“Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe
Fall is here at Big Bear Lake. The brisk mountain air, the changing leaves, the scarecrows in the Village in Big Bear Lake and more are all converging to create the perfect fall setting in the mountains. Follow our guide to fall and Halloween Big Bear events fun at Big Bear Lake.
Fall-O-Ween Celebration at Gold Rush Mining
Gold Rush Mining Adventures and Gold Mine Gift Emporium is hosting a kid-friendly Fall-O-Ween Celebration through Oct. 31. The celebration includes a Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree and a variety of “spooktacular holiday-themed items” to go along with the gems and crystals they will find on their gold mining adventure when they dig through the bone yard. Kids that wear their Halloween costume will receive a special treat.
The Haunted Maze at The Village Trading Post
Typhoon Toys and Village Trading Post are hosting a haunted maze at The Village Trading Post 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 28-30. The cost is $5 per person for those brave enough to find their way through the haunted maze!
The Rocky Horror Picture at the Cave
The Cave is playing The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Cave 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in honor of Halloween. Tickets to see the movie are $10 at the door. The move is rated R so parents need to accompany children under age 17.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is getting in on the Halloween spirit too! The kids Halloween costume contest starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and the adult contest starts at 9 p.m.
Rated the No. 1 Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs through Oct. 29. Read our Visitor’s Guide to Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake to get the most out of your experience.
Big Bear Village Scarecrow Festival
The Big Bear Village Business Association is hosting the second annual Scarecrow Festival through Nov. 6 in Big Bear Village. Walk through the Village and see an assortment of scarecrows on display. Vote on your favorite scarecrow too! Ballots and maps are available so you have time to vote before the polls close Oct. 30. An awards ceremony for best scarecrow will take place during the annual Halloween in the Village event on Oct. 31.
Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Get your pets in the Halloween spirit! Waggin’ Tails of Big Bear is hosting a Halloween Dog Costume Contest Oct. 31 at The Copper Q Restaurant. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. and the event starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call (909) 866-0326.
Halloween in the Village
Bring your kids to The Village in Big Bear Lake for some old-fashioned trick or treating fun in Big Bear’s quaint village setting. The free Halloween in the Village event runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The event has more than 50 places for kids wearing costumes to get candy as you walk through the fall-festive Village. For more information, call (909) 878-4747.
Book Your Fall Visit Now
Your fall and Halloween schedule is now full of exciting things to do to celebrate one of the best seasons of the year. Now it’s time to make a reservation for a cozy cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier. Contact us today to find out how Cali4nia pass holders are eligible for a 15 percent discount and Oktoberfest visitors staying for more than two nights are eligible for a 25 percent discount at Big Bear Frontier when they use promo code OCKTFEST. Make your reservation today!