Skagit Cider Fest- A Roadshow VIP Experience

Calling all Cider lovers! Meet the makers, learn about the cider-making process and sample some of the best ciders in Washington.

Viva Farms + Skagit Farm to Pint present

Skagit Cider Fest

Join us in the expansive Farmstrong Brewing beer garden to meet the makers, learn about the cider-making process and sample some of the best cider around, including:

Alma Cider, Bauman’s Cider, Bull Biter Cidery, Dragon’s Head Cidery, Greenbank Cidery, Greenwood Cider, Hammered Dwarf Cider, Locust Cider, Lost Giants Cider Co., Madrone Cellars & Cidery, Misfit Island Cider Company, Ragged & Right Cider Project, Renaissance Orchards, Soundbite Cider, and more.

Play your favorite lawn games, eat great food from Rooted Kitchen, purchase your favorite cider to take home from our festival store, and stay a while longer for an incredible afterparty concert from the legendary Baby Cakes!


Tickets are also sold separately.  Stand-alone tickets available HERE.

The sampling event is 21+ for ticketed guests only. The afterparty is at 5 pm and is open to all ages and free to the public up to capacity: rain or Shine.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Cornhole Tournaments

Skagit Farm to Pint RoadshowCelebrate spring with the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Cornhole Tournament! Sound Beverage sponsors the Competitive Tournament with $500 cash prizes, and District Brewing sponsors the Social Tournament with $150 in District Brewing gift cards. 192 Brewing provides their vast space for the Tournaments, and Upper Left Cornhole provides their expert organizing and hosting skills! For Tournament participants, show your Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Ticket/Guide and receive a gift card from 192 Brewing!

All of your entry fees go to support the non-profit Viva Farms and its mission to create a more just and resilient local food system.

Two Tournaments – Competitive & Social

Bring your partner and see how you stack up with the competition. Competitive Tournament is experienced teams that get more bags in the hole than on the ground, and the Social Tournament is for backyard players. The entry fee is $50 per team for Competitive and $25 per team for Social when you pre-register. Spots will be available the day of (if not sold out) for $6o per team Competitive and $30 per team for Social. You can prepay for your team thru PayPal upon pre-registering on the Scoreholio app.   Accepted on the Tournament day are Cash, Venmo, and CashApp.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. You will play two games to decide preliminary ranking and then go into a Double Elimination bracket for some fantastic cash prizes to the top three teams!

Cash Prizes

Competitive Tournament
  • 1st place team: $300 cash
  • 2nd place team: $150 cash
  • 3rd place team: $50 cash
Social Tournament
  • 1st place team: $100 District Brewing gift card
  • 2nd place team: $50 District Brewing gift card
  • 3rd place team: District Brewing swag

Sign Me Up

Professional quality equipment, including digital scoreboards that allow you to follow and track your results from your phone, will be utilized! Please bring your bags or use ours. Social Tournament starts at noon with check-in from 11–11:30 AM. We will wrap up by 3:30 PM to allow the Competitive Tournament to begin by 4 PM and wrap up before 9 PM. Have a question regarding the Tournaments or need assistance registering? Email:

Pre-register by clicking on the following links from your SmartPhone. 



Thank you, Sponsors!


Viva Farms to host month-long beer, cider and bounty celebration: Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW

Skagit Farm to Pint RoadshowViva Farms is hosting the 4th Annual Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW, presented by the Port of Skagit, this April. Farming is at the heart of what makes Skagit Valley such a precious place, but that legacy is at risk. In the next 20 years, 70% of all Washington State farmers are expected to retire. Meanwhile, the Puget Sound region has lost 60% of its farmland since 1950. If this trend continues, the last acre of farmland in the region could be bulldozed or paved over by 2053. Viva Farms is aiming to raise $60,000 through Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW to support their work to preserve sustainable farming for future generations.

“Skagit Valley is a special place. Surrounded by natural beauty and rooted in a deep agricultural heritage, Skagit is home to some of the best beer, locally-grown ingredients, and skilled brewers and makers around. We think that’s something worth celebrating!” said Michael Frazier, Viva Farms Executive Director.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow 2022

The ROADSHOW is a month-long local beer, cider and bounty celebration held at breweries around Skagit Valley featuring craft beers brewed with Skagit Valley Malt and delicious bites highlighting local and handcrafted ingredients. Join other local beer, cider and food enthusiasts, as you enjoy exclusive beer and bite pairings on a self-guided brewery adventure. Participants can also join in the fun of a homebrewer’s competition; cornhole and trivia tournaments; or become a VIP to create a truly magic Skagit experience.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow

