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Oktoberfest 101

Welcome to the 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest!

Enjoy one of the country’s most top rated Oktoberfest’s. Nestled high in the San Bernardino mountains, we pride ourselves in throwing one of the best German celebrations this side of Munich.

You’ve arrived . . . now what?

Come on in, grab yourself a seat and get comfortable for a full day of fun.

Two little girlsDance, Sing, Eat and Be Merry.

You can’t help but participate in the fun at Oktoberfest.
Put on your dancing shoes, because you’ll definitely want to do the Chicken Dance or Circle Dance. Grab one of our Gaudi’s (Hostesses/Hosts) and learn to polka.

Enter one of our free contests. Saw a log, hold stein, or slam an O’Doul’s

After a few rounds of polkas, Macarana’s, Chicken dances, etc., get outside and take a big breath of fresh mountain air. Take a stroll down the Budenstrasse (Avenue of the Booths). The outside vendor and game area features everything from antique slot machines for purchase, to handmade jewelry and candies. Have your palm read or simply enjoy an Italian Ice.

Little Oktoberfest fans will enjoy the Kinder Garten complete with bounce houses, face painting, airbrush tattoos and carnival games.

Group of peopleGetting Hungry

We serve up a German feast fit for a king. All the favorites from Brats, to Sauerbraten, to pretzels, to pickled pig feets.

And, if you’re looking for something more than German food, we offer that too. Cafe Americana serves grilled 1/2 lb. burgers, monster nachos, chicken tacos, chicken strips, chili, fries, onion rings and a variety of other festival-type fare!

 

 

TICKETS,TICKETS, WHO HAS THE TICKETS?

All German food and alcoholic beverages are purchased with tickets. There are four convenient ticket booth locations within the building to purchase tickets. Ticket types include: Dinner, Sandwich, Beer, Wine and Burgermeister Bucks. Burgermeister Bucks can be used for both food and alcohol and can be purchased individually or in books of $40.00. Save time and enjoy Oktoberfest as you walk through the doors, by pre-purchasing Burgermeister Books or Ten-pack Beer booklets on line.

Getting Thirsty

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest proudly pours both German and American bier & wine, as well as a variety of soft drinks, water, coffee and sports drinks.

There are two main inside bars and three outside bier gardens – the Warsteiner Bier Garten, the Spaten Bier Garten, and the Sports Garten. Looking for the best deal on beer?
Nothing better than having a great time and saving a little too! Buy a stein. The beer cup sizes are 14 oz. and 32 oz. Our steins sizes start at 16.9 oz. and increase to 33.1 oz. You do the math. We also offer mini kegs, which are 5 liter cans. Mini kegs are $48.00 and pour 11+ 14 oz. cups. And finally, we offer Beer Booklets which consist of 10 beer tickets for $65.00 (a $5.00 savings).

Treasure a Memory

Be sure to stop by the Oktoberfest Shoppe and pick-up an Oktoberfest souvenir. We offer everything from Sweatshirts, to T-shirts, to hair wreaths, to magnets, to steins and much more.

Auf Wiedersehen

After a full day of Oktoberfest fun, leave the driving to us. Catch a ride on the O’Doul’s complimentary shuttle. The shuttles begin running at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings and will take you door-to-door anywhere in the Big Bear Valley. The shuttles continue to operate until the last Oktoberfest fan is out of the building! Please note: The shuttle will NOT take you to any other establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.