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Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

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Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018

Falltacular Big Bear Lake

For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.  

The amazing change in color can be witnessed from the land, water or air in Big Bear Lake.  Explore the beautiful trails and backroads on foot, mountain bike or jeep; take a boat tour or rent your own and cruise the lake, or soar above the trees by zip line or helicopter.  

During the Falltacular, every weekend features live music and events and activities. We’ve compiled all the ways to enjoy your favorite fall activities, but don’t wait…the Falltacular is only available for a limited time…so plan a weekend to take advantage of this gourd-ous season in Big Bear Lake.  

48th Annual Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Convention Center
September 8 – November 3
All Saturdays; Noon – Midnight
All Sundays; Noon – 6pm
Friday October 19th - Oktoberfest "Unplugged"
Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest! Join our extended family for a true German celebration featuring live German music, food, entertainment and beer.

Friday, October 19th
 
“Oktoberfest Unplugged” 6pm-12pm
German Beer-Food Pairing Dinner and an intimate evening of Oktoberfest charm.
Tickets must be pre-purchased.

Saturday, October 20th
Main Stage:12:30 p.m-12am Die Böhmische Straßenmusikanten, Direct From Germany
2:00 p.m. – The Cripple Creek Cloggers
5:00 p.m. – The Cripple Creek Cloggers
Wyatt’s Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – TBA
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat

Sunday, October 21st

Main Stage:Noon – 6:00 p.m. – Die Böhmische Straßenmusikanten, Direct From Germany
2:00 p.m. – The Cripple Creek Cloggers
Wyatt’s Stage:12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Terry McRaven
bigbearevents.com

Groove Kitty at the Cave

Friday October 19th
Doors at 6pm Concert at 7:30pm
thecavebigbear.com

"Bee Gees Gold" Tribute to Bee Gees at the Cave
Friday October 19th
Doors at 6pm Concert at 7:30pm
thecavebigbear.com

Scarecrow Festival in the Village 
September 21st  – November 4th daily  
Be a part of the competition and vote for your favorite Scarecrow presentation in the Village by local merchants, non-profits and service clubs.  Six categories represented ranging from the spookiest to most humorous; great family fun; get your ballots and maps at merchants throughout the Village; drop at designated locations by October 30.  Winner announced Halloween Night, October 31! 
Please call (909) 878-4747 or bigbearlakevillage.com 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village 
Friday October 26th – 6-8pm 
An evening of Painting, Wine Tasting, and fun with new friends! Includes paint instruction, all materials, delicious refreshments, and a glass of wine. 
barrel33bigbear.com

Fall Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo at Bear Valley Farms 
October 6, 13, 20, 27 10am – 1pm 
Bear Valley Farms will be holding special Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo events every Saturday in October. Scheduled from 10am to 1pm each Saturday of the month, guests are invited to come enjoy the fall atmosphere of the Farm, meet the animals up close and personal, and pick their own pumpkins.  Tickets: bvffall.eventbrite.com

Jeepers Creepers  at Big Bear Jeep Experience 

October 1 – 31; daily 5:30pm– 7:30pm (Except October 15th – 19th)
Experience the forest in a Jeep that you rent and drive; bring family and friends for a two-hour tour on Big Bear’s exciting, challenging and historic Gold Fever Trail.  The Oak trees put on a Falltacular brilliant display of colors.  Join in the two-way radio conversation as your guide story tells the mining history, historic hangman tree and see what creeps you out at night!  Great photo opts! 
bigbearjeepexperience.com

Pumpkin Smash Action Zipline Tours 
October 6, 13, 20, 27 3p tour only  Calling all adventure seekers!  Take the three-Hour Zipline tour with 9 high-speed runs, fun suspension bridge in the beautiful mountain terrain! Their expert staff of tour guides will show you how to have the most fun ziplining in Big Bear.  On your last run, hit the target with your pumpkin and win a prize!   actiontourscalifornia.com

Flashlight Safari at Big Bear Alpine Zoo 

October 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 26-27 6:30pm  As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.  Many of the animals that are hard to see by day come alive by night. Come see the sights, sounds and shadows of nature when the sun sets. Imagine having the eyes of a wild animal sparkle from the light of your flashlight or listening to the wolves and coyotes howl in total darkness. Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.  
bigbearzoo.org

Fall Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo at Bear Valley Farms

October 6, 13, 20, 27 10am – 1pm 
Bear Valley Farms will be holding special Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo events every Saturday in October. Scheduled from 10am to 1pm each Saturday of the month, guests are invited to come enjoy the fall atmosphere of the Farm, meet the animals up close and personal, and pick their own pumpkins.
Tickets: bvffall.eventbrite.com

Segway Fall Colors Tour 
September 8 – November 25; daily 1:30pm – 4:30pm 
Take an incredible Fall scenic 2-hour tour gliding on X2 Segway Personal Transporters through the Village and forest with your own tour guide. Learn the history of Big Bear, soak up the Falltacular brilliant colors, and explore up-close nature at its Fall best.  909.866.0390; check web site for reservations
actiontourscalifornia.com

The Copper Q - Fall Cooking Demos
September through Thanksgiving
All Thursdays and Fridays at Noon
All Saturdays; 10:30am and 1:30pm
Cooking Demonstrations are free in store events where guests may watch and interact with the chef in the Demonstration Show Kitchen. Guests sit at the Show Kitchen counter, receive the recipe and get a sample of the fare being demonstrated. Guests should arrive early as the seating is limited to 12 people and is first-come; first-served.  Relax on the patio with a Falltacular signature drink!  
copperq.com

Fall-O-Ween Festivities Gold Rush Mining Adventures
September 9 – November 3; daily 10am – 5pm 
goldrushminingadventures.com
Thrills without chills!  Get into the spirit and visit their Gold Rush Ghost Town for photo opts and pan for gold.  Kids can mine for treasures and craft ‘make and take’ concoctions including pumpkin pie and candy corn play dough, ectoplasm, and more scary options available.
goldrushminingadventures.com 
 

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