Bend Brewfest at the Les Schwab Amphitheater

The Bend Brewfest August 18-20 is a celebration of the unique culture that has sprung up in High Desert region surrounding craft beer.

Bend Brewfest returns for its 14th year to the Les Schwab Amphitheater along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District. This year’s three-day festival will run from Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20 and will feature 75 participating breweries and cideries pouring 190 tasty craft beverages. Every year the Brewfest runs a waiting list of over 30 breweries seeking entry to the second largest Brewfest in the State of Oregon.

As always, the Bend Brewfest focuses on tasting and enjoying fine regional craft beers as well as great food – all while raising money for local nonprofits, the Deschutes River Conservancy and NeighborImpact. A crowd favorite, the coveted “X-Tap” is back, which features specialty, very low production beers from a variety of brewers.

“The Bend Brewfest is a celebration of the unique culture that has sprung up in our region surrounding craft beer,” said Marney Smith, director for the festival. “Visiting the amphitheater along the Deschutes River, during what is arguably one of the most beautiful times of year in Bend, is the perfect setting for enjoying the creations from breweries around our region.”

August 18-20, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12 noon – 11pm

Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon

Admission is free. For beer tasting, purchase a 2016 Brewfest tasting mug for $20, which includes five tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each and sold in packs of five.

From nano-breweries to some of the most highly recognized craft breweries in the region, each brewery will be bringing their own special creations ranging from popular IPAs to German pilsners. A complete list of breweries and beverages can be found on the festival website at The festival will also feature nine cider houses and wine from Willamette Valley Vineyards.

Visit for more information or to volunteer at the event.

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