Fall at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear is starting the fall season with its annual celebration of Oktoberfest on the lake! Visitors and locals can look forward to cooler weather, earlier sunsets and mountain views speckled with shades of turning autumn leaves.

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If you are visiting Big Bear Frontier this fall, you can expect a season of fun events and fall celebrations for all ages to enjoy. It is the perfect season for hiking, trout fishing and paddling all day on the lake.

Travel Deals for Fall on Big Bear Lake

At Big Bear Frontier, we are starting the season with a travel deal to kick-off Oktoberfest.

Looking for the perfect place to stay while you celebrate Oktoberfest on Big Bear Lake? Our cabins are ideal for accommodating couples and families. Plus, we are dog-friendly which means you dog can come along this fall!


Until October 31st, Big Bear Frontier will be offering 25% OFF accommodations for reservations of two or more nights between Friday – Sunday. This is offer is redeemable when you book online with CODE: OCTFEST.

Oktoberfest on Big Bear Lake

From September 12th – October 31st, visitors can enjoy endless events for Big Bear Lake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, starting with the 15th Annual American Heroes Weekend on September 12th – 13th.

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This is also Big Bear Lake’s 45th anniversary celebrating Oktoberfest, which means more give-a-ways, more happy hour specials, better travel deals and even more fun!

Activities for Kids 

Every Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest weekend features log sawing and stein holding, beer pong, and beer drinking contests. Kids can participate every Sunday at 3 p.m.

Food & Beverage Event 

Treat your taste buds with “Unplugged” Weekend Package on October 16th, featuring flavors of German cuisine for dinner, festive drinks,  LIVE music and a commemorative stein.

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LIVE Music and Entertainment for Oktoberfest

Big Bear’s Oktoberfest event features no shortage of musical sounds and LIVE entertainment. Performances include traditional and modern sounds by German and American musicians including The Franken Power Express on weekends including:

  • September 18th
  • September 22nd
  • October 12th

Each weekend will also feature LIVE bands and dance troupes by performers such as The Express Band.

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20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies

Gain some “beary” thankful beneficiaries by participating in the 20th nnual Run for The Grizzlies on September 12th.  Hosted by the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, this motorcycle ride includes seven “Poker Run” stops, raffles, music, food and more!

Big Bear International Film Festival

The weekend of September 18th at Big Bear Lake is all about the silver screen with the 15th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.   Catch a movie under the stars or just the starts themselves during one of the many film screenings, or attend one of the insightful panels.

Big Bear Lake Troutfest

Test your angling skills at Troutfest on October 3rd – October 4th for a chance at reeling in the prized catch-of-the-day  or taking home big ticket raffle prizes including a 16-foot Klamath boat. The prizes will be divided into categories for men, women and kids, and you’re in luck because Big Bear Lake is stocked with rainbow trout for plentiful catches.

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Halloween at Big Bear Lake

Celebrate the end of Oktoberfest with Halloween Weekend on Saturday, October 31st! Final events will include a costume contest, so don’t forget to pack your costume before you stay at Big Bear Frontier.

Take the entire family to the Boo in the Zoo from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Then, head to the Village along the San Bernardino Mountains from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Halloween trick-or-treating for kids in the Village.

Fall Fun at Big Bear Frontier

With so much fall fun in store, why wouldn’t you visit Big Bear for Oktoberfest? Don’t forget to stay  until October 11th! Get 25% OFF any two nights from Friday – Sunday when you book online reservations with promo code: OCTFEST two nights – Friday through Sunday throughout Oktoberfest.

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We hope to see you for our favorite season! For local news, resort info, weather updates and travel deals, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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