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.

Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village 2021

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Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village

 DECEMBER 10, 11, and 17, 18,  2021

 

Due to the overwhelming turnout at last year’s Lighted Stroll, volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society will again host a “Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village” event. This event is a “giving back to our community” labor of love after the restricted year we have all endured. The second and third weekends in December, Pioneer Village will be open Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 10, 11, and 17, 18, 2021, 5 – 8pm. Thanks to those board stamped concrete sidewalks, you won’t even get your feet wet as you stroll around the cabins, see all the park lit up, hear Christmas music and see costumed volunteers greet you as you feel the holiday cheer spill into the winter air.

            “Each year the park gets beautifully lit up with outside decorations, during these Lighted Stroll weekends there is no access into any of the cabins” explains event organizer Tom Brand. Cabin fronts, roofs, porches as well as the main gate and center of the park, will be decorated. “It’s truly a step back in time as we help you begin your holiday season.”

            Young guests are encouraged to prewrite their letters to Santa and mail them in the Santa mailbox that will be located by the Barrett Post Office. The letters need to have their names and a legible mailing address to help Santa return them. Hot beverage vendors will be onsite to keep you warm as you stroll. Bring your cameras as a photo booth will be created at the Barr Barn lean to.  Unfortunately, Santa hasn’t committed to make an appearance, but you just never know. An addition this year will be a “seek and find the Christmas mouses” challenge.

            Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins. Only certified service animals allowed within all the fenced areas (Pioneer Village), per City Municipal Code 12.26.010 C. 3.

Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village is open the second and third weekends in December. Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 10, 11, and 17, 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461 or visit www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com.

Click here to download Lighted Christmas Stoll Flyer

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.

 

View the Plant Sale Gallery

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.

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

The weekend includes  baseball tournaments, crafts, food vendors, a talent show, musical entertainment, non-profit expo, flower show, car show and beer garden. 2021 special events are a Hot Air balloon glow Saturday evening, and fireworks.

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

View the Old Settlers Weekend Gallery

Olde Fashioned Christmas December 3, 4, 2021

In amongst the many majestic cedar trees of Pioneer Village at Pioneer Park, the log cabins are aglow with holiday spirit.  Thanks to the new board stamped concrete sidewalks, you don’t even get your feet wet as you see costumed volunteers open the cabin doors to greet you and feel the holiday cheer spill into the winter air. “The Lights and Sounds of Christmas” is the overall theme this year and each cabin will be decorated accordingly. Volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society host the 28th annual Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration for the public, Dec. 3, and 4, 2021.

            “Each year visitors come out to share in this tradition”. Many missed this experience last year due to Covid restrictions that cancelled the event, explains event organizer Linda Harkleroad. “It’s truly a step back in time as we help you begin your holiday season.”

            Changes are in store this year due to our overcrowding caused by enthusiastic visitors. After touring the cabins, visitors will venture into the Pioneer Pavilion where all the children crafts, refreshments and a visit to Santa will be happening. While inside buildings, guests will keep socially distanced and face coverings are required per state guidelines.

            Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins. Children can visit the one-room schoolhouse to write a personalized letter to Santa or access the template and write those letters prior to attending the event. Deliver those letters to the one-room post office for mailing to the North Pole. Click here to print off the "To Santa Letter Template".

            Shoppers of all ages find inexpensive trinkets for their loved ones at the Parker House cabin, which is now the general store. The stately Shields House offers baking scents, and the Foster house will showcase a huge working model train display. The log church offers quiet reflection time. Gentle giants, known as the draft horses, greet visitors in the Barr Barn.

 Many local entertainers and musicians volunteer their talents for your enjoyment. Only certified service animals allowed within all the fenced areas (Pioneer Village), per City Municipal Code 12.26.010 C. 3.

            Olde Fashioned Christmas is open Fri., Dec. 3 from 4 to 9 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Click here to open the Olde Fashioned Christmas Flyer. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461 or visit www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com.

Sincerely,

The Ferndale Heritage Society

P.S. Also check out our "Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village"  event. We hope you join us the second and third weekends in December, Friday and Saturday nights, 5 -8pm. Free admission.