Oktoberfest hasn’t always been about beer, dancing and chicken hats. There was always beer and dancing, but the chicken hats came much later. To truly understand the history of the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, you have to travel back to its roots, to an age and time long ago. One hundred and four years before the start of World War I, to be exact.
America’s Heroes Weekend
(Free admission for Past and Present Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters)
Noon – 6:00pm: “The Express Band”, Southern California’s Premier German band
Log Sawing and Stein Holding Contests
Children’s contests are held at approximately 3:00pm
12:00 Noon - 5:30pm: Outside Budenstrasse (Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors) will be open