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Activity 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.

BandWeekend 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:
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

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

Saturday, September 19 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – Band is TBD
2:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD
5:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD
6:00 p.m. –  Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Preliminary
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

Sunday, September 20 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – Band is TBD
2:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD

HornsWeekend 3

Saturday, September 26 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – Band is TBD
2:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD
5:00 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. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

Sunday, September 27 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – Band is TBD
2:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD

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 – Band is TBD
7:00 p.m. –  Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

Saturday, October 3 (Noon – Midnight)
Main Stage:
12:30 p.m. – Midnight – Band is TBD
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. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

Sunday, October 4 (Noon – 5:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:30 p.m. – Band is TBD
2:00 p.m. – Big Bear Lake Polka Tots

BandWeekend 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. –  Dance Group TBD
4:00 p.m. – Oktoberfest Queen-Stein Carrying Contest-Finals
6:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

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. – Dance Group TBD

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. – Dance Group TBD
6:00 p.m. – Dance Group TBD
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

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. – Dance Group TBD

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. –  Dance Group TBD
6:00 p.m. –  Dance Group TBD
Spaten Rocktoberfest Stage:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD

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. – Dance Group TBD

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. – Outside Band TBD
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Outside Band TBD