Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festivals in Skagit County celebrating Burlington’s history of agricultural and farming communities. 2019 marks the 82nd annual Berry Dairy Days presented by Peoples Bank. On the third weekend of June Burlington will explode with family fun activities, delicious food and be a place you won’t want to miss. We have a ton of great events and activities planned for the whole weekend.
Since the first Berry Dairy Days 82 years ago, Strawberry Shortcake has been a part of the festival. It will be available for purchase all days of the festival at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. (Except for Friday evening, when it will be over at Skagit River Park.)
The shortcake is provided by Haggen, the whipped cream is provided by Costco, and the locally grown berries will be provided by Mike and Jean’s Berry Farm! The Burlington Chamber of Commerce also donates proceeds from every piece sold to the Burlington-Edison High School Cheerleaders, to thank them for volunteering their time during the festival. When you’re going to Berry Dairy Days this year, be sure to pick up a plate of the festival’s signature dessert!
Food, Craft, and Commercial Vendors
Part of the heart of Berry Dairy Days are the vendors! Each year vendors from all over the state apply to set up at Berry Dairy Days! Everything from local businesses, food trucks, non-profits, and crafts people come to Berry Dairy Days each year to bring their great wares to you!
This year we’re spreading the vendors out to E. Fairhaven and closing the street section. That way we can fit even more vendors and make it easier for folks of all ages to get around and see the festival! Want your booth in the festival? Craft and Commercial Vendors can still submit their application until May 31st!
The Kiwanis Salmon BBQ
Fireworks Show provided by Western Fireworks Display
Coming back for the 2nd year in a row and with an increased budget, the City of Burlington Friday Night Fireworks show brings a spectacular 20 minute show by Western Display Fireworks – the biggest yet for Berry Dairy Days! Western Display Fireworks is a fourth generation, family owned and operated company that has produced at these distinguished events: Tacoma Freedom Fair, Seafair Summer Forth, Portland Rose Festival, and 4th of July celebrations in Oak Harbor, Renton, Langley, Kenmore, Carnation, Anacortes, Boise, Everett, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Grand Parade
The Grand Parade has been a part of Berry Dairy Days since its inception! It’s a great chance for the community to come out and celebrate our town and the people living in it. Past parades have featured everything including Yogi Bear, dancing horses, superheroes, homemade floats, classic cars, princesses and more!
Want to join in the parade? Registration is available until June 10th on BerryDairyDays.com.
The entertainment stage has returned! This year we have even more acts across two days for festival-goers to listen to for free! Check out the graphics below for the full line-up.
The Kids Zone
The Kids Zone is an annual part of Berry Dairy Days where 20+ booths and activities will be set up for kids to take part in for both Saturday and Sunday of Berry Dairy Days. Made possible by Hub City Church and Manpower Bellingham, it’s our way of making sure people of all ages can have a great time at Berry Dairy Days!
Skagit Speedway and Rolling Thunder Big Rig Racing
The Rolling Thunder Big Rigs & the Sportsman Sprint Shootout is back for 2019: Saturday night of Berry Dairy Days! Witness the full-size, over the road semi trucks racing around the high bank clay oval at Skagit Speedway! The Sportsman Sprint Cars will be laying all on the line for the biggest payday of the season!
Adult : $16
Junior / Senior / Military : $12
10 & Under: FREE (weekly show)
6 & Under: FREE (premium show)
Family Pass : 2 Adults and up to 4 kids (age 7-15): $48
Kids (7-15) when accompanied by a paying adult: $7
Adult (18-61) • Junior (7-17) • Senior (62+) • Child (6 & Under)
Berry Dairy Days Road Run
The Berry Dairy Days Runs are part of the Burlington Berry Dairy Days Festival. The run takes place on Sunday, June 16th. A major portion of the Half Marathon runs along the Skagit River Dike – giving runners a unique opportunity to run along this path – a path that is normally closed to the public. The Half Marathon course offers great views of the Skagit River and of the mountains. All three courses are flat and fast. The 10K and Half Marathon are USATF certified.
You can check out this year’s pamphlet for details: chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net
Berry Cool Car Show
The Berry Cool Car Show is put on by the North Cascade Street Rod Association. All proceeds benefit two 1-year sponsorships for the automotive tech department at Skagit Valley College. The car show is open to the public from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Raffle prize drawings will be held throughout the show. A variety of info booths will be set up at the show by local businesses.
Interested in entering your car? Registration for the car show is only the day of. It costs $15. Registration opens at 8, while cars usually start lining up at 7.
Burlington BBQ Battle
Berry Dairy Days Burlington BBQ Battle is BACK!!! Come taste the great BBQ made by local BBQ chefs going for the grand prizes!
Competitors will be competing for (either or both) pork butt and beef brisket competitions. All meat entries will be judged on TASTE, TEXTURE, and APPEARANCE. Judges will be chosen by the Burlington BBQ Battle Committee. Veggie entries will be judged by the People’s Choice.
For the full schedule of events and even more info, be sure to check out BerryDairyDays.com. We can’t wait to see you there!