Travel & Lodging


From: Noon, Thursday, Aug.  30th, 2018
To: Noon,  Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 2018

Campground Jam Tent sponsored by 5 Starr Jams
Tent provided by Doug Chandler

Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival is pleased to be able to provide ample dry camping with plenty of space for motorhomes, trailers, and tents. Situated adjacent to the festival grounds and right next to the Nooksack River, our campground is sure to be a popular location for all bluegrass and camping enthusiasts.

To help you have a safe and enjoyable camping experience at the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival please be sure to read through our Policies and Guidelines . If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Festival Admission and Camping Passes can be purchased through our online ticketing system by clicking here.


Individual tickets are required for admittance to the festival.

NOTE: Camping passes are not included in the Festival Admission Cost.


For Festival goers seeking overnight accommodation in the Bellingham/Ferndale area. Here is a short list of properties that are near the Hovander Homestead Park. Several of the properties are offering special festival rates and are available only by booking directly through the links shown on this page. Additional accommodation options can be found at

Oxford Suites Bellingham

Special Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival rates available by calling the Oxford Suites Bellingham directly at (360) 676-1400 and mentioning Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival Rooms – must book by August 20th, 2018!

Nestled in beautiful and vibrant Bellingham, Washington, the Oxford Suites Bellingham is well-equipped to handle all of your festival needs!  With 99 non-smoking executive suites and our onsite restaurant, the Oxford Suites Bellingham is your home away from home. Bellingham boasts spectacular sights, from the breathtaking Cascade Mountain Range to the east and the famous San Juan Islands to the west. Located adjacent to Bellis Fair Mall, off of I-5, the Oxford Suites Bellingham is near area attractions including Western Washington University and downtown Bellingham.

Holiday Inn and Suites Bellingham

Bellingham’s newest hotel is located just minutes from the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival grounds and is adjacent to Bellingham’s international airport and I-5.  Complimentary fitness center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool and contemporary NW cuisine restaurant “northwater” make this property an ideal location for all festival goers looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations while attending the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival.

Silver Reef Hotel and Casino

Relax in luxury in our award-winning hotel. With 206 rooms & suites, beautiful Mt. Baker views, complimentary Silver Signature breakfast and Wi-Fi, you’re sure to enjoy your stay.


Site Address:

Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielson Ave., Ferndale, WA 98248


Hovander Homestead Park is located near Ferndale, WA and is easily accessible via Interstate 5. It is approximately 12 miles north of Bellingham, WA.​


There are 3 main exits on I-5 that can be use for accessing the park.

1. Exit 262 (Main St.): Easy access for Passenger Vehicles (Southbound)

2. Exit 263 (Portal Way): Best for RVs and Camper Trailers (North/Southbound)

3. Exit 260 (Slater Rd.): Easy access for Passenger Vehicles (Northbound)

See Maps Below for directions to each Exit.​

Passenger Vehicles

RV’s & Trailers