Two of the larger Skagit Valley growers, RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town, host formal exhibits and tours of their facilities and charge an admission fee. Above is a shot of a display at RoozenGaarde. Because it was a warm day and our dog Chord was not allowed on their guest list, we opted to explore on our own.
We began our day in LaConner, a sweet little town on the western edge of the valley, then zigged and zagged around the fields. The website for the festival has a map of the valley, a calendar of events, and descriptions of the activities throughout April. When our LaConner breakfast scones wore off, we followed signs to the Kiwani’s Salmon Barbeque in Mt. Vernon and fortified ourselves for the trip home.