The Bend Winterfest (correction – it’s now the “Oregon Winterfest”), has dropped most of the Winter from their event this year due to meteorological circumstances.
They’re tacking on extra live music to replace the board ramp and other ‘snowy’ activities. They still want a few bucks ($6-8) for admission and typical $5-6 for beer pints, but should be good whoesome fun event regardless.
Due to the lack of snow available, the event’s ski and snowboard competition, The Playground Games, has been cancelled. In year’s past, it has taken 55 truckloads of snow from Mt. Bachelor to build the competition base, about 495 yards of snow. With area snow pack at a fraction of normal and a moderate amount of new snow in the forecast for the mountains, event producers say it is not possible to responsibly carry out the competition.
Replacing the ski and snowboard competition, Lay It Out Events has added two evening performances of Metal Mulisha. Lay It Out Events has also added to the music lineup for the weekend, bringing on Woebegone to open for March Fourth Marching Band on Friday night and The Autonomics to open for Filter on Saturday night.