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Oktoberfest - Sept 9 - Oct 28 (Weekly Sat & Sun)

The 47th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Weekends: Sept 9, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017


Oktoberfest is back! The most anticipated Big Bear event of the year offers a unique experience unlike any other, staged at 7,000 feet and attracting thousands of visitors from September to October, it's rated #1 Oktoberfest in Southern California! Never been to an Oktoberfest? You're in for a great time! Featuring live music, German food and bands, games, contests (the stein carrying contest is famed), log sawing competitions, a children's fun-zone, clogging and a huge dance floor in front of the stage to create memories galore this fall in Big Bear Lake. Outside the Oktoberfest venue, you can take a break from the action to stroll along the Budenstrasse (avenue of the Booths) and shop for handmade arts, crafts and collectibles. 


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Oktoberfest Big Bear Fun

If you're looking for an attraction to take your friends and family to, you won't be disappointed! Set in a gorgeous Alpine setting, The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest offers you fine food and drink among new friends young and old. Playing a variety of music indoors and out, you can take a seat and enjoy both German and American food fare – try the Sauerkraut or the chicken tenders and wash it down with a cold German beer or soda. Running for seven consecutive weekends, you can check out various events and the multiple acts and entertainment at your leisure. For more information please visit the Oktoberfest website.

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Oktoberfest Weekend Dates

Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 9 and runs for eight consecutive weekends through Saturday, October 28, 2017. The festival takes place high in the San Bernardino mountains, approximately two hours away from the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego communities.

Location: The Convention Center of Big Bear Lake: 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Entertainment - Schedule of Events

Weekend 1: America's Heroes Weekend

Free admission for past and present military, law enforcement & fire fighters

  • Saturday, September 9 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, September 10 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 2

  • Saturday, September 16 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, September 17 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 3

  • Saturday, September 23 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, September 24 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 4

  • Saturday, September 30 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, October 1 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 5

  • Friday, October 6 from 6:00 pm - Midnight
  • Saturday, October 7 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, October 8 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 6

  • Saturday, October 14 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, October 15 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 7

  • Friday, October 20 from 6:00 pm - Midnight
  • Saturday, October 21 from 12 Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, October 22 from 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

Weekend 8

  • Saturday, October 28 from 12 Noon - Midnight

Need lodging? Take a look online to book various lodging and cabin options for your whole group. What are you waiting for? Come on up to the Oktoberfest and enjoy Big Bear Lake like you never have before!

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