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Weekend Roundup: May 2-5

Spring Paddlefest Bend

There are some great events happening around Central Oregon this weekend, including a farm-to-table dinner, a home and garden show, a paddling event and more.

Spring Paddlefest Bend
Photo by Jon Tapper courtesy of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

COBA Spring Home & Garden Show
May 3-5 | Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond | Free

The COBA Spring Home & Garden Show is a must-attend event for anyone who is interested in upgrading their home this season. Interior design, gardening and landscaping vendors will be on hand all weekend to answer questions and provide inspiration.

Faces of Farming Gala
May 3 | Tetherow Resort, Bend | $85-$95

Support Central Oregon’s local farmers and ranchers at the fourth annual Faces of Farming Gala. Held at Tetherow Resort, the event includes a delicious farm-to-table meal prepared by Tetherow’s head chef, a photo series of local producers and a silent auction.

Plough to Pint with Mecca Grade Estate Malt
May 3 | Worthy Brewing | $75

Support the effort to restore the Deschutes River while enjoying a five-course meal at the Plough to Pint event, hosted by Worthy Brewing and the Coalition for the Deschutes. Guests will sample dishes prepared by Worthy’s kitchen using ingredients from Madras’ Mecca Grade Malt farm. Each dish will be paired with a beer from Worthy’s line-up. Guests also receive a to-go six-pack from Worthy.

Spring Paddlefest
May 4 | Riverbend Park, Bend | Free

Test out kayak, paddleboard and canoe demos for free during the annual Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Spring Paddlefest. There are also two-hour introductory clinics to join on Friday and Sunday for anyone interested in learning more about the sport.

Shaniko’s Hoot, Holler and Sing
May 4 | Shaniko | Free

If you want to get out of town this weekend, head to Shaniko for the second annual Hoot, Holler and Sing event. It’s a day of free live music at one of Oregon’s iconic ghost towns. Acoustic duo Phoenix will perform from 3-4 p.m., but more bands will be on stage all day. There will also be a classic car show and free food from Grumpy’s food truck.

Odds & Ends

First Friday takes place this weekend. Spend some time in downtown Bend or the Old Mill District on Friday evening and browse the featured local art. The High Desert Museum has a new exhibit to peruse this weekend. “Desert Reflections: Water Shapes the West” explores water’s role in contemporary issues.

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