It's autumn in Big Bear Lake - or as we like to call it, Falltacular Season! 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.
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View Fall Colors!
Discover numerous ways to take in the fall color. From guided tours on horseback or Segway, to 4X4 Jeep or helicopter adventures, to lake excursions or ziplining, the ways to enjoy are endless - just don't forget the camera!
Wheel around town and take in the incredible fall color on a Segway tour. Your guide will lead you through The Village and surrounding areas to enjoy this colorful time of year. Fall Color Segway Tours are scheduled every afternoon in October and November while fall colors last. Call 909-866-0390 or visit the Action Tours website for booking info.
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 11 AM or 1 PM any Saturday in October.
Fall Wine Walk in The Village
Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 - The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This is a 21+ only event. All participants must check-in with valid ID. Please check back for event details closer to the event date.
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
Experience Oktoberfest for yourself and savor authentic bratwurst, beers, music and dancing, traditional games, and more! Prost!
Fall in Love with Riddle Routes
Enjoy fall in Big Bear on a clue-solving walking tour. Explore The Village and lakefront areas with your team of 2-4 people. Find the clues, solve the riddles and answer the trivia to discover points of interest and learn about the history and culture around you! Use coupon code LEAVES to play for just $28 per team!
Fall Family Fun!
The autumn season brings a welcome change of pace for visitors. Lower temperatures and beautiful scenery make Big Bear Lake is the ideal destination for a little family getaway.
Big Bear Lake is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, so you're sure to find an experience for everyone to enjoy. Learn something new on educational scavenger hunts and trips to the Zoo, or hop on thrilling rides like the Alpine Slide, the Mineshaft Coaster, and high speed Go-Karts. Excavate precious gems and minerals at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, or conquer the mountain at Snow Summit's Basecamp, even take a ride up the Scenic Sky Chair! Petting zoos give kids and grown-ups the change to get up close and personal with farm animals, and a high flying ropes course takes you to new heights.
Plan a romantic getaway for two, with that special someone and you! What could be more romantic than a weekend in a cozy mountain cabin, an evening of fine dining, a relaxing massage for two, and some quality time enjoying the outdoors?
Any time of year is great for a Big Bear getaway, but the fall season definitely offers that extra magic with the colorful forests and seasonal gifts and menus. Did you know that Big Bear Lake is a popular destination for weddings as well? Visit our Weddings Page for a little inspiration on venues, dining, and photography.