Fall In Love With Big Bear

Fall into the Most Colorful Season of All - in Big Bear Lake

It's autumn in Big Bear Lake! It's the time of year where Big Bear Lake celebrates vibrant fall foliage, pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather, and all the ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Discover fall themed events and activities or plan an autumn wedding.

Fall Activities

Fall Color Segway Tours

To celebrate the change in season, Action Tours hosts their Fall Segway tour available every afternoon in October. Guests will learn about local wildlife and how they prep for winter. A specially designed route shows off the best of Big Bear's fall foliage. Start times are 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm throughout October. Call 909-866-0390 or visit the Action Tours website for booking info. INFO

Pumpkin Smash Zipline

Try your luck at smashing targets while zipping through the trees! Action Zipline's Pumpkin Smash is a visitor favorite every fall season where zipliners will throw a pumpkin at targets on the ground for a chance to win prizes. Book your Pumpkin Smash Tour for any Saturday in October.

Gold, Spirits, & Adventure at Gold Rush Mining Company

Bring the family to a “spirited” ghost town, “alive” with excitement. Pan for gold or gems, dare to walk the weathered boardwalk, get jailed at the courthouse, visit the Pay-Dirt cemetery and add your smiling face to our Jac-0-lantern jamboree. Kodak moments abound with FREE photo opportunities and Adventure Game. INFO

Board & Brush

Weekly pick-your-project activities invite you to mingle while you build a unique wooden sign for you home or as a gift. Registration is required for each week's events. Learn more and get ready to be crafty at Board & Brush.

Scavenger Hunts

Urban Adventure Quest is offering 20% off their smartphone lead tours this fall season, just use promo code BBFALL when you purchase your Big Bear Mini Q.

Autumn Events

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Started by German immigrants Hans and Erika Bandows, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has been a staple event in the Valley for decades and stays true to the authentic German festival traditions and the Bandows' legacy of bringing people together.

It was our way of showing our gratitude for our new community and our guests. We wanted to give them something special, something they would remember, and sure enough they loved it! - Hans Bandows

Highlander Adventure

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with Highlander. This multi-day hiking event winds through Big Bear's best hiking terrain with campsites set along the way. Big Bear serves as the first US venue for this worldwide event.

Adventure Van Expo

Free to the public, the Adventure Van Expo features built-out - and super cool - Mercedes Sprinters, 4x4 rigs, accessories, and more. Meet the builders, network with van-lifers, and check out all kinds of cool workmanship you've never seen before. Shop at vendors with accessories for your van or rig, listen to talks on popular topics like solar energy.

Do Fall Above It All!