Lynden's Raspberry Festival

If you’re looking for a fun, unique, and delicious experience, I highly recommend visiting the Raspberry Festival in Lynden and staying with us here at Oostema Farmstead. We have 55 acres of raspberries and raise Wagyu Beef here on the Farm. Here are some reasons why:
  • Immersion in nature: Staying on our farm allows you to experience the beauty of rural Washington and immerse yourself in nature. You’ll be surrounded by lush raspberry fields and have the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery and fresh air.
  • Local community experience: By staying on our farm, you’ll have the chance to connect with the local community and learn about our way of life. This is an excellent opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the slower pace of rural living.
  • Convenient location: The farm is conveniently located 3 miles from downtown Lynden, we are so close to the festival, so you’ll be able to quickly attend the festivities and enjoy all the activities and events. You’ll also be close to other attractions and experiences in the area.
  • Unique accommodation: Staying on our farm is a unique and exciting way to travel. You’ll have all the comforts of home if you have an RV in a compact and mobile package, and you’ll be able to enjoy the experience of camping and outdoor living. We also have other accommodations, like our 2 Bedroom Apartment, Tiny Farmhouse, and Barn Cabin.
  • Delicious food: The Raspberry Festival is a celebration of the local raspberry industry, and there will be plenty of raspberry-themed treats and food to try. At the same time, you’ll also have the chance to taste some of the finest wagyu beef in the world. This high-quality beef is renowned for its rich flavor and tender texture, making it a must-try for any food lover.

Visiting the Raspberry Festival in Lynden and staying on our farm that offers both raspberries and wagyu is a fantastic way to experience the local community, immerse yourself in nature, and indulge in delicious food. Don’t miss out on this opportunity

The Festival is held in beautiful, historic downtown Lynden, Washington, during the popular Raspberry Festival weekend. Park your car for the show and participate in 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. 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 the festivities.
There are kid-friendly activities throughout the day, including inflatable castles, a climbing wall, face painting, and two stages presenting various live music.

The Annual Razz & Shine Cruise-In features 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, there are about 8,500 acres of harvesting raspberry crops and about 104 farms in Whatcom County. This makes Whatcom County the leading producer of per capita crops 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. Event organizers 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!

The raspberry industry is a significant part of the economy in Lynden, Washington and the surrounding area. The region is known for its fertile soil and ideal climate, which make it ideal for growing high-quality raspberries. Raspberries are a popular fruit and are used in a variety of products, including jams, jellies, baked goods, and as a fresh fruit.

The raspberry industry in Lynden is made up of a combination of small family-owned farms and larger commercial operations. These farms use a combination of traditional and modern growing methods to produce large quantities of high-quality raspberries. The raspberries are harvested in the summer and are often shipped to markets throughout the United States and beyond.

In addition to the economic benefits of the raspberry industry, it also provides employment opportunities for the local community and helps to maintain the rural character of the area. The annual Raspberry Festival is a celebration of this important aspect of the community and its history.

Overall, the raspberry industry in Lynden and the surrounding area is an important part of the local economy and a source of pride for the community.


For more information, contact Gary at the Lynden Chamber.  

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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