This Week in Big Bear | October 3- October 9, 2011

October is here and with it comes cooler daytime temperatures. Look at Thursday’s high, for example – 46 degrees! Despite the cool temperatures it is lovely weather in Big Bear Lake. Some days are a bit chilly but still sunny, so you should come on up and enjoy the sunshine. Often 60° feels warmer here because of our altitude ranging from 6750 feet to nearly 9000 feet. We’re closer to the sun than those of you that live in lower altitudes! Now is the time to enjoy these cooler temperatures with a hike or by taking in one of our fall festivals.

Big Bear Lake Weather

Weather in Big Bear

Monday, October 3- Sunny- High 68°, Low 35°

Tuesday, October 4- Windy- High 54°, Low 32°

Wednesday, October 5- High 51°, Low 28°

Thursday, October 6- Few Showers- High 46°, Low 25°

Friday, October 7- Sunny- High 53°, Low 29°

Saturday, October 8- Sunny- High 59°, Low 32°

Sunday, October 9- High 63°, Low 35°

What to do this week in Big Bear

Monday, October 3– There is still plenty of trout in the lake this Monday even after the big festival this weekend.  The Troutfest was a huge success and the contestants went home with some great prizes.  Get out your fishing gear and check out one of our 7 best places to fish.

Tuesday, October 4– The Big Bear Farmers Market starts at 8:30 am every Tuesday at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center. The selection of fruits, veggies, antiques, shoes, toys, jewelry, etc. is different every week. Enjoy the bounty of the Big Bear region this fall!

Wednesday, October 5– Enjoy the changing of the seasons and head over to the Alpine Pedal Path. Situated along the North Shore of beautiful Big Bear Lake, the Alpine Pedal Path offers something for everyone, even those in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller. The 3.5 mile (each way) route that begins at Stanfield Cutoff is paved and level with only a few gentle ups and downs, an easy trek for anyone who laces up tennis shoes or inline skates. Along the way enjoy incredible views of surrounding Southern California mountain peaks, including Snow Summit across the water and the lake itself is a constant companion, sometimes just a few feet from the path.

Thursday, October 6– Cooking Demonstrations at the Copper Q! Copper Q Restaurant and Culinary Store has cooking demonstrations on Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. There are 2 different demonstrations on Saturday. One is at 10:30am and the other at 1:00 pm. Learn all you can from these neat cooking lessons.

Friday, October 7– Get ready for LOCALS NIGHT at the 41st annual Oktoberfest.   Admission is only $3.00 for adults and seniors and FREE for children 12 and under. All admission proceeds will go to benefit the Bear Valley M.O.M.’s/Dad Project!  See you there.

Saturday, October 8– The 41st Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest continues.  Every year the festivities get better and better.   Click here for more on the entertainment and activities that Oktoberfest has to offer.

If you’re not too worn out from the Oktoberfest, check out the Flashlight Safari at Moonridge Animal Park to experience the park’s nocturnal animals. Gates open at 6:15 PM and close at 6:30 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.  For more info visit

Is there anything we missed? What events are you planning to attend this week?


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