Old Miners Days has Rich History


Big Bear, CA, June 14, 2014 - In the summer of 1927, Big Bear had a parade celebrating its history that went right down Pine Knot Blvd. Local Big Bear historians think this may have been the true beginning of Old Miners Days. This year marks 65 years of Old Miners Days, Big Bear's longest running community event. Back in the early days through … [Read more...]

All Aboard the Old Miners Association!


Big Bear Lake, CA, January 26, 2014 - For 65 years, Old Miners Days have boosted Big Bear’s community pride and its economy. The Old Miners Association (OMA) is now gearing up for the 2014 calendar of events and is now recruiting new and returning members and sponsors. Membership levels range from $25 to $999 and offer a variety of … [Read more...]

Old Miner’s Association Announces Grand Marshal

Big Bear, CA, May 13, 2013 - The Old Miners Association, in partnership with the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County, will host the Big Bear Heritage Parade on June 15th, the Saturday of Fathers Day weekend.  They are pleased to announce that San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Alex Collins will be this year's grand marshal in a … [Read more...]

Old Miners Chili Cook-Off In July

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 10, 2013 - This summer, Big Bear Lake will celebrate the 65th year of Old Miners Days events. The Old Miners Days Chili Cook-Off, sanctioned by the International Chili Society is coming up on Saturday, July 13. The fun includes more than 30 chili cooks, over 40 vendors, outhouse races, children's area and live music, … [Read more...]

Big Bear Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction

Enjoy great food, drinks, and camaradeie as you bid in a live auction on the winning chili team that will compete the following day at the Big Bear Chili Cook-off in the Village Bartlett Parking lot.  The dinner will take place at Murray's Saloon and Eatery from 7 to 9pm on July 15th.  Contact Mark Gaines for more information 363-6592.  Dinner … [Read more...]

City Council To Discuss Pine Knot Sidewalk Project & Old Miners

Big Bear, Ca, June 13, 2011, 10:00am - The Big Bear Lake City Council will meet tonight for their regularly scheduled meeting in Hofert Hall at 6:30pm.  On tonight’s agenda, council will consider approving an amended agreement between the Big Bear Area Wastewater Agency, the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City Community Services District and … [Read more...]

BBARWA Wins Outhouse Race: Gives Winnings to Family and School District


Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 03, 2010, 4:00pm - The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency, also known as BBARWA, has recently become the first to win the Old Miners Outhouse Race.  Team BBARWA consisted of 5 employees including: Fred Uhler, Jeremy Sweeney, Troy Bemisdafer, Clayton Cunningham, and Ron Roberts,  who pushed and steered the … [Read more...]

History Alive! Chautauqua Performs Saturday, July 24

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 22, 2010, 1:39pm - A traditional Old Miner’s celebration continues this weekend marking the 11th anniversary of the History Alive! Chautauqua programs presented by the Friends of the Library.  As in the past, a historical character will be featured and acted out so the audience can get to know the character portrayed.  … [Read more...]

Big Bear Chamber of Commerce to Host Chili Cook-Off

Big Bear Lake, CA - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that they would be hosting this year’s Chili Cook-off to be held on July 17th at the Bartlett Parking lot in the Village. Sara Russ, CEO of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce explains the Chambers reasons for stepping in to make the event happen, “We are excited to be … [Read more...]

Celebration of Life for Ted Fashempour to Be Held at the PAC on January 24

Ted Fashempour

The family of Ted Fashempour have planned his memorial service, to take place on Sunday, January 24 at 11am at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. It was in the early morning hours of January 2, just days after his 56th birthday, that Fashempour, husband to Paula, with whom he owned the Little Green House Florist, passed at Loma Linda … [Read more...]