Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is Back!
Weekends: Sept 14, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013
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The 43rd Annual Oktoberfest held at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, California is a family fun event loaded with festivities including stein holding matches, log sawing competitions, safe slam beer drinking contests, the annual queen stein carrying contest, clogging and polka dances performed by various dance troupes, a children's fun-zone, and a huge dance floor in front of the stage. Revelers can take a break from the action to stroll along the Budenstrasse (avenue of the Booths) and shop for handmade arts, crafts and collectibles.
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest provides an excuse to enjoy a weekend away from the stress and obligations of everyday life in a beautiful alpine setting. The festival takes place high in the San Bernardino mountains, approximately two hours away from the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego communities.
Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 14 and runs for seven consecutive weekends through Saturday, October 26, 2013. The weekend festivities takes place at The Convention Center of Big Bear Lake located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Oktoberfest kicks off with American's Hero weekend on Saturday, September 14 offering free admission for all past and present military, fire fighters and law enforcement.
First three weekends (Sept. 14-15 to Sept. 28-29): general admission on Saturdays is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), and $8 for children 12 and under; Sunday admission prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors with children 12 and under FREE.
Next four weekends (Oct. 5 to Oct. 26): general admission on Saturdays is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), and $8 for children 12 and under; Sunday admission prices $9 for adults, $5 for seniors with children 12 and under FREE.
Oktoberfest Unplugged events on Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 18: $95 per person.
Don't Miss Out:
New Stage for Outdoor Entertainment
The main indoors stage and the new expanded outdoors stage in the Spaten Bier Garten will have live entertainment happening simultaneously every Saturday from September 14 to October 26.
Kindermeister Party Pack
Now little Oktoberfest fans can enjoy Oktoberfest to the fullest. Package includes admission, Kid's Meal, Sports Cup (with half-priced refills during your visit), one non-alcoholic beverage and a singing chicken keychain.
Expanded Bier Gartens
3,300 sq. feet of additional seating and bier garten fun. Check out the new Sports Garten complete with large screen T.V.'s airing all your favorite College football, NFL and MLB games.
Special Dates To Remember:
American's Hero Weekend - September 14, 2013
Free admission for all past and present military, fire fighters and law enforcement.
Local's Night - October 4, 2013
We thank all of our friends and neighbors in the Big Bear Valley for their ongoing Support. All admission proceeds will go to benefit the North Shore Christian Pre-School.
Oktoberfest Unplugged - October 11 & October 18, 2013 (Friday)
Oktoberfest Unplugged treats patrons to an inside look at the early days of Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest and its 43 year-old history through storytelling and song and dance. Oktoberfest Unplugged dates are October 11 and October 18. The cost is $95 per person, which includes a five-course pairing meal, entertainment, a commemorative one-liter dimple stein, and free admission for Saturday's Oktoberfest celebration.
German Spooktacular - October 26, 2013
The festival closes on Saturday, October 26 with the annual costume contests for both adults and children. The adult contest this year will offer up to $1,000 in prizes. Adult costume contest at 9 p.m. and Children's contest at 3p.m. Children in costume get in FREE.