43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Weekends Sep. 14th thru Oct. 27th
California’s #1 Oktoberfest Announces Bands For 2013
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!
We are excited to announce the return of two of our favorite bands for the 2013 Oktoberfest! The “New Mainflösser” from Germany will be back performing weekends 2, 3, & 4. The Mainflösser performed in Big Bear Lake for the 2010 & 2011 Oktoberfests to a roaring success. This year, they once again feature Felix (a.k.a. Elvis), as well as a few new musicians (more details to follow).
We are also pleased to welcome back our friends – The Express, Southern California’s premiere German band. The Express will be performing weekends 1, 5, 6, & 7.
Stay tuned for a complete schedule of activity and events coming soon.
Pre-purchased tickets for the 43rd annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest will be available on line beginning August 1st.
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest provides an excuse to enjoy a weekend away from the stress and obligations of everyday life in a beautiful alpine setting. The festival takes place high in the San Bernardino mountains, approximately two hours away from the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego communities.
New in 2012 (and continuing this year)
Express Tickteting System:
Be sure to Pre-purchase your Oktoberfest tickets this year and get expedited entry into the event. Guests with pre-purchased tickets receive “Priority Entry”. Pre-purchased tickets will be limited this year, so shop early!!
Über Burgermeister Party Pack:
This is the ultimate in Oktoberfest fun. The Über Burgermeister Party Pack includes a one liter Oktoberfest stein, four beer tickets, a German meal, admission and, of course, party beads all for one discounted price.
New Contest and Expanded Bier Gartens
Guests this year will enjoy a new contest – the Shoot ‘N Yodel! Think you can yodel? Then step-up, take a quick shot of Jagermeister and give us your best yodel. The Shoot n’ Yodel will take place on the new outdoor stage on Saturday evenings.
We’ve once again expanded our Bier Gartens with even more seating and on Peak Weekends, will offer a third outside Bier Garten with seating!
NEW: O’DOUL’S COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE NOW PROVIDES PICK-UPS FROM VILLAGE AREA:
The O’Doul’s Complimentary Shuttle has expanded service to now offer pick-ups going to Oktoberfest from the downtown Big Bear Lake Village. The shuttle will begin pick-up service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays only and continues to pick-up guests going to Oktoberfest until 8:00 p.m., running approximately every 30 minutes. The pick-up stop is located in front of the Alpine Village Inn at 546 Pine Knot Ave. in Big Bear Lake. The O’Doul’s Shuttle still provides door-to-door service when leaving Oktoberfest on Saturdays beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Special Dates To Remember:
American Heroes Weekend. September 14th & 15th 2013
Join us as we celebrate all those American Heroes who put their lives on the line to help keep our Freedoms! Admission is FREE for all Past & Present military, law enforcement and fire fighters and their immediate families.
Local’s Night, October 4th 2013
We thank all of our friends and neighbors in the Big Bear Valley for their ongoing Support. Admission is only $5.00 for adults and seniors and FREE for children 12 and under. Stay tuned for more details.
The festival closes on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 with the annual costume contests for both adults and children. The adult contest this year will offer up to $1,000 in prizes. Adult costume contest at 9:00 p.m. and Children’s contest at 3:00 p.m. Children in costume get in FREE.