Hey, hey — it’s Friday! Bend Fall Festival is kicking off this evening, offering a ton of family fun throughout the weekend.
Here are a few highlights to look forward to.
Location: Main Stage // Bond Street & Oregon Avenue
Friday Pick – Dirty Dozen Brass Band // 8:30pm
Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul.
Saturday Pick – The Dead South // 8:45pm
This group of ragtag, Canadian outlaws play a signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk. Nostagically old school while somehow remaining palpably fresh and playing live shows with a punk rock fortitude. Expect pickin’ and some old fashioned boot stompin’.
Sunday Pick – Brothers Gow // 4pm
This funky San Diego-based band plays modern rock infused with retro-electronic jams. Groovy, syncopated rhythms power their sound, elevated by subtle harmonics provided by keyboardist Alex Mello, who joined the crew earlier this year.
Fine Artist Promenade
Saturday & Sunday
There will be over 100 vendors showcasing fine art and handmade goods on Wall Street — a perfect opportunity to find some special gifts for the holidays.
Do you love DIY projects? DIY Cave not only offers studio space and the tools to complete your projects, but a whole host of classes to help you learn basic (and more advanced) skills — from welding to wood working skills. DIY Cave will be holding a handful of demos on the Fine Artist Promenade to give you a taste of what they offer.
DIY Cave Demos
Location: Minnesota Avenue & Wall Street
|Noon||DIY wine bottle glasses||Sheet metal art|
|1pm||Apple Cider Press||Glowforge laser|
|2pm||Sheet metal art||Wood lathe turning|
|3pm||Wood lathe turning||Apple cider press|
Saturday & Sunday
The farmers markets in Central Oregon are beginning to close up shop for the winter — very sad, indeed. If you’re a fan of local fresh food markets, you won’t want to miss the Bend Fall Festival Harvest Market. Find colorful squash, fruits and veggies from regional farmers, along with high quality meats from local ranchers.
To see the full lineup of events and activities happening this weekend at Fall Festival, visit bendfallfestival.com
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