Celebrate fall in the Pacific Northwest! The area is filled with the bright colors of leaves turning and colorful apples and pumpkins. The temps are cooler, and spicy, pumpkin-flavored everything is back. It’s all here at the Bend Fall Festival.
The Festival runs Friday, September 30 (5pm to 10pm), Saturday, October 1st (11am to 10pm) and Sunday, October 2nd from 11am to 5pm. There’s something for everyone, with arts and crafts, food and beverages, live music and more. Visit the Bend Fall Festival website for full listing of events, locations and times.
You’ll find the Arts and Crafts booths on Wall Street where artists will be showing their handcrafted works of art, including ceramics, photography, fiber arts, jewelry and more. And you can watch art in the making on “Art in Action Avenue” in Brooks Alley as printmakers, blacksmiths, and sculptors do it on a grand scale.
The Soul Collective, on Oregon Avenue, showcases textile and fabrics, home goods, clothing and more. Pick up a few bottles of local area wines and artisan food products at the Oregon Lifestyle Market on Minnesota Avenue. And visit the Harvest Market (also on Minnesota Ave) for delicious fall fruits and veggies from local farms, and fresh meats and poultry (from local ranchers) for your own BBQ later at your rental. Grab a pumpkin or two for carving!
The Family Fun Zone is located in Brooks Alley, and will have bounce houses, pumpkin and face painting, kids’ activities and more. If your kids participate in the Kids Harvest Run on Saturday, they’ll earn a pumpkin they can decorate at the Fun Zone after the race.
And while you’re browsing the art and pumpkins, you’ll be enjoying live music. All weekend, on two stages, a variety of bands will be entertaining you, including the Cascade School of Music, Hot Buttered Rum and the Ben Rice Trio.
And best of all, a portion of the Bend Fall Festival is donated to a local non-profit. This year’s beneficiary is the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, which supports, inspires and empowers the local youth in Bend.
The Bend Fall Festival
Attending the Fall Festival is free, so you can enjoy live music and browse beautiful artwork all weekend. You’ll find a map and more information (about parking, pets etc.) on the Bend Fall Festival website. Or, just give us a call and we’ll answer your questions, and help you find that perfect downtown Bend vacation rental so you can walk to all the festivities.