Oregon WinterFest Returns Feb. 12-14, 2016
In Bend, Oregon, we like a little excitement. We also love a great party in the snow as long as there’s a fire pit. OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is just that. It is Oregon’s party of the winter, make plans to be there!
Ongoing Events Friday Feb. 12-Sunday Feb. 14:
Fire Pit Competition: Returning for its fourth year, more than 20 Fire Pits and Fire Sculptures will blaze along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Look for the People’s Choice Award. You get to vote on your favorite submissions too!
Experiential Fire Arts Area: Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild (COMAG) brings hands-on metal and hot glass demonstrations plus 20-minute presentations by Fire Pit Competition artists. Have fun with “poofer” games and a community metal sculpture project designed and facilitated by Orion Forge.
Metal Mulisha: The boys are back with the big air track! Sick tricks and death-defying stunts
fly through the Old Mill District’s sky for a larger than life show.
Music: Live music on stage all weekend! Music announcements in November, stay tuned!
OMSI Kids Area: Interactive science and play area with activities facilitated by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Bouncy houses, games, and live entertainment.
Marketplace: Arts and crafts, fashion and specialty foods will fill the marketplace with more vendors than ever before.
Food: Play and then eat well! Food carts full of flavor this is where you will want to stuff yourself silly and then go back for more.
Friday, Feb. 12 Special Events:
Wine Walk: Embark on a tasting tour of fine wines as you stroll through the Old Mill District on the banks of the crystalline Deschutes River. Friday night in the Old Mill District shops.
Saturday, Feb. 13 Special Events:
Kids Hot Cocoa Run: Each Prince and Princess will run from station to station, building a cup of hot cocoa that is good enough for royalty. Stations will include fun ingredients to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa. When the cross the finish line they will be awarded the final touch, the hot cocoa! This event will leave the little runners feeling like they rule the world.
Sunday, Feb. 14 Special Events:
Royal Run 5k and 10k: This Royal Run will feature a beautiful run through the Old Mill area and along the Deschutes River, with a mixture of paved paths and groomed trails. As in previous years, there will be a new twist to this year’s race.
Oregon WinterFest Save the Date:
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