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Bend, Ore. –Jan. 27, 2012. OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest presented by American Family Insurance kicks off President’s Day Weekend with more live music, art, crafts, and winter sports than ever. Taking place Feb. 16-19 in the Old Mill District in Bend, the 2012 Bend WinterFest will celebrate winter in the Northwest like never before. From the dynamic evening music mainstage headliners and the U.S. Cellular Rail Jam to the OMSI Kid’s Area and the Fine Food and Art Marketplace, Bend WinterFest has something for every reveler.
The 2012 Bend Winterfest is packed with more exciting events than ever. The Fine Food and Art Marketplace, brings the best local food and art to the Old Mill District, while the WinterFest Wine Walk transforms the Shops in the Old Mill into a mecca for fine wines. The music mainstage, presented by Mount Bachelor, features some of the most dynamic acts to play WinterFest, including March Forth Marching Band and Larry and His Flask on Friday, and The Coup on Saturday. And the party doesn’t there – head to the after party at the Century Center starting at 11 p.m. on Friday for electronica act Keys N Krates and Buck 65 on Saturday.
The mainstage provides background music for the U.S. Cellular Rail Jam, the biggest rail jam in the Northwest. Over 40 skiers compete for the title on Friday night, with snowboarders dueling it out on Saturday. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs this year. Metal Mulisha rules Sunday with motocross legend Justin “Holyman” Homan and local riders performing death-defying tricks. The riders will perform three shows between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday also marks the first Snow Warriors race, where participants traverse through obstacles including mud, ice, and flames starting at 1 p.m.
Kids events about at Bend WinterFest, starting with the OMSI Kids Area sponsored by Bend Research, featuring performance art education, an arts an kids area, and exhibits by OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). Kids also have the opportunity to participate in snow games, with the Kids Snow Games Area where kids can make snowmen, snow angels, and more. Fun for the whole family continues when some of Central Oregon’s most talented artists carve snow and ice during the Snow Sculpture and Ice Carving Exhibit, on display at every WinterFest entrance.
Whether you come for the art, music, snow, or winter sports, 2012 Bend WinterFest promises to be the best festival yet. For a full list of events, visit www.bendwinterfest.com.
About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best in consultation, design and implementation. Producers of Bend’s most popular events including Bend WinterFest, Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, The Little Woody and the Snowriders Summit, Lay It Out Events is at the forefront of Central Oregon’s most successful events. For more information, visit www.layitoutevents.com.