Special Events

Spring Fashion Show

no show for 2014

This year the Ferndale Heritage Society won't be hosting a Spring Fashion Show from the exclusive private collection of Louise Sager. In past years, the show featured 100 years of vintage garments dating back to the 1890s, modeled by Heritage Society and community members. This production is typically done every other year.

Plant Sale

May 10, 2014

Ready, Set, Grow... Stop by Samuels Furniture's Parking lot 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. Friends of the Ferndale Library will also be setting up their plant sale in the parking lot for the same day. Stop by, shop and support both organizations. Hours are 9am till we're sold out, quality, inexpensive treasures go quickly.

Pioneer Swap Meet

Scheduled for June 2015

Vendors and shoppers are invited to the swap meet event in Pioneer Park hosted by the Ferndale Heritage Society. Tables and booth spaces range from $30 to $55. The deadline for vendors is April 30th. Booths will be located both indoors and outdoors. Great deals are sure to be in abundance.

Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 9, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Public Admission is Free

Booth space size & pricing

Old Settlers Weekend

July 24-27, 2014, 119th yearr

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. It includes a parade, baseball tournaments, crafts, food vendors, a talent show, musical entertainment, non-profit expo, flower show and beer garden. It is the longest continually running annual picnic in the state.

Roy Bentley Scholarship

Fall Dinner Theater

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Previously the Ferndale Heritage Society presented a dinner theater event to raise money for a performing arts scholarship given each year to a Whatcom County graduating high school senior. This event has been cancelled until further notice due to unavailability of a performing arts accommodating location.

Pioneer Christmas Bazaar

November 15, 2014

In November 2013, the Heritage Society hosted the first Pioneer Christmas Bazaar. The event was so successful; the society will be hosting it again on November 15, 2014 in the Tillicum House at Pioneer Park. Society members and interested vendors need to contact Gail Nelson, 360-671-3377 to reserve a table. Space is limited and table space is reserved on a first come first served basis. Vendors and members all agreed that this was one of the most enjoyable bazaars around.

See the Pioneer Christmas Bazaar Flyer

Olde Fashioned Christmas

Olde Fashioned Christmas

December 5-7, 2014

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. Freshly decorated fir trees 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 cookies and hot beverages.

Hours - Olde Fashioned Christmas in Ferndale is open
Friday, December 5, from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, from 1-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, from 1-4 p.m.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children.

See the Olde Fashioned Christmas Flyer

Click here for directions

Spring Fashion Show Pioneer Swap Meet Preparing a float for the Old Settlers Parade Welcome to Pioneer Park Sign Pioneer Christmas Bazaar Cabin with Christmas lights at night Sending a letter to Santa Christmas Baking Horses Waiting For The Wagon Ride Santa at the Olde Fashioned Christmas