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Entertainment Schedule

46th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change!

 

2016 events:

Ongoing events that take place each weekend include:

 

Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests – held several times throughout the day both Saturdays and Sundays.

 

The Safe Slam Beer Drinking & Beer Pong contests are held every Saturday evening after 8:00 p.m.

 

Children’s contests are held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.

 

Outside Budenstrasse (Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors) will be open Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

 

Please note: On Saturdays after 6:00 p.m. only persons 21 years and older will be admitted. However, families with children who have entered Oktoberfest prior to 6:00 p.m. will not be asked to leave at 6:00 p.m.

 

Weekend 1

Band

America’s Heroes Weekend
(Free admission for Past and Present Military, Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters)

 

Saturday, September 10 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage
:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots
4:00 p.m. – 46th Annual Opening Ceremonies

Special All-American tribute to the Troops
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – TBD
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – TBD

 

Sunday, September 11 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

 

Weekend 2

 

Saturday, September 17 (Noon – Midnight)
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12:30 p.m. – Midnight – Alpenklänge
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
6:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Preliminary
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – The Joe Ferraro Band
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – TBD

 

Sunday, September 18 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – Alpenklänge
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

 

Weekend 3

Band

Saturday, September 24 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
6:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Preliminary
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – The Blue Henrys
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Sean Wiggins

 

Sunday, September 25 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)

Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

 

Weekend 4

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Saturday, October 1 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
4:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Semi Finals
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – The Duke Michaels Band
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Southern Spirit

 

Sunday, October 2 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

 

Weekend 5

 

Friday, October 7 (6:00 p.m. to Midnight)
Local’s Night – Admission $6.00 for Adults and Seniors – Free for Children 12 and Under. A portion of Admission Proceeds to Benefit Local Charity.
6:00 p.m. – Midnight – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
7:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

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Saturday, October 8 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dancers TBD
4:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-FINALS
5:00 p.m. – Dancer Group TBD

Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Whiskey Tango
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Sean Wiggins

 

Sunday, October 9 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The New Mainflösser, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

 

Weekend 6

 

Friday, October 14 (6:00 p.m. – Midnite)
“Oktoberfest Unplugged” – an intimate evening of Oktoberfest charm.
Five-Course German Food/Beer Pairing Dinner. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

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Saturday, October 15 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The Aalbachtal Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
5:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – TBD
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Tom Nolan Band

 

Sunday, October 16 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Aalbachtal Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

 

Weekend 7

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Saturday, October 22 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The Aalbachtal Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – South of Santa Fe
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Doo Wah Riders

 

Sunday, October 23 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Aalbachtal Express, direct from Germany

 

Weekend 8

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Saturday, October 29 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots
3:00 p.m. – Children’s Halloween Costume Contest
10:00 p.m. – Adult Halloween Costume Contest
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – TBD
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The Joe Ferraro Band