Book the Best Bed and Breakfast for the Lynden Fair

Lynden Fair, the best fair in Northwest Washington this summer. Book our bed and breakfast in Bellingham

As one of the best annual events in the Northwest, the Lynden Fair is something we look forward to every summer! Located at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, our bed and breakfast is just about 15 minutes from all of the fun. You’ll be just a quick scenic drive to the world-class concerts, high-energy rodeo and demolition derby, and the best fair food this side of the Cascades.

Every year in August, the Lynden Fair offers a range of exciting events for the whole family to enjoy. There’s something for everyone, from grandstand events and arts and crafts booths to delicious food and carnival rides. What makes this fair so special is its focus on Whatcom County’s agricultural industry. Exhibits featuring canned goods, beautiful flowers, fresh produce, and more are on display. Additionally, members of 4H, FFA, and open-class exhibitors show their livestock, including dairy and beef cattle, horses, and pigs.

This is the largest event held in Lynden each year, so you’ll want to secure your lodging early. Our bed and breakfast mini-resort is one of the best places to stay! We have two cozy B&B suites in the main house, a three-bedroom rental cottage that shares our beautiful property, and a glamping lodge for a luxurious camping experience. All guests have access to our on-site indoor pool as well! We can’t wait to host you for the fair weekend and beyond this summer; book your lodging today.

Lynden Fair is just one of the great things to do in the northwest this summer

The Lynden Fair & More Great Things to Do in Lynden this Summer

This year marks the 115th year of the Northwest Washington Fair, which brings more than 200,000 visitors to the quiet Dutch town in Whatcom County. The event will be held from August 8th to the 17th, ten full days of fun, music, food, and festivities. Here are the top events not to miss this year at the fair:

  1. Exciting Grandstand Concerts: This year’s concert lineup is impressive, with a mix of big stars across genres, from country music and Christian contemporary to hip hop.
  2. Watch the Rodeo: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo takes place at the fair on Monday, August 12th, and Tuesday, August 13th. Here, nationally ranked cowboys and cowgirls showcase their skills.
  3. Demolition Derby: There are back-to-back nights of intense demo action at the fair on Thursday, August 10th, and Friday, August 11th.
  4. Decadent Fair Food: From fried sweet treats and chocolate-covered strawberries to cotton candy and turkey legs, you’ll find all the best delicious fair food.
  5. Classic Carnival Rides: Always a favorite stop if you’re with the kids, the carnival rides will be just the thrill the little ones are looking for.

More Things to do in Lynden this Summer:

Lynden was initially founded in the 1870s and was home to the largest Dutch settlement in the US. These immigrants are to thank for the abundance of dairy farms in the area. The small town has a lovely little main street to explore, and you’ll enjoy lots of fresh farm products on your trip here.

  1. The Annual Raspberry Festival: The farms surrounding Lynden produce the most raspberries in the nation, and they love celebrating this delicious red berry. Check out this free festival for a market, car show, and more.
  2. Explore Berthusen Park: This park, the site of a homestead in the late 1800s, features antique farm machinery, a historic cabin, a large red barn, and a fantastic playground with a great swing set for children.
  3. Bellewood Farms and Distillery: Head to this lovely apple orchard, gift shop, and distillery for apple picking, treats, and a tasting of the local spirits.
  4. Sweet Treats at the Lynden Dutch Bakery: Grabbing a pastry at this historic bakery is always one of the best things to do in Lynden!
  5. Dinner at The Mill: The highest-rated and most recommended restaurant in Lynden is The Mill—you won’t miss the windmill that it’s located inside. It’s been a local standout for decades, serving up cocktails, steak, and farm-fresh meals.


Lynden Fair is just one of the best things to do in the northwest this summer. A photo of the fire pit at our bed and breakfast in Bellingham

The Best Bed and Breakfast near Bellingham for your Fair Lodging

Where you choose to stay for the Lynden Fair can make or break your trip to the northwest, and our bed and breakfast near Bellingham is only 15 minutes from the fairgrounds. Our mini-resort property has everything you’ll need for comfortable downtime. For couples looking for a romantic option, our bed and breakfast suites are elegant and spacious with luxurious amenities, and we’ll treat you to breakfast each morning of your stay.

Our spacious three-bedroom cottage is the perfect location if you’re looking for a family-friendly rental or traveling with a group. It features a full kitchen, a private hot tub, access to our year-round pool area, and everything you need for evening bonfires. There are plenty of games, a television, and ample space for family and friends to relax and refresh.

We are the closest luxury Bed and Breakfast and mini-resort to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Stay with us when hiking, birding, kayaking, or just for a quick weekend getaway at the Lynden Fair. It’s the perfect place to escape the busy day-to-day and feel whisked away into the beautiful Northwest scenery. Reserve your stay today!