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Festivals: Old Settlers Picnic honors county history

Nancy Knapp, left, explains the history of the 46-star flag to Vanessa and Alisha Whitaker, right, inside the Veterans Museum during the 2013 Old Settlers Picnic in Ferndale’s Pioneer Park.
Nancy Knapp, left, explains the history of the 46-star flag to Vanessa and Alisha Whitaker, right, inside the Veterans Museum during the 2013 Old Settlers Picnic in Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. The Bellingham Herald

A Whatcom County tradition for over a century, the Old Settlers Picnic celebrates the rich history of the area and the great people who call it home, with live music, a fun run/walk, a Junior and a Grand Parade, a classic car show, and local food and craft vendors, plus tours of pioneer cabins and children’s activities, July 23-26 at Pioneer Park in Ferndale.

The Junior Parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 24, behind Rite-Aid on Alder Street. The Grand Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington Street and Third Avenue.

The barn dance with Blind Fate is at 9 p.m. Saturday. Details: whatcomoldsettlers.com.

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