May
6
Wed
ORHA Central Oregon Slide & Derby @ Deschutes County Expo Center
May 6 – May 11 all-day

DT Horses World Series Roping

Bank of the Cascades Event Center, Deschutes County Expo, Redmond, OR
Contact: Rosie Irish 541-840-1579 or reiningrosie@gmail.com
Over $20,000 in added money and awards!
NRHA Open and Non Pro Derbies, Maturities, NRHA classes, ORHA Classes, youth leadline and youth walk jog classes

Host Hotel: Comfort Suites Redmond. ORHA Room rate $109 per night. Book your room by 4/7/15 to get this rate! 1-541-504-8900.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE IS 4/24/15!

May
22
Fri
Central Oregon Beer Week @ Various Breweries
May 22 – May 31 all-day

Central Oregon Beer Week

Central Oregon has one of the largest per-capita number of breweries of any region around, so it’s only natural the region have a Central Oregon Beer Week, a week-long celebration of Bend and Central Oregon’s amazing beer culture! The final details for the week are being prepared and will be published soon.

Jun
10
Wed
PRCA Xtreme Bulls @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
6:30 pm

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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Jun
12
Fri
75th Annual Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

Sisters Rodeo

2015 Rodeo Schedule

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Central Oregon Bulldogging Shootout
12 p.m. • Free
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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Slack, Free Admission 8 a.m.
Breakfast Concessions open 7 a.m.

Friday, June 12, 2015
— Les Schwab Family Night —
Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Family Night, Children 12 and Under FREE

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Rodeo parade 9:30 a.m.
Downtown Sisters
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Afternoon Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Ray’s Food Place
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Evening Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Identity Zone

Sunday, June 14, 2015
— Pepsi & Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort Day —
Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
Cowboy Church Service 9 a.m.
Final Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.

Announcers: Curt Robinson & Wayne Brooks
Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry & Danny Newman
Rodeo Clown: J.J. Harrison
Specialty Act: The One Armed Bandit

Sisters Rodeo Grounds is located southeast of Sisters on Highway 20 (67637 Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701).

Jun
17
Wed
Far West Morgan Horse Show @ Deschutes County Fairgrounds Redmond, Oregon
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

DT Horses World Series RopingFar West Championship Horse Show & Region 8 Morgan Championships
Held at the beautiful Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon

This years show includes:

American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Friesians, Roadsters, Andalusians, Welsh Ponies, Carriage Driving, Dressage, Opportunity Western Dressage, Trail, Academy, Working Equitation, All-Breed Opportunity classes!

Jun
18
Thu
Fermentation Celebration @ Old Mill District
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fermentation Celebration 2014

The Fermentation Celebration is a nod to our amazing craft beer industry in Central Oregon. Not only do our 30+ local breweries have a tremendous economic impact on the community, but they produce some of the best craft beer in the world.

To enjoy the event, purchase a pint glass and tickets, and meander through all 30 beer stations located throughout Powerhouse Drive in the Old Mill District (immediately across the river from the Les Schwab Amphitheater). At each station you choose to visit, you can purchase a 4 ounce taste (1 taste = 1 ticket). Full pint pours from Deschutes Brewery will be available in Center Plaza.

We will have live music and performances from a variety of local bands/groups througout the event, as well as Central Oregon Beer Angels, the Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild, Central Oregon Homebrewers Association, Visit Bend and more.

The Fermentation Celebration is a family and pet-friendly event, but remember, it is centered around beer.

Thanks to our sponsors: Gopher KegsBend BrewfestVisit Bend, and the Old Mill District.

Jun
19
Fri
Bite of Bend @ Downtown Bend
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Bite of Bend

2015 BITE OF BEND
CENTRAL OREGON’S LARGEST FOOD FESTIVAL!

Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a two-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!

2014 Bite of Bend Highlights:

  • THE BITE. Bring your appetite and feast on small plates ($1-$2 each) and libations from the best restaurants in the region.
  • TOP CHEF COMPETITION. Watch eight rock-star chefs knock each other out in a live kitchen battle.
  • BEER RUN. Run a 5k the Central Oregon way, with craft beer breaks!
  • BITE WEEK. Explore your culinary side with experiential classes, demos and chefs’ dinners all week,

The Bite of Bend also brings Locavore Alley full of local artisans and purveyors sure to inspire your home kitchen with fresh ingredients and new tools. Live music and kids’ activities, too!

Music Stage

The weekend entertainment at the Bite of Bend includes local and national musical acts performing on the Main Stage on Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. The music at the Bite of Bend has long been one of the biggest free music events of the summer, and this year’s lineup promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Get ready to get down with a mix of bluegrass, country, indie, and American roots bands from around the country.

Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm

Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Jun
24
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

More information and our initial line up:

$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band

Jun
26
Fri
Crooked River Roundup Rodeo @ Crooked River Rodeo Grounds
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day

Crooked River Rodeo Roundup

2014 Rodeo Schedule

There is a ton of fun waiting for you at the Crooked River Roundup this year.

Friday night performance 7pm

Saturday night performance 7pm

Sunday afternoon performance 2pm

Stick horse races on Sunday at 3:30pm for all kids free under 10!

