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70th annual Bandon Cranberry Festival September 10 and 11, 2016

Cranberry eating contest at 2015 Bandon Cranberry Festival, Bandon Chamber of Commerce

Cheers to 70 years of the Bandon Cranberry Festival! The longest running festival on the Oregon Coast boasts seven decades of family fun with a parade, festival market, street dance and more. Join the festivities September 10 and 11, 2016.

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Oregon Coast Film Festival Call for Submissions

Oregon Coast Film Festival 2015: New documentary challenge

Bandon, OR– Everybody’s got a story to tell. Share yours at the 2015 Oregon Coast Film Festival in Bandon, Oregon. Video storytellers are invited to submit their documentary shorts through September 1.

Film festival founder Dave Wilhite offers a new challenge in 2015: He wants to see “the greatest cranberry story ever told” brought to life on screen. Submissions in the new Cranberry Challenge will be eligible for festival screening and prizes.

A new archive of stock video is available on the festival website, featuring cranberry industry footage and contextual sequences of the Oregon Coast. Documentarians can develop their own Oregon Coast cranberry stories, using the festival’s stock video clips with additional video and photographs of their choosing.

Other categories for documentary shorts are, Historical and Cultural; Tourism, Outdoor and Recreational; and Student Videos. Independent and feature length submissions are also welcome.

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2011 Bandon Cranberry Festival Photography Contest Winners

Let Freedom RAIN 1, by Charles Wales

Bandon photographer Wanda Young believes photography should be fun. So she organized a photography contest and exhibit for the 2011 Bandon Cranberry Festival. Amateur photographers displayed their work alongside the pros for an colorful showcase at Bandon Harbortown Event Center.

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