A Central Oregon celebration of the harvest season, the Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival returns to Downtown Bend for its 25th year September 30, October 1 and October 2. A much-loved tradition, the festival will bring two stages of free music, family activities, fine art, a conscious living space, food and beverages, fall-themed contests and more.
“The soul of our festivals is bringing the vital spirit of art and artisans, musicians, families, food, and festive fare to the streets of Downtown Bend,” says Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events. “The Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival is our favorite, celebrating the pristine nature of fall, harvest and coming together around warmth, comfort and friendship.”
A more detailed glance at the festival:
September 30 5-11pm | October 1 11am-11pm | October 2 11am-5pm
Free Music Stages
Peak 104.1 FM Mainstage (Located on Oregon St)
88.9 KPOV Locals Only Stage (Located in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot)
PEAK 104.1 FM Mainstage Schedule:
Friday, September 30
- 5pm Company Grand
Company Grand, previously named The Gentleman Callers, is dedicated to delivering original entertainment to Central Oregon and beyond. An 8-piece exhilarating band, who perform a range of Swing and Nuevo-New Orleans style originals, along with contemporary favorites.
- 7:30pm Mosely Wotta Band
“MOsleyWOtta (MOWO) transcends the musician/guest artist, and is a living embodiment of art and creativity. His words, delivery, insight and perspective are potent and alive. Whether teaching a class, working one on one, or performing , MOWO connects… he inspires us to to share our humanness and express ourselves with vitality.”- Brad Tisdel, Americana Project”
- 9:30pm Precious Byrd
Precious Byrd is a 4-piece high energy dance/rock band from here in beautiful Bend, OR. Featuring Corey Parnell on vocals, Casey Parnell on lead guitar, Michael Summers on drums, and grammy award winning artist Lonnie Chapin on bass. Their fantastic renditions of modern and classic hits, along with a number of high-energy originals, are sure to get you on your feet.
Saturday, October 1
- 11am Mark Alan
The inheritance of voice and place makes for a powerful union. Though acoustic in nature, Mark’s music is strangely expansive – it’s original in sound, soulful and groove oriented. His presence is warm and unpretentious. Poetic, yet simply profound, here’s someone faithfully doing what he’s supposed to do. He performs with that conviction night-in and night-out. When you see him, when you hear him at work, you’ll understand why friends are talking – about ‘the real’ Mark Alan.
- 1pm Vaudeville Ettiquette
Vaudeville Etiquette serves up psych-folk with grit, passion, and come-hither wit. The Seattle quintet fills timeless melodies with modern lyrics, heady harmonies, and a potent classic rock chemistry. Think Stevie Nicks and Ryan Adams on a 3-day bender with The Allman Brothers. Their live performances are magnetic and provocative. Duo lead vocals and a wailing pedal steel dive from energetic anthems to wistful ballads and back again with psychedelia and fearless on-stage improvisation.
- 3pm The Lower 48
Sarah! Ben! Nick! Sexy Sounds and Words Profound //// Your West Coast Trio
- 5pm Tom VandenAvond w/LAHF
Tom VandenAvond is a contemporary ghost with a wisdom in his music that exceeds his years. His sound embodies the nature of solitary travel and the inevitable connections made from a life on the road. He has torn through his Midwest roots and created an auditory imprint of the highways and byways, truck stops and roadsides of the afforded white line spectacles of the American construct. Larry and His Flaskare a high energy, five-piece carnival of a band that incorporate rock, folk, bluegrass, soul, brass band, punk and alt-country into their own unique sound.
- 7pm Chevrona
Chervona is NW America’s (and the world’s) ultimate party band! Russian, Gypsy, Klezmer, Polka, Ska, Dixieland…and all around that. Mixing together taste and passion of the best Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, Klezmer and Balkan musical traditions, Chervona brings the fire of Eastern European carnivals to the land of America.
