2020 Celebration



Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Celebrates 50 Years Of Love


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 required.  Entry will be with advanced reservations only!  


Where Does Oktoberfest Take Place?

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 bit chilly.   Be sure to bring a light jacket!



Expect the same great zany Oktoberfest fun!  We’ve put together a high energy Oktoberfest celebration.  We’ve got you covered musically!  We’ve combined some of the best of the great bands we’ve had on our outside stage over the years with 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!  


Over the summer months our team has been working diligently to put together a plan to safely host everyone’s favorite Oktoberfest contests.  We will have Log Sawing, Stein Holding and the Safe Slam contests all socially distanced and safe for everyone.  Of course, there will be 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!  


The Bier and Fare:

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!  



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