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Big Bear Scare Weekend

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Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

The Big Bear Scare  

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!   

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!   Events this weekend include…..

Scare Valley Farms  Halloween Haunt
September 15 – October 27  (except September 21)
All Fridays & Saturdays 630pm – 11pm
Dare to travel back to the early 1900s for a truly frightening experience making your way through a haunted ghost town, mine shaft and cemetery, creepy carnival, skin-crawling hillbilly hayride, terrifying slaughterhouse, undead swamp, and more, all before witnessing live executions. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets vary from $20 to $35 per person;

Haunted Pirate Ship at Halloway’s Marina 
September 15 – October 31 
September: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,
Sunday 2pm tour October: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm tour 
Ahoy mateys!  Board the Haunted Pirate Ship, sail Big Bear Lake and be prepared to be haunted by the real paranormal stories of Big Bear that will keep you looking over your shoulder for spirits, flying objects and more.  Great for families, rich in history; 2pm tour only; regular rates apply.  Check web site for reservations. 

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

Mystery Maze at the Moose Lodge in Fawnskin
Fridays and Saturday from October 12th- 27th from 4pm-9pm and Halloween from 2pm-9pm
The Moose Lodge in Fawnskin is getting into the Halloween spirit. The lodge hosts the inaugural Mystery Maze, a self-guided, disorienting path with dead ends, strobe lights and spooky characters. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger. The Moose Lodge is at 39211 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin. Proceeds go to Big Bear charities. 
Call (909) 866-3013 for more information

Jeepers Creepers at Big Bear Jeep Experience 
October 1 – 31; daily 5:30p ]m– 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!  Closed October 15th – 19th

Haunted Maze at Bear Necessities
September 14th – October 28th
All Fridays, 5pm – 9pm
All Saturdays; 5pm – 7pm
All Sundays; 5pm– 6pm
Horror-ific family fun and photo opportunities for all ages.  Creep through a spooky cemetery ~ only if you dare ~ with creatures lurking in the self-guided maze.  Don't miss this spooky stop on your Big Bear Scare-tacular tour.  Start at Scary Bear Necessities located at Big Bear Vacations.  Free admission.
Bear Necessities

Creepy Crawly Fun in the Village at Mountain Room Escapes
September 14 – October 26 All Fridays; 7pm
Kids ages 5 - 12  can escape to Mountain Room Escapes every Friday for an hour of hands-on fun making slime, meeting the giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches, or learning some magic tricks. Check web site for week activity schedule.

Halloween at The Wood Place
Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 28th
Spectacular display of Halloween and fall pumpkins and characters crafted by local artists through the magic of wood carving at watch by night by the larger-than-life pumpkin monster!  Live demonstrations; free candy; carved Jack Skellington with his ghost dog, Zero-inspired photo station, and hunt for the Golden Pumpkin to enter an opportunity draw for a unique carving.  Add to your collections of friendly to ghoulish designs and characters for lasting spooktacular displays.  The Wood Place is located at 42072 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake.  (909) 436 8291

Storytelling Gems  at Gems of the West 

October 20th  at 6pm
Take the family and explore these phenomenon of The Big Thwack.  Pretty scary stuff and all the drama of a disaster movie!   Free admission and free mineral and leaflet takeway.

Fall-O-Ween Festivities at Gold Rush Mining Adventures
September 9 – November 3; daily 10am – 5pm 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. Check website for details.

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