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DuneFest 2016: July 27 – 31st

DuneFest 2016 is presented by Can-Am and is held in the Winchester Bay Dunes. DuneFest is organized by the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Sand Camping/Staging facilities which are on National Forest Lands are authorized by a special use permit from the Siuslaw National Forest. The entire dunes at Winchester Bay are set aside for DuneFest from Wednesday to Sunday.  To get into the dunes and the DuneFest event, you need a wrist band.

DuneFest 2016 Trip Report

Admission Wristband
Event Pass Adult – $40.00 PRE-PURCHASED – $45.00  AT EVENT.
Event Pass Child, 6-12 years – $20.00 PRE-PURCHASED – $25.00 AT EVENT.
Event Day Pass – $20.00 – PRE-PURCHASED – $25.00 AT EVENT.

DuneFest
DuneFest from the top of Banshee Hill

Location

Winchester Bay is the center of theOregon Dunes National Recreation Area and is therefore, the ATV/UTV and dune buggy capital of the Pacific coast.

DuneFest
Main Stage Area

The Dunes Visitor Center is located in Reedsport on Hwy 101, 855 Highway Avenue, and has information, interpretive exhibits and an introductory video. Rental Off-Highway Vehicles, (OHV), are available from private concessions along the coast. Information is available at the Visitor Center.

DuneFest Facilities under Special Use Permit with the Siuslaw National Forest & Douglas County Parks.

2016 DuneFest Map
DuneFest Map

Winchester Bay Sand Dunes Aerial Photo
Aerial View of DuneFest – Winchester Day Dunes

2016 DuneFest Activities:

  • Sand Drags – Sand drags for all ages and skills. Anything that can move under its own power can race! A class for everything no one will be left out on race day.  Brand new night races on Wednesday July 27th.  8pm – 11pm.

  • OEM Demo Track Area –Wed-Sat 9am-5pm south of the Main Stage Area Test ride the new 2017 models from Yamaha and Polaris.

  • Show & Shine – Sponsored by Can-Am, Safeworker, Knights Offroad and Sutton RV. Come and show the world your ride. $ 3.00 Entry fee per classes.   5 Classes.   Participants can enter multiple classes.  4:00pm – 5:30pm Show and Shine at Pepsi Main Stage.

  • Freestyle Shows –DuneFest 2016 will feature Fitz Army Riders, headlined by Jimmy Fitzpatrick.  Brought to you by WGAS Motorsports.  Come check it out at the Pepsi Main Stage.

  • Treasure Hunt – This year participants will receive a game card with sign-up. On your game card there will be instructions to your first destination. When you arrive, you will be given a puzzle piece collect all 5. Event to be held at Pepsi Main stage 11:00 am – 11:30 am on Thursday July 28th.

  • Night Ride – Join us for our annual night ride! An all-age, family-friendly group ride through the Oregon Dunes at the  “PEPSI MAIN STAGE” event to begin at 9:00 pm (Decibel check, and registration required).

  • Charity Auction – Thousands of dollars of items up for bid; including a 2016 Outlander 450L ATV donated by our Presenting Sponsor, Can-Am.  Charity Auction will take place on Saturday July 30th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Pepsi Main Stage.

  • Concert –Come rock the dunes on Friday and Saturday night from 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm. Friday night enjoy the Jimmy Bobby Band, new country music from 10 pm to 11:30 pm.  On Saturday  night rock with the Shelley James Band from 10 pm until 11:30 pm.  Bring your own chair.

  • Poker Run – Decibel check required 93DBThe event is under Special Use Permit with the Siuslaw National Forest & Douglas County Parks. Winners:  two highest poker hands & lowest poker hand.  Show hand at the PEPSI MAIN STAGE by 1:30pm on Saturday, July 30th.  Winners announced at 2:30pm at the Pepsi Main Stage.  Sign up on Vendor Row at Registration Booth.

  • Drive-In Movie Night – Thursday at 9PM – “Star Wars The Force Awakens” at the Pepsi main stage.

Show & Shince Contest
Show & Shine Contest

Sand Drags
Sand Drags

DuneFest Sand Drags
Sand Drags

Freestyle Show
Freestyle Show

Can-Am
Can-Am on OEM Row

Vendor Row
Vendor Area

DuneFest Vendro Area
Vendor Area

DuneFest
Dune Rides

DuneFest Freestyle Show
Freestyle Show

Please note: Decibel check required for Poker Run, Night Ride and Treasure Hunt

2016 DuneFest Schedule of Events & Activities:

Tuesday July 26th  
8:00 am Camp check-in and Pre-registration booth open at the Fisherman’s Memorial on Salmon Harbor Drive
Wednesday July 27th  
8:00 am Camp check-in and registration (all day)
8:00 am Event registration booth opens – Located on Vendor Row
9:00 am ATV youth safety class
9:00 am Vendor Row opens
8:00 pm – 11:00pm New Night Race at the Drag Strip – this will be an index race
Thursday July 28th  
8:00 am Camp check-in and registration (all day)
8:00 am Event registration booth opens – Located on Vendor Row
9:00 am ATV youth safety class
9:00 am Vendor Row opens
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Drag Strip opens for Test & Tune
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Moto Cross Track open
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Free shuttle bus
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Show and Shine sponsored by Can-Am, Sutton RV and Safeworker
9:00 pm Drive In Movie Night: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Pepsi Main Stage
Friday July 29th  
8:00 am Camp check-in and registration (all day)
8:00 am Event registration booth opens – Located on Vendor Row
TBA Free pancake breakfast to the first 150 people on OEM Row; sponsored by Elkhorn BBQ
9:00 am ATV youth safety class
9:00 am Vendor Row opens
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Drag Strip opens for Test & Tune
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Moto Cross Track open
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Free shuttle bus
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Treasure Hunt – Winner to be announced at Pepsi Main Stage
12:30 – 2:00 pm Pro Side x Side Race – Drag Strip
2:00 pm Side x Side Race – Drag Strip
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm King of Bling announced at Pepsi Main Stage
9:00 pm Night Ride; sponsored by Can-Am and Quake LED
10:00 pm Jimmy Bobby Band Concert at the Pepsi Main Stage. Bring your own chair.  NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED
Saturday July 30th  
8:00 am Camp check-in and registration (all day)
8:00 am Event registration booth opens – Located on Vendor Row
TBA Free pancake breakfast to the first 150 people on OEM Row; sponsored by Elkhorn BBQ
9:00 am Vendor Row opens
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Drag Strip opens for Test & Tune
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Moto Cross Track open
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Free shuttle bus
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Poker Run; sponsored by Can-Am and Pepsi. 1:00 pm  Winning Poker Run hands announced at Pepsi Main Stage
10:00 am Side x Side Race Heat 1 – Motocross Track
11:00 am Side x Side Race Heat 2 – Motocross Track
1:00 pm Side x Side Last Man Standing – Motocross Track
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm WGAS Freestyle Show
2:30 pm Side x Side Barrel Racing – Motocross Track
4:00 pm Side x Side Obstacle Course – Motocross Track
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm WGAS Freestyle Show
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber Of Commerce Charity Auction at Pepsi Main Stage. Presented and supported by DuneFest Vendors and Sponsors
10:00 pm – 11:30 pm Shelly James Band Concert at the Pepsi Main Stage. Bring your own chair.  NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED
Sunday July 31st  
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Vendor Row open

Free air station located at Pre-registration booth; provided by Mast Brothers Towing

Keep The Oregon Dunes Clean by leaving your area pristine. Please leavegarbage at the dumpsters and Drive Safely!

Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce Thanks you for participating in DuneFest 2016, see you next year.

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