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Big Bear Falltacular

Fall in love with the Big Bear Lake Falltacular!

For its second year, the Falltacular returns to Big Bear Lake. It's the season to enjoy cooler temperatures, the best fall colors in Southern California and the best Oktoberfest this side of Munich! 

But that's not all, this Fall, visitors can enjoy special family-friendly activities, amazing autumn deals and awesome events every single weekend through early November! There is never a better time to visit the best mountain lake escape in California - Big Bear Lake.

Check out the activities, deals and events this Fall in Big Bear, and don't miss Big Bear Lake's 49th annual Oktoberfest.


Bear Valley Farms pumpkin patch fun | frightening good times at Scare Valley Farms

Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy pumpkin patches, games, hay rides, a petting zoo and a scare crow parade every 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 thru October. $15 per person, that includes a take home pumpkin or $10 without.

Haunted Experiences: Prepare to be spooked out of your skin with two separate haunted house experiences as well as the famous black hole! Night time haunts start at 8 to 11 p.m. Sept 27 through October. $15 per person.
More Information: 909-547-5424
Location: 1601 E Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314


Action Tours zipline pumpkin smash and fall color segway escapade

Pumpkin Smash: The thrill speeding down a zipline just got more exciting! Enjoy pumpkin smash tours 1 p.m. every Saturday in October. Participants will have the chance to throw a pumpkin at a target placed on the ground, while zip lining. If you hit the target, you will win a prize package.

Segway Tour: Starting Sept. 22 and through Oct. 27 take an alternate tour with Action Tours on a segway that views area of Big Bear with large amounts of Fall color foliage. Start times vary from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
More Information: 909-866-0390
Location: 40957 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



Fall'ing for Treasure with Gold Rush Mining Adventures

The rush is on at the Gold Rush Mining Co.! Treasure is never out of season and we have plenty to harvest! Enjoy limited edition games from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 7 through Oct. 26. Visitors of all ages seeking activities that promote thrills without chills will enjoy Fall’ing for Treasure seasonal games such as Slay the Dragon, Capture the Shark, Conquer the Volcano, discover Black Beard’s Treasure and more. Cost is $3 per game and discount packages are available. Visit Big Bear’s only Ghost Town for fun without fright and photo opps. Gold Rush Mining Co. offers a variety of mining activities as well as unique gift items. Open daily for Treasure Hunters of all ages.
More Information: 909-866-5678
Location: 40016 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake



Boo! Flashlight Safaris at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Embark on an exclusive tour exploring the more active side of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo inhabitants during the Flashlight Safari at 6:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday during the month of October (weather permitting). The first Flashlight safari will begin on Friday, Oct. 4. Tours start at 7 p.m. and no one will be admitted after 7 p.m. Bring your own flashlights and dress warmly. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and children from 3 to 10 years of age, and children under 3 years are free.
More Information: 909-584-1299
Location: 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake


Lodging

Big Bear Cool Cabins

Enjoy multiple Oktoberfest specials when booking with Big Bear Cool Cabins. Featuring one, two, and three night stay discounts that include Oktoberfest discount tickets, bike or kayak rentals, reduced nightly rates and more, there are six fall-tastic opportunities waiting for you!
More Information: 800-550-8779
Location: 40375 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


Big Bear Lakefront Lodge

Mention "Stay and Play Falltacular" and receive one free Helicopter tour (Space available and the starting package) or one free pontoon rental (you pay the dock slip fee at check in of $35 a day ) with rental of any of our Lake Front Suites, cabins or two room suites. Must stay minimum of two nights, book directly with us at 909-866-8271 and must mention this promotion BEFORE booking your stay. Room rate cannot be discounted, thus must be a full price stay to receive the add on promotional items. Have fun and see you at The Lake. Enjoy lake front lodging, walk to the "Village" of Big Bear Lake and shopping/dining, and the use of our dock (for a small fee.) Offer expires November 15, 2019.
More Information: 909-866-8271
Location: 40360 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315

Big Bear Vacations

Save 15% on your Fall 2-night stay vacation and get free admission to Bear Valley Farms! Enjoy pumpkin patches, games, hay rides, a petting zoo and a scare crow parade every 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 thru October. Use the promo code FALL, minimum booking required, not valid with any other offer or discount.
More Information: 877-417-6504
Location:41693 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Destination Big Bear

For the fall season, we are offering a third night free or up to 25% off. This excludes holidays and certain homes.
More Information: 909-752-0234
Location:41922 Fox Farm Rd #1, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Rustic Retreats of Big Bear

Save 15% off weekday stays for September and October. Must contact via RusticRetreatsofBigBear.com.
More Information: 818-794-0056

Shopping & Dining

Yarn Designers Boutique

Labor Day Sale: 15% off Aug. 30 thru Sept. 2 on all items in store and free item with special yarn purchase.
More Information: 909-584-9715
Location: 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314

Earth's Elements

Carry the beauty of Big Bear Lake Fall colors home with you by purchasing a Himalayan Salt Lamp at Earth Elements. Save 20% off for a limited time during Fall.
More Information: 909-878-0433
Location: 560 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Old Country Inn

All German food dishes are 20% off in the spirit of Oktoberfest. Enjoy a variety of German beers with your meal.
More Information: 909-866-5600
Location: 41126 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Sister My Sister

Savor flavors of Fall such as Pumpkin Cupcakes with Apple Pie Buttercream, pumpkin cheescake, apple atreusel pie bars and more.
More Information: 909-878-0878 
Location: 40191 Big Bear Blvd

The Pines Lakefront

Sip Oktoberfest beer and enjoy hearty specials such as colossal German Pretzels, Wienerschnitzel, wild game, apple strudel and more.
More Information: 909-866-5400 
Location:350 Alden Road

The Barnstorm

Live music Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 6. Free margarita with dinner on Fridays and Sundays.

