Old Settlers 2020, originally scheduled for June 26-28, has been rescheduled for August 15-16 with a lighter schedule because of the COVID-19 situation. All events will be held outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing.
Old Settlers is the annual town celebration of North Bend, dating back to 1889 when it was a gathering of the area's original settlers and their families. Since then, the Old Settlers Picnic has evolved into three days of festivities, rides, reunions and fun. Old Settlers is organized and sponsored by the North Bend Area Chamber of Commerce.
A full schedule of 2020 Old Settlers is linked below.
The Old Settlers Craft Show will be a new event in 2020 at the city park on Saturday on Aug. 15 from 9-3, with a portion of the proceeds going to the North Bend Senior Center. Contact organizer Sherry Raymond (402-657-7495 or email@example.com) for more information or to sign up as a vendor.
Old Settlers Bag Toss Tournament will be held on the tennis courts on the north end of the city park starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, with check-in from 1:15 to 1:45. To register a 2-person team is $30, limited to the first 32 teams to register. All teams are guaranteed at least three games. Eight sets of boards will be used. The winning team will receive $350 plus a custom made cornhole set valued at $200. Second place $200. Third place $100 (assuming full 32-team bracket).
To register: E-mail the name of your team members to NorthBendBags@gmail.com.
Old Settlers 6-6-6 Golf Tournament is taking tee time reservations from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 16. Each two-person team will play six holes of scramble, six holes of best ball and six holes of alternate shot. Entry is $25 plus applicable green fees and cart fees.
To register: E-mail NorthBendGolf@gpcom.net or call 402-652-3666.
Wildlife Encounters: Meet and learn about a variety of wild animals, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15.
Pancake Feed: come get fed Sunday morning from 9 to 11, with proceeds going to the Blessings Food Pantry of North Bend. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus.
Community Worship will be at the park at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Following worship will be the traditional Loving Cup presentation to the longest married couple present.
There's fun to be had for all ages at Old Settlers.
The Old Settlers schedule is published in the weeks preceding the celebration, but annual features include:
• DC Lynch Carnival Rides
• Sunday Parade
• Car Show
• Welcome Home Barbecue
• Wine and Beer Tasting
• Pizza Feed
• Pride of the Platte Photography Exhibit
• Alumni Golf Tournament
• Beer Garden
• Baseball Games
• Kids Games and Races
• Kids Tractor Pull
• Community Worship Service
• Kickball Tournament
• Sand Volleyball Tournament
• Food Stands
• Plus Lots More!