California Oktoberfest


BIG BEAR LAKE Oktoberfest

September 10-November 5, 2022

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA
$5-12 ages 3-12 years

Saturdays & Sundays
September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2022

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 
October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2022

November 5, 2022 Closing Encore

Hours: Friday 4-11 p.m. | Saturday 1-4 p.m. & 4-11 p.m. | Sunday 12-6 p.m



  • Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests
  • Queen Stein Carrying
  • The Safe Slam Beer Drinking
  • Children's Pretzel Toss, Stein Holding
  • Budenstrasse  Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors.

52nd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests-held several times throughout the day both Saturdays and Sundays. The Safe Slam Beer Drinking & Beer Pong contests are held  Saturday evenings. Outside Budenstrasse (Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors) 

Food: Sausages, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Dumplings, Giant Pretzels, Brat Burger, Half-roasted Chicken, Apple Strudel

Beers on Tap: Warsteiner Pilsner, Special Edition - Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Dunkel, Franziskaner Weissbier, König Ludwig Hefeweisen, Spaten Premium Lager and Spaten - Oktoberfest

Bands performing: Da Stube Buden, Die Sauerkrauts, Cumberland Gap Band, Contagious, Winslow, Ladyhosen, Terry McRaven Band, Sunglasses at Night, Frankenrebellen Express, Southern Spirit, Doo Wah Riders, American Made, Stone Horses, Hazelnuss Das Music and Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat

Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Oktoberfest, which takes place at the resort's Convention Center. This Bavarian-style celebration features America's highest elevation biergarten; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities, including America's only stein-holding contests; and a fun zone for children and families. A gift store on location sells silly hats, glasses, beads, steins and other objects. The event includes fantastic mountain contests such as log sawing.

Ongoing events each weekend: Log Sawing Contest | Stein Holding Contests | The Safe Slam Beer Drinking | Beer Pong | Kids' contests | Budenstrasse Game Booths | Exhibitors | Samson The Bull

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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