Entertainment at Maifest


Same Great Bands that Perform at Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest


Ladyhosen featuring

Yodelstar Kathrin Jakob

  • Saturday, May 18

This all-woman band plays a mix of traditional polka songs and classics that everyone can sing along to. The mix of accordion, tuba, and drums make for a perfect polka feel and the yodelers voice acrobatics are the cherry on top.  Yodelstar Kathrin Jakob was born in Munich and raised in a medium sized village in Bavaria. She brings a special talent to the stage with a wide-range of yodeling and singing!



Die Sauerkrauts

  • Saturday, May 25
  • Sunday, May 26

This spirited, lederhosen-wearing, professional polka-playing group of musicians  have been performing together since 2016. They deliver a hearty blend of polka, waltzes, and contemporary pop. Along with traditional German music, they mix it up the fun with pop, rock, funk and a variety of styles and covers. A lively show that is bound to get you on the dance floor! 




German favorites – Log Sawing, Steinholding, and new this year Decorate The Maypole! 
Pol Schmücken
New this year, is the Pol Schmücken contest that challenges three teams of three to decorate their own individual Maypole the fastest. This is no ordinary race. Each team member will have a different-colored, spool of ribbon. Once the starting bell rings, all three teammates must circle around the pole at the same time, bouncing around and dodging each other in the process; all while trying to beat the other two teams to the final bell. The first team that empties all three ribbon spools first wins. This new contest is expected to draw lots of fun-filled blunders and slipups, which in turn is certain to stir up plenty of hoots and hollers from spectators.


Weekend Schedule of Activities, Performances & Events: Schedule is subject to change

Ongoing events that take place each day include:
Log Sawing, Stein Holding, and Pole Schmucken 
Outside Budenstrasse (Kids’ Fun Zone, Exhibitors, Vendors) 

Saturday, May 18  (1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)


Saturday, May 25  (1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)


Sunday, May 26  (12 noon – 6:00 p.m.)

Kids Fun
Bounce House, German Arts & Crafts & Balloon Artist, Face Painting Artist



Featuring Unique and Collectable items from Steins, to Jewelry, to Clothing, to German Souvenirs 



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