We proudly present our 50th Anniversary Celebration


Fridays – Sundays Thru November 15, 2020


It gives us great honor to bring you Big Bear

Lake Oktoberfest’s Golden Anniversary.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating 50 Years of Love”


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50 years ago, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest started as a small, intimate backyard celebration for just a small group of friends and family.  2020 will be no different!  This year we go back to our roots to enjoy a more intimate celebration filled with laughter, cheers and lots of Oktoberfest love!



With limited capacity, advanced seating reservations are strongly recommended.  We do anticipate that certain days will be sold out in advance.  Walk-ups will be admitted ONLY IF capacity is not reached through advanced reservations. 



The good news is when we’re not hosting Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest grounds transform into Wyatt’s Grill and Saloon throughout the rest of the year, which means we’re already prepared to present a safe and healthy environment by following necessary CDC guidelines.


Oktoberfest will take place outdoors under the majestic mountain pines!  Seating and tables will be set-up restaurant-style in our expansive outdoor area, all socially distanced from one another.  Guests can also expect more table service for food and beverage.


Remember. . .the Fall is absolutely gorgeous in the mountains, however, evening temperatures can get a little chilly.   Be sure to bring a light jacket!



Expect the same great zany Oktoberfest fun!  We’ve put together a high energy Oktoberfest celebration.  Musically we’ve got you covered.  We’ve combined some of the best of the best bands from last year’s outside stage, DJ’s spinning everything from traditional Oktoberfest tunes to today’s favorites.   Due to the current circumstances, unfortunately none of our bands can travel from Germany to the U.S. but two of our very favorite German bands – Mat’s Infinity and Aalbachtal Express will definitely be here in spirit with special appearances on the big screen!


We will have Log Sawing, Stein Holding and the Safe Slam contests, plenty of Chicken Dances and many a Prosits!  For our 50th Anniversary, it will be an Oktoberfest celebration that captures the heart and excitement of what has always been the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest!



Because this year’s Oktoberfest will be taking place at Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon, we will be able to offer even more German food favorites including Sauerbraten, a limited Wyatt’s menu and, as always great German beers by Warsteiner and a full bar!


And, finally, rest assured that Oktoberfest will be following the current guidelines diligently.  All seating, contests, and entertainment will be socially distanced.  We encourage guests to wear a mask and visit one of the many hand sanitizing stations often!


We so look forward to sharing this very special 50th Oktoberfest year with you!   From our hearts to yours!




Are we gonna do this?



To Our Treasured Guests, Friends and Oktoberfest Family:

Posted on May 31, 2020


We just wanted to say Thank You for your decades of devotion and passion.  We are thinking of you.  We have been so happy to hear from many of you who are eager for an update on the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.  We are continuing to plan for the 50th Anniversary, with possibly adjustments to schedules and activities as needed.


As we plan for our 50th anniversary, we’ve been going through old photos and we know that the journey of our small family celebration would not have lasted for 50 years without the love and enthusiasm of our amazing guests.  Together we have created memories that will last for more than one lifetime . . .  truly the essence of the magic that is the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.


Once again, we look forward to seeing your smiles and raising a toast to the memories of old and the ones yet to come.  We are sincerely grateful and thank you for your continued support.


For a little boost of Oktoberfest spirit, grab your favorite beverage and raise a toast to the Aalbachtal Express!  This was video was compiled weeks ago when Germany was under lock-down.  We are looking forward to celebrating with the Aalbachtal at the 50th Anniversary.


Here we go . . . Eins, Zwei, Drei G-Suffa. . . Zicka, Zacka, Zicka, Zacka Hoi Hoi Hoi