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Maifest - The Spring Oktoberfest

Posted: 05/24/22

Join the next best thing to Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in May? YUP! Well sort of…The Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest is the little sister to Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, a traditional German springtime celebration that dates back to the 18th century.

While Maifest is scaled back a bit from her big sister Oktoberfest, there’s one thing for certain and that is she packs a big punch! Here’s what you can expect…

• Festive Maypole – Adorned with Colorful Ribbons• Maibock (Traditional German Springfest Beers)• Maibowle (Champagne-style punch)• Sizzling Bratwursts Hot Off the Grill • Homemade Sauerkraut • Fresh Pretzels • Apple Strudel w/ Vanilla Sauce • Live Band • Entertainment • Kids’ Activities • Log-Sawing Contests • Stein Holding Competitions • Corn-Hole Toss


May 21 - 1 pm to 11 pm

May 28 & 29 - 1 pm to 11 pm


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