Did you know Bend Oktoberfest is a fundraiser for Downtown Bend? The event raises funds for beautification efforts such as flowers, Christmas decor, bike racks, benches, banners, cleaning and more that help keep Downtown Bend vibrant.
The event was a huge success with a record 12,000 participants that resulted in record beer and brat sales! Involvement from the community was also incredible with 85+ volunteers helping raise funds for Downtown Bend.
We greatly appreciate our sponsor support: OnPoint Community Credit Union, Ark Animal Clinic, 92/9 FM, KTVZ-TV, Barker Group NW, Natural Edge Furniture, Atlas Cider Company, Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, Good Life Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, and Worthy Brewing Company.
Without our sponsors and volunteers, this event could not happen.
We promoted the event locally on over 125 radio spots and dozens more times with live dj talk on several stations, dozens of TV spots, web, and print advertising. The BendOktoberfest.com website — listing all sponsors — received over 33,000 views! Sponsors also received close to a dozen stage mentions and banners displayed during the event. We celebrated breweries with each getting a “Toast of the Hour” at the event.
Mark your calendars for next year…maybe you would like to volunteer!
It’s always the 3rd weekend of September, so the dates are September 16-17, 2016.