Special Events

The Ferndale Heritage Society coordinates several annual special events throughout the year. Some of the events are in conjunction with the Old Settlers Association, the city of Ferndale, and the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer Park’s historic cabins are opened for public viewing during the Old Settlers Weekend, the last weekend in July. Other opportunities to view inside the log cabins for admission are during the summer tour season (May 15 through September 15) and during the Olde Fashioned Christmas event (first weekend in December) at the park. Special tours can be arranged by contacting the society. Heritage Society members volunteer during these events.

Plant Sale

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NEW LOCATION: Along Riverside Drive, East of Dairy Queen across from North Coast Credit Union, parallel to Main Street. 

Look for our signs 

Ready, Set, Grow... Stop by  and get all the plants you'll need. Members of the Heritage Society have potted up everything from annual flowers, and vegetable starts, to trees and berry plants to sell. Not a green thumb? Then stop by and check out our garden art, gardening how to books and all the other miscellaneous items for sale.

All proceeds go towards the purchase and maintenance of the flower beds that surround the cabins at Pioneer Park. Stop by, shop and support our society.

Hours are 9am till we're sold out or noon, whatever comes first. Quality, inexpensive treasures go quickly.

2019 Plant Sale Flyer

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Old Settlers Weekend

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Pioneer Park is the spotlight of this annual community celebration in Ferndale, occurring the last weekend of July.

Ferndale Heritage Society volunteers open the park's historic cabins for public viewing and also participate in the grand parade.

The overall event is organized by the Old Settler's Association.

The weekend includes a parade, baseball tournaments, crafts, food vendors, a talent show, musical entertainment, non-profit expo, flower show, car show and beer garden.

It is the longest continually running annual picnic in the state.

View the Old Settlers Weekend Gallery

Haunt The Park

HauntthePark IMG2782 300pxThis event has been replaced by a Mystery at the Park event hosted by the City of Ferndale.  Check the City of Ferndale's website for information about this fun event.

Typically a private group (Whatcom Frightmare) offered an awesome Haunted Barn activity that adds to the festivities at the park during this weekend.

The Ferndale Chamber organizes the Downtown Trick or Treat!

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Olde Fashioned Christmas

December 4 - December 6, 2020  

Bring your camera, and step back in time this holiday season at the Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration in the historic cedar log cabins of Pioneer Park.

Members of the Ferndale Heritage Society don pioneer costumes to greet visitors of all ages as they experience how our ancestors enjoyed the Christmas holidays in these log homes. Each of the 12 cabins is decorated in a special theme to welcome visitors. The event includes hands-on crafts for children, old fashioned games, music and a working general store to purchase old fashioned Christmas gifts. Costumed hosts greet you in each cabin, and the smell of home-style baking, set the mood for the Christmas season.

With its serene theme and wooden pews, the log church is the perfect spot to sit a spell and reflect. Children will enjoy writing letters to Santa at the one-room school house and then mailing them at the historic post office. The sound of sleigh bells circulates through the park as visitors take a festive horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Ferndale.

Families are encouraged to take their own photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. At the conclusion of the tour, stop by the Tillicum House for delicious cookies and warm beverages.

Olde Fashioned Christmas - 2020

Friday, December 4, from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, from 1-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, from 1-5 p.m. 

$5 for adults and $3 for children.

2019 Olde Fashioned Christmas Flyer

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