The Big Bear Oktoberfest runs for nine consecutive weekends September 11 to November 7, 2021. Don't miss the finest German celebration in Southern California.


Herzlich Willkommen!

Can you think of a better way to enjoy the fall season in Big Bear than a weekend at Oktoberfest? This headlining event returns to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center Sept. 11 - Nov. 7, 2021

Located in the quaint and quiet town of Big Bear Lake, this traditional German festival celebrates family, friendship, and togetherness. Over the years, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its old-world ambiance and good times. Guests are treated to German entertainment and music, authentic Brats, Knockwursts, sauerkraut, and pretzels.

The kinds of beer served at the Big Bear Oktoberfest are the very same beers poured at Munich’s original Oktoberfest, including Spaten, Warsteiner, and Ayinger on tap and many others, from Pilsner to Hefeweizen.

This year...

It’s time for magic, love and hope to fill our fresh mountain air.

It’s time for family and friends to come together.

It’s time for a reason to smile.

A group at Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Activities & Contests

This year’s contests:

  • Log sawing
  • Steinholding
  • Safe Slam beer drinking contest
  • Cornhole game
  • Kiddy mug holding matches and pretzel toss

Kids can also look forward to enjoying Balloon Artists, Bounce Houses, and Contests on Sundays.

Sundays are designated Family Fun Days with special family pricing that includes two adults, and two children (12 years and under), and a FREE Kids’ Meal for each child, all for $48.99.

Oktoberfest Ticketing

The 2021 Oktoberfest will have limited capacity. Guests are strongly urged to pre-purchase ticketsm as sellouts are anticipated.

Where: Big Bear Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd

When: Sept. 11, 2021 through Nov. 7, 2021

Time: Sat. 1 PM – 11 PM; Sun. Noon – 6 PM; Fri. (Oct. only) 4 PM – 11 p.m.


2021 Oktoberfest ticket options include:

  • General Admission
  • Preferred Seating
  • Sunday Family Fun Package
  • Über Burgermeister Party Packs
  • Love Shacks: private space for you and 9 of your best friends


Operation Get Home Safe!

Getting home is super simple! The complimentary “Take Home” shuttle begins running at 6 PM on Saturday evenings and provides door-to-door service anywhere you are staying within the Big Bear Valley. The “Take Home” shuttle picks up at the main Oktoberfest entrance and runs each evening until 11:30 PM

Please note: Masks will be required to ride the shuttles.