The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler here in the High Desert. As we enter October, there’s no better way to celebrate the season and enjoy the community than with Bend Fall Festival! The First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival, presented by The Source Weekly brings a celebration of all things fall to downtown Bend. Fall-themed activities including contests, music, art, and food that will thrill attendees of all ages.
Bend Fall Festival kicks off at Friday, October 6th at 5 pm and continues through the weekend. Head downtown and join in on the fun! This event takes place on Wall Street, Oregon Avenue and Minnesota Avenue and is free for all to attend!
Friday, October 6th from 5 pm-11 pm
Saturday, October 7th from 11 am-11 pm
Sunday, October 8th from 11 am-5 pm
Check out what’s happening at the Bend Fall Festival below!
Bend Business Showcase
The Business Showcase introduces businesses primarily in the following five categories: Energy Conservation Products and Services, Healing and Wellness, Sports and Recreation, Professional Services and Nonprofit Organizations.
Family Fun Area
Family Harvest Area overflows with Fall themed activities for all ages. With Halloween inspired and harvest activities from family focused businesses around Central Oregon, this is the time to pack up the family for a day of fall fun!
Get down at the stages of Bend Fall Festival. The Plantae Main Stage features local and national stars that will rock you all weekend long. The KPOV Locals Only Stage features only the best local musicians sure to rev up your Bend, Oregon pride.
Fine Artist Promenade
Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the Bend Fall Festival!
Food Court and Libations
The food court features innovative food vendors serving savory and sweet offerings. Get your eat on in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot off of Oregon Avenue. The Deschutes Brewery Libation Stations will be located throughout the festival space offering a selection of finely crafted microbrews and wine, in addition to seasonal cocktails from Bend Distillery, and ciders from Atlas Cider Company.
Gourmet Food & Wine
Minnesota Avenue becomes the hub for gourmet food and wine. Explore your palate with robust Pacific Northwestern wines, tasty treats, ciders and kombucha, plus so much more.
Come indulge in the beautiful produce and wonderful food products grown and handcrafted in our region. Delicious fruits and vegetables from local farmers such as knobby gourds and stout pumpkins, vibrant flower bouquets, and local ranchers with chicken, pork, and beef are just a few of the autumn treasures to be found at the market.
Pie Baking Contest
Are you Bend’s Best Baker? Prove it! This year at the Bend Fall Festival, put your pie baking skills to the test at our Pie Baking Contest. Amazing Apple? Check. Perfect Pecan? You got it! Pumpkin Prodigy? I’m drooling. Registration information can be found here.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Are you the best Pumpkin Carver in town? Put your carving skills to the test at the Bend Fall Festival! We’re taking names for those interested in entering the Pumpkin Carving Contest, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered.
Head downtown and celebrate autumn in Bend, you don't want to miss out on the fun!