September still feels like Summer in Central Oregon. Now is a great time to plan a getaway and soak up those sunny skies (and temps still in the 70’s!) before Fall truly arrives. We’ve gathered up some of our can’t miss events for the month of September. When you stay with Meredith Lodging in one of our vacation rentals in Bend, Sunriver or up at Mt. Bachelor Village, you have the perfect home base to get the most out of Central Oregon in September!
September brings the bounty to the Bend Farmer’s Market. This market features vendors selling fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy products, sweet treats, kombucha, coffee and farm-fresh flowers, among many other local goods. Stop by Brooks Alley every Wednesday from 2PM to 6PM, until October.
Fourth Friday in Sisters
Head to the beloved town of sisters the fourth Friday of each month for their monthly celebration of all things art! Twenty local galleries open their doors for this free event that also features music, demonstrations/how-to sessions and food and drink. This event was started by the Sisters Arts Association based in their belief that a healthy arts community helps support a thriving town.
If you are a runner, or if you love a runner, consider checking out the Monkey Face Half Marathon at Smith Rock. It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than Smith Rock as Summer Turns to Fall – and it’s hard to imagine a more challenging course than Monkey Face! This popular event is sold out for this year, but you are welcome to cheer on the runners! After the race participants and supporters can celebrate with a refreshing beverage from race sponsor Deschutes Brewery.
This September marks the first ever 10 Barrel Wave Competition at Bend Whitewater Park on September 21 at noon. Cheer on as some of Bend’s best local surfers vie for “King and Queen of the Wave”! The event will feature music, a beer garden, games and prizes. All proceeds from the competition will go to support Bend Whitewater Park. The event is free to people of all ages and well-behaved on-leash pups, too!
Celebrate this Fall tradition and raise money to help keep Downtown Bend vibrant when you attend the Bend Oktoberfest celebration September 20-21, featuring beer offerings from ten local craft brewers. Festivities include a family Fun Festival, Cornhole, Ping Pong, Lawn Jenga, Food Court, many Vendors and Live Music, a Hammerschlagen contest, a yodeling competition, and the always-popular Weiner Dog race! This is an event the whole family can enjoy!
No matter what events you want to check out in Central Oregon in September, Meredith Lodging can serve as your homebase for fun. We have homes in Bend and Sunriver, and up at Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging. VIew our entire collection of Central Oregon vacation rentals at MeredithLodging.com.