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Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

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Nov 02, 2018 12:00AM - Nov 04, 2018 12:00AM

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
Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest! Join our extended family for a true German celebration featuring live German music, food, entertainment and beer.

Saturday, November 3  

Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – Die Kleine Bär Tänzers – The Little Bear Dancers
6:00 p.m. – Contest Finals
Wyatt’s Stage:2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – The Rippers

Monsters of Metal Night at the Cave

Friday November 2nd
Doors at 6pm Concert at 7:30pm

Dokken at the Cave
Friday November 9th
Doors at 6pm Concert at 7:30pm

"Little Women" presented by the Big Bear High School Performing Arts Department
at the PAC.

 November 1st thru 3rd at 7:00 pm  and  November 4th matinee at 2:00 pm

Live Music at The Oakside Restaurant and Bar
Fri-Sat November 2nd-3rd 7pm - 11pm

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

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 

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!

Fall-O-Ween Festivities 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.  

Location: Various Locations

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