Hide your Budweiser! It’s Bend Brewfest weekend, an event that brings people here from around the region for a celebration of craft and regional beer (and now cider). There’s plenty else for locals and visitors alike, including visiting the Crook County Fair, going to Sunriver for the art festival or classical music concerts and joining a race in Bend.
Crook County Fair
August 9-12 | Prineville
Find classic fair activities and entertainment this weekend at the annual Crook County Fair. Held in Prineville at the Crook County Fairgrounds, there will be local vendors, livestock judging as well as activities for kids and families. Watch performances from country rockers Countryfied on Friday night and country superstar Terri Clark on Saturday night.
August 10-12 | Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend
One of Bend’s most popular summer events, Bend Brewfest is your chance to taste beers and ciders from dozens of craft breweries from across the Pacific Northwest. Families are welcome at the event until 5 p.m. each day. Local food vendors are on site to keep you full while you taste your way through the award-winning beers and ciders. Look for the Xtap beers if you want to taste the small-batch and specialty brews, many of which are brewed specifically for the Bend Brewfest.
Sunriver Art Faire
August 11-13 | Sunriver
The annual Sunriver Art Faire brings local and national artists to the community for a weekend of celebrating and cultivating art. The Children’s Art Center will provide endless inspiration for kids. At night, live bands bring entertainment. Artists in different disciplines will be displaying work for purchase all weekend.
Sunriver Music Festival
August 12-23 | Sunriver
This weekend is the opening performance of the Sunriver Music Festival, now in its fortieth year. World-class orchestras, as well as renowned soloists perform classical music at the Great hall in Sunriver Resort and the Tower Theatre in Bend. The festival will also have music workshops as well as performances for families.
Join a Run/Walk for a Good Cause
August 10, 12 | Bend
There are three run/walks you can join in Bend this weekend. The Deschutes Brewery Twilight 5k takes place on Thursday at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse. There will be a post-race party with a beer garden with the Deschutes Brewery seasonal Twilight Ale as well as live music. The Haulin Aspen on August 12 is a more than decade-long tradition in Bend. Join the full or half marathons or the “Half As” 6.5-mile course that takes place at Wanoga Sno-Park off Cascade Lakes Highway. Also on August 12, you can join the Shriner’s 5k or 10k Run for a Child event that takes place along the Deschutes River, starting at Riverbend Park.