The Bend Fall Festival is considering having a section of booths dedicated to local startups. Jim Kone, who is organizing the Bend Business Showcase portion of the festival, reached out to see if we knew of any interested startups. He has room for eight, and he’d offer the booths to startup founders for $150 for the weekend, which is Oct. 7th and 8th.

More than 40,000 people attend the two-day event, according to the event application site. If you’ve been, then you know it’s a mix of arts, crafts, businesses and food vendors, all filling up the downtown blocks Also there’s usually kettle corn, which basically makes everything good even better.


There’s a gif for literally everything. If you’re a startup founder interested in exhibiting at the Bend Fall Festival, reach out to Jim Kone directly. First come, first serve.

Jim Kone, director of Bend Business Showcase
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-598-5335

Kelly Kearsley

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