Celebrate The Harvest Season
Get ready for some fall fun at the 2022 First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival! We can’t wait to celebrate autumn in Central Oregon with an amazing community of art loves and festival goers. This annual tradition brings together the community for one of Downtown Bend’s largest events of the year.
Saturday & Sunday | Wall St between Oregon Ave & Franklin Ave
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 First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! This year’s artists are bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
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.
Applications are open now!
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.
Want to join the fun? Applications are open now!
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, face painting, balloon animals, kids’ activities and more!
Stop by the Performance Stage on NW Brooks St for family-friendly acts throughout the weekend. Lineup coming soon.
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, Oct 1 | 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, blacksmiths, clay sculptor, chalk artists and pumpkin painters! Watch the sparks fly at the People’s Forge, stand back as the massive steamroller prints amazing works for art, transform clay from a lump to a bowl, discover your inner artist with chalk and your inner ghoul by painting a pumpkin. Fun for all ages!
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!
The People’s Forge
Fire! Hammer on metal! Sparks! The People’s Forge is a dynamic interactive demonstration of the art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is a craftsperson who fabricates objects out of iron by hot and cold forging on an anvil. The invention of forging iron dates is ancient and dates back to 1500 BCE. The power of creating wrought iron weapons and tools over 3000 years ago ushered in the Iron Age, sparking a world-wide transformative event. Since 1970 the practice of blacksmithing has resurged into a powerful global network of artists who advance the traditions and techniques that have existed for thousands of years. Central Oregon is the home to a number of these very blacksmiths, and they will be demonstrating the art of forging white-hot iron into beautiful decorative and functional objects.
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
Applications Open Now for 2022 Food Vendors
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!
The Style Hub
Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
Oregon Ave between Brooks Alley & Wall St
Explore clothing, accessories, and home goods 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!