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Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Join BendBroadband on Sept 20 & 21 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest.

More than 15,000 people gather at this free, community event in downtown Bend. Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition, tricycle races, a bratwurst toss, a yodeling competition, and a costume contest!

Friday night on the Main Stage, there will be music by Mirko Pressler Band starting at 4 p.m. The Yodeling Contest starts at 7 p.m., with the Bend Beer Choir on stage at 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, BendBroadband enjoys the weiner dog races, which benefits a BendBroadband-supported agency — The Humane Society of Central Oregon.  The races are located at the Irving Street Arena. Race registration is from 3 to 4 p.m. The cost to race is $10 per dog. Races kick off at 4 p.m., with the winner announced around 5 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun event.

The Oktoberfest Olympics kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. The Chicken Dance Contest starts off the evening and then the costume competition is next. Don’t miss the sausage toss, the barrel role and then the running of the steins. Prizes are awarded and there’s no pre-registration or cost to participate – just show up and have fun!

We suggest you pre-purchase your steins and tokens to skip the line.  Bend Oktoberfest is the most engaging festival of the year, and the only festival where 100% of the funds raised go directly back into Downtown Bend!

 

 

Summer blockbusters arriving on Movies On Demand

Summer blockbusters arriving on Movies On Demand

The leaves are starting to turn, there’s a chill in the air, and this summer’s blockbusters are starting to arrive on BendBroadband’s Video On Demand. Check out what you can watch in September without ever leaving your couch: Men in Black: International Starts September 3 PG-13 Sony Pictures You may have seen these two stars… Continue Reading

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of music from blues to bluegrass. The Festival hosts 11 stages, including a 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works. BendBroadband is a premier sponsor of the Sisters Folk Festival. The festival includes hundreds of performers, a… Continue Reading

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is The Deschutes River Committee — Enjoy. Protect. Respect. The Deschutes River Committee seeks to raise public awareness to encourage locals and visitors to practice river stewardship, enjoy the river safely, and protect the habitat… Continue Reading

Five resume-writing tips

Five resume-writing tips

Writing a resume can be difficult especially when you’re looking to sum up your career in just a few bullet points and sentences?  Add that a recruiter or hiring manger spends an average of six seconds reading a resume, then you realize how important it is to create a resume that stands out in the… Continue Reading

Earth Day: Inspired 50 years ago

Earth Day: Inspired 50 years ago

After witnessing the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, former U.S. Senator and Wisconsin native Gaylord Nelson hosted the first Earth Day in 1970. At the time, the Santa Barbara oil spill was the largest oil spill in the United States. Within a 10-day period, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude… Continue Reading

Gift ideas for college graduates

Gift ideas for college graduates

If you’re looking for gift ideas for a soon-to-be college graduate, here are a few ideas that will help them with the transition from student to employee. KeySmart Pro with Tile™ The KeySmart Pro will Tile™ Smart Location is the ultimate key organizer that give you a better way to organize and carry your keys… Continue Reading