Lynden's Raspberry Festival

Lynden’s Raspberry Festival

July 15 and 16 

Held in beautiful, historic downtown Lynden, Washington, during the popular Raspberry Festival weekend of July 16th, 2022. Park your car for the show and participate in the numerous activities throughout the town, including basketball tournaments, local berry farm tours, winery tours, street vendor markets, and more.

The annual Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden showcased locally harvested raspberries on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16. The event closes off Front St. and draws in thousands of visitors.

The festival offers many different raspberry-themed events and foods that allow the locally harvested fruit to be tasted, such as a Razz-Berry-Timeout Garden featuring raspberry beer, a Berry Delicious food court, and a raspberry wine and spirits tasting area.

The Lynden Community/Senior Center hosts a raspberry pancake breakfast on Saturday to continue with the festivities.
There are kid-friendly activities throughout the day, including inflatable castles, a climbing wall, face painting, and two stages presenting a variety of live music.

The Annual Razz & Shine Cruise-In,  featuring  Classic Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. For more information, go to   Rise and shine.

Raspberries at the Northwest Raspberry Festival are locally harvested and contribute to the largest harvest of raspberries in all of North America.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington produces about 75,800,000 pounds of raspberries per year.
According to Whatcom Family Farmers, in Whatcom County, there are about 8,500 acres of harvesting raspberry crops and about 104 farms. This makes Whatcom County the leading producer of per capita crop of raspberries.

One of the major events during the Northwest Raspberry Festival is the annual Curt Maberry 3 on 3 basketball tournament, inviting athletes from a wide array of ages to compete amongst one another in the middle of the festival grounds.

Multiple basketball hoops lined the street and are constructed for the tournament. Organizers of the event allow all ages to participate, and there are athletes as young as kindergarteners.

According to The Muljat Group North’s website, which facilitates the event, more than 230 teams registered to play in 2019, and participation continues to grow.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE!

 

For more information, contact Gary at the Lynden Chamber.  

Lynden, WA

For more information on Lynden, check out our Local Guide, and be sure to enjoy your day before you head back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead. We will keep the light on for you.

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