Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Check out the frequently asked questions below.

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WinterFest takes place on President’s Day weekend this year, February 16-18.

Friday: 5 -10pm | Saturday: 11am – 10pm | Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Festival entry requires a ticket to enter. Vendors and organized activities within the festival, may also require tickets.

Nope! Winterfest bars will take both cash and card. Methods of payment accepted by other vendors will vary based on their preference.

You can register your kiddos for the Kids Mini Marshmallow Run, a part of the PacificSource Kids Rock the Races series on site at the festival. Race registration is free with entry to the festival.

Every year, a portion of proceeds from WinterFest is donated to a local nonprofit. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon returns as this year’s beneficiary! 

WinterFest is produced by Lay It Out Events — a local events company in Bend, Oregon.

Lay It Out Events produces more than 20 festivals, races and contract events each year. For each ticketed event and race, LIOE donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. In the past 10 years, LIOE has donated over $300,000 to local charities and nonprofits.

Our lodging sponsor for 2024 is the Riverhouse Lodge.

Welcome to Riverhouse on the Deschutes – your ultimate gateway to the high desert and the perfect destination for Winterfest 2024! Nestled along the banks of the Deschutes River, our hotel is more than just a place to stay; it’s a symbol of the unique lifestyle that defines the enchanting surroundings of Mt. Bachelor. At Riverhouse, we offer a haven where guests can strike the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure. Imagine unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the high desert, paired with the sophisticated comforts of our spacious, modern rooms. Our commitment to excellence extends to the culinary realm, where fine northwest dining awaits to delight your taste buds.

The sounds of the river itself guide the experience at Riverhouse, reminding us all that we are guests in this incredible landscape. Our commitment to providing a remarkable stay is grounded in the belief that every guest should feel a connection to the natural beauty that surrounds us. This Winterfest 2024, make Riverhouse on the Deschutes your home away from home. Whether you’re seeking a cozy retreat after a day on the slopes at Mt. Bachelor or a place to unwind amid the festivities, we invite you to join us in creating memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the spirit of the high desert and let Riverhouse be the backdrop to your Winterfest adventure

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Map & Schedule

Get the 2024 event map and schedule