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2018 Downtown Bend Oktoberfest

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This September 21 & 22, the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) presents the downtown Bend Oktoberfest. The event raises money to support the downtown Bend business rea and adds to the vitality and success of downtown and its businesses. The DBBA works to keep downtown beautiful and is responsible for the flowers, Christmas decorations, banners, sidewalk cleaning, and much more.

More from a press release:

We are thrilled to have so much support!” says Aisling, Executive Director of the DBBA, “We see Downtown as an asset to our entire City and the Central Oregon community.  It’s wonderful to see the greater Bend area – and, in fact, businesses from across Central Oregon donating to raise funds for our beloved Downtown.”

Oktoberfest is more than just a fun weekend to eat brats, drink beer and dress up in dirndl’s or lederhosen,” says Michaela Beechem, DBBA Public Relations, “It’s a time for all Bendites to come down and take pride and celebrate Downtown!”

We will once again, have the wiener dog races at the Irving Arena. We’re also introducing new events from the mini-Olympics to the Bend Beer Choir closing out the event each night. The giant screen will be back with more additions to it. There will also be the kiddie corner along Oregon. It’s a celebration for all of downtown and for locals of all ages!

The DBBA is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend.  For more information, or to make a donation, please email downtownbend@gmail.com.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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