Make the most of Bite of Bend

Tuesday, June 20th marks the official start of summer, and what better way to start off the season than with Central Oregon’s Largest Food Festival! Bite of Bend kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 23rd and continues throughout the weekend (ending Sunday, June 25th at 6 p.m.) with a jam packed schedule you won’t want to miss. Showcasing over 40 vendors, Bite of Bend celebrates the region’s unique ingredients, cuisine and foodie culture by bringing together some of the best in the industry.

With all events taking place in downtown Bend, attendees can expect to feast on some of the area’s best food and drink, listen to live music, and witness the exciting Top Chef Competition and Mixology & Bartenders Brawl. There’s even a 5K Beer Run, where participants can enjoy some of the city’s best beer along the way, and a Root Beer Run for the kiddos!

If you’re driving, short term (2 hour) street parking can be found throughout downtown, and is monitored Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Three-hour parking is available in the Parking Garage (off Lava, north of Minnesota) and the Mirror Pond parking lots. Want to triple check parking options, check out this page. 

Bite of Bend attendance is free, however registration or tickets are required for certain events:

5K Beer Run: $20 to register (until June 22nd) and then $30. This event sells out, so be sure to register early. Get your tickets here!

The Little Hopper Root Beer Run: This run is for kids ages 5-10, $5 each. Register online here!

The Mixology Showcase: Entrance to the show is free, but drink tickets are required for tasting (21+). $5 for a 5 Punch Pass and $15 for a 20 Punch Pass, purchase here!

2017 Food Vendors

  • All Smoked Out BBQ

  • Barrio

  • BJ’s Ice Cream

  • Bonta Gelato

  • Circa 1880 LLC

  • Cody’s Catering & Cook Shack

  • Dominican Delights

  • Donnie Q’s Kettle Corn

  • Dump City Dumplings

  • Island Noodles

  • J Dub

  • Java Gypsies

  • Lajitana

  • Little Makana

  • Lucy’s Tropical Juice

  • Ma’ama Jamas

  • Noi

  • Philly Style

  • Pop-Aahs Kettle Corn

  • Rico’s Tacos

  • Sarika Thai

  • Shred Town

  • Summer’s Flower Cotton Candy

  • We’re the Wurst


2017 Bites Only Food Vendors

  • Boxwood Kitchen

  • Foxtail Bakeshop

  • French Market

  • Immersion Brewing

  • Navidis Olive Oils & Vinegar


2017 Marketplace Vendors

  • Amanda Michelle Jewelry

  • Annie Chrietzberg

  • Austin Chiropractic

  • Cathedral Ridge Winery

  • College Hunks Hauling Junk

  • Colors Origin

  • Country Financial

  • Crispin’s Import

  • Cutco Cutlery

  • Farmer’s Insurance

  • Hawaiian Moon

  • Holm Made Toffee

  • Hot Tub Warehouse

  • IQ Massage

  • Juice Plus/Tower Garden

  • Kitchen Craft

  • Legend Solar

  • LuLaRue

  • Miller Home Renovations

  • Nomad Leather

  • Oregon Beverage Recyclers

  • Oregon Craft Chocolatier

  • Origami Owl

  • Pakhye Goods

  • Saga Brothers Bamboo Bedding

  • The Burlap Lady

  • Too Sweet Cakes

  • Up Star

  • Young Living Essential Oils

If three days isn’t enough, be sure to check out Bite Week! Back in it’s 5th year, Bite Week (June 25th-June 29th) is an extension of Bite of Bend and includes chefs’ dinners, demonstrations and classes throughout. For event information and tickets, check out the whole schedule here!