Picnic at Pioneer Park: July 29-30th, 2022

Celebrating 126 Years of Memories

Washington’s longest running picnic

A Whatcom County tradition for over a century

The Picnic at Pioneer Park is the summer highlight for many residents. Celebrating the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home, the Picnic features events like Live Music, a Fun Run/Walk, Parades, a Classic Car Show, and local Food/Craft vendors. We hope you and your family will come join us for another celebration and that you too will make it a summer tradition.


July 29-30th, 2022

Daily Schedule

12PM – 6PM
Cabins Open

12PM – Dusk
Concessions and Food Vendors Available
Opening Ceremonies of the 125th Old Settlers Picnic

1PM – 7PM
Whatcom Genealogical Society, “Family History Fun and Exploration”

1PM – 10PM

Beer Garden

On the Main Stage

Entertainment Schedule

Friday (Senior Citizen Day)

July 23, 2021

12:30PM – 1PM
Sandy & Howard Andreasen and Carol & Joe Younger

12:30PM – 7PM
Pioneer Corral Children’s Activities

1:10PM – 2PM
Alan & Carol Linde

2PM – 2:45PM
Al Ulrich & Jim Taylor

3PM – 4PM

Roger Quiggle

5PM – 6:30PM

Matt Audette and Band Set-Up

5PM – 8PM

Wagon Rides through downtown Ferndale

8PM – 10PM

Southbound Hard Country


July 24, 2021

8:30AM – 3PM
Pioneer Car Show

12:30PM – 7PM
Pioneer Corral Children’s Activities

12:45PM – 1:45PM
Jon Mutchler

2 PM – 4PM
Soundbound Hard Country

1PM – 6PM

Wagon Rides through downtown Ferndale

5PM – 8PM

Free Rain Band

9PM – 10PM

Fireworks & Balloon Glow

-Sponsored by WECU and Ferndale’s Class of 1972




East Coast Pizza

Kona Ice

Shaved Ice Truck

Knights of Columbus

Crepe Town



About the Old Settlers Association

The Whatcom County Old Settlers Association is a not-for-profit organization that consists of all-volunteer membership. Our primary purpose is the organizing, managing, and running of the annual Old Settlers Picnic, Grand and Junior Parades, Car Show all of which runs during the last full weekend of July from Friday-Sunday. Proceeds from these events go towards our mission of preserving the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of Whatcom County.

Our organization meets at 7pm every second Monday of each month (except Aug. & Oct.-Jan.) at the Tillicum House in Pioneer Park. Those interested in joining the Whatcom County Old Settlers Association are free to attend one of our meetings. Candidates for membership are required to have lived in Whatcom county for at least 10 years and have attended at least one of our monthly meetings.

Visit Historic Pioneer Park

Downtown Ferndale, WA



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Gates Open at Noon Both Days!


Whatcom Old Settlers Association presents

Celebrating 125 Years of Memories

July 23-24

2021 Pioneer Days Picnic For the common good of our community


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