While the dog days of summer wind on, we’re already looking forward to the crisp fall evenings that come with a Central Oregon autumn. Visiting Sunriver in the fall provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of Central Oregon’s favorite festivals. We pack the fall with live music, art, food and some of our favorite traditions. If you haven’t visited Central Oregon in the fall, what are you waiting for? Throw on a sweater, grab a fancy pumpkin latte from one of Sunriver’s favorite coffee shops and celebrate fall in Central Oregon.
Fall Festivals in Central Oregon
The Little Woody: Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival
Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3, 2022
Deschutes Historical Society, Bend
$5 – $40
This may be our favorite beer festival of the year, and living in Oregon, that’s saying a lot! The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival takes place on the lawn of the Deschutes Historical Society in downtown Bend. All of the craft beverages at this festival have been made using historic techniques with oaken casks. These small-batch beers, ciders and whiskey’s were aged in wood barrels by the best breweries in the Northwest. You can also count on live music and local food vendors, making this one of the best craft beer festivals in the state.
Bend Roots Revival
Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2022
The Box Factory, Bend
September in Central Oregon is truly a special time. The weather is picture perfect with that crisp chill as the sun sets. Bend Roots Revival is a free community music festival featuring over 100 bands performing on 9 stages set throughout the Box Factory in Bend. You’ll be able to catch bands at Spoken Moto, Crosscut Warming Hut #5, Podski, Immersion Brewing and Bledsoe Family Winery, among others. Proceeds from beer and merchandise sales benefit Bend Roots Fund, which brings music education to Central Oregon schools.
With more than 100 bands and all the genres you can think of represented at this local festival, you’ll really feel like you’re listening like a local. You love our beer and our outdoor recreation, now come get to know our musicians, artists and performers!
Bend Fall Festival + Oktoberfest 2022
Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2022
Bend Fall Festival has been one of the area’s favorite events for many years. Set in downtown Bend, this year the event partners with Oktoberfest to create an exciting event. Fall Fest runs throughout the entire weekend with live music, including headliner Hot Buttered Rum, a seasonal harvest market, Kids Harvest Run, family play zone, fine arts and crafts, as well as actual artists at work.
Saturday, October 1, Oktoberfest takes center stage at Bend Fall Festival. Expect traditional Oktoberfest food and events, along with a scavenger hunt for kids throughout downtown. Visit BendFallFestival.com for more information and to plan your visit to Central Oregon during the event.
Celebrate Fall in Central Oregon
Visiting Central Oregon in the “off-season” offers visitors a look into what we love most about living here. Crisp autumn evenings filled with live music, craft beverages and delicious food. Visiting Central Oregon in September is a pro move that you won’t regret. Choose a weekend with the festival that appeals most to you and your group and you’ll love indulging in the heart of arts and culture in Central Oregon.
Looking for lodging so you can attend one of these special events? Browse our homes and book online or call us and one of our reservationists can assist you in finding the perfect vacation rental in Sunriver this fall.