Raise your glasses to the 2nd Annual Skagit Farm to Pint FEST! Cheers to the generous sponsors, breweries, home brewers, and craft beer fans who made the 2019 FEST a winner winner chicken dinner for all!
Viva Farms not only was able to install a greenhouse and purchase a walk-in refrigerator at the Skagit County Ag-Park with the proceeds, but the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST also raised awareness for the Viva Farms mission. We empower aspiring and limited-resource farmers by providing bilingual training in holistic, organic farming practices, as well as access to land, infrastructure, equipment, marketing, and capital.
“Getting the local product in front of local folks is a big part of who we are as an organization, and the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST helps raise public awareness about our mission,” says Michael Frazier, Executive Director of Viva Farms.
Skagit County Explorer owner, Brad Solomon, documented the 2019 Skagit Farm to Pint FEST. Enjoy and hope to see you next year!
Established in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Major General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum was created as an organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the contributions made by military aircraft and the crews that operated them. Today the museum is run by Anders with two of his sons and operated by a dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers.
The museum gives guests the opportunity to get an up-close look at vintage aircraft and historic artifacts. Unlike most aviation museums, most of the Historic Flight Museum’s aircraft are fully maintained and frequently flown for demonstration flights by Anders (who still logs over 300+ flight hours a year on top of his 8,000+ hours in the military) and two of his sons. These are aircraft that played pivotal roles in the training and operation of aviation crews throughout multiple wars, including an A-1 Skyraider used to assist rescue efforts in Vietnam and a P-51 Mustang, a fighter that was frequently used in WWII and the Korean War. Perhaps one of the more unassuming aircraft in the collection, the Interstate Cadet, holds a fascinating history of being airborne and shot at during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
It takes a lot of hard work to keep these historic aircraft in proper flying condition, and our active maintenance staff operates on the planes all within the museum; allowing guests the rare chance to see what makes these warbirds tick.
In participation with the Skagit Farm to Pint FEST, the Heritage Flight Museum is offering a FREE Heritage Flight Museum pint glass in celebration of Skagit Beer Week. To score your new glass all you need to do is come by the museum with your Skagit Farm to Pint passport. That’s it, really! Then be sure to come back to the museum on Saturday March 30 for Skagit Beer Week’s “Farm to Pint FEST” celebration, benefiting Viva Farms. The event will be happening at the Heritage Flight Museum and will feature beers and bites from multiple local breweries and restaurants. The museum is located at an active airport, so you never know what interesting aircraft you’ll get to see with each visit!
Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is $12 per adult, $10 for seniors, $5 for children (age 5-17) and $5 for military.
15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington, WA 98233
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 skagitbeerweek.com | skagitfarmtopint.com 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: