As fall gracefully eases its way onto the scene and provides a time to harvest and give thanks, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a community gathering. The Bank of the Cascades 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.
Festival Art by Lloyd McMullen.
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Friday, October 4 (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, October 5 (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, October 6 (11am - 5pm)
Location: Downtown Bend
FREE live music
125 artists and craftspeople
Deschutes Brewery Homebrew Competition
Pumpkin Pie Contest
C.E. Lovejoy's Harvest Market
Family Harvest Street
FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS BELOW
Friday Night Kick-Off Concert on The Peak 104.1 Mainstage:
The mission of ¡Chiringa! to inspire each person to express their own sexy dance,
receivingthe tastiness of Latin music no matter their background. In addition to
facilitatinga dance party, ¡Chiringa! invites audience participation musically, pulling
everyoneinto the groove with their voices, bodies, and instruments and making it
truly a communal celebration!
|7:30pm Mosley Wotta
MOsley WOtta is both a full live band
and solo performer Jason Graham. He
is a prize winning competitive poet and
performer. Both his visual and auditory
artistic expressions of art inspires us to find.
| 9:30pm Larry & His Flask
Over the past two years Larry and His Flask
has gone from crawl to sprint at breakneck speed.
Jamin Marshall moved from gargling-nails vocals
to drums. Guitarist Ian Cook became the band’s
primary voice. And a trio of talented pickers and
singers — Dallin Bulkley (guitars), Kirk Skatvold
(mandolin) and Andrew Carew (banjo) — joined
the family. (And no, you didn’t miss something.
No one is named Larry.)
Friday Night Kick-Off Concert on KPOV Locals Only Stage:
|Presented by Rely Local http://www.relylocal.com/bend-oregon|
|5pm Boxcar Stringband||
Boxcar Stringband is a three man rock and roll blues machine that plays an eclectic mix of old rock and roll,blues, hillbilly rock and rockabilly music. While the band is based out of Bend, Oregon, it’s members bring influence from the greater pacific northwest and far beyond.
|7:30pm Second Hand Soldiers|
| 9:30pm Moon Mountain Ramblers
On The Peak 104.1 Mainstage
|11am Tim Snider|
Tim Snider is a energetic and intense performer! Playing the violin since the young age of three, it is no surprise he has master several different instruments including the electric violin, guitar and cajon. Using a combinations of instrument and skill Tim's music can be described as a world- fold- jazz hybrid.
|1pm Redwood Son|
Boasting a 20 Song double-disc debut album
titled “The Lion’s Inside” he brings a dynamic
versatility that crosses the borders of their West
Coast Americana with hook-laden Roots-Rock
and Alt. Country, while maintaining an authentic
Universal “Pop” vibe.
MBRASCATU definitely has a sound all their own. With a strong Italian influence due in large part to Algieri, the bandleader, their sound will definitely take you through the old world streets ofItaly. This strong Italian influence combined with the sounds of the Portland music scene definitely gives the band a unique, enjoyable sound. So come take a trip oversees and enjoy MBRASCATU!
|5:30pm The Bradley Band|
ROOTDOWN was formed in the summer of 2007 when lead singer Paul Wright moved back toOregon and reunited with his musical buddies Matt Salinas and Craig Paulsen. Together the trio found a unique alternative sound with reggae/ rock undertones. After releasing their first full length CD inMay of 2011, their song award winning song "All I Wanna Do" received nation radio play.
| 9:30pm Jelly Bread
|| JellyBread, emerging out of Reno, NV, is a tour de force of full frontal funk,thoroughly steeped in a Rock-Americana style, with a dash of rollicking indiealt-rock radio appeal. JellyBread is fronted by award winning songwriter and lap steel player, DaveBerry, and vocalist and beast of drummer, Cliff Porter. The band melds elements of a high desert twang and Oakland funk & rock through musical alchemy to produce a chameleonic playlist, dubbed as “moonshine funk & heavy soul”.
|KPOV Locals Only Stage
Presented by Rely Local http://http//www.relylocal.com/bend-oregon
11am Miguel De Alonso
andSouth-American traditional music since the age
of 12. His music is characterized by the extensive use
of Latin percussion, rumba flamenco rhythms,powerful
guitar strumming and brilliant guitar soloing techniques.
|1pm Lino Alessio|
Lino has an incredibly unique and versatile layering
of guitars in combination with acoustic and classical
instruments and his bold blending of musical styles-
it's what makes his music so distinctive.
|3pm Kylan Johnson|
| A colorful collection of bluesy love tunes
guaranteed to catch the ear of any listener.