More Information:909-585-9339
Location:501 W Valley Blvd

Attractions and Things to Do

Big Bear Oktoberfest Pre-purchase Deal

Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest returns to Big Bear every weekend now through November 2nd. Pre-purchase tickets for any September date, and get FREE VIP TICKETS to the Oktoberfest November 2nd Encore. Tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance. Once you’ve purchased your tickets for September, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to your FREE ticket offer. To select your September dates for Oktoberfest visit BigBearEvents.com. Prost!
More Information: 909-585-3000
Location: 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Fall Color Bike Rides and Custom Tours with Goldsmiths Sports

See the fall colors while on a pedal or e-bike. Take advantage of the Sunset Special and bike to watch the sunset then ride to breakfast in the morning. Enjoy a ride on a lake view loop, at the bike park, or on downhill trails. All these fun fall adventures are available at Goldsmiths Sports. We can also custom design a bike tour for you with 48-hour advance notice. Cost varies.

Sunset Special bike rentals are from 4 PM to 10 AM the next day. All bikes available for 2-hour, 1/2 or full day. Mention the FallTacular and get 15% off your rental.
More Information: 909-866-2728
Location: 42071 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315

Urban Adventure Quest

Enjoy the spectacular colors of changing fall leaves in Big Bear as you solve clues and complete challenges on our scavenger hunt adventure. Use promo code: FallBB for 20% off. Only $24 (after discount) per team of up to 5 people. See the sites, learn a bit of history, have a blast. Sign up and play at: www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Mountain Room Escapes

Find the clues, solve the puzzles and enter a world of adventure at Mountain Room Escapes! Count down to Halloween discount code: All games booked before 10/31/19 using the promo code: FALLTACULAR19 will receive a 15% discount. 
More Information: 877-584-6427
Location: 40729 Village Dr Suite #6, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 and 1121 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314

Signature Fall and Halloween Events

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

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!
More Information: 909-585-3000
Location: 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Chirp Bird Walks and Talks

The final Bird Walks are Sept 7 and Oct. 5. Enjoy Bird talks Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
More Information: 888-412-4477
Location: 40850 Village Dr

Village Wine Walk

Stroll the village and enjoy wine and food during the Big Bear Lake Village Wine Walk Sept. 14
Location: Various locations in Big Bear Lake Village

Yarn Designers Boutique Craft Events

Make your own crafts this Fall at Yarn Designers Boutique. Create your own coasters Sept 7, weave mandalas Sept. 21 and dye silk scarfs Sept. 28
More Information: 909-584-9715
Location: 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314

Miss Liberty's Halloween Costume Cruise

Dress to impress at the Miss Liberty Halloween Costume Cruise 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. The cost is $35 per person and the cruise will have music, a costume contest, prizes and snacks and the boat will be decorated for Halloween.
More Information: 909-866-8129
Location: 439 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Bat Night at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Join a biologist for an educational evening 6 p.m. Oct. 26 to learn about the bats of Big Bear.
More Information: 909-382-2790
Location: 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38

Boo at the Zoo

Bring your children (and yourself) to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo's "Boo At The Zoo!" dressed in costumes to this special afternoon of Tricks 'n Treats. The Boo in the Zoo is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Adults (ages 10 and up) are $12, Seniors (60+) are $9, Children (ages 3-9) are $9 and children under 2 are free.
More Information: 909-584-1299
Location: 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake

Alpine Scream at Mountain Room Escapes

Our Alpine Ski Lodge game gets a creepy make over Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. This is a 4-day only "pop up" escape room located at our Big Bear City location. A fun and creepy (but not too creepy!) experience perfect to get into the Halloween spirit. After a snow in, no one has heard from the guests staying at the ski lodge. Is the power out, or is there something more sinister at play? $30 per adult, $20 for kids 6-12 years of age.
More Information: 877-584-6427
Location: 1121 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314

Halloween Ball at Santana and Mavericks

Enjoy a Halloween ball Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Happy Hour specials all night, $2 off appetizers and $4 beer/wine/well drinks. DJ music and a costume contest with a $100 gift card to the winner.
More Information: 909-878-0047
Location: 40771 Big Bear Blvd

More Fall Events:

Chirp Bird Walks Sept. 7 & Oct. 5 Fox US Open Sept. 12-15
Black Flag at the Cave Sept. 7
Scott Stapp of Creed at the Cave Sept. 13
The Village Fall Wine Walk Sept. 14
Plain White Ts at the Cave Sept. 14
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap at the Cave Sept. 21
Hot Dawgs and Handrails Sept. 28
Grizzly 100 & Gran Fondo MTB Sept. 28
Geoff Tate at the Cave Oct. 4
Western Outdoor News TroutFest Oct. 5 & 6 
Big Bear Yoga Festival Oct. 5 & 6
Big Bear Comedy Festival Nov. 1 & 2

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