2018 Bandon Cranberry Festival Events

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Boldly Go Where No Cranberry has Gone Before

Welcome to the 2018 Bandon Cranberry Festival, presented by the Bandon Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, September 7

9 AM to 3 PM Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale
VFW Post 3440 Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Hall, Hwy 42S & Bates Road

11 AM Blessing of the Harvest
Interdenominational ceremony with the Bandon Ministerial Association
Second St. NE & Ohio Ave NE

7 PM Coronation Ceremony
Festival court talent presentation and scholarship awards ceremony
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW
Tickets at Bandon Visitors Center

Saturday, September 8

8 AM to 5 PM Cranberry Cruise-IN Car Show
Classic cars and trucks on display, Second St., Old Town
For participants: Registration info.

9 AM to 3 PM Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale
VFW Post 3440 Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Hall, Hwy 42S & Bates Road

8 AM South Coast Bicycle Cranberry Ride
Open Group Cycling Event, meet at the Face Rock Creamery
Parking Lot for a 12 mile ride past cranberry farms, river &
ocean views, back in time for parade. Free event. No SAG.
Contact Sarah, 360-471-0339

10 AM Cranberry Festival Parade
Viewing: Hwy 101 and First St. SE
For participants: Parade entry forms

10 AM to 5 PM Old Town Festival
Live music, Kids Corner, food, shopping in Old Town Bandon

10 AM to 5 PM Corn Hole Free Play
Open to all ages. Sign up for Sunday’s Tournament
Second St., Old Town

1 PM 2018 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show – Awards Presentation
Boardwalk Amphitheater, First St., Old Town

2 PM Cranberry Eating Contest
Main stage, Second St. & Delaware, Old Town

3 PM Cranberry Bowl Football Game
Bandon High School Tiger Field, 550 9th St. SW

6 PM Cranberry Street Dance
Main stage, Second St. & Delaware, Old Town
Live music! Free family-friendly event.

Sunday, September 9

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM All You Can Eat Breakfast
VFW Hall, Post 3440, Hwy 42S &Bates Road
$6 Adults, $3 ages 12 and under

10 AM Disk Golf
Bandon City Park, 11th Street SW
$3 tournament fee
Pro, Advanced, and beginner divisions; BYO own discs.

12 AM to 5 PM Corn Hole Tournament
12 & up Team play starts at 12pm. Please arrive by 11:45 AM.
Individual players by 12:45 PM Second St., Old Town.
Registration at Festival Market on Saturday

1 PM registration, Bandon Lions Club Cranberry Run
Bandon City Park, 11th Street SW
Run/walk 1 mile, 5k, 10k.
Call Sandy, 541-329-0120 for registration details.

1 PM Cranberry Eating Contest on Main Stage

2 PM Cranberry Eating Contest on Main Stage

3 PM Treasure Chest Drawing
Cranberry Headquarters on 2nd Street


More Activities

10 AM to 4 PM Bandon Quilt Guild – Quilt Show
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Oddfellows Hall – RTE. 42 South
Admission $2.00 (includes 1 raffle ticket)
Contact: bchalfwassen@yahoo.com or 541-347-2098

10 AM to 4 PM Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
250 First St. SW, Bandon
Shop local farm produce, meat, seafood; artisan wares

2018 Port of Bandon Art Show: Salmon Dreams, Marshes and Streams
On the Coquille River boardwalk in Old Town.
Vote for your favorites through September 5.
Free People’s Choice ballots at Bandon Bait & Tackle, 110 First St. SE

2018 Bandon Crab Derby, July 1 through September 9
Visit Port o’ Call for details and registration, 155 1st St SE
Catch a tagged crab and win a prize.
Grand Prize Derby Winner Drawing 12 PM, Saturday, September 9

Cranberry Festival Exhibits through Sept 10
Bandon Historical Museum, 270 Fillmore Ave SE
Cranberry displays feature farming history,
Cranberry Court Coronation dresses and festival memorabilia.
10 AM to 4 PM daily, $3 adults, children free
Free Sunday admission through Sept. 9

Festival Brochure & Parade Map

Download the festival brochure, (updated each summer), or request a copy at the Bandon Visitors Center.

Visit our Cranberry Festival pages for vendor applications and special event registration.

Festival Admission & Parking

General festival admission is free, including the parade, market and street dance.

To keep our festival-goers safe, the Festival Market, along 2nd St. and Old Town connector streets, is a pedestrian-only area on Saturday and Sunday. Please use caution when coming and going from the festival. Highway 101 traffic will be detoured only during the Saturday parade.

Follow posted signs for vehicle access and parking near Old Town. Look for ADA permit parking on 1st St. Overflow parking is available northeast of Old Town, at 3rd St. SE and Grand Ave., near Face Rock Creamery. The Old Town bicycle parking and rest stop area is located on 1st St., next to Tony’s Crab Shack.

Vendors and Old Town business owners are invited to request service access permits from the Bandon Chamber of Commerce before the festival.

Photos by Angela Cardas, Cardas Photography. Festival title art by Freedom Graphics.