The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 49 years of German fun
It’s that time again! Rated the #1 Oktoberfest in Southern California, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest offers a unique experience unlike any other and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Set in a gorgeous alpine setting at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, the Big Bear Lake October festival is a true German celebration based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest. Guests are treated to authentic German entertainment, feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher, and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years. There is something for everyone – live music and dancing, contests (stein carrying) and competitions (log sawing), and children’s activities. Outside the venue, you can take a stroll along the Budenstrasse (avenue of the booths) and shop for handmade arts, crafts and collectibles.
The 2019 Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs every weekend beginning Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, November 2.
For more info, including a schedule of events and to purchase tickets, click here.
For a downloadable festival guide, click here.