BEND, Ore. – The 2018 First Interstate Bank Fall Festival is a celebration that kicks off the harvest season. This is a time to get cozy and build your nest for the winter.
With this as inspiration, First Interstate Bank and Lay It Out Events invited the community to bring needed items, such as clothing and food, to three local nonprofits, The Shepherd's House, Bethlehem Inn and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach. It was a huge success. Lay It Out Events and First Interstate Bank also donated $1,000 to each beneficiary, giving a total of $3,000 back to the community.
At Lay It Out Events, we are dedicated to spreading awareness to nonprofits and involving the entire community. Through our beneficiaries, we raise much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. For each event LIOE donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. In the past 10 years, LIOE has donated over $225,000 to local charities and nonprofits.
This year's Bend Fall Festival took over the streets and had vendors displaying an array of art to gourmet food and wine to a Family Fun Street. Not to mention a the Bend Business Showcase, and SOUK international market. Tens of thousands of people bundled up to enjoy the festival and kick of the new season.
The musical lineup this year brought headliners such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Redwood Son and the Dead South to the main stage.
The artists promenade was an eclectic array of artwork from over 100 artists, sponsored by the DIY Cave. There were two winning artists chosen, Impressionist Art by Aneela Fazal who won Best of Jury and Jeffery Fuchs Wood Art, who won Best of Show.
The Family Play Zone had live demonstrations from the City of Bend's City Quest. Attendees witness spectacular displays such as a live repelling from the parking garage in a rescue rope demonstration from the Bend Fire Department. Kids got to sit in fire trucks, paint pumpkins and enjoy bouncey houses! Also as a part of Kids Rock the Races Series kids from ages 3-10 got to run in the Harvest Run!
Local and regional food vendors provided a diverse selection of delicious food that kept people fueled for all the fun!