6th Annual Bend Fall Festival in Full Swing
Oct 06,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Bend Fall Festival will be in full swing once again on the streets of Downtown Bend this weekend. The event runs Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Scheduled October 7 and 8, the 6th Annual Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season by providing the public fine art, food, wine and microbrews in “The Grove Garden,” music, family fun area and contests.

According to Clear 101.7, one of the event sponsors, summer may be fading but the skies are still sunny enough for short sleeves; the air is crisp, fresh, and tinged with the scent of cool nights; and the leaves are just beginning to turn.

“The Bend Fall Festival — a homey harvest celebration with good-natured competition, kid-happy fun and arts of all kinds — is the perfect way to ease the spirit into the delights of the new season,” says the sponsor’s web site.

The Clear 101.7 Main Stage at the intersection of Bond & Oregon will feature Adrian Xavier. 
The Clear 101.7 Main Stage, located at the intersection of Bond and Oregon, will feature Adrian Xavier with special guest Geoffrey Castle, FX, Marcus Eaton, Mark Alan, the Moon Mountain Ramblers, Sweater Club, Vinyl, and the Freak Mountain Ramblers.

The McMurray and Sons Roofing International Stage in the Wells Fargo parking lot will showcase Chayag, Bob and the High Fives, One World Taiko, the Bill Beach Trio, Adrian Xavier with special guest Geoffrey Castle, and Harold and the Country Dutchmen.

The Bend Fall Festival promises a fabulous array of music, art, food, and fun.  For children, the area offers pony rides, old-fashioned hay rides, pumpkin painting and carving, apple bobbing, a free inflatable “playground,” a playhouse giveaway, and special performances by the Teens Music Theatre Ensemble, part of the Childrens Music Theatre.