A vacation can go a long way toward helping travelers feel refreshed. Those who find their vacation state of mind most easily when surrounded by the beauty of nature and enjoying easy access to in-town fun as well will find Big Bear, California offers up the ideal balance! Year-round, Big Bear is an amazing and inspiring place to get outside and explore or shop and dine your way through a fun stay. Those who are heading this way with a passion for fantastic flavors will want to be sure to plan their adventure for October when German culture is celebrated in style at the annual Oktoberfest in Big Bear.
Weekends of Oktoberfest Fun to Enjoy
Oktoberfest is a highly anticipated and popular event in Big Bear each year by visitors and locals alike. This year, it’s scheduled to span nine weekends running from September through November 4th. Big Bear adventurers will have plenty of time to get in on the fun which is hosted on a background of seasonal changing colors. Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event where you can expect to find guests decked out in their best Lederhosen and Dirndls every day of the celebration! If you drop by on a Friday, Oktoberfest activities will be held between 4:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Saturday, the fun will be held between 1:00 pm and 11:00 pm while Sundays are open to revelers from noon until 6:00 pm. You’ll want to be sure to purchase your tickets online in advance whether you opt for general admission, a family-fun package, party packs, love shacks, or preferred seating. The theme in 2023 will be “Embrace the Moment-Prost to the Memories.”
How to Get to Oktoberfest in Big Bear
Many Oktoberfest guests choose to drive to the event, but it’s good to keep in mind that there is only limited parking on-site. A free and convenient option when you’re looking to make the most of the Oktoberfest fun and leave your personal vehicle at home is to hop a ride on the Big Bear Trolley. You won’t have to designate a driver when you go this route, and the trolley will be shuttling participants to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center for Oktoberfest fun as part of the regular route during the nine weekends the event will be on. Get from point A to point B safely, soundly, and easily when you make a stop at Oktoberfest a priority this year!
Beers You Can Enjoy During Your Oktoberfest Visit
While the Oktoberfest Big Bear calendar is certainly packed with activities, contests, and one-of-a-kind attractions, it’s often the chance to sample some of California and Germany’s finest brews that keep guests coming back for more year after year. The good news is, 2023 is shaping up to have an impressive variety of brews on-site for enjoying. Those who participate in the savory fun will have access to Spaten and Franziskaner as well as Warsteiner and Konig Ludwig just to name a few of many that will be available. The opportunity to enjoy these delicious beverages in good company while surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery and German heritage is truly an experience not to miss out on. It’s easy to feel you’ve traveled straight to the heart of Munich! At Big Bear Oktoberfest, participants will have access to two full-service bars in the Convention Center alongside four exterior beer gardens to check out. From the Tiki bar and Warsteiner Bier Garten to the High-Altitude Beer Garden and the Sports Garten, there’s no shortage of options that are sure to be a treat to your taste buds.
Entertainment to Enjoy On-Site
Making the most of every moment of fun at Oktoberfest is a breeze thanks to the long lineup of entertainment and activities for guests! Visitors will be thrilled to find a selection of themed contests on the calendar this year including a children’s pretzel toss, a safe slam chug, stein holding and log sawing too. Carnival-style games will be readily available to be enjoyed and there will be plenty of live musical entertainment taking to the stage. Some of the artists that are scheduled to perform include the Terry McRaven Band, Contagious, Nitro Express, the Albachatal Express, Southern Spirit, the Doo Wah Riders, and the Bohemian Street Musicians too.
Book Your Big Bear Stay Today
There’s never been a better time to make your way to scenic Big Bear, California in the name of fun and no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. At Big Bear Cabins, we’re here to make sure travelers have the amazing accommodations they need and want to match the moment. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting property selections available across Big Bear including our rental options that are sure to thrill when you’re in town to celebrate Oktoberfest. We’re happy to handle the details while you focus on the fun and can’t wait to welcome you to Big Bear soon!