Enjoy winter sports, music, art and activities for the whole family!
Join thousands of revelers from across the Northwest as Bend celebrates the best of winter! The OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest offers fun for the whole family. Watch as the Old Mill District turns into a winter wonderland, filled with action-packed ski and snowboard competitions, national music acts, a heated marketplace tent filled with food and art and fun and educational kid’s activities. Presented by American Family Insurance, Bend’s biggest festival takes place February 15-17, 2013.
WinterFest’s most popular attraction is the U.S. Cellular Big Air Show, which takes 50 dump trucks of snow from Mt. Bachelor and a team of designers a week to build. Watch as professional and amateur skiers and riders compete on Friday and Saturday night to see who can pull off the best tricks and claim the top prizes. Each evening offers live music on an outdoor stage.
WinterFest also offers amazing activities for kids,including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Kid’s Area sponsored by Bend Research, featuring extraordinary scientific and technological games. The Fine Food and Art Marketplace highlights some of the region’s best culinary, fine art and craft offerings. Snow carving and ice sculpting competitions will decorate the festival grounds.
Over the past eight years, WinterFest has awarded more than $50,000 to local and regional charities. This charitable contribution is raised in part each year by WinterFest button sales, which act as entry into the festival. The buttons are on sale in November at BendTicket and Bend WinterFest. Buttons available at the Ticket Mill (next to Anthony's) and at the event.