Oregon Winterfest, Feb. 12-14

Oregon Winterfest 2016

The 2016 Oregon Winterfest begins Friday, February 12, and runs through Sunday the 14th. You know the one—it used to be called the Bend Winterfest and takes place at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District, with lots of live music, food, arts, wine, and more, as well as some unusual features like the Fire King and Ice Queen, Fire Pit Competition, and Metal Mulisha.

The 2016 OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest will return to the Old Mill District in Bend, Ore. February 12-14. The massive celebration of all things winter will bring national music acts, Metal Mulisha, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine and so much more.

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Event producers are excited to announce that they will expand the footprint of the event, with an extension on SW Shevlin Hixon Drive that will culminate in front of the Art Station, Art Central’s Creative Learning Center. This new interactive area will showcase hands-on art projects with Art Station instructors. The Fire Pit Competition will also be larger and more impressive than years past, with more than 20 pits and sculptures lining the Deschutes River and a new People’s Choice Award.

(From the Facebook event page.)

Unlike the other seasonal festivals, Winterfest is not free; general admission is $10 per person, and several other events range in cost from $15 to $30. You can purchase tickets here.

It takes place from 5 to 10pm on Friday, 11am to 10pm on Saturday, and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. And despite the name “Winterfest” expect mild, even warm weather this weekend.