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.

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

Bite of Bend


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

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.