Big Bear Lake, CA. September 26, 2015 - The year was 1810, the place was southern Germany, Bavaria, and life was hard. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers’ days were filled from … [Read more...]

The 43rd Annual Oktoberfest Opens This Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 11, 2013 ---  Southern California’s #1 rated Oktoberfest returns to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center with American’s Hero weekend.  On Saturday, September 14 free admission will be offered to all past and present military and their immediate families, as well as firefighters and law enforcement.  Opening … [Read more...]

Another Weekend for Oktoberfest!

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 bigbearevents.com or call 585-3000.  Pre-purchased tickets … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sister City Sends Dancers To Perform at Oktoberfest

Big Bear, Ca, October 7, 2011, 1:00pm - In 1985, the current mayor of the city of Big Bear Lake, John Eminger, with the help of Elsa Treutloff, a Big Bear resident originally from Germany, established a sister city of Abtenau, Austria.  Treutloff, who owned the Christmas Shop in the village spent time in Abtenau as a young child and helped … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest Gives Back to North Shore Christian Pre-School at Local’s Night!

Ein Prosit!

Big Bear, Ca, October 5, 2011, 9:00am- This Friday night the Big Bear Lake Convention Center will host Local’s Night at Oktoberfest starting at 6:00pm.  Every year on local’s night Oktoberfest gives back to a community organization.  In previous years proceeds were given to the Mom & Dad Project and the Big Bear Valley Historical … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest This Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 17, 2011, noon - This year the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 41 years of German style family fun and good times. This Fall’s festival offers even more authentic German entertainment than in years past. Big Bear Lake’s Oktoberfest at the Convention Center began at noon today offering free admission for all … [Read more...]

Events Have Economic Impact In Big Bear

  Big Bear, Ca, April 14, 2:00pm - The Event Resource Office of Big Bear Valley presented an executive summary of visitor economic impact in relation to 2010 Big Bear Special Events.  The study focused on 18 events including the Amgen Tour of California: Big Bear Climb, 4th of July Fireworks, Antique Car Club Fun Run, Oktoberfest, and … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest Turns 40

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 … [Read more...]