- 9pm Crazy 8’s
The Crazy 8s were formed in Corvallis, Oregon as “The Cheeks” in 1982. However, because a UK band had already used this name, the band changed its name to “The Sweet Cheeks.” During their earliest days, they were notorious for their raucous frat house party gigsand mostly covered songs by their favorite bands. Later in 1982, Todd Duncan, former sax player of Eugene rock band “The Sneakers”, proposed that The Sweet Cheeks open for Billy Rancher and the Unreal Gods at La Bamba’s in Portland. The month before the gig, Todd changed the name of the band to “Crazy 8s” and added several new songs to the band’s lineup. The members of the newly monikered group were noticed by Tony DeMicoli, the owner of La Bamba’s, during their performance and he hired the band to perform in the upcoming months. In addition, Crazy 8s became a regular opening act for Billy Rancher’s band.
Sunday, October 2
- 11am Hot Club of Bend
The Hot Club of Bend features an international lineup of musicians collaborating in the tradition of Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, Bossanova, and Blues. Hailing from the heart of Cascadia, this group brings energy and innovation to the stage with every performance.
- 1pm Tancred
Though technically the band’s third full-length, Out of the Garden is Tancred’s first truly cohesive record: a mission statement that underscores the “power” in power-pop and is punctuated by lyrics as razor-sharp as the hooks. Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you — and smiling while you do it.
- 3pm Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, SECRET EVIL. The album sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew – equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk – all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock ‘n’ soul energy. Songs like “Caught Up” and the syncopated “No Place Left To Hide” showcase Hernandez’s unstoppable vocals and breath of musical ambition, braiding contemporary pop thrills with an original and unmistakable creative persona all her own. Dizzying in its range and ambition, SECRET EVIL is fresh, focused, and surprising, a remarkable debut album from an indescribably compelling new band.
LOCALS ONLY STAGE:
Friday, September 30:
- 5:30pm The Chinups
The Chinups are an original rock band from central Oregon. Raspy, driving rhythms and sassy jaunts.
- 7:30pm Shady GroOove
The music of Shady GroOove is a charismatic blend of musical genres from the worlds of rock, blues, funk, Americana, jam, jazz, and classical— conveyed through the melodic voicing’s of violin, keyboards and the rhythmic drive of bass and drums.
- 9:30pm The Gambler and the Thief
The now husband and wife duo, The Gambler and The Thief, began as a musical collaboration between singer/songwriter Vanessa Dalrymple, and multi-instrumentalist/producer Tim Dalrymple. After playing around Southern California, Nashville, and most recently touring with Vertical Church Band out of Chicago, the two have made their home in Bend, Oregon where they have begun building a local following. They are currently working on their 2nd studio recording, set to release in late 2016.
Saturday, October 1:
- 12pm Bend Ukulele Group (BUGs)
A collection of Central Oregonians who share an interest in Ukulele – songs, music, and the Aloha spirit.
- 3pm Hutch and Gentry
Unique folk and country sound is perfect for dancing and singing along to. The band’s amazing vocals, acoustic guitar playing, and fiddle make a perfect night of music.
- 5pm Travis Ehrenstrom Band
Travis Ehrenstrom is the singer-songwriter for the 21st century music lover. While keeping an acoustic base, Ehrenstrom incorporates a wide range of influences that shade his songs with unique textures. At the same time, Ehrenstrom captures the lyrics that stir the deepest universal human emotions.
- 7pm JuJu Eyeball
Juju Eyeball is a Beatles cover band in beautiful Bend Oregon
9pm Streetlight Moon
Eclectic, vintage rock and blues.
Sunday, October 2:
- 12pm Janelleybean and Jake Woodmansee
A music teacher and entertainer for children and their family!
- 3pm Nomads
Five Bend musicians want to share their passion for the music of the Middle East, Mediterranean and the Balkans.
Food Court (Located in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot)
*Open all festival hours
Acme Hot Dog Co
Bates Casa de Carne
Dump City Dumplings
Famous Kettle Korn
Flat Top Noodles
Greek Street Catering
Thai on the Fly
The Pizza Cart
Saturday, October 1– Sunday October 2
COPA Kids Zone (Located on Oregon St between Bond St and Lava St)
The COPA Kids Zone is the perfect family fun activity. Main attractions and vendors include:
Basecamp Studio’s creation station
BEAT Children’s Theatre and their photo booth of fun
FREE Pumpkin Painting
Children’s Museum of Central Oregon
DD Ranch Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
High Desert Droids
Inflatables and Bouncy Houses!
Performances by String Theory, Hulane Hawaii Hula Dancing, Wushu Tai Chi, Generation IV and MoMuLa
Fine Artist Promenade (Located on Wall Street between Franklin Avenue and Oregon Avenue)
The Fine Artist Promenade for 2016 will be a lively mix of curated Art and Craft, showing work of over 112 participants. The promenade is a great place to start early holiday shopping.
Best of Jury:
Sarah Bean moved to NYC at the age of 18 with the dream of becoming a poet, and ended up living with five ambitious young professional visual artists. She began selling her work on the streets of Soho in 1998. Sarah received training as an apprentice for several years to 20th Century surrealist collage artist Roderick Slater.
She studied Literature and Philosophy at The University of Chicago. Sarah Bean came to book carvings by way of training in mathematics and physics, a passion for music, a friendship with literature, and a commitment to philosophy. These interests have a tendency to pull the imagination into different directions, in collage however, she found a format in which these fields of interest can work together to speak for her.
COPA Kids Zone
Located on Oregon Avenue between Bond Street and Lava Road
- Pumpkin Painting – Paint a pumpkin to take home and decorate your doorstep. One of the most-loved activities at Bend Fall Festival.
- Discover art at TheBaseCamp Studio Creation Station led by artists from the studio, fall-themed art projects.
- Pony Rides and Petting Zoo – DD Ranch in Terrebonne with bring their ponies to downtown Minnesota Avenue for kids to enjoy. After pony rides, cuddle with bunnies, pet chickens, llamas and ducklings!
- Pumpkin baking contest
- Pumpkin carving contest
Conscious Living Showcase presented by presented by Great Northern Window/Shine Window Care and Door and ProCaliber
Located on Wall Street between Oregon Avenue and Greenwood Avenue
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
Located on Minnesota Avenue between Bond St and Lava St
Abundant with the colors, tastes and textures of the most fruitful time of year. Come indulge in the beautiful produce and fine food products grown and home made in our own Oregon community. Sweet corn, crisp apples, juicy pears, heirloom tomatoes, vibrant flower bouquets, knobby gourds and stout pumpkins are just a few of the autumn treasures to be found at the market
Cascade Sotheby’s Gourmet Food and Wine
Located on Minnesota Avenue between Wall St and Bond St
Minnesota Avenue between Bond and Lava brings together amazing gourmet artisans and winters from all over the Pacific Northwest to create an amazing gourmet street. World-class wines, hand-crafted treats, specialty meets, salts, oils, spices and other exotic prepared food, all come together to create a little something for everyone on the Gourmet Food & Wine Promenade
Thursday, September 28 @ 10pm – Sunday, October 3 @ 12a
- Oregon St from Bond St to Wall St
- Parking lot on corner of Greenwood Ave/Wall St
- Wells Fargo Parking lot
Friday, September 30 @ 11p – Sunday, October 2 @ 12a
- Wall St from Franklin Ave to Greenwood Ave
- Minnesota St from Wall St to Lava St
- Oregon St from Bond St to Lava St
- Irving Ave from Oregon St to Lava St
ADA Needs and Inquiries:
C3 Events is committed to creating events that serve our entire community. In addition, at each entry/exit point of the event, our security staff will be poised to assist with information and to refer folks on to our ADA Compliance Manager for additional assistance. Please write us and let us know in advance if you have any special needs that we may be able to accommodate, (listening devices, on site assistance, etc) or write her after the event with any helpful feedback or appreciations. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-389-0995.
2016 Bend Fall Festival Sponsors:
Bank of the Cascades
The Source Weekly
The Peak 104.1
Fox Central Oregon
Additionally sponsored by:
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
News Channel 21
Crater Lake Vodka
All Star Labor & Staffing
Central Oregon Rentals
The festival is produced C3 Events, founder of Bend Spring Festival, Bend Summer Festival and Bend Fall Festival. www.c3events.com