Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Weekends, September 14 through October 26, 2013

 

43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, rated #1 in California

 

Rated Southern Californiaís #1 Oktoberfest, this Fallís festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.  Guests this year will also have the opportunity to enjoy two additional evenings of Oktoberfest charm.

 

 

 

Big Bear Lake, California (August 19, 2013) - The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German style family fun and good times this year, weekends, September 14 through October 26, 2013.  Rated Southern Californiaís #1 Oktoberfest, this Fallís festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.  Guests this year will also have the opportunity to enjoy two additional evenings of Oktoberfest charm.  
 
New this year, the Spaten Bier Garten will offer live entertainment every Saturday evening on the Spaten Stage, additional seating, and a full line-up of Spaten beer.   Bands performing include local bands such as the Skeleton Key and top California bands such as the Doo Wah Riders. 

 

 

 

Main stage entertainment line-up will once again feature the Express, Southern Californiaís premiere German band and returning, by popular demand,  the NEW Mainfloesser Band from Germany.  The NEW Mainfloesser performed at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest in 2011 to a roaring success.  A variety of dance groups make return appearances including the Cripple Creek Cloggers, Danube Swabain Dancers and, a guest favorite, Big Bearís own Polka Tots. 
 
Oktoberfest gets ďunpluggedĒ on two additional Friday nights this year.  Fans will be treated to an inside look into the history and early beginnings of Oktoberfest while enjoying a night of top German food and beers.  The five-course German dinner will be paired with a variety of German beers and spirits.  Entertainment includes story telling by the Uber-Burgermeister and founder of Oktoberfest, Hans Bandows, as well as several of Oktoberfestís key personalities.   Oktoberfest Unplugged packages include a five course German pairing dinner, entertainment, a commemorative one-liter stein and an intimate evening of fun.  As an added bonus, Saturday Oktoberfest event admission will also be included.
 
One of the countryís most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations, Big Bearís Oktoberfest offers non stop entertainment, dancing and zany German antics exclusive to Big Bearís festival for seven weekends, September 14 through October 26.   Other Oktoberfest festivities include carnival games, bounce houses, Samson - the mechanical bull, and the Buden Strasse (Ave. of the Booths) which provides a variety of arts and crafts vendors.   Festival-goers can participate in a variety of free contests including Beer Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Pretzel Eating, the Safe Slam (non-alcoholic beer) beer drinking contest and our own version of Beer Pong.
 
The annual Fall celebration kicks off with Americanís Hero weekend on Saturday, September 14 offering free admission for all past and present military and their immediate families, as well as firefighters and law enforcement.  Opening festivities include a special tribute to all those that put their lives on the line protecting Americaís freedoms.  The festival closes on Saturday, October 26 with the annual costume contests for both adults and children. 
 
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest provides an excuse to enjoy a weekend away from the stress and obligations of everyday life in a beautiful alpine setting.  The festival takes place high in the San Bernardino mountains, approximately two hours away from the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego communities.   For ticket information, to pre-purchase tickets, lodging packages and a complete schedule of event festivities, log on to
www.bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest

 

 

 


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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Monica Marini

Email: monica@bigbearevents.com

Phone: (909) 585-3000

Media Visits: Please inquire

 

Big Bear Enterprises Llc

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Web: www.bigbearevents.com

 

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Event Date: Weekends, September 14 through October 26, 2013

 

43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, rated #1 in California

 

Rated Southern Californiaís #1 Oktoberfest, this Fallís festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.  Guests this year will also have the opportunity to enjoy two additional evenings of Oktoberfest charm.  

 
Big Bear Lake, California (August 19, 2013) - The
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German style family fun and good times this year, weekends, September 14 through October 26, 2013.  Rated Southern Californiaís #1 Oktoberfest, this Fallís festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.  Guests this year will also have the opportunity to enjoy two additional evenings of Oktoberfest charm.  New this year, the Spaten Bier Garten will offer live entertainment every Saturday evening on the Spaten Stage, additional seating, and a full line-up of Spaten beer.   Bands performing include local bands such as the Skeleton Key and top California bands such as the Doo Wah Riders.  Main stage entertainment line-up will once again feature the Express, Southern Californiaís premiere German band and returning, by popular demand,  the NEW Mainfloesser Band from Germany.  The NEW Mainfloesser performed at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest in 2011 to a roaring success.  A variety of dance groups make return appearances including the Cripple Creek Cloggers, Danube Swabain Dancers and, a guest favorite, Big Bearís own Polka Tots.  One of the countryís most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations, Big Bearís Oktoberfest offers non stop entertainment, dancing and zany German antics exclusive to Big Bearís festival for seven weekends.  Other Oktoberfest festivities include carnival games, bounce houses, Samson - the mechanical bull, and the Buden Strasse (Ave. of the Booths) which provides a variety of arts and crafts vendors.   Festival-goers can participate in a variety of free contests including Beer Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Pretzel Eating, the Safe Slam (non-alcoholic beer) beer drinking contest and our own version of Beer Pong. For ticket information, to pre-purchase tickets, lodging packages and a complete schedule of event festivities, log on to www.bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest
 

 

Media Contact: Monica Marini, Email: monica@bigbearevents.com, Phone: (909) 585-3000

Media Visits: Please inquire