I am not cool.

I go to bed early, I don’t attend fab parties, and I can’t put on makeup without stabbing myself in the eye.

But there are times I sincerely want to be cool, like when Deschutes Brewery hosts one of their legendary warehouse parties. There’s one coming up this Saturday, October 27 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Since every cool person I know has told me how great it will be, I’ve pledged to attend.

Get ready to rock (and to trot out your most creative costume ideas!) at the Deschutes Brewery warehouse party.

Problem is, I need coolness lessons. For that, I consulted Visit Bend’s Director of Marketing, Lynnette Braillard. She’s attended a whopping fourDeschutes Brewery warehouse parties over the years, so I’m relying on her expertise for everything I need to know to have a great time this Saturday night.

Tawna: So the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse party is held to celebrate National Plush Animal Lover’s Day, right?

Lynnette: First of all, National Plush Animal Lover’s Day is October 28. The Deschutes Brewery Warehouse Party is October 27, and it’s in celebration of the annual Halloween Cross Crusade and Cyclocross Festival October 26-28.

Tawna: That’s right, I was planning to watch some of the events like the Clydesdale Cyclocross Championship of the Universe and the Kiddie Cross Race.

Lynnette: Details about those events are on our website, but we’re talking about the party here. Focus.

Tawna: Right, sorry. So what do I need to know to be cool?

Lynnette: What do you need to know, or what does the average blog reader need to know?

Tawna: Let’s say average blog reader. We need to keep this short.

Lynnette: The theme for this year’s party is Cyclo De Soleil. It’s a vintage carnival and adult circus with live music and shows from the Bend Circus Center and several other local performance troupes.

Tawna: What kind of performances?

Fun times and big crowds at the Deschutes Brewery warehouse party!

Lynnette: Belly dancing, acrobatics, a fire performance, and even an aerial show. And the music is going to be incredible. They’re bringing in The Klown Korps and DJ Delachaux from San Francisco. Delachaux is known for his big-beat-burlectro-swing style of pouring vintage samples and exotic orchestrations over a barrage of saucy beats. They’re calling it, “a fused wild carousel of voluptuous voodoo and body-quaking bass.”

Tawna: Wild carousel? Voluptuous voodoo? Body-quaking? I’m not sure I’m ready for this. Is there anything I should do to prepare myself?

Lynnette: Put some serious thought into your costume because this is a raging Halloween party! Drink plenty of water because you’ll be pounding lots of tasty Deschutes beer all night (bring cash). If you plan to watch the Clydesdale Championship of the Universe race (don’t miss it—it’s hilarious to watch with plenty of crashes and crazy costumes) get your hand stamped so you can get re-entry into the party guaranteed until 9:30 p.m. This is the biggest party you’ll ever encounter in Bend (and the funnest!) so arrive early to get in before they max out on capacity—you may be standing in line to wait for others to leave and let me tell you, nobody ever likes to leave.

Tawna: Got it, I’m taking notes here. Where do I get tickets?

Lynnette: You pay at the door the night of the event. It’s $10 a person, and proceeds support the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance.

Tawna: Wow, $10 is a good deal.

Lynnette:  No kidding. That gets you carnival and beer-inspired appetizers, a keepsake photo, and bragging rights for attending the party of the year.

Tawna: Will you put my makeup on for me?

Lynnette: As long as you promise to leave the plush animals at home.

Tawna: Deal.

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Want to win one free VIP pass to the Deschutes Warehouse Party? Leave us a comment describing your planned costume. We’ll pick a winner the morning of Friday, October 26, and he or she will be able to pick up a VIP wristband at the Bend Visitor Center before 5 p.m. Friday or between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Good luck!

 

20 responses to “Win a VIP pass to the party of the year! Deschutes Brewery Warehouse Party October 27 celebrates the best of the Halloween Cross Crusade”

  1. You can’t get much cooler than George Michael! My buddy and I will be rockin’ white jeans and ‘choose life’ t shirts a la Wham!

