Spring is here! With the onset of Spring comes the return of the Bear Valley Farmer’s Market. The Market kicks-off on Tuesday, April 3rd. All the produce offered at the Market is grown by family farmers throughout the greater southern and central California area. Get the freshest fruits, vegetables and flowers direct from the farm to your table. Farmer’s Market takes place every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vist www.highdesertfarmersmarket.com for more information.
The summer calendar is really starting to fill-up with more great events than ever. We are proud to be the new home for many of the Old Miners Day’s festivities this year. Old Miner’s Days is one of the oldest events in Big Bear Lake, celebrating the valley’s mining and old West heritage. The fun kicks-off on Memorial Day weekend with the Miss Clementine Pageant. Over the July 4th holiday weekend and in conjunction with the 26th annul Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair, will be the Old Miner’s Day Carnival. The following weekend we roll into the Big Bear Chili Cook-off & Country Jamboree.
Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will open for the summer season in May. Stay tuned for our summer schedule at Wyatt’s as we plan our live entertainment and family events.
And, of course, planning for the 42nd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is well underway! The band schedule has been finalized. We are excited to welcome back the Franken Power Express direct from Germany. The Franken Power will be performing Sept. 22 & 23; 29 & 30; & Oct. 5, 6, & 7. Our favorite German American band will be back – The Express, performing Sept. 15 & 16; Oct. 13 & 14; 20 & 21; and 27.
We’re looking forward to an awesome summer and another great Oktoberfest. Stay tuned for all the details.
Taking place for more than two decades, the Mountain Christmas Boutique is the largest holiday arts and crafts show in the mountains. With several returning favorites, the show also features new crafters each year. This year Santa will visit the show each day and is available for photos and to collect Christmas Wish Lists. Santa will be at the Mountain Christmas Boutique on Friday and Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
The show offers a quaint shopping experience featuring handmade and one-of-a-kind items and a variety of collectible and unique gifts. Sixty crafters and artists from throughout the Western United States converge in Big Bear Lake for the holiday weekend. From wire-wrap gem jewelry, to handmade hats and scarves, to homemade jams and oils, to personalized ornaments, to vintage clothing, there are gifts available for every taste and every budget. Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, handmade Santas, and holidays treats.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. daily with the shopping continuing through 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Admission is $3.00 for adults with children 12 and under free. Sunday is Local’s Day with FREE admission for all Bear Valley residents (I.D. required). Visit www.bigbearevents.com for coupons.
If you miss Santa over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, he will make a return visit to the Convention Center on Saturday, December 10th. The American Legion hosts a FREE holiday party for all the children of Big Bear Valley. Children can come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to get a photo, so bring the camera.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Santa arrives at 11:00 a.m. The fun continues through 1:00 p.m. Each child will receive a free gift from Santa, a Christmas stocking and be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes. No one walks away empty handed!!! Free hot dogs will also be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For all the details, call the American Legion at 866-4845
Wyatt’s Cafe and Saloon will once again be having its annual Country New Year’s party on Saturday, December 31st. DJ Joe Vonesh will be spinning the country tunes with plenty of dancing and even a dance lesson or two.
Bring the family, as this is the only New Year’s Eve party that features a bounce house and free children activities.
Wyatt’s will be serving up a full menu of ranchstyle grub. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and continues through mid night with a complimentary Champagne Toast at the strike of midnight. Stay tuned here for more details to follow.