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 2020


Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village

 DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020

             In a normal year, the first weekend in December, the village at Pioneer Park in Ferndale would have been opened to guests during the Olde Fashioned Christmas event. Due to covid restrictions, that event isn’t allowed to take place this year. Instead, volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society will host a “Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village” event. This first-time event is a “giving back to our community” labor of love after the restricted year we have all endured. The first three weekends in December, Pioneer Village will be open Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020, 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 previous year the park has been beautifully lit up with decorations, it will be the same this year but just 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. Guests to this free event will keep socially distanced as they walk the ADA compliant concrete sidewalks. Face coverings are required per city guidelines. “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. Bring your cameras as a photo booth will be created at the Barr Barn lean to.  Unfortunately, Santa isn’t making a personal appearance at the park this year.

Click here to download Letter to Santa Template

            Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins.

Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village is open the first three weekends in December. Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020, 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

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.

2019 Plant Sale Flyer

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 Cancelled For December 2020

Due to Covid restrictions in place, there will not be an Olde Fashioned Christmas event at Pioneer Park for December 2020.  We are going to truly miss those of you who support our event every year and have made this part of your family's tradion.   We look forward to seeing you in December 2021.


The Ferndale Heritage Society

PS Check out our replacement event for 2020, "Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village".  We hope you check out this event the first three weekends in December, Friday and Saturday nights, 5 -8pm. Free admission.