October Events 

Falls Leaves in Bend

October is the quiet time around Bend, if there is such a thing anymore. But if you’re looking for something to do, there are still plenty of options around town for live music, festivals and family fun. Here’s a quick rundown of my personal highlights. 

Bend Fall Fest 

Friday Oct 1 - Sun Oct. 3 


A family-friendly autumn celebration of autumn with crafts, live music, food, drink and more. Downtown Bend. Free. 

Notcho Mamma Bingo 

BIngo without the hearing aids and geritol. Yeehaw! 

Sundays 10-1 

Silver Moon 

My Morning Jacket  

Southern soul rockers take the stage at Les Schwab. 

Oct 3 

Les Schwab Amphitheater


Farmers Market : 

Fresh food and crafts for those who live for local. 

Oct. 6 Downtown Bend. 

Sunrier Fungi and Mushroom Show

You’d be surprised how much there is to know about mushrooms! 

Oct. 9 

Art in Nature Fort Rock 

Live music in an unlikely setting underlie this memorable concert series from Wanderlust tours. 

Oct 16 

High Desert Halloween 

Fun and crafts at High Desert Museum. Costumes encouraged. 

Oct. 23 

Bend Design Conference 

Exploring creativity in art, business, and life. 

Oct. 22


Bend Burlesque Halloween 

Billed as a spooky sexy good time, this adults-only celebration takes place in Worthy’s Hop Mahal. 

Oct. 29