Information on Dunefest®
This year’s dates are July 23 – July 28, 2019
The home of The Best Dunes in the World, The Best Scenery in the World, and The Best People in the World. The Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud of this reputation and proud to present this five-day event full of exciting and fun activities
Dunefest is the largest event held in Winchester Bay, OR. This event exploits the natural beauty of the Oregon Dunes in Winchester Bay and attracts Sand Buggies, All Terrain Vehicles, Motorcycles and Dirt Bikes to Reedsport and Winchester Bay. The event includes tons of contests in the dunes, events, music, and a variety of vendors.
At Dunefest, there is something for everyone! There are activities for all skill and age ranges and enough to keep a whole family busy with a jam-packed schedule!
PICTURES FROM DUNEFEST:
MAP OF THE EVENT:
What do you need to bring?
Bring your family, your sense of adventure and fun, and whatever you would need to participate in the activities! You should also bring a beach chair if you want to relax and enjoy the concerts on Friday and Saturday nights. This is an alcohol-free event, so leave the booze at home.
PERMITS AND PASSES:
Event Permits/Pass Purchases:
All entrance passes, camping and parking permits will be available for purchase or pick-up beginning at the start of the event at the Pre-Registration Booth in Winchester Bay, Oregon. Event passes are required to be inside the event. You will need to purchase event passes in addition to camping passes.
DuneFest 2019 camping and event passes are non-transferable.
There is no charge to enter the vendor area, but a pass is needed to enter the sand.
FOR OREGON DUNES SAFETY RULES:
READ THE OREGON ONLINE ATV SAFETY AND EDUCATION COURSE – here
Winchester Bay is the center of the fabulous Dunes Recreations area and is therefore, the ATV dunebuggy capital of the Pacific coast.
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.
For those who do not own an ATV, there are several vendors who rent dunebuggy quads in the area. The professional employees take the time to train novices in their safe use so that anyone can explore these amazing dunes and beaches like an expert.
DuneFest Facilities under Special Use Permit with the Siuslaw National Forest & Douglas County Parks.
There will be a free shuttle from Winchester Bay to the Dunes Area.