In February, we went to see firepits at Winterfest at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon. You never know what kinds of things the participants of the firepit section will come up with. The firepits used to be on display on park service land along the Deschutes River in Bend.
This one looks like a Viking ship, complete with dragon head and tail.
Here’s a closer look at its head. Look at those teeth!
Flowers and forest firepits
This firepit looked like a round flower, full of flame.
This looked more like a daylily.
This one looked like a big stump covered with bark.
Several of the firepits were more geometric. I really liked this one.
This one looks like an Olympic torch, waiting to be lit.
Some have lots of straight lines and color. I liked the bold blue color of this one.
This one also has straight lines with an interesting sun and moon motif.
This square one has the Harley Davidson logo.
This one looks like it would fit right into a corner.
Some firepits are more rounded. I liked the open framework of this one and the red color.
This one always reminds me of the Seattle Space Needle.
A couple of the pits hung from chains, like this one.
This one was like a large, cooking pot. I liked the flame cutouts on the base.
Odds and Ends
Some don’t fit neatly into any category. This giant anvil reflects the fire-related theme.
There were lots of details on this guitar-shaped firepit. It’s gorgeous!
This one was an octopus engulfing a small boat.
Here’s a closer look at it. This was another one of my favorites.
The last one I’m featuring looks kind of like a tree trunk. When you look a little closer, you’ll glimpse a flamingo peeking out.
Like I said at the beginning of the post, you never know what kind of firepits you’ll see!
See more of my firepit photos from the 2020 festival and the 2016 festival.
Lens-artists Photo Challenge – Art in the Park (and other places)
19 thoughts on “Firepits at Winterfest 2023 : LAPC”
Some very cool firepits. Looks like a fun evening.
Yeah, they were great! 🙂
Some very cool items there. The longboat is very nicely done & your fave hemi truncated icosahedron also rocks.
Yeah, they were cool… er, hot! 😉
These are so creative!
I agree! Not sure how they came up with some of these ideas.
I’d love to find something like this to have at my dad’s on the beach.
Interesting concept. I would have never guessed there might be so many designs. This is probably the most unique response to the challenge I have seen so far.
Thanks, John! Yeah, it’s amazing what they come up with. I love looking at them.
Every single design is such a unique piece of art. Truly amazing 🙂
Yes, it’s a great place to see this kind of artwork! 🙂
These are so clever – I’ve never seen anything quite like them! I love the day lily and the octopus eating the boat, also the guitar is interesting and the sun and moon one too 🙂
Yeah, Sarah, it’s hard to pick one favorite. Very creative minds at work there. 😁
Wow! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, Vikki! They are impressive.
Well this one was definitely a new one on me Siobhan! What a great idea and so many wonderful examples! If I were giving the awards I think the guitar would be my favorite although the octopus is also high atop my list. Loved this, so unique!
Thanks, Tina! Yeah, I liked those two as well. Lots more to see this year. They also have an ice carving contest, but there were only a couple at the time we were there.
What a cool way to celebrate a winterfest! So unique! I kinda liked the one you described as a cooking pot. And the octopus? Perfect for someones beach house.
Yeah, they are fun to see! I liked the unique hanging ones, too. The octopus was very detailed up close.