Big Bear, CA, September 15, 2010, 8:00am – Big Bear get ready, Octoberfest is coming to town.  For six consecutive weekends, Saturday, September 18 through Saturday, October 30, people gather together at the Big Bear Convention Center to sing traditional Bavarian songs, clog to polka music, and participate in games and contests such as stein holding matches, log sawing competition and the queen stein-carrying contest. “It’s been forty years of zany, quirky and madness all rolled up in one. The funny thing however is it gets bigger, better and brighter each and every year, which means more fun for everyone!” said Monica Marini, managing director of The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. “This year is extra special because we’re bumping the fun up a notch to celebrate our 40th anniversary.”  Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest because of its engaging non-stop entertainment, wacky German antics and special contests. Big Bear’s Oktoberfest kicks off this Saturday with American’s Hero weekend offering free admission for all past and present military, fire fighter and law enforcement. The weekend festivities takes place at The Convention Center of Big Bear Lake located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. General admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (65+), and $6 for children 12 and under on Saturdays; with discounted prices on Sundays. For more details regarding on line ticket savings and general information, log on to or call (909) 585-3000.