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Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest California's #1 Oktoberfest Kicks-Off September 15th
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California's #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall's festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest provides an excuse to enjoy a weekend away from the stress and obligations of everyday life in a beautiful alpine setting. The festival takes place in Big Bear Lake high in the San Bernardino mountains. See more details at http://bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest/
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The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake
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Oktoberfest Like a Local
Big Bear Lake's Oktoberfest is a local tradition spanning more than forty years.
Hans Bandow and his family originally brought the tradition to Big Bear.
What started in a tent, quickly grew into its own building, the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.
Hans had the architect design a building based on the early Oktoberfest tents from Germany.
Log Sawing Contest
The event organizers provide an entertainment mix of German bands and progressive
Los Angeles rock bands. The dancing is punctuated with old fashioned log sawing contests,
stein holding for men and women, and pretzel eating for the kids.
Whether you come for the chicken dance or to sample the fine German draft beer, there are
a few things you'll want to know!
(right side of main entrance). If you make reservations, you can stroll past this line of people.
- Parking and Entrance -Parking is plentiful during the day, but can get pretty crowded on Saturday nights. The entrance to the party is on the northwest gate
There's a petting zoo with llamas, rabbits, goats and pigs. Sunday tends to be a quieter day and
- Family Friendly - The best time for children to Oktoberfest is during the day, before 6PM.
the kids can run all over.
- Beer and Food Lines - All lines require a ticket (there is one outside cash line).
- There's an ATM on the premises. You can purchase beer and food in lines outside,
- which is usually quicker than inside. Inside, you'll have to purchase beer tickets and
- then redeem them at the bar or food line.
Surrounding the building are Oktoberfest cabins with vendors, food and games. Our fall weather
can be warm and sunny, making the patio a great place to hang out.
Big Bear Lake long range precipitation forecast
This year's 2011 Oktoberfest runs every weekend from September 17 through October 29th.
This fall, try the world's highest altitude Bavarian Beer Party.