There’s something for everyone at WinterFest

26734084_1760695837308418_4053919221416729431_nJoin thousands of spirited locals and visitors on President’s Day weekend, Feb. 16-18 at the OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest.

BendBroadband loves to sponsor this celebration of all things winter at the Old Mill District in Bend. Stop by our booth in the Bent Lounge to pick up some BendBroadband swag and sign up for our Google Home device raffle.

WinterFest brings national music acts, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, a Kids Area, delicious food, beer, wine and a showcase of ski and snowboard tricks.

General admission tickets, the Wine Walk, Family 4-Pack tickets and registration for the entertaining Hot Cocoa Run, 5K and 10K run can be purchased here.

Additional activities at the 2018 Oregon Winterfest include:
Music Chalet
Hear a wide array of musicians from across the northwest at the Music Chalet. Friday and Saturday night, enjoy live music from Larry and His Flask (Bluegrass), Hell’s Belles, Precious Byrd and Coolio.
Wine Walk
Start your Oregon WinterFest weekend off right with the Whole Foods Wine Walk. Stroll through the diverse retailers in the Old Mill District and sample wines from around the globe. Continue your discovery of the finer things our region has to offer at the Gourmet Food and Lifestyle Pavilion and find artisanal gifts by local creators at the Fine Arts and Crafts Pavilion.
Rail Jam Ski & Snowboard
Have a need for speed? 10 Barrel’s Rail Jam is a showcase of slick tricks by local and regional snowboarders and skiers.
Ice Carving Sculpture Competition
Watch local artisans ice carve blocks of ice into magnificent ice sculptures. Be sure to stroll along the Deschutes River and warm up next to more than 20 creative fire pit installations—everything from fantastical spaceships and fire-breathing dragons. The Ice Sculpture Competition attracts groups and individuals from around the region. This live ice carving exhibition and competition brings ice and sparkle to the heart of the event.
Fire Pit Competition
More than 20 Fire Pits and Fire Sculptures will blaze along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. New this year will be the People’s Choice Award. Formerly held to professional judging only, the competition this year will ask festivalgoers to vote on their favorite submissions too! The pits light up both the day and night and it’s a special treat to see the flames burning against the cold, night sky.
For the Kids
The Kids Area will offer plenty of activities to keep them entertained with arts and crafts, bounce houses and more. This year, the OMSI Science Tent will offer educational activities and brainteasers to stimulate growing brains.
Kids Hot Cocoa Run
Each Prince and Princess will run from station to station, building the perfect cup of hot cocoa with fun ingredients from a variety of stations. Crossing the finish line means it’s time to enjoy the hot cocoa you created. Yum!
Costume Obstacle Run
Dress up in costume for The Royal Run (5k & 1.5k run), a fun obstacle course that winds through paved paths and groomed trails along the Deschutes River. The obstacles aren’t overly challenging, making this race perfect for experienced runners as well as for those just looking for a good time.
Fine Arts & Crafts Pavillion & Food Marketplace
Arts and crafts, fashion and specialty foods will fill the marketplace with more vendors than ever before.
Motor Sports Spectacle
The motocross team Metal Mulisha will hit the big air track and will showcase their death-defying stunts during BIG AIR shows.
Tickets & Hours
WinterFest Hours: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Tickets available in advance $10 per person in advance at the Ticket Mill and around town. Tickets are $12 at the gate. Family 4 pack available only at the gate for $36. (Must include two children under 18.)
Children 2 years and under are free. Ticket information at Oregon WinterFest.

This year, proceeds from Oregon WinterFest will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. Last year, the event raised $11,000 dollars for the non-profit. Since 2008, the event has generated more than $90,000 for local charities in support of the vital services they provide to the community we love.

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