spring!

Planting hundreds of acres of tulips takes time, as the crews at Washington Bulb/RoozenGaarde well know! They have finished planting the tulips in the field and will soon be finished with RoozenGaarde, all in preparation for April 2022. You still have time to plant...

Meet our Board of Directors: Katie Hayton

Meet our Board of Directors: Katie Hayton

This is an on-going series highlighting the talented people who help make the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival possible. Today we invite you to meet Katie Hayton. Katie joined our board in 2019 and promptly volunteered to head up our Tulip Charm Princess Party committee....

SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT: Schuh Farms Offers lots of fall activities

SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT: Schuh Farms Offers lots of fall activities

Schuh Farms at 15565 State Route 536 in Mount Vernon is a year-round destination for family fun and yummy food like pies! They are open April through December daily 9 am to 6 pm. Every fall they have pumpkins galore and lots of activities:   3 fields of pumpkins...

Fall bulbs mean spring flowers!

Fall bulbs mean spring flowers!

Now is the time to get your tulip and daffodil bulbs! Fall is planting time to ensure you have beautiful blooms in the spring. Just think, your flower beds too could look like this. Skagit Valley grown bulbs are available now at RoozenGaarde (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd.,...

Meet our Board of Directors: Alice Collingwood

Meet our Board of Directors: Alice Collingwood

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is governed by a volunteer board of directors, all with their own unique stories and expertise. Today we invite you to meet Alice Collingwood. Alice is the immediate past president (2020-21) of the board, serving as an officer for 4...

Sponsor Highlight: Judd & Black Appliance

Sponsor Highlight: Judd & Black Appliance

Judd & Black Appliance with its 6 locations around the Puget Sound area is an appliance juggernaut with a commitment to our communities. We know this because they have been one of our Gala Celebration sponsors for nearly a decade. In addition they have actively...

Meet the Board: Kevin Hartman

Meet the Board: Kevin Hartman

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Today we invite you to meet Kevin Hartman.   He is the owner of Westar Solutions, the official product merchandiser of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Kevin, along...

Bulbs! Add some to your tulip garden

Bulbs! Add some to your tulip garden

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs -- RoozenGaarde has tulip bulbs cleaned, sorted and crated in climate-controlled areas allowing the bulbs to ripen and stay disease free until fall planting.   The tulip bulbs of Skagit Valley are out of the soil and ripening. By fall...

Meet our Board of Directors: Jenny O’Brien, Past President

Meet our Board of Directors: Jenny O’Brien, Past President

Jenny joined the festival board of directors in 2016. She was very involved with our Tulip Ambassador event, bringing it to center court in Cascade Mall so the public could see and enjoy the selection process of our ambassadors (chosen from contestants in fourth or...

Skagit Valley boasts bountiful crops

Skagit Valley boasts bountiful crops

The same rich soils that nurture our lovely tulip and daffodil also work for many other crops. Come up and drive around -- potatoes, grains, berries -- they all thrive here. And, if you love blueberries, it is the season! Come up and visit a You-Pick farm or stop by...