Each year we select a featured artist and commission a piece of art. That art, naturally with tulips at its centerpiece, becomes the face of the festival for the year. This year we are asking for your help -- to fund the program and to suggest artists.
Unlike many other crops, fall for tulips is PLANTING time, not harvest time. Bulbs can be planted in your garden when soil temperatures drop, letting the bulbs know its time to lay down roots.
Our warehouse has taken inventory and we are steeply discounting the VERY LAST of our 2020 Shirts.
Help us all -- we need to kick COVID to the curb! Wear your face mask, wash your hands, practice physical distancing -- we want to have a 2021 festival so people can come and walk the tulip fields and gardens, plus enjoy some events and activities.
Jennifer has created a poster image that invites you to come and experience the Skagit Valley.
When we pick our ambassadors each year from county 4th and 5th graders, we know the students are special. Many of them go on to elected positions in their schools, to lead charitable drives, and here to start a business.
12 years in the making -- the TPA will give Skagit County an additional tool to help promote our beautiful corner of the world.
As The Skagit Casino Resort opens up, it has moved to a non-smoking casino floor, with smoking reserved to the Winner's Lounge. Hours are 10 am to midnight daily.
Yes, we have mugs, coasters and ornaments, but are not set up to ship them safely. And, we have FEW signed, shrink-wrapped 2020 posters. So, tulip fans, we can now offer these items for sale.
Thank you to all our tulip fans who entered the 2020 photo contest. It was a lot of fun to see the tulips you found. Plan for April 2021 to see even more beauty.
We sold many fans a lot of t-shirts and we are left with a few in four colors; not all colors have all sizes. But, they're a bargain!
One of many things we did not get to do this year was to honor the passing of Tulip Town co-founder Tom DeGoede, who died June 2, 2019. He and his wife, Jeannette, were a part of the festival since it began in 1984.
Take pictures in your backyard and neighborhood and enter them to win a signed 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster.
We appreciate all of your ideas and willingness to help at this time. The best way to help right now is to order some tulips or buy some merchandise. We are working on more, but as it is for you, COVID 19 was never something we thought to plan for.
Stay home, stay healthy. Our festival office, growers, fields, and events are closed. We encourage you to follow the governor's mandate as well.
Yes, you CAN help. If you see a bunch of tulips at a local grocery store when you shop, consider buying it! RoozenGaarde supplies cut tulips to many area grocers. Or order tulips on line from either Tulip Town or RoozenGaarde.
In response to growing concerns surrounding the COVID 19 virus, the Roozen family, owner of RoozenGaarde and the 350 acres of tulips crops in Skagit Valley, have closed their operations and asked the public to stay home.
Tulip Town announced a slate of changes to what is happening for them this April. The changes were announced late Friday, March 20. The entire text of their press release is listed here.
With the closure of our restaurants due to the COVID-19 virus, many are now offering to-go items.
Systems and ideas are being put in place to allow people to tour the tulip gardens and still abide by the social distancing and crowd size recommendations by our state and local government. As we have details, we will let you know.