2022 Ale Trail Pale Ale Homebrew Competition

The homebrewers competition gave homebrewers eight weeks to create a pale ale using Skagit Valley Malting Pilot Pale malt. Skagit Valley College’s Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy will brew the winner’s beer which will be featured at Anacortes Brewing during the ROADSHOW. Prizes include a $100 gift certificate to Northwest Brewers Supply will provide gift certificates for winners: 1st: $100, 2nd: $50 and 3rd: $25.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Games & Prizes

Every Wednesday during April, head on over to Farmstrong Brewing for the Skagit Beer Month (ROADSHOW) Trivia Gauntlet. Voted editor’s pick for Best Trivia from Bellingham Alive Magazine, this trivia night is not to be missed. Teams of 2-6 people play every week for a cumulative score with CASH PRIZES for the top 3 teams, and raffle prizes each week!

On April 23rd, join our friends at UpperLeft Cornhole at 192 Brewing in Mount Vernon for the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Cornhole Tournament for all skill levels. Sign up for the competitive division for a chance to win up to $300 in CASH, or just play for fun by entering the social division for a chance to win cool, local goodies.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow VIP Experience

Looking to elevate your adventure? Celebrate Skagit Valley’s agricultural bounty in style by becoming a ROADSHOW VIP. Get complimentary tickets to explore the legendary acres of vibrant floral color at Northwest’s premier tulip farm, Tulip Town. AND get complimentary tickets to the first-ever Skagit Cider Fest held in the expansive Farmstrong Brewing beer garden. This event lets cider-lovers meet the makers, learn about the cider-making process and sample the craft of over 15 PNW cideries. And stick around for the Skagit Cider Fest Afterparty featuring Whatcom County R&B legends, BABY CAKES! Skagit Cider Fest tickets will also be sold separately.

Water, Beer & Art

Did you know that beer is 95% water?  We have united water conservation, breweries, art, and the Viva Farms Farm to School program altogether to create the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Rain Barrel Project!  Skagit PUD has donated and delivered the rain barrels to participating breweries, artists are painting the rain barrels, and Viva Farms will be delivering to local school gardens after the Roadshow.  The painted rain barrels will be on display all together on a Facebook photo album for you to vote for your favorite.

Long Live Farms!

All proceeds from Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW go to benefit Viva Farms. Viva Farms is a bilingual (Spanish-English) farm business incubator and beginning farmer training organization based in Burlington, WA with a mission to create a more resilient and just local food system. They teach beginning farmers sustainable farming practices and farm business management, and provide access to land, training, equipment, infrastructure, markets and capital. Learn more about Viva Farms mission and how you can support here.

Tickets, starting at $55, are on sale 2/22/22 here.

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Sponsors

Port of Skagit
Skagit Valley Malting
Farmstrong Brewing
Country Financial
Sound Beverage Distributors
Tulip Town
Central Welding
McGregor Benefits
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Stowe’s shoes & clothing
Skagit PUD
NorthWest Brewers Supply

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST ROADSHOW!

We know Skagit Farm to Pint FEST and Skagit Beer Week is something that we all look forward to every year, but we also know that things look a little bit different this year. For us, community safety and well-being are at the top of our priority list. So, we’ve decided to change things up. Skagit Farm to Pint heart and soul, the craft and the community, will remain unchanged.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS:  Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow.


Here’s what we’re doing this year. You, the craft beer supporter and participant, can purchase a ticket, which includes the FEST GUIDE. The guide has a stamp area for each of the Skagit Breweries where you will receive a Sample Beer made with Skagit Valley Malt and a paired bite which will include a local ingredient. For some of the breweries, your paired bite will be included in your FEST Swag Bag. You will have the month of April to visit each brewery for your beer and bite experience.


Your FEST Guide will also include a scavenger hunt checklist to complete to enter to win over $1,000 in prizes. During April, you will use your FEST Guide to visit our local breweries and other locations to fill out your checklist and to show social media support for our breweries and all of our amazing sponsors.  At the end of April, you will turn in your scavenger hunt checklist, and we will be drawing names for prize giveaways, including the grand prize kegerator, a Yeti cooler, swag, and gift cards!


We will also have a live stream concert from the Lincoln Theatre on April 3rd to support our local musicians and kick-off the FEST’s start by awarding lots of great prizes!  The first band to announce is The Enthusiasts! A local Skagit Valley band naturally.  The Enthusiasts will be playing original music and covers they wish they wrote!


In the end, we want to show our local breweries the love and support they deserve. We are hoping to rally our craft beer community around them. We wish things looked a little bit different this year, but we’re so grateful to be a part of a supporting and caring community during these trying times.

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2019 Menu Has Arrived!

The best of the Valley is here!  Local craft beer made with Skagit Valley Malts paired with local bounty!

skagit farm to pint fest menu 2019

Skagit Farm to Pint Run for Beer Kicks Off Skagit Beer Week!

The 2019 Skagit Beer Week kicks off with the Skagit Farm to Pint Run for Beer organized by the The Brewery Running Series!  The run will be held at the Port of Skagit.  Registration includes a pint glass and a ticket to fill that pint after the race!

The Brewery Running Series was started in Washington by Tonio Tello in 2016, with it’s first full year of events in 2017, the Brewery Running Series events are 5k-ish, fun-run courses that all start and end at local Washington breweries, primarily in the Seattle area at this time. We welcome all runners, walkers, joggers, and spectators that are interested in enjoying the great sights/streetscape around Seattle, WA and the great craft beer that our breweries have to offer. All of our participants complete a 5k course nearby each brewery. Afterwards, everyone hangs out, drinks beer, and enjoys local live music!

Be active, have fun, give back! In addition to pairing some exercise and good beer, a portion of all proceeds go back to local non-profits!

The Brewery Running Series started in Minneapolis in 2012 by Nate Herrington and Morgan Jappe. They wanted to combine their favorite things – being active, drinking beer, and supporting their community. Turns out, a few thousand other locals share those same interests across the Country! A few years and tens of thousands of beers and miles later, they decided to branch out.


Chuckanut Brewery and Garden Path Fermentation – Port of Trivia

In the deep dark of winter Chuckanut Brewery South Nut Tap Room and Garden Path Fermentation, both at the Port of Skagit, are joining together to create the Port of Trivia. The first four Thursdays of each month Trivia will take place in the Port of Skagit, Burlington. The first and third Thursday Chuckanut’s South Nut Tap Room will host, the second and fourth Thursdays Garden Path Fermentation will host. The games get started at 5:30. It’s free to enter and winners will win schwag for their smarts. Bring a group or come by yourself to play and be prepared to win!

The first games will be on January 3rd at Chuckanut Brewery South Nut Tap Room at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, followed by January 10 at Garden Path Fermentation, 11653 Higgins Airport Way only a few blocks west of Chuckanut. The games will continue with any fifth Thursday a no play week. The Trivia questions will vary week to week so be prepared. No registration necessary just show up early and get ready to start at 5:30 pm!


Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2019 Home Brew Competition

UPDATE:  The Home Brew Competition is now sold out as of 12/31/2018.  Good luck to all 50 brewers!

The 2019 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST home brew identicALE pale competition! Sign up at Northwest Brewers Supply starting Tuesday December 11th!

All home brewers take home the same bundle of ingredients:

5 gallon, All-grain pale ale recipe

Grains (Donated by Skagit Valley Malting)
-9 lb. Skagit Valley Malting copeland pale
-1 lb. Skagit Valley Malting munich
-.5lb. Skagit Valley Malting caramel 60L

Hops (Donated by North Sound Brewery)
2 oz. chinook
2 oz. centennial
2 oz. cascade

Yeast; (Donated by Northwest Brewers Supply)
1pk Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast.

Competition is limited to the first 50 entries! Brewers are to use all the grains provided, with no other additions. You can use any amount of the hops provided, with no other additions. You are to ferment your beer with the yeast provided.

You pay for entry and pick up ingredients at Northwest Brewers Supply starting Tuesday December 11th. Your competition entries must be dropped off at Northwest Brewers Supply by Saturday Feb. 16th (3x12oz amber colored bottles).

Entry fee is $30 which includes the above mentioned ingredients and 1 ticket to the Skagit Farm to Pint Festival (valued at $50). The winning beer will be brewed by Cardinal Craft Brewing and served at the Skagit Farm to Pint Festival. Proceeds from the Skagit Farm to Pint Festival go to the non-profit Viva Farms.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Chuckanut Brewery

There is plenty to look forward to this St. Patrick’s Day at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W Holly St, Bellingham and Chuckanut Brewery South Nut at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington. The month of March will include Irish inspired food and beers at the Kitchen and live music on March 17 at both North and South Nut.

Chuckanut’s Irish Stout will be tapped mid March at both locations to get the celebrations started. Chuckanut’s housemade Corned Beef (braised in Chuckanut beer) & Cabbage entrée will be served up at the Kitchen beginning March 9 up to March 17 and as long as it lasts. Then on March 17th watch for Chuckanut at the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade with their very own float! After the parade, head to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen for real Irish style celebrations. Or head to South Nut in the heart of Skagit Valley.

Chuckanut has you covered on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish stew or corned beef, drink, and live music! Enjoy Chuckanut’s food specials tastefully paired with the Irish Stout while listening to a live performance by The Celtic Musicians starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham location. At South Nut you’ll find Barry & Friend playing Irish music from 5-7 pm. Hillbilly Gyros food truck will be on hand to serve the hungry and include some Irish stew on their menu.  All ages are welcome at both Chuckanut sites so celebrate with the entire family.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11:00am every day to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. South Nut’s Tap Room is in the heart of Skagit Valley, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and welcomes guests of all ages.


Skagit Farm to Pint FEST * presented by the Port of Skagit


The Skagit Valley Farm to Pint FEST is the first-ever gathering of all 11 Skagit Breweries paired with Skagit Valley Restaurants and/or Farmers highlighting local Skagit Valley ingredients and featuring 3 Skagit-grown bands. Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is the Opening Gala and kick-off party for Skagit Beer Week commencing a 7 day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over Skagit Valley and ends with the Skagit Valley Malting Showcase at Farmstrong Brewing.

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is presented by the Port of Skagit. Tickets will include craft beer and food pairings highlighting local Skagit Valley ingredients. Home grown Skagit Valley musicians will be providing the tunes. All proceeds go to support: Viva Farms – Long Live Farms!

The one-of-a-kind kick-off to Skagit Beer Week takes place on Saturday, March 31st, from 2-6pm at Skagit Valley Malting located at the Port of Skagit (1pm for VIP). All 11 Skagit Breweries will be pairing a beer (featuring Skagit Valley grain) and a bite (featuring a local ingredient) and offering a second beer tasting of their choice – expect the most creative and compelling beers the Valley has to offer!  Mingle with brewers, maltsters, farmers, bakers and millers!

Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy 11 pairings of new, rare and classic beers expertly paired with a bite – also enjoy additional samples of the breweries second beer offering.

In addition to great beer and food, Sky Colony, Whiskey Fever and (TBA) will be playing.

The Skagit Farm to Pint FEST will be one of the most memorable beer events of the year. Get your tickets starting 2/1 – only 500 tickets available. There will be NO DOOR TICKETS.

Ticket Policies & Notices
– All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the entrance.
– No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in.
– Rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable.
– Tickets will not be sold at the door.
– Food IS included in the ticket price.
– Do not bring in glassware of any kind. Water will be provided.
– Backpacks and large bags are discouraged and may be subject to search.
– Designated driver tickets ARE available. Uber, Taxi and Ride Sharing highly encouraged.
– Please drink responsibly. Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security.

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is organized by Viva Farms, a non-profit, founded in 2009. Viva Farms’ mission is to launch a new generation of farmers – Long Live Farms in Skagit Valley!



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Must present valid ID 21+ only.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking available at and around the venue. Parking attendees will direct you. Disabled parking available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Use the message feature at the Skagit Beer Week or Skagit Farm to Pint Facebook pages or | contact pages.

What’s the refund policy?

The event is rain or shine and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds. However, tickets are transferrable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We strongly encourage bringing a printed ticket for faster check-in.

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Supports Viva Farms!

The Viva Farms Incubator started in 2009. The Port of Skagit leases 33 acres to Viva Farms that are subleased to new farmers to launch and grow their businesses. Viva minimizes prohibitive start-up costs by providing access to shared resources: education, training, equipment, technical assistance, capital, land, and markets. Ongoing agricultural and entrepreneurial support from Viva Farms’ staff, local agricultural support groups and peers increases the likelihood of early-stage success.

Core areas of support include organic production practices, marketing, sales, distribution, record keeping and liability management. Farmers also complete courses in WSU’s Cultivating Success. Each 12 week course is offered annual Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching in the fall, and Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning in the spring.

The farm incubator is not an end point for farmers. It is a starting point to transition them to farm ownership and secure long-term tenure. Once farmers establish stable agricultural enterprises at the incubator, Viva Farms will help them relocate to new land and continue growing their operations.


Our sponsors currently include:

Port of Skagit

Skagit Valley Malting

Skagit Valley College

Skagit Publishing

Skagit Marketing