Enjoy one of the country’s most top rated Oktoberfest’s. Nestled high in the San Bernardino mountains, we pride ourselves in throwing one of the best German celebrations this side of Munich.
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has been celebrating friends, family and good times for more than 40 years. Rated Southern California's #1 Oktoberfest celebration, the first keg this year will be tapped on Saturday, September 15 and the festivities run for seven consecutive weekends through Saturday, October 27.
Be sure to stay tuned to www.bigbearevents.com - the official website of the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - for all the details on events, to pre-purchase tickets and browse each week's photo gallery.
Once you’ve arrived, come on in and get comfortable for a full day of fun.
You can’t help but participate in the fun at Oktoberfest.
Put on your dancing shoes, because you’ll definitely want to do the Chicken Dance or Circle Dance. Grab one of our Gaudi’s (Hostesses/Hosts) and learn to polka.
Enter one of our free contests. Saw a log, hold a stein, or slam an O’Doul’s
After a few rounds of polkas, Macarana’s, Chicken dances, etc., get outside and take a big breath of fresh mountain air. Take a stroll down the Budenstrasse (Avenue of the Booths). The outside vendor and game area features everything from antique slot machines for purchase, to handmade jewelry and candies. Have your palm read or simply enjoy an Italian Ice.
Little Oktoberfest fans will enjoy the Kinder Garten complete with bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, airbrush tattoos and carnival games.
We serve up a German feast fit for a king. All the favorites from Brats, to Sauerbraten, to pretzels, to pickled pig feets.
And, if you’re looking for something more than German food, we offer that too. Cafe Americana serves grilled 1/2 pd. burgers, monster nachos, chicken tacos, chicken strips, chili, fries, onion rings and a variety of other festival-type fare!
All German food and alcoholic beverages are purchased with tickets. There are four convenient ticket booth locations within the building to purchase tickets. Ticket types include: Dinner, Sandwich, Beer, Wine and Burgermeister Bucks. Burgermeister Bucks can be used for both food and alcohol and can be purchased individually or in books of $60.00.
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest proudly pours both German and American bier & wine, as well as a variety of soft drinks, water, coffee and sports drinks.
There are two main inside bars and two outside bier gardens – the Warsteiner Bier Garten and the Sports Garten. Looking for the best deal on beer? Nothing better than having a great time and saving a little too! Buy a stein. The beer cup sizes are 14 oz. and 28 oz. Our steins sizes start at 16.9 oz. and increase to 33.1 oz. You do the math. We also offer mini kegs, which are 5 liter cans. Mini kegs are $48.00 and pour 11+ 14 oz. cups. And finally, we offer Beer Booklets which consist of 10 beer tickets for $58.00 (a $2.00 savings).
Be sure to stop by the Oktoberfest Shoppe and pick-up an Oktoberfest souvenir. We offer everything from Sweatshirts, to T-shirts, to hair wreaths, to magnets, to steins and much more.
After a full day of Oktoberfest fun, leave the driving to us. Catch a ride on the O’Doul’s complimentary shuttle. The shuttles begin running at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings and will take you door-to-door in the Big Bear Valley. The shuttles continue to operate until the last Oktoberfest fan is out of the building! Please note the shuttles will not take you to another establishment that offers alcoholic beverages for sale.
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