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8th Annual Spirits of the West Brewfest

Event Date(s)

Jul 26, 2019 08:00AM - Jul 28, 2019 03:00PM

July 26 - 28, 2019

Big Bear Valley's rich history of cattle ranching is celebrated each year at the Spirits of the West Brewfest - In honor of a simpler time, when the Valley’s lush meadows and streams were home to thousands of cattle guarded by West’s toughest cowboys. This National Day of the Cowboy celebration is dedicated to preserving American cowboy and cowgirl heritage.

This three-day event at The Big Bear Convention Center is a fundraiser for the Bear Valley Historical Society, the true keepers of our ranching history. Come on out to enjoy Big Bear Wild West style!

Schedule of Events:

Friday -

Event kick-off activities feature a “Bucks for Bucks” mechanical bull riding competition with riders competing for style points! The most unique ride wins!

- Groove to live music by South of Sante Fe
- Learn to two-step and do-si-do during free country dance lessons
- And watch the kids explore the fun zone with inflatables & fun crafts!

A portion of the evening’s food and bar sales will also benefit the Historical Society.

Friday admission is free!

Saturday -

The 8th Annual Spirits of the West Brewfest begins in full force!

- Beer and spirit tasting takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with more than 50 beers and spirits to sample!
- The Temecula Action Gunfighters will be performing shows throughout the afternoon and evening
- Contests
- Kids fun zone
- Vendors
- Mechanical bull riding
- And of course, live music! Performances take place on two stages with Sligo Rags headlining on the Wyatt’s stage and Terry McRaven, a local favorite, on The Beer Garden stage. Live music begins at 2:00 p.m. and continues until 11:00 p.m.

The Big Bear Lake Sheriff’s Posse will be on-hand to deputize little cowboys & cowgirls.

Sunday -

The party wraps up with a Cowboy Brunch including live music, a special brunch menu, a Bloody Mary bar and bottomless Mimosas!

Other Info -

Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for kids under 16. Sample kits with a commemorative pint glass and five sampling tickets will be available for $12.00. Individual sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits. The under 21 crowd will enjoy samples of a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.

A complimentary “Take Home” shuttle will be available beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, providing door-to-door service within the Big Bear Valley. 

For complete event details, log onto or call 909-585-3000.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: 909.585-3000 Email:

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