Halloween Happenings in Ferndale


Halloween is just around the corner and the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present many activities to keep the Ferndale community entertained!

Pumpkin People
ferndale-grocery-outletFerndale businesses are encouraged to put together a pumpkin person. These should be up by October 24. A Pumpkin Person winner will be announced October 31 and will receive a prize as well as a social media shout out.







Downtown Trick or Treat
Join us for the best trick or treating experience in Ferndale!
This free, fun and safe outdoor event takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 3-5 p.m. along Main Street and draws over1,500 children from all over Whatcom County.
With over 40 stops at local businesses there will be plenty of candy to go around.
Maps can be picked up after October 20 at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, Ferndale Mini Mart and at the Ferndale Public Library or online.

Haunt the Park
In addition to Downtown Trick or Treat, we are proud to present our second annual Haunt the Park, co-hosted with the Ferndale Heritage Society. In our first annual event, held in 2015, we saw over 1,300 attendees. Kids and their families head down to Pioneer Park directly after Downtown Trick or Treat from 5-7pm for trick or treating of the historic decorated cabins, carnival themed family-fun activities, as well as some creepy zombies!

Upcoming Ferndale Events


5 Leading Ladies*
8 Chocolate for Charity 5K
9 Ferndale Harvest Festival
10 Turkey Drive Begins*
15 Opportunity Council
19 Membership Luncheon*
20 Business Unplugged*
22 Ferndale Cornhole Tournament
24-31 Pumpkin People*
29 Downtown Trick or Treat*
29 Haunt the Park*



2 Leading Ladies*
10 Power Hour*
16 Membership Luncheon*
21 Last day of Turkey Drive*
24 Thanksgiving Day

2 Community Holiday Tree Lighting*
2-4 Olde Fashioned
7 Leading Ladies*
21 Membership Luncheon*
* denotes Ferndale Chamber event

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Upcoming Luncheons

Wednesday, October 19


Sponsored By: Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County–Ferndale Branch


Wednesday, November 16

Casual networking 11:30-noon
Speaker: Ferndale Mayor, Jon Mutchler

Sponsored By: Unity Care NW


Wednesday, December 21

Holiday Party with Santa

Sponsored By: Miracle Food Network

Luncheon Price to Increase in 2017

12743850_10153950456282427_4448582279358982444_nDue to an increased cost to the Chamber, we will be increasing the price of our luncheons beginning in February 2017.  Pre-registered lunches will increase to $20 per person and non-RSVP or late RSVP lunches will increase to $22 per person.
As it is being requested that we provide our number of attendees to the Silver Reef sooner, we will also be asking members to RSVP by the Friday before the luncheon in order to receive the pre-registered rate.
“We want to thank the Silver Reef for affording us many years of a great deal for such a fabulous lunch,” said Ann Serwold, Executive Director of the Ferndale Chamber.
“We are past due for an increase and with an increase to the Chamber, unfortunately this means passing that cost down to our members. We look forward to continuing to provide a quality program during our luncheons and will be looking for ways to add more value in 2017.”

Planning for 2017?

Over the last few years we have worked tirelessly to add lots of exiting opportunities for your business to get involved with our events and programs and get the most bang for your buck.
From events such as the Street Festival and Haunt the Park, which work to connect businesses to the community as well as events like Membership Luncheons and the Annual Banquet which work to connect businesses to other businesses, there is something for everyone and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.
What’s even better? If you schedule your sponsorship for 2017 and commit at a certain monetary threshold, you begin to receive discounts on your sponsorship, giving your an even better bang for your buck.
If you would like to meet with us and talk about sponsorship options through the Chamber for 2017, please contact Kelsey at [email protected] or 385-3042 and she would be more than happy to  chat with you.
Investing in your community is an important step when it comes to getting your businesses name out there as a trusted resource.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you stretch your advertising dollars further.  Contact us now to make sure you get the best options available before they are taken!

13th Annual Street Festival Around the Corner

Fingers at the Ferndale Chamber are crossed this year, in hopes that no wild weather hits during the weekend of August 26-27.

The Ferndale Street Festival is headed into its 13th year of entertaining over 10,000 patrons with a Kid’s Street, car show, over 120 vendors, live music and beer garden.

Last year in a history making fashion, the Festival had to close on Saturday due to large gusts of wind.

This year it is back and better than ever with a “Main Street USA” themed Kid’s Street and petting zoo sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery! Outlaws Saloon is also making a splash by providing a dunk tank!

Live music will be provided by Exit 266 and Sunset Superman Friday evening and all day Saturday the stage will be bumping with music from Church Road Band, Electric Soul Society, Nashville Northwest and headliner, Blindfate.

There is always something for everyone at the Ferndale Street Festival, so make sure to put it on your calendar.

We are still accepting vendor applications until July 31 or late fee will apply.

Find out more by visiting the Ferndale Street Festival website.

Ferndale Flicks in the Park: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and Toto on their adventure to the land of Oz!

The Ferndale Chamber is proud to present a free showing of The Wizard of Oz in Historic Pioneer Park on July 8. Gates open at 8:30pm and the movie starts at dusk.

Costumes are encouraged and free hot dogs will be served. WECU will providing games and a few vendors will be present at the event.

Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the cast of characters in person at the park!

Don’t miss out on a wonderful night with your family at the best outdoor venue in Ferndale!

Ferndale Flicks in the Park

Upcoming Ferndale Events

* denotes Ferndale Chamber event


6 *Leading Ladies
8 *Flicks in the Park
9 Fire Cracker Rod Run
14 *Ferndale Power Hour
20 *Membership Luncheon
23 Tour de Whatcom
25-29 *Landscape Contest
28-31 Old Settlers Picnic


2 Father/Daugher Dance
3 *Leading Ladies
5-6 Makayla Jam
11 *Business Unplugged
13-14 Custer Days
17 *Membership Luncheon
26-27 *Ferndale Street Festival


3 Bluegrass Festival
7 *Leading Ladies
8 *Ferndale Power Hour
21 *Membership Luncheon
29 *Member Orientation

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Upcoming Membership Luncheons

All luncheons will be located at The Event Center at the Silver Reef unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 20
Sponsored By: Northwest Washington Fair

Wednesday, August 17
Sponsored By Louisa Place

Wednesday, September 21
Speaker: Legislative Update from US Chamber
Sponsored By: Friends of the Ferndale Library

To RSVP for luncheons, please follow this link.

Ferndale Chamber Diamond Jubilee Banquet


Come one, come all to celebrate the Chamber’s 60th Anniversary!

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their Annual General Meeting, Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet, held on January 21 from 5-9 p.m. at The Event Center at the Silver Reef.

The event will feature a silent auction to benefit local scholarships, as well as an award ceremony where Chamber Members will be honored with various awards from Volunteer of the Year to Member of the Year.

Be sure to RSVP in order to reserve your seat no later than January 19.  Tickets are $35 each and $280 for a table of 8.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting sponsor, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery,

Awards sponsor, Starvin’ Sam’s Mini Mart

Evening sponsor, People’s Bank

Supporting Sponsor, Pete’s Auto Repair