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Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Sept. 14-Oct. 26
September 5, 2013 -
The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German-style family fun and good times on weekends from September 14 through October 26, 2013. Rated Southern Californias Number 1 Oktoberfest, this falls festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.
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.
The main