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Preserving the past for the future at Pioneer Park

The business and purpose of the Ferndale Heritage Society is to educate the community on the history of Whatcom County, promote Pioneer Park and tourism in Ferndale, WA, and bring together those people interested in preserving history and maintaining the log cabins and collections at Pioneer Park.

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Old Settlers Weekend 2023

July 28, 29, 2023, 127th year

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.

For a full list of activities, Check out 

 Saturday Evening Adult Dance at the “Barr Red Barn” 9PM  12 AM

$5.00 entrance fee,  Music by NorthstaR - classic rock and roll based in Bellingham, WA

On Saturday, 11 AM  12:30 PM Grand and Junior Parade (Through Downtown Ferndale)

The weekend includes  baseball tournaments, crafts, food vendors,  musical entertainment, car show and beer garden.

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

View the Old Settlers Weekend Gallery