The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held each year from April 1-30. Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. The tulips allow Skagit to share their corner of the world and helps to showcase the Skagit Valley agriculture.
We had several destinations to check out during our adventure to the valley, beginning with oyster tasting at the Blau Oyster Company. Normally, I love oysters. However, the Pacific Oyster at Blau must have been sitting in the sun for too long because it tasted terrible and had the strongest aftertaste ever. I had to split it out.
After the Oyster disaster, we drove over to Samish Bay Cheese to sample some fine organic cheeses. Samish Bay Cheese has been producing organic cheese in the Skagit Valley since 1999. They raise their cows on organic grass, grain, and clover grown on the farm and use their milk to produce several types of organic cheese. They also sell organic meats. I guess once the cows stop producing milk, they become organic steaks.
Our final stop, and main reason for going to Skagit Valley, was Tulip Town USA. This is one of the many tulip farms taking part in the tulip fest. It’s one of the most popular farms because there’s a more to do than just see tulips. There’s an indoor art display, face painting, kite flying, tractor trailer rides, garden shop and tulips for as far as the eye can see.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs until the end of this month. It provides great fun for the whole family or for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. It also provides me with another event to test out my new Panasonic GF2. Enjoy the pics and video!