Skagit Cider Fest After Party Concert

In celebration of the first Skagit Cider Fest, a Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow Experience, Farmstrong will be opening their beer garden for a free afterparty concert!

Whatcom County R&B legends BABY CAKES will be blasting 2 hours of incredible live music from the Truck Show stage. With toe-tapping originals and fan-favorite covers, this is one group you do not want to miss!

This concert is for all ages and free to the public for everyone to experience. Jam to the tunes while you enjoy beer and cider (21+) from Farmstrong and food from their Rooted Kitchen!

• Saturday, April 9, 2022
• 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
• Farmstrong Brewing (map)

Baby Cakes will be bringing two hours of funk, rhythm, blues, and rock to the Truck Show stage for a free / all ages / after party for Skagit Cider Fest.

Seating is limited, and outside chairs are welcome!

skagit cider fest after party

Tulip Town – A Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow VIP Experience

See the splendor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at Tulip Town during the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow! Tulip Town has redesigned the fields for an immersive photography experience, updated its retail and cafe,  and a beer & wine garden! Experience Skagit Valley as a Roadshow VIP – purchase a VIP ticket for $85, and you will receive entry to Tulip Town AND a ticket to Skagit Cider Fest!

Skagit Beer Month (ROADSHOW) Trivia Gauntlet

Every Wednesday during the Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow in April, head on over to Farmstrong Brewing. Voted editor’s pick for Best Trivia from Alive Magazine, this trivia night is not to be missed. Teams of 2-6 people play every week for a cumulative score and a total of $300 in cash prizes!
Each week will have a raffle prize from a local sponsor just for playing! Teams that play all four weeks will have a cumulative score resulting in CASH PRIZES for the top 3 teams of the month!
The max team size is six participants and seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.  There will be four rounds each night with a score potential of 55.

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.

Homebrewers Keep it Local with Skagit Valley Malt

The 2022 Ale Trail homebrew competition kickoff begins!  The 2022 Ale Trail Pale Homebrew Competition slots are available immediately at Northwest Brewers Supply.  Only 50 spots are available, and the last two years sold out quickly. The entry cost is $55 and includes malt donated by Skagit Valley Malting and one general admission entry to the 2022 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST (valued at $55/on-sale in February), a month-long, local beer and bounty celebration held at breweries around Skagit County during April 2022. “We are happy to sponsor this event which helps raise awareness of the Skagit Valley and its contributions to the local beer scene across Washington. Our farmers grow a wide variety of crops that barley plays a part in, and it’s part of their sustainability program for their soil. So, every pound a brewer uses in a beer helps promote sustainable farming practices in the Valley,” says Erik Youngren, VP, Skagit Valley Malting.


The homebrewers will have eight weeks to create their Ale Trail Pale and will receive 10 lbs. of Skagit Valley Malting Pilot Pale malt to be used as the primary base malt. Brewers can make their beers unique by using any amount and variety of specialty grains and hops. Winner of the 2019 competition, Ben Holm, says “I wanted to create a well-balanced beer with the available ingredients. I think the Pale Ale category was an excellent showcase for Skagit Valley Malting’s products, and that gave me a great starting position to try to keep the hop bitterness and flavors balanced with the malt flavors from Skagit Valley Malting.”

Ben Holm

The judging will take place at the end of February at Cardinal Craft Brewing with 13 judges, including experienced judges, instructors, brewers, brewery owners, and Skagit Valley College Craft Brewing Academy students. “It will be interesting to taste the similarities with the malt, but also the differences with how the brewers add their touch with other grains, hops, and yeast,” says Trevor Lawrence, owner of Northwest Brewers Supply. Tony Savoy, Cardinal Craft instructor, formatted the judging, including notes and scales on appearance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and style.

Cardinal Craft Brewing brews the winning Ale Trail Pale.  The winning brew is served during the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST. Prizes include a $100 gift certificate to Northwest Brewers Supply for 1st place, 2nd place winner receives a $50 gift certificate, and 3rd place gets a $25 gift certificate.


All proceeds from Skagit Farm to Pint FEST benefit the local non-profit Viva Farms. Viva Farms is a bilingual (Spanish-English) farm business incubator program based in Mount Vernon. Their mission is to create a more resilient and just local food system. They teach beginning farmers about sustainable farming and farm business management, and provide access to land, training, equipment and infrastructure, markets and capital.

skagit valley homebrew competition




The 19th annual BrewFest on the Skagitthe Skagit’s longest-running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 14th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Edgewater Park along the banks of the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. This year’s BrewFest will feature dozens of local craft brews, three of the region’s most popular bands, leisure games, vendors, and local food trucks.

Expect the biggest and best BrewFest ever! Moving the event from Skagit Riverwalk Park to Edgewater Park will provide more room to move and groove.

Tickets: $25 + applicable fees include 6 tastes. Lincoln Theatre Members receive $2 off. Additional scrip for tastes will be available for $2 each at the fest. A special $15 ticket without scrip is available for ‘designated drivers’. Tickets will be $30 at the gate.

brewfest skagit river

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream Concert

The Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2021 Live Stream concert is now available for your viewing enjoyment! Experience the roadshow pairings, buy some beer to go, or fill up those growlers and sit back and enjoy the show featuring Dean’s Honky Tonk Dream, The Enthusiasts & Ebb, Slack & Flood!

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 Beer Week 2019 | March 22-31

Come for the daffodils and tulips, stay for the craft beer!  Great beer is in our dirt and Skagit Beer Week is the time to celebrate the bounty of this fertile Valley.  The great breweries of Skagit Valley are planning a week’s worth of beer events with two featured events this year.  The Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Run will kick off Skagit Beer Week on Saturday March 23rd, and the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST is the grande finale on Saturday March 30th.  Both are located at the Port of Skagit which is smack in the middle of all the Valley has to offer!

Check out the Skagit Beer Week Event calendar as we get closer to Skagit Beer Week 2019!