From potatoes to tulips, Skagit Valley farms provide unique opportunities to experience Washington’s best crops.

Verdant Skagit Valley is known for its famous Tulip Festival, abundant bald eagles, and a picturesque patchwork of fertile farmland. Agriculture is the top industry in Skagit County, with local farmers growing more than 90 crops, including berries, cucumbers, potatoes, and a variety of bulbs.

Immerse yourself in the art of farming thanks to a burgeoning crop of Skagit Valley agritourism opportunities. In October, the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms offers visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to run a farm. This family friendly event grants access to working farms, where you can meet with farmers, take farm tours, and more.

Visitors on this self-guided tour can expect free samples, kids’ activities, corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patches, animal exhibits, and more. Find bulb-planting seminars at RoozenGaarde, enjoy oyster-shucking demonstrations at Taylor Shellfish, and many more experiences.

There are plenty of other opportunities to experience the valley’s bounty throughout the year. Enjoy fresh produce at a local farmers market or farm stand, or explore one of the sites on the Talking Fields self-drive tour from Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. The tour is designed to show visitors how fields operate throughout the year. Seasonal farm stands open in the spring, usually sometime in May or early June.

Learn more about agriculture attractions at Visit Skagit Valley.