The Big Bear Oktoberfest is the best German celebration in Southern California. Enjoy games, food and great beer at this annual event through September into November.

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Dates: Sept. 7 - Nov. 2

Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, this quaint celebration has always been based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest. Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and old-world ambiance and good times. A festival like no other, guests are treated to German entertainment; authentic Brats and Knockwursts, and the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!

The 49th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for nine consecutive weekends, September 7th through November 2nd at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.

Ongoing events that take place each weekend include:

  • Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests – held several times throughout the day both Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Safe Slam Beer Drinking & Beer Pong contests are held Saturday evening after 8:00 p.m.
  • Children’s contests are held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.
  • Outside Budenstrasse (Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors) will be open Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 Noon – 5:30 p.m.
A group at Oktoberfest

Please note! On Saturdays after 6:00 p.m. only persons 21 years and older will be admitted. However, families with children who have entered Oktoberfest prior to 6:00 p.m. will not be asked to leave.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake.Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website: Times: Saturdays: Noon to midnight Sundays: Noon to 6:00 p.m.

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