Rodeo parade is Saturday at 10am down 3rd Street in Prineville

Rodeo Slack is all three days

Ticket Information:
$15 for Friday Night
$18 for Saturday Night
$10 for Sunday Afternoon
Kids are $10 for Friday and Saturday night Sunday ALL KIDS ARE FREE.
Discount tickets are available!

 

Jul
15
Wed
Crooked River Roundup Horse Races @ Crook Country Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

Crooked Rive Roundup Logo

The sport of Kings happens in Prineville every year during the week of July 15 through the 18th, 2015. Jam packed racing 4 nights in a row with parimutuel betting!

Wednesday: Ladies Night! All ladies free for Robberson Ford Wednesday night at the races.

Thursday: Gates open at 6pm and Post time is 7:15pm.

Friday: Gates open at 6pm and Post time is 7:15pm.

Saturday: Gates open at 6pm and Post time is 7:15pm.

Tickets $5 at the gate, includes a program and free parking! Discount tickets available at Wilco Farm Stores

Oregon High Desert Classics Horse Show – Classic I @ J Bar J Boys Ranch
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

OR High Desert Classics

The largest and most prestigious hunter-jumper competition in the Pacific Northwest.

A Thrilling Spectator Sport
If you like speed, excitement and beauty, you will enjoy watching powerful and graceful horses ridden by equestrians making their way around a variety of courses featuring jumps ranging from two to five feet in height. The competition is held at the J Bar J Boys Ranch on 40 acres east of Bend in the beautiful Central Oregon high desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Spectators can view the action from the grandstand bleachers or in chairs at each ring. The ideal place to view each Saturday Grand Prix event is from under the Patrons Pavilion at ringside featuring an elegant dinner. Seating for individuals and groups, up to eight people, are available for purchase.

The OHDC is open and free to the public Wednesday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Grand Prix events will be held each Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. and are open to the public with no entrance fee with donations accepted. Tickets to the Grand Prix’s Patrons Pavilion catered dinner must be purchased in advance.

Jul
22
Wed
Oregon High Desert Classics Horse Show – Classic II @ J Bar J Boys Ranch
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

OR High Desert Classics

The largest and most prestigious hunter-jumper competition in the Pacific Northwest.

A Thrilling Spectator Sport
If you like speed, excitement and beauty, you will enjoy watching powerful and graceful horses ridden by equestrians making their way around a variety of courses featuring jumps ranging from two to five feet in height. The competition is held at the J Bar J Boys Ranch on 40 acres east of Bend in the beautiful Central Oregon high desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Spectators can view the action from the grandstand bleachers or in chairs at each ring. The ideal place to view each Saturday Grand Prix event is from under the Patrons Pavilion at ringside featuring an elegant dinner. Seating for individuals and groups, up to eight people, are available for purchase.

The OHDC is open and free to the public Wednesday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Grand Prix events will be held each Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. and are open to the public with no entrance fee with donations accepted. Tickets to the Grand Prix’s Patrons Pavilion catered dinner must be purchased in advance.

Jul
29
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

More information and our initial line up:

$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band

Aug
5
Wed
Crook County Fair @ Crook Country Fairgrounds
10:00 am – August 8, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Deschutes County Fair

Come to the Crook County Fair for fun, games and a full country fair experience.

Aug
13
Thu
Bend Brew Fest @ The Les Schwab Amphitheater at The Old Mill
12:00 pm – August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Bend Brew Fest 2013

Three days of craft beer bliss on the banks of the Deschutes River!

The 12th Annual Bend Brewfest quenches Bend’s thirst for fine craft brews with over 170 beers and ciders from 60 breweries and 10 cideries. The 2015 festival will be held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday, August 13, noon to 11 PM, Friday, August 14, noon – 11 PM, and Saturday, August 15 from noon-11 pm. Ridiculously good craft beer on the banks on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. You should come.

Aug
26
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

More information and our initial line up:

$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band

Sep
18
Fri
NPRA Rodeo Finals @ Crook County Fairgrounds
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

Sisters Rodeo

The Northwest Professional Rodeo Association is the western United States largest regional rodeo organization. It annually sanctions over 40 rodeos throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California. Its membership continues to grow and represents the finest caliber of rodeo athletes in the country! The NPRA rodeo season begins in October with a few indoor rodeos through the winter months, increases to a “multiple rodeos per weekend” schedule through the summer months, and climaxes in September at the Championship Finals. The NPRA is proud of the opportunity it provides for rodeo athletes to compete at the professional level while remaining close to home, families, and weekday jobs.

 

Sep
19
Sat
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

More information and our initial line up:

$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band

WilderFest Block Party @ ONDA's Parking Lot | Near Strictly Organic
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WilderFest

Let’s get wild! Join wilderness advocates, desert lovers and community members for the grand finale of Wilderness Weekend! Enjoy live entertainment, conservation and art vendors, delicious food and local beer.

MUSIC: Truck Stop Gravy, Pitchfork Revolution and Wilderness
BEER: Worthy Brewing Company
WHERE: ONDA’s Parking Lot | Near Strictly Organic | 50 SW Bond St. | Bend
WHEN: 4-9 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free | Open to public | All ages welcome