BEND, OR -- Organizers of the Bend Brewfest say they’re canceling the 2023 event, typically scheduled for May. A note on their website says it will return when the brewfest can take place in the Hayden Homes Amphitheater - it’s original location. Bend Brewfest is the second largest craft beer festival in the Pacific Northwest.
After a pandemic pause, the event was held in The Old Mill last year, due to work at the amphitheater. Organizers say it raised more than $15,000 for the Latino Community Association, Northwest Youth Discovery, Bend Fire Community Assistance Program and OUT Central Oregon. But with more construction expected at the amphitheater this winter and spring, they've opted to wait until work is done.
The news comes just a week after the Oregon Brewers Festival canceled its 2023 event in downtown Portland.