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Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Celebrating 45 Years of Friends, Family and Good Times!


The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 years of German fun this year!  That’s right,  Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest turns 45 and the celebration promises to be one of our best yet!


Opening day Celebrations

Opening day Celebrations

Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, our quaint celebration has always been based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest.  Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and old-world ambience, celebrating friends, family and good times.   A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!


While the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has moved with the times, each year adding new attractions and entertainment, the atmosphere remains the same.  Our special extended family comes together to celebrate a simpler era.  The mountain air stirs up a unique blend of “Getmütlichkeit” and camaraderie that have continued to make amazing memories for forty-five years!

In celebration of our 45 anniversary, this year’s festival will run for eight consecutive weekends, kicking off on Saturday, September 12 continuing through Saturday, October 31st.











15th Annual American Heroes Weekend – September 12 & 13

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.  Click here for detail oktoberfest tickets.


Official 45th Anniversary Celebration – September 19


Oktoberfest “Unplugged” Weekend Package
One Time Only – Friday, October 16th

Oktoberfest gets “Unplugged”.  We invite you to an intimate evening of fine German dining paired with a variety of beers and spirits.  You will be treated to an inside look into the history and early beginnings of Oktoberfest.  This package includes Friday evening’s festivities featuring a five-course German pairing dinner, live entertainment, a commemorative one-liter stein, an intimate evening of fun, and as a bonus . . . Saturday and Sunday event admission.


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New For 2015


“Budenstrasse Bier Garten”

Offering additional outdoor seating and beer service.


Hans’ German Cantina

Offering a unique fusion of German and Mexican food.



German Spooktacular To Offer $1200 in Cash Prizes

Celebrate Halloween German-style.  We’ve upped the ante!  Come in costume and have a chance to win up to $1200 in Cash Prizes.


Local Sundays

In celebration of our 45th Anniversary and to thank the Big Bear Community for its years of support, every Sunday is now Local’s Day with FREE admission for Big Bear Valley Locals on Sundays (must show two forms of local I.D.)


The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest provides a perfect escape from the stress and obligations of everyday life in a beautiful alpine setting.  Enjoy a weekend away at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.