When you listen to Kylan Johnson it is a guarantee
that you will feel satisfied. So sit back, relax,
and let the blues soak in.
|5:30pm Cheyenne West Acoustic|
With Janis Joplin and Patsy Cline influences,
this is one 23 year old Country Music Singer with a
SERIOUS Rockn' Roll Attitude!
|7:30pm Tone Red|
What was originally just a “side project,” this
group of local All-star musicians have produced
an instant local rage. Down home rock, blues,
and country soul tunes bring a groove and dance-heavy
night every time.
|9:30pm The Rum & The Sea|
"simple" no longer is the adjective that comes to mind
when watching this Indie/Folk/Rock/Whatever fits their
current mood band blow the roof off of whatever venue
they happen to be playing. To be sure, there are moments
in their sets when they achieve an almost primal element;
when vocal harmonies shine through, and the intense
emotion behind a song reaches out and grabs you by the ears,
but that only belies the underlying complexity of the ensemble.
Sunday, October 7
|On The Peak 104.1 Mainstage|
|11am, Gospel Choir of the Cascades|
Founded in the spring of 2007, The Gospel
Choir of the Cascades prides itself on the
diversity of both its members and its musical
style. With a choir motto like “Come and Be
Moved”it is clear this group of 25 talented
musicians and singers are focused on an
audience- friendly show. Come share in their
fun times and good vibes!
|1:30pm Five Pint Mary|
Five Pint Mary is an eight-piece Celtic rock
band located in Bend. Upbeat, loud, spirited,
and rollicking, they play a unique blend of
Celtic rock with an edge of punk. Influenced
by traditional and original music played in
Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, & America.
|3:30pm Tony Smiley|
This musical savant loops his way through a
unique genre of music that you won’t find
anywhere else. All with witty, engaging, and
energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance
of electric melodies mixed with world beats,
Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing
have earned the loop ninja a cult like following
that repeatedly embarks on his musical journey.
On the KPOV Locals Only Stage
Presented by Rely Local- http://www.relylocal.com/bend-oregon
|located in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot|
|11am Three Quarter Short Band|
Known for their tight vocal harmonies and
solid musicianship, local band ThreeQuarter Short
has been entertaining audiences throughout
Oregon for years. This four piece band has an
incredibly diverse song list and loves to get
people out on the dance floor.
|1pm Grit & Grizzle|
Growling vocals, spine tingling banjo and
a heart-throbbin' bass, all sit behind a haunting
country rhythm. Come get a taste of our
true blue, backporch music on the streets
of downtown Bend.
The Fine Artist Promenade for 2013 will be a lively mix of curated Art and Craft, showing work of over 125 participants.
Best of Jury: Cynthia Lucas
Ceramics by Erin Pietsch
| Paintings by JanyRae Seda
|Other 2013 Artists Included:
David and Sabine Collings
Nikkol Rae Fletcher
Rin Carroll Jackson
Don and Judy Kennedy
Francois and Kyla Schneyder
Jany Rae Seda
Mindy Sue Werth
Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival is all about families, and this year’s Family Harvest Area
will be overflowing 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
magic, play, sport and exploration!
Join artists and students forhands-on art projects, Saturday and Sunday!
HALLOWEEN AND HARVEST FUN!
Saturday, 1pm at Angelina’s Face PaintingBooth on Minnesota
Learn from our resident face painter,Angelina, as she shares secret tricks that will help you paint magic on yourchildren’s faces this Halloween. Angelina will choose one child model for afree face painting during this workshop!
Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm
Drop off your gently used costumes to swapfor a new frock this year. For every costume you donate, you’ll get a $5 credittowards a new costume. New costumes are $10 a piece. If you are unable todonate, you can still buy a costume for $10! All proceeds will benefit HealthyBeginnings. Costumes must be dropped off in advance at Healthy Beginnings andTK.
The tradition continues. Grab a FREE pumpkinand paint to your heart’s desire. 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday
The Conscious Living Showcase on Wall Street between Oregon Avenue and Greenwood Avenue will feature businesses that are dedicated to helping attendees live a healthy, whole, and well lifestyle. More than 40 local businesses and organizations will fill the street with their knowledge and missions. Special this year will be Toys for Tots booth sponsored by Building Solution. Festival attendees are encouraged to drop off a holiday donation at this booth space!
The 2013 Exhibitors included:
Turf-N Central Oregon
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation- sponsored by Wild BirdUnlimited
N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal
Bend Spay & Neuter Project- Sponsored by Home FederalBank
American Red Cross- Sponsored by Bend Broadband Data Center
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach- sponsored by SunwestBuilders
Cascade Breath LLC
Brilliant Environmental Building Products
Green Savers USA
Sunlight Solar Energy
All Natural Pest Elimination
Great Northern Windows
Solar Light & Energy
Budget Blinds of Central Oregon
AAC Spray Foam
See Wrap It Results
Natural Approach Chiropractic
Trout unlimited- sponsored by Subaru of Bend
Toys For Tots- Sponsored by Building Solutions
Central Oregon Ear Nose & Throat
Partners In Care- sponsored by Hendrix, Brinich &Bertalan
Exhale Spa & Laser Center
Bend Whole Health
Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Alta Rock Energy
Take Shape For Life
Pack A Sport
Presented by Atlas Cider Company
On Minnesota Avenue betweenBond Street and Lava Road
The CE Lovejoy’s Harvest Market is teeming with the colors and fragrance of Fall’s bounty. Come indulge in the beautiful produce and fine food products grown and handcrafted in our region. Sweet corn, crisp apples,juicy pears, heirloom tomatoes, vibrant flower bouquets, gourmet salts, wine,ciders, knobby gourds and stout pumpkins are just a few of the autumn treasures to be found at the market.
A few of our local farmers who will be sharing their portion with us include Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Vaquero Valley Ranch, Good EarthFarms, Juniper Grove, Juniper Jungle Farm, Severson Farms, Napa Mustard,Navidi’s Oils, DD Ranch, Chameng Family Farms, Tumalo Lavender, Justy’s Jelly, CascadeLavender, Holm Made Toffee, Fur Friends Doggie Bakery, Heather Valentine oils.
Sparrow Bakery’s BestPumpkin Pie in Central Oregon Contest will be hosted at the HarvestMarket! The contest will take place at 1pm on Saturday. Bring your best pie from your families secret recipe to The Harvest Festivities booth at the market,to be tasted and judged by local master bakers. The grand prize winner receivesa Sparrow gift certificate. Registration for the first 25 participants is available at the Sparrow Bakery.
“Harvest Market Samplers”
Come and visit these regional producers to sample and learn
Atlas Cider Company
Noble Estate Vineyard
Crazy Dave’s Ginger Brew
For additional information on the Harvest Market, contact TaylorMcLean at email@example.com or call541-389-0995.
The Bank of the CascadesBend Fall Festival, presented by The Source Weekly, will feature more than 20innovative food vendors serving savory and sweet offerings. Get your eat on in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot off of Oregon Avenue. The Carerra Motors Oktoberfest area will feature favorite foods of fall, for an Autumn Lunch experience!
Famous Kettle Korn
Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Hong Kong Restaurant
Jumbo Size Tamales
Mauna Kea Grill
Deshutes 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.
Fri, October 5 (Music only!) 5pm-11pm
Sat, October 6 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Family Harvest Area, Conscious Living, Fine Artist Promenade and Harvest Market close at 6 p.m.
Sun, October 7 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission & Parking
No dogs allowed.
Downtown Bend on Wall Street, Oregon Avenue and Minnesota Avenue.
For accommodations please contact C3 Events, 389-0995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for festival map.