Big Bear Lake’s 39th annual Oktoberfest, rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, runs weekends, opening at noon on Saturday & Sunday, through October 31.  This special Friday run of the ‘Fest is open to Big Bear Valley locals at a cost of $3, which will benefit the Big Bear Valley Historical Society. German band Die Franken Power Express will provide the music on this always fun night!  More info: 909/585-3000 or visit