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Celebrate The Harvest Season

Get ready for some fall fun at the 2023 First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival! We can’t wait to celebrate autumn in Central Oregon with an amazing community of art lovers and festival goers. This annual tradition brings together the community for one of Downtown Bend’s largest events of the year. 

Fine Art

Saturday & Sunday | Wall St between Oregon Ave & Franklin Ave

Stroll through the more than 80 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 First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival! This year’s artists are bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.

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Harvest Market

Saturday & Sunday | Minnesota Ave between Bond St & Wall St

The Harvest Market, on Minnesota Ave., will be teeming with the colors and fragrances of fall’s bounty. Delicious fruits and vegetables from local farmers like, knobby gourds, acorn squash, pumpkins will gild the booths. Local ranchers will provide chicken, pork and beef to make hearty meals, appropriate for the season.

Oregon Lifestyle Marketplace

Saturday 11am-6:30pm & Sunday 11am-5pm | Minnesota Ave between Wall St and Bond St

Live Your Best Life

If you need some foodie inspiration, visit Minnesota Avenue to treat your palette to robust Pacific Northwest wines and epicurean treats.
Gourmet is a lifestyle! Artisan products will be available for novice cooks to gourmet chefs alike.

Cornhole for Kids Tourney

Saturday 11am | Minnesota Ave 

Let’s play cornhole! Enter this tournament style competition and throw some bags at the 2023 Bend Fall Festival – all in support of the youth in our community.

Entry Fee: $100 for 2 players

Enter to play in the tournament by downloading the Scorholio app on your phone through this link!

Interested in being an event sponsor? Contact Anthony Poponi at apoponi@bgcbend.org

Live Music from 2022!


The Roof Rabbits

Friday, 5:30-6:30pm

The Old Revival

Friday, 7-8pm

Marcus Rezak's Shred Is Dead

Feat. Ike Willis (Frank Zappa) and Members of Yak Attack
Friday, 8:30-10pm


Cascade School of Music Students

Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm

Da Chara Duo

Saturday, 1-2pm

Jay Si Proof

Saturday, 2:30-3:30pm

The Muddy Souls

Saturday, 4-5pm

Mitch and The Melody Makers

Saturday, 5:30-6:30pm

Ben Rice Trio

Saturday, 7-8pm

Hot Buttered Rum

Saturday, 8:30-10pm


Cascade School of Music Students

Sunday, 11:30-12:30pm

Dan Martin

Sunday, 1-2pm


Sunday, 2:30-3:30pm

The Hasbens

Sunday, 4-5pm

Oktoberfest Activities!

The Downtown Bend Business Associate presents Oktoberfest Spirit Day!

Join us in Downtown Bend on Saturday, October 1st for Oktoberfest Spirit Day! Go to various, participating Downtown Businesses to participate.

Costume Contest for adults, kids, and pets.

People who show up in Oktoberfest hats, Dirndl, or Lederhosen could get a prize for having the best costume at participating Downtown Businesses.


More info coming soon!

Flash Mob

More info coming soon on how to get involved!

Coloring Contest

Kids can grab the paper at the Downtown Bend Business Association table at Fall Fest.

Family Fun

The Bend Family Play Zone

Saturday 11am-6:30pm & Sunday 11am-5pm | Brooks Alley between Franklin and Oregon

Enjoy two days of family fun from First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival. It will be more fun than ever. Bounce houses, kids’ activities and more!

Pumpkin Painting

Every child at Bend Fall Festival gets to leave with a perfectly painted pumpkin to take home. Select the perfect size pumpkin from our local selection and then let your imagination run wild! Paint spooky faces, fall scenes or a colorful abstract masterpieces. All art materials are included so little ones can spend the day getting creative!

Kids Harvest Run

A PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event

Join us on Saturday, October 1st for an exciting PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event! Kids between the ages of 3-10 will have a blast on this fun course at Troy Field (just south of the Bend Fall Festival). Each little runner will receive a pumpkin to take back to the Bend Family Play Zone’s Pumpkin Painting Station after the race.

Saturday, Sept 30th | Noon | Troy Field

Ages 3 to 4 — 12:00pm

Ages 5 to 7 — 12:10pm

Ages 8 to 10 — 12:20pm

About PacificSource Kids Rock the Races

Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors? Not only is this race series a chance for little ones to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon and a punch card for earning more prizes! Run multiple races, earn more prizes! Learn More >>>

Art In Action Avenue

Saturday & Sunday | Brooks Alley

Catch artists in the act of creating on Art Adventure Avenue, a gigantic art studio for you to explore.  Discover your inner artists with printmakers, clay sculptors, chalk artists and pumpkin painters!   Stand back as the massive steamroller prints amazing works for art, transform clay from a lump to a bowl, discover your inner artist with painting a pumpkin.  Fun for all ages!

Steam Roller

Stand back!  Prepare to see several thousand pounds of raw machine muscle create stunning art work right on the street, right in front of you. Some of Central Oregon finest artists will be expanding the dimensions of their typical printmaking boundaries onto relatively massive expanses of paper.  This is big art!

Clay Magic

It is indeed magic to see the transformation of clay. Watch Central Oregon ceramic artists in action as they transform a lump of clay into a realistic or whimsical sculpture, or a beautiful piece of pottery as they demonstrate their skill at the potter’s wheel.

Food and Libations

The Pizza Cart produces 10” hand rolled thin crust pizzas. We believe that by using quality product from local purveyors we will simply produce a more delicious pizza. We make our dough and sauce from scratch using less than 7 ingredients in each. Our personal thin crust pizza delights our hungry guests. We offer gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, egg free and soy free options and pride ourselves on catering to even the most restrictive diets.

We sell Argentinian Empanadas, handmade from scratch. Made in small batches, all vegetarian, with mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients. 

Gyros, lemonade, garlic fries and more!

Corndogs, fried cheese, fried candybars 

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream, Miniature Donuts and drinks 

Check out this year’s food options!

Local favorites serving up deliciousness all weekend long.

A great selection of craft brews from Deschutes Brewery and northwestern wines and classic cocktails will also be available!

Soul Collective

Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
Oregon Ave between Brooks Alley & Wall St

Explore clothing and accessories that exhibit the influences of rich textiles from vintage to global.  Indulge your creative side and discover a source of inspiration through artfulness and good design. Escape from the everyday and fulfill your soul by embracing mind-fullness and well-being.

Bend Business Showcase

Saturday & Sunday | Wall Street – Between Oregon and Greenwood Avenue

The Bend Business Showcase is located on Wall St. and is a valuable opportunity for event-goers to become acquainted with Central Oregon business owners. Meet the biggest names in a variety of industries, including healing and wellness, nutrition, tiny homes, home improvement, insurance, banking, solar power, recreational and sporting goods, social media management, and more!

Title Sponsor

First Interstate Bank

Presenting Sponsor

Chevrolet of Bend

Our Sponsors

Deschutes Brewery
Crater Lake Spirits
1077 The Beat
Source Weekly
AVID Cider
Mt Bachelor
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
PacificSource Health Plans
Bend Cultural Tourism Fund
NYC Maid
DIY Cave
Bend Nest
Emerald Cleaning
National Solar