Travel & Lodging


From: Noon,  Aug.  30th, 2018
To: Noon,  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

Four Points by Sheraton

Premier Festival Package! Book your weekend with the Sheraton Four Points in Bellingham, and enjoy a worry-free Festival experience!  Festival package includes minimum 2 nights accommodations, weekend passes to the Festival, and shuttle transfers to and from Hovander Homestead Park.

Hampton Inn Bellingham

Our modern hotel is 52 miles from Vancouver and only 20 minutes from the US/Canadian border. Enjoy comfortable and spacious guest rooms and suites during your stay in Northwest Washington state. Stay connected with free WiFi and make use of the large work desk. Choose from a variety of room options.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Just minutes from downtown Bellingham, Bellingham Bay and the Canadian border, this extended-stay hotel is an ideal base for festival goers. We are moments from the Fairhaven historic district and Western Washington University, and close to the Mount Baker Ski area, with hiking, skiing, and numerous wineries. Our all-suite Bellingham hotel is also conveniently located next to Bellis Fair Mall and several popular restaurants.

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