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Entertainment Schedule

45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change!

 

2015 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, Samson The Bull) will be open Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 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.

Band

Weekend 1

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

 

Saturday, September 12 (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. – 45th Annual Opening Ceremonies
Special All-American tribute to the Troops
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Silver Moon
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat

 

Sunday, September 13 (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

Official 45th Anniversary Celebration-September 19

Free Commemorative Give-a-way, Happy Hour Beer Specials and Much More

 

Saturday, September 19 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBA
5:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBA
6:00 p.m. –  Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Preliminary
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Jimmy Reid Project
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Blue Henrys

 

Sunday, September 20 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBA

Horns

Weekend 3

 

Saturday, September 26 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. –  Big Bear Lake Polka Tots
6:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Preliminary
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – The Salty Raisins
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Big Fat Steve Band

 

Sunday, September 27 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

 

Weekend 4

 

Friday, October 2 (6:00 p.m. to Midnight)
Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities
Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children
6:00 p.m. – Midnight – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
7:00 p.m. –  Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

 

Saturday, October 3 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots
4:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Semi Finals
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Duke Michaels
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Southern Spirit

 

Sunday, October 4 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Franken Power Express, direct from Germany
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

Band

Weekend 5

 

Saturday, October 10 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. –  Cripple Creek Cloggers
5:00 p.m. –  Cripple Creek Cloggers
6:00 p.m. –  Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Finals

Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Howittsdone
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Angry Babies

 

Sunday, October 11 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – Cripple Creek Cloggers

 

Weekend 6

 

Friday, October 16 (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.

 

Saturday, October 17 (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
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Working Poets
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Doo Wah Riders

 

Sunday, October 18 (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

Accordian player

 

Weekend 7

 

Saturday, October 24 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. –  GTEV D’Oberlander Dancers
6:00 p.m. –  GTEV D’Oberlander Dancers

Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Blue Henrys
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Don’t Kick Jimmy

 

Sunday, October 25 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
2:00 p.m. – GTEV D’Oberlander Dancers

 

Weekend 8

 

Saturday, October 31 (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. – The Rippers
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat