Viva 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.
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
Sound Beverage Distributors
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Stowe’s shoes & clothing
NorthWest Brewers Supply