EMBRACE THE MOMENT…PROST TO THE MEMORIES
The 2023 Season is Set for a Nine-Weekend Celebration
September through November is without a doubt the most distinctive season in Big Bear Lake. The air gets a little crisper, leaves begin to change color, and best of all Oktoberfest takes center stage. That’s right, it’s time to dust off the lederhosen and dirndls because Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is happening for nine straight weekends September 9 to November 5. The 53rd annual classic Oktoberfest celebration combines Big Bear’s mountain charm with authentic German traditions, charismatic characters dressed in full regalia, German bands rocking oompah-pah tunes, and of course the crowd favorite Chicken dance!
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest brings friends and families together to delight in each other’s presence and creating memories that last a lifetime. This year’s theme is ‘Embrace the Moment – Prost to the Memories.’ With a 53-year history, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest patrons have so many great memories to prost about. Even if this is your first time attending Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, we’re certain you’ll rack up dozens of memories while you take in the sights and sounds of Big Bear’s most revered event. For those returning, it becomes automatic that more priceless memories are to be had. So, when you’re at Oktoberfest embrace the moment and celebrate your friends and family. Then raise your stein sky high and make a prost to past memories you’ve endured over the years at Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, as well as new ones that you’ll make at this year’s celebration. PROST!
2023 OKTOBERFEST DATES:
- September 2023 (Saturdays & Sundays): Sept. 9–10; 16–17; 23–24; 30
- October 2023 (Friday – Sunday): Oct. 1; 6-8; 13–15; 20–22; 27–29
- November 2023 (Saturday): Nov. 4 (Closing Saturday – Encore)
- SATURDAYS: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- SUNDAYS: 12 noon – 6 p.m.
- FRIDAYS (October Only): 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Enjoy a more intimate night of Oktoberfest!
- Fridays feature the German band inside with most festivities taking place indoors.
2023 OKTOBERFEST TICKET TYPES:
ENTRY TIME SLOTS for SATURDAYS ONLY:
- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Please note: Your selected arrival time ensures a swift entry. Once you’ve entered, we invite you to stay the entire day/evening with us. Please plan to arrive within your designated Arrival Time, as we will not be able to accommodate early entries.