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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 both inside and out of the OMSI Science Tent sponsored by Lonza! That means it will be heated and lit! Bring the whole family inside for an eclectic display of fun!

OMSI Science Tent and Family Play Zone sponsored by Lonza

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!

Stay tuned for more fun vendors to come!

OMSI Exhibits:

  • Brainteasers

  • Let’s Get Healthy

  • Animal Secrets

  • Marvelous Magnets

  • Nanotechnology

  • Earth & Science

  • Prehistoric Dinosaurs

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12pm

Join us for the Royal Run, an adventurous 5k race through the 2019 Oregon WinterFest!

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.


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, February 17, 2019 at 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.

  • Ages 3 to 4 — 12:00pm

  • Ages 5 to 7 — 12:15pm

  • Ages 8 to 10 — 12:30pm

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  • Includes Festival Entry

At Event

  • Race Registration Only




All guests, attendees and volunteers get 20% off at the hotel.

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