The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest welcomes festival fans of all ages. The entertainment is non stop fun for both the young and young at heart. Kids love doing the Chicken Dance with the official Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest mascot, the Big Bear Chicken. The Resort Association Bear celebrates Oktoberfest on most Saturdays and Sundays, roaming through the festival and sometimes joining the Chicken for a quick Chicken Dance. Big Bear’s own Polka Tots perform several weekends throughout the festival, as well. And that’s all just a starter, the following are a list of children’s activities at Oktoberfest.
Budenstrasse (Avenue of the Booths) & Kinder Garten
The Budenstrasse features a variety of 40+ vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts, toys, collectibles and “must have” trinkets! Also, located in the outside area is the Kinder Garten featuring Bounce Houses, Carnival Game Booths, a Balloon Artist, Face Painting and Airbrushed Tatoos!
Samson the Bull Rides On
Samson the Bull (a mechanical bull) will make his third appearance at this year’s Oktoberfest. Grab your spurs and give Samson a whirl. Can you go the full ride?
Sundays are family day with half price adult admission and FREE for children 12 and under. Featured every Sunday, are the Children’s contests including Pretzel Eating and Boot Holding. Children’s contests take place at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sundays and are FREE for children.
German Spooktacular Halloween Contest
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 26th for a German Spooktacular! The final day of Oktoberfest features both an adult and children’s costume contest. The contest begins at 3:00 p.m. and every child wins a participants’ prize, as well prizes for the top three best costumes. Admission is FREE on Saturday, Oct. 26th for all children in costume.