Big Bear, CA, September 20, 2012 – The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest returns for another weekend in Big Bear and will run every weekend through October 27th celebrating their 42-year with German style family fun.  Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, pre-purchase your tickets at or call 585-3000.  Pre-purchased tickets will allow for expedited entry into the event on the evening of your choice.  Hours are from 12noon to 12midnight on Saturdays and 12noon to 5:30pm on Sundays.  Sunday is Family Day with free admission for children 12 years and under featuring a petting zoo, game booths, bounce house and face painting.  Oktoberfest features great German food and drink, entertainment, contests and Bier Gartens including a new outdoor stage with expanded seating.  Ride the complimentary O’Doul’s shuttle that begins running at 6pm on Saturday evenings and will take you door to door in the Big Bear Valley.  The shuttle continues to operate until the last Oktoberfest fan leaves the building.  Visit for more information.