Friday 5pm-8pm  |  Saturday 11am-8pm  |  Sunday 11am-6pm

The fun does not stop at the Oregon WinterFest!

Sign your child up for the Hot Cocoa Run, watch the Ice Carvers, check out the 10 Barrel Rail Jam Truck on Sunday or stay all day at always entertaining WinterFest Kid’s Area Tent sponsored by Lonza!

For the first time the WinterFest Kid’s Area will be located inside the OMSI Science Tent sponsored by Lonza! That means it will be heated and lit! Be sure to bring the whole family inside for an eclectic display of fun!

OMSI Science Tent & Family Play Zone

Brain Teasers, Animal Secrets, Dinosaurs—Oh My! Too Much Fun in one place!

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Science (OMSI) will bring a collection of hands-on brainteasers challenge visitors to think both critically and creatively. Puzzles range in difficulty and content but most incorporate concepts of geometry, algebra and or physics and lead to fun (and often surprising) solutions!

You can paint your own gratitude rocks with the Bend Joy Project, experience some hands-on IB activity fostering curiosity and reflection with Seven Peaks School, meet up with the Bridge Charter Academy School, decorate yummy cookies with Creative Cookie Experience and get in on an amazing face painting experience from Whimsy Entertainment!

OMSI Exhibits:

  • Animal Secrets
  • Earth and Space
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Super Cold Chemistry
  • Electricity (Van Der Graaf Generator)

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Saturday 12pm

Join us for the Royal Run, an adventurous 5k race through the 2019 Oregon WinterFest! You’ll start and finish in the grass area behind the Deschutes Brewery warehouse.

The WinterFest Fire King and Ice Queen will be there to knight you with a souvenir glass (for the first 200 registrants) and a complimentary beverage as you cross the finish line. Post race celebrations will conclude at the Bent Lounge.


  • Includes entry into Festival
While this race isn’t for the littlest members of our royal court, the Hot Cocoa Run is geared for 3-10 year olds, with races for different age groups.

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Sunday 12pm

For aspiring Princes and Princesses, join us at the Kid’s Hot Cocoa Run on Sunday, February 17th. Costumes are encouraged!

Join us for the first Kids Rock Race of the season! Kids will be crowned and then will run from station to station collecting the ingredients, and as they cross the finish line they will get the final touch of hot chocolate and a finishers ribbon. This event will leave the little runners feeling like they rule the world!

The Kids Hot Cocoa Run is sponsored by Bend Nest Parenting Magazine and is part of the PacificSource Kids Rock the Races series. It will take place in the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

  • Ages 3 to 4 — 12:00pm

  • Ages 5 to 7 — 12:10pm

  • Ages 8 to 10 — 12:20pm

2020 Registration Coming Soon!

At Event

  • Race Registration Only

About PacificSource Kids Rock the Races

Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors? Not only is this six-race series a chance for little ones to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon and tasty treats for participating! Run multiple races, earn more prizes! Learn More >>>




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OnPoint Community Credit Union
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AVID Cider
Bend Broadband
Bend Cultural Tourism Fund
Bend Nest
Big Country RV
Central Oregon Daily
Chevrolet of Bend
Crater Lake Spirits
Double Tree
Esthetix MD
Evergreen Softub
Hayden Homes
Humm Kombucha
Mt Bachelor
Northern Energy Propane
Old Mill District
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
PacificSource Health Plans
Princess Athletic
Pro Caliber Motorsports
Source Weekly
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