    Don’t forget to wake us up before you go go.

  2. Well firstly, I bought my costume locally in a downtown Bend store – looks more like a lingerie store but they had a selection of costumes also. Never been a vampiress before so I thought it would be a fun way to go, and not too hot when it comes to my one time a year to dance at the Biggest Bend Party!! Of course my neck will be decorated with my camera. How can I leave that at home.
    Finally, I would appreciate two tickets so I don’t have to stand in the rain! 🙂

  3. Like Jill I bought parts of my costume locally the headdress to my monster I purchased from a family run Halloween store in bend my corset top I purchased from Boudoir Fantasy in downtown Redmond along with my stocking and my ruffle coverage from Pretty Pussycat in Bend. The rest of my costume from my purple and blue tutu, fussy leg warmers, and fuzzy paws I made myself from material purchased locally in Redmond from Material Girl. My costume is a sexy blue and purple monster with all the accessories all from Central Oregon and some handmade. I can’t the warehouse party was the best last year and sounds to be only better this year this Sexy Monster can’t wait to dance and party!!

  4. I will be Dr. Feels-Good rocking and costume made for me by a great friend coplete with surge “Shots”, scrubs, and name tag. Warehouse party was the S#$% last year!!

  5. My partner and I will be the old man and his daughter from the American Gothic painting. Farmhouse painting in the background. Stylish posing all night!

  6. Zoolander baby! Complete with red leather and Blue Steel. I’ll even have green zebra underwear in case somebody wants to have a ‘walk off’.

    I’ll be the one walking around with an Orange Mocha Frappichino saying:
    There’s more to life than being really really really ridiculously good looking
    You can read minds?
    Center for kids who can’t read good
    What is this, a center for ants? The center must be at least 3x this big!

  7. I went to the warehouse party last year and had such a blast! Sadly, I not longer live in Bend. But luckily I’ve convinced a group of friends to drive over the pass from Corvallis just for the warehouse party! YES! My friend Kayla, and I have our nude suits and teasing comb packed and ready for the trip… Watch out Deschutes, here come the treasure trolls!

  8. A Cique Du Solielesque Ringmaster! How much more fun can some seriously sweet make-up be along with a spin on a classic circus theme outfit! beware, there’s some serious tutu like skirt action going on..

  9. I am going as Where’s Waldo and plan on poking my head into as many photo ops as possible!!!!!

    (who says halloween can’t be comfortable, cool, and sexy? ha!)

  10. I plan on wearing a western outfit with cowboy boots, hat, etc. I’ll bring a chair with me all night, at which I will yell profanities and insults often. Yes, I will be Clint Eastwood.

  11. Lions and tigers and bears oh my,
    Deschutes Cyclocross party has come no lie.

    Cyclo De Soleil, is the name of the game,
    Get going on that costume, don’t be lame.

    I’ll dress my part with an assortment of things,
    A top hat, striped stockings and maybe chain rings?

    Put in this mix in some lube, chains and pedals,
    Now how to incorporate my circusy feathers?

    Toss in a snazzy red leather vest,
    I’ll wrap it with tubes to look my best.

    Some other surprises, I’ll have in store,
    Be at the this party, for fun galore.

  12. Lions and tigers and bears oh my,
    Deschutes Cyclocross party has come no lie.

    Cyclo De Soleil, is the name of the game,
    Get going on that costume, don’t be lame.

    I’ll dress my part with an assortment of things,
    A top hat, striped stockings and maybe chain rings?

    Put in this mix, lube, chains and pedals,
    Now how to incorporate my circusy feathers?

    Toss in a snazzy red leather vest,
    I’ll wrap it with tubes to look my best.

    Some other surprises, I’ll have in store,
    Be at the this party, for fun galore.

    • Hi Jamie,
      We picked a winner about an hour ago and notified the winner directly. We don’t publish it publicly since we often get impersonators. Hope to see you at the party. $10 at the door and all of the proceeds go to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA).

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