The largest local winter event hits in Central Oregon this weekend: Winterfest starts today in Bend and concludes on Sunday. Alana Audette with the Central Oregon Visitors Association says the popular winter party is usually provides a healthy boost to tourism numbers: "It's beer gardens, snowboard displays, aerial acrobatics, so it really runs the gamut of something for everyone. Great food great drink; great atmosphere, terrific music." Audette says you can go to www.visitcentraloregon.com for all the details. The events are held in the Old Mill District and in downtown Bend.