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Posted: 22-Oct-14
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Highest risk of rainy days in Big Bear Lake for the next 30 days

Road Information - Southern California Mountain Information Mountain road conditions are in a constant state of change,
please refer to Caltrans or for up-to-the minute information for your drive to Big Bear Lake.


Big Bear Lake marinas  are still open for Fall this fishing season, and for boat rentals. 

Big Bear Lake is the best spot for trout fishing in Southern California.
Not only do you get a great day of fishing, but the scenery that surrounds is superb!

The lake is open for fun
Don't  let  the good weather slip by  just  yet.
You can still take time to get away from it all. Get out on the lake or into cool mountain trails.
Cooler Fall days are just around the corner but Big Bear Lake is the coolest place for you to
end your summer on a positive note! Golden Bear Cottages last minute getaway this weekend.


October 2014  Events This Weekend
Celebrate the final weekend of the 44th AnnualDSC05923 Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest this Saturday, Oct. 25th!  Closing weekend features the annual costume contests for both adults and children.  The adult contest features up to $1,000 in prizes and takes place at approximately 10 p.m.  Children's contest is at 3:00 p.m. Children in costume get in FREE on Saturday.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Boo in the Zoo

.Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which includes June Mountain entered an agreement to purchase Snow Summit and Bear Mountain.

For the first time ever you can now ski or ride all four mountains with the Cali4nia Pass, which gives you the opportunity for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Mammoth and June Mountains with no blackout dates and no limits! Purchase online for only $689! If you've already purchased your 14/15 Big Bear Mountain Resorts Season Pass, simply pay the difference and upgrade to get the best of both worlds! This offer is for a limited time only!

For more Big Bear Lake Fall and Winter Events: see the bottom of this page

Fall in love with Autumn:  at Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake


Big Bear is jam-packed with entertainment, special events and excitement this Autumn. 

44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change!

Oktoberfest 2014 events:

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 every Saturday evening after 8:00 p.m.
  • Children's contests are held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.
  • Outside Budenstrasse (Game Booths, Exhibitors, Samson The Bull) will be open Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
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 at 6:00 p.m. so the adult events can begin.

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Enjoy October events: Great Outdoors Month
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Highest risk of rainy  days in Big Bear Lake for the next 30 days
Make cabin lodging reservations today at AAA approved  Golden Bear Cottages Resort.
This is your one stop resource for a "non-hotel" AAA approved resort.

Groups big and small and families are always welcome at world famous
Golden Bear Cottages: a fully accredited AAA approved rustic resort.


Here are some more great reasons to Visit Big Bear Lake this Autumn
Fewer weekday crowds mean far more Big Bear Lake for you to enjoy.
• The weather is stupendous (Big Bear Lake still open for fishing and boating)!
• The  dozens of activities
Events every weekend with entertainment and relaxation.
• AAA approved off season lodging rates are lower; LOWER RATES!

See other group and family event specials here and below...

Group Meeting Space available ---  we have 28 big group and small family cabins
Discount Group Rental Rate - 5 big cabins or more - Discount Group Rental Rate    Big Bear Lake is an ideal destination to hold a retreat,
business seminar, executive conference or family reunion. Golden Bear Cottages big resort year-round
facilities are designed with rustic lodging for your group events and meetings.

TIP OF THE WEEK presented by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association:

"VISIT Big Bear Lake's world famous Oktoberfest this month..."

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Make your cabin rental reservations for year-round Big Bear vacations today!
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This week's Big Bear Lake weather - Western Big Bear Lake - Update 09:55 am today


Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. 
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southwest wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. South wind around 5 mph. 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Point Forecast: 2 Miles WSW Big Bear Lake CA
 34.23°N 116.96°W (Elev. 7047 ft.)

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Golden Bear Cottages resort is Big Bear's best place-to-stay: with cool group facilities

Mountain weather bring Big Bear mountain resorts to life year round. At Big Bear mountain you can look forward to the Snow Summit, Scenic Sky Chair, skiing, hiking and   mountain biking ...  Back country trail maps for the entire San Bernardino National Forest ...We will show you where to go for any type of outdoor family or group activity using your 4x4, bike, quad or SxS. These informative maps and other event information are available FREE at our office in Big Bear Lake.
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Big Bear Lake has a popular swim beach, see details here

Links to mountain hiking and biking

  • Big Bear Cycling Association
  • Los Vaqueros Riding Club
  • Running Amuck
  • Bear Valley bike rentals
  • Cottages for rent and AAA approved lodging that is world famous. Serving the travel accommodations needs of the sports team market and the entire youth and adult sports community: Baseball team travel, Softball Teams, Basketball Teams, Cheer Teams, Running Clubs. Golden Bear Cottages is your best place for lodging and accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California.
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Ready to catch the big one? Lodging discounts for fishermen at Golden Bear Cottages.

Exclusive: 20% off
Pleasure Point Marina weekday boat rentals for Golden Bear Cottages guests.
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NOTE: Pedal boat rentals are $20 for fist hour and $10 each additional hour

Exclusive: 20%  off boat weekday rentals at Pleasure Point Marina for our Golden Bear Cottages guests.
(throughout the 2014 boating season). Boat rental rates are established by the marina and subject to change.

Join our free Fisherman's Club and get these great offers:
one free weekday with each paid day of lodging at world famous Golden Bear Cottages in any size cabin,
also during boating season you get 20% off each hour for pontoon and fishing boats at Pleasure Point Marina
 (just a block from your cabin). Call us today at 800-461-1023 and for a limited time we will enroll you for FREE.
Call about special military discount offers.

Fishermen Lodging close to the lake is available at Golden Bear Cottages resort.
Always a special rate for fishermen and their families. Call us today 909-866-2010
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Big Bear Discovery Center matches its name

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer

The Big Bear Discovery Center is aptly named.

From its site on Big Bear Lake's north shore, the 5,700-square-foot center offers a variety of exciting,
entertaining and educational programs to be discovered. Maps and coupons are available at the free
information center at Golden Bear Cottages Resort 39367 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92310.

The center, co-managed by the nonprofit San Bernardino National Forest Association and the U.S. Forest
Service, offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature.

Discovery Center programs include free naturalist-led weekend nature walks, interpretive programs,
stargazing parties, canoe and kayaking tours, family campfire programs and hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail.

There are also hands-on experiences panning for gold, building a birdfeeder, map and compass skills,
and high-flying rockets.

Happy paddlers -  will enjoy the Grout Bay Canoe and Kayak tours Thursdays through Sundays.

Nature walks are 1 and 2 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. Sunday; and Thursday Night Hikes.
Children will enjoy Story Time from 12:30 to 1 p.m. every other Saturday.

There is a Campfire Series at 7 or 8 p.m. (check schedule) covering topics from the Moonridge
Animal Park to stargazing; from Native American story telling to "Ranger Talks" and "All About Bats."

Check the Discovery Center calendar for details, times, fees, and map.

You can take a hike in the National Children's Forest near Running Springs or join in Greenhouse
restoration activity from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Check the Children's Forest Calendar for more details and get local discount coupons and visitor
maps at Golden Bear Cottages Resort 39367 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92310.

The Big Bear Discovery Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. five days per week; closed
Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is free and the facility is pet-friendly.

The center is at 40971 North Shore Drive, east of Fawnskin.

For more information, call 909-382-2790 or 909-866-2010; or visit

Big Bear Lake Events
Are you ready to test your outdoor biking stamina at 7,000 feet elevation?
High altitude brings a different set of challenges to this ride, which makes this tour,
Southern California's most scenic and challenging ride. Escape the heat and ride
the spectacular 25, 50, 75 and NEW 100 mile stages which include portions of
Stage #6 of the AMGEN Tour of California route. This ride starts and ends in the
Village and includes a free bike valet, optional sunset dinner cruise, vendors, &
much more!
Big Bear is the best sports training location in Southern California.

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Antique Car Club Fun Run

In The Village - August
(909) 866-3938 • Web Site
The Fun Run brings over 500 antique cars to Big Bear's Village in our biggest car show of the year. This event has everyone reminiscing on the "good-old-days" of the 40s, 50s, and 60s as they stroll down Pine Knot and Village Dr. taking in the astounding display of classic cars and shopping to their heart's content. This free event has something for everyone including food, vendors, and tons of classic rock-n-roll music.


Big Bear Chopper's Ride the Mountain

Snow Summit - June
(909) 878-4340 • Web Site
This annual event brings roughly 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the mountain. With amazing builds, paint jobs, vendors, entertainment, and beer, this event is every motorcyclists dream. So take a drive and ride the mountain!


Run the Bear: Big Bear Lake Marathon

Starts and Finishes on the Lake at Pine Knot Landing - September
(888) 906-9998 • Web Site
Join us and participate in our premier charity event Run the Bear: Big Bear Lake Marathon! Full and Half Marathon, 5K, Bike Tour and Kid's Run. Race course circles the entire lake before finishing on the Lake at Pine Knot Landing 26.2 miles later. Enjoy the fresh air, community, and entertainment all weekend long!


Cowboy Gathering

Performing Arts Center - August
(909)-649-3492 • Web Site
The Big Bear Cowboy Gathering hosts a wide variety of top quality cowboy entertainers, poets and storytellers and is becoming Southern California's premier gathering. With a riverboat gambling cruise on the lake, concerts at the Performing Arts Center, cowboy mercantile, and loads of activities for the chillins, the Gathering has become a cannot miss event for every cowboy aficionado.


Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Performing Arts Center and Village Theatres - September
(909) 866-3433 • Web Site
The Film Festival screens independent feature films, short films, student films, documentaries, animation, and family films. Jury and Audience Awards are given in each category including separate awards for digital films. For any film maker or film buff this is your chance to not only be in a beautiful place but you also can enjoy some of the world's up-and-coming films and filmmakers.


Bluegrass, Bluejeans and Beyond Festival

Big Bear Discovery Center - July
(909) 866-3437 • Web Site
An all day festival of Bluegrass, Folk and Country Music from sun-up to sundown. Headliners will be performing at the Discovery Center Amphitheatre with workshops, nature-themed arts & crafts, and other kid-friendly activities taking place on the grounds throughout the day. This event is a fundraiser to benefit "Forest Aid." Your ticket and concession dollars will help support the forest restoration work performed by the San Bernardino National Forest Association.


Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Pederson's Mill - August
(909) 585-7825 • Web Site
Set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this Faire is an authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Come visit an exciting and vibrant village Faire where you can experience a joust, strolling entertainers, stage performances, beautiful handcrafts, delicious food and drink, children's area and the spirit of the days of William Shakespeare and the Renaissance!


Snowshoe The Bear

In the Village and National Forest Trails - February
(909) 224-9315 • Web Site
A snowshoe event for the entire family with a fully marked 5k or 10k course that starts in the Village and then onto national forest trails. The only snowshoe event in Southern California. You're encouraged to join us at the incredibly beautiful town of Big Bear Lake for this unique winter event.




Big Bear PaddleFest

In Fawnskin - July
(909) 866-3414 • Web Site
Big Bear PaddleFest is a festival of clinics and races for kayaks and canoes on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake. For two days in July, paddlers can test their stamina at 6700 feet, take beginner through advanced clinics, and learn about the latest in paddling gear from vendors and sponsors.


Cal Multi-Sport

Starts and Finishes at Big Bear Discovery Center - July
(909) 224-9315 • Web Site
An exciting new Multi-Sport Event featuring Trail Running and Mountain Biking on the beautiful forest trails on the North Shore of the Lake. For those who like to get outdoors and off the beaten path. Also features a finish festival at the Discovery Center with music, vendors and all sorts of activities for all!


Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Series

On National Forest Trails - May, July and October
(909) 633-6729 • Web Site
Team Big Bear has been promoting mountain bike events in the valley for over 20 years and offers a series of races throughout the season. Most take place on the national forest trails on the south shore of Big Bear Lake.


Old Miners' Days

Various Locations around the Valley - July and August
(909) 866-4607 • Web Site
Old Miners' Days is a month worth of fun and activities with a Chili Cook-off, Logger's Jubilee, Horseshoe Tournament, Children's Events, and of course the very popular Old Miners' Days Parade that happens the first Sunday in August. Old Miners' Days was established in 1957 and celebrates Big Bear's mining town roots, with an emphasis on the quirky, zany, and fun.


Art on the Lake

Marina Resort - August
(909) 585-2907 • Web Site
For any art enthusiast Art on the Lake is sure to please. With many of our local fine artists showing their photography, painting and jewelry, this event is one of Big Bear's true treasures. Set on the Shore of Big Bear Lake, visitors are treated to not only talented artists but also beautiful views of Big Bear in its splendor. Also at this event are many of Southern California's renowned fine artists, as well as a kid's art area and a catered barbeque. This event is free to the public, but don't be surprised if you walk away with some amazing art.


Big Bear Pirate Faire

Pederson's Mill - June
(909) 585-7825 • Web Site
Arrrgg me matey! The Big Bear Pirate Faire is full of swashbuckling adventure, battle re-enactments, stage shows, a real live treasure hunt, and of course authentic period food, vendors, and music to boot. This event will have everyone singing "yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me" all the way home.


Christmas in the Village...enjoy the snow 

Locations Vary - November and December
(909) 866-4607
A long standing tradition in Big Bear has become Christmas in the Village. This series of events kicks-off with Santa's Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting the day after Thanksgiving with Santa coming to town on Old Red, an antique fire truck, guest will also enjoy great Christmas music, hot chocolate, and maybe even snow! Every weekend in December Santa and Mrs. Claus hear children's Christmas wishes at the Santa House in the Village, and carols roam the Village entertaining holiday shoppers. Tis' the season and Big Bear celebrates it in style.


New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade

Snow Summit - December
(909) 866-5766
Every year on New Year's Eve the Big Bear ski slopes are lit up with a splendid and inspiring Torchlight Parade. At this event skiers traverse the slopes holding torches as they light the way to a new year. It is always an amazing sight to see and there is no better way to ring in the New Year than with this gorgeous display of lights and the crisp cool winter air of Big Bear, and snow.

More events will be posted each week, check back soon...

Big Bear lake 2014 Summer/Fall Events


June 20-22

Jazz Trax on the Lake

 (760) 333-9100


June 20-22

11th Annual Carp Roundup


(909) 866-5796


June 21-22

Aaron's Bass Tournament Championship Series 3

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing


(909) 866-7374

June 28

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447



June 28

Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear Valley Triathlon Club

July 4

Fourth of July Fireworks 2012

Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake

Contact Skip Suhay

July 5

Free Fishing Day

Department of Fish and Game


July 12

Big Bear PaddleFest

North Shore Trading Co. Jim Dooley


July 19

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374


August 16

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374


August 17

BBMWD Celebrating 150 Years


(909) 866-5796

August 23

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447


August 23

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show

Charlie Brewster - ACBS

(909) 866-4643

September 6

Free Fishing Day

Department of Fish and Game


September 21-22

Big Bear Lake Hobie Cat Regatta

William Kanayan

(951) 317-1010

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September 27-28

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374


October 4-5


Western Outdoor News and

Big Bear Lake Resort Association

(800) 424-4232


October 18-19

Aaron's Fall Bass Blast

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374


October 18-19



(909) 866-5796

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Big Bear valley is a four season resort as well as a

beautiful place for group events and to live all year round.

There are three major highways to enter the valley as well as

an airport.

But for this journey we will begin on highway 18 which begins

in the City of San Bernardino, California. The 45 minute

drive up the mountain is in itself a scenic wonder however

when you cross over the dam on our new bridge you will enter

an area we call Boulder Bay. Just past the bay you will find

historic Golden Bear Cottages resort filled with 28 restored

cabins of all sizes from small cozy Jacuzzi studios to big

group cabins as large as 4, 5 or 7 bedrooms.  This is the place to

your pet when vacationing in Big Bear Lake.

Just a block before Golden Bear Cottages you'll find a brand

new park on the lake, on your left, because it also provides

ample parking a dock that is often occupied by fishermen and

ladies with a great big lake view!

Another quarter mile on your left and you will see a sign for

Pleasure Point Marina which has as much to do about boat

rentals, guided fishing tours and wakeboarding as well as

full and part time What To Do In Big Bear fishing and boating!

Big Bear valley is a beautiful four season resort as well as

a beautiful place to live all year round.

Another quarter mile on your right up highway 18 and you will

find a locals favorite called Azteca Grill with authentic

Mexican dishes to die for at very reasonable prices including

beer and wine. Say hello to your hosts Arturo and Rosa for


And would believe just another quarter mile up the road on

your right you will find a long time outdoor fun park called

Alpine Slide. With Go carts, Miniature Golf and Bob Sled it

operates 12 months of the year and provides fun for Kids of

all ages.

Another quarter mile and you have to make a decision. Do you

wish to go straight ahead and enter the village with dozens

of shops and visit one of Big Bears most famous photo artist,

Tim Wolcott at his world famous Gallery Of The American

Landscapes. Or turn left, follow the curve and just on your

right you will discover the Bowing Barn with tons of things

to do including a bar with a dance floor.

And believe it or not just a few feet more and the next barn

red building is Big Bears newest entertainment center, the

Big Bear FunPlex with its own lazertag court, alpine roller

coaster and, bumper cars, pool tables, arcade games and did

we mention the pizza restaurant inside?

By the way just few blocks more on your right and you will

the office for Action Zipline which is a 3 hour excursion

high up in the forest with nine zip lines that are sure to

open your eyes and give your heart a thrill. Don't miss this

"once in a lifetime opportunity"

Now just for a minute let me introduce you to our beautiful

forest with over 450 miles of off road vehicle paths as well

as an untold number of miles in bike paths and while we're on

the subject of big bike paths just a quarter of a mile on your

right you will find Summit Blvd. entrance to that well known

premier ski slope and right on the corner with a huge parking

lot is another premier business called Chains Required that

not only rents bikes in the summer but skis in the winter.

What an ideal location.

By now you know that Big Bear is all about fresh air and

recreation with super relaxation!

When you are well rested from the recreating and shopping,

etc. let us introduce you to just two more places you will

want to know about. Go back down Moonridge road and turn

right and drive past the Stater Brothers and Von's shopping

centers and about a mile down the road you will find a fun

place on your right called Big Bear Snow Play and of course

its only open in the winter but on a very gentle hill that's

just right for small children as well as the adults you might

have with you.

And would you believe right across the highway is a giant of

a building called The Big Bear Lake Convention Center. This

building happens to house the largest Octoberfest celebration

in the state of California as well as a dozen major events

throughout the year. And would you believe it can hold up to

1500 people? For you Corporate types that are looking for a

location that provides a change in atmosphere with a ton of

old-world hospitality the Big Bear Lake convention center is

worth a look-see. Transportation from your accomodations the

valley is available.

The Big Bear Valley Historical Societies building and exhibit

is just a couple more miles out to the east of here housing

more mining information and such including the original

settlers, the Serrano Indians.

For more local events and traveler's information, stop by the

office at Golden Bear Cottages near Boulder Bay at 39367 Big

Bear Blvd. The friendly office staff will provide you with

visitor's maps and local coupons for boat rentals, stores and

restaurants. They have a wonderful mountain gift shop there

too. You can also call their Big Bear visitor's information office at


Big Bear's pet friendliest AAA approved cabin resort

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 Almanac 2012-13: Snow Forecast for Big Bear Lake CA: 125+ inches snow this year.
Rain fell as traditional in May and October as Big Bear Lake received a series of
rain showers. Thunderstorms in July & August continued to keep our lake nearly full
and mountain area at the top of the San Bernardino National Forest pristine & green

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for SUMMER:
average daytime from 72-79 degrees and night time near 49-55 degrees.

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for FALL:
daytime varies from 54-70 degrees and night time from 25-40 degrees.
Rain and snow are possible in the Fall by the middle of October 2013.

Big Bear Lake long range precipitation forecast
Big Bear Lake, California group event weather planning guide

DRYDAY® Long-Range Weather Forecasts available as far as 18 months in advance

Southern California's only four-season resort, ... More than 6 million visitors recreate in the San Bernardino
National Forest every year in Big Bear Lake.
Over 25,000 of them choose to stay at Golden Bear Cottages Resort at 39367 Big Bear Blvd.

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