Old Settlers

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.


Old Settlers 2022 will be June 24-26. The full schedule for Old Settlers will be released in the weeks leading up to Old Settlers. You can see the schedule for the 2021 Old Settlers linked at the yellow button below

New events in 2021:

Music in the beer garden: Friday night will feature live music in the beer garden during the Welcome Home Barbecue, starting with Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons oom-pahing for your entertainment at 4:30 p.m. Following at about 6:30 will be the groovy rock tunes of Mojo Filter. 


Water Fights are back! A regular feature of Old Settlers of yesteryear returns! See area fire departments battle to see who is handiest with the hose Sunday after the parade. 

Light the Way to Pave the Way: Take a stroll through the arboretum trails surrounding the North Bend Central fields with the torches lighting your way! This Friday night event is a fundraiser to finish off the paving of the Franklin-Cotterell Greens trails. 

Alumni and Reunion School Tours, Documentary Screening: Invite all of your classmates back for the class reunion to take a tour of NBC high school Saturday at 3 p.m. Revisit your youth and see all the dramatic changes made in the past several years. Also at 3 p.m. at the school will be a screening of the "Rising Above: the North Bend Flood" documentary. 

Old Settlers is

June 24-26, 2022


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

• Cornhole Tournament

• Bingo

• Food Stands

• Plus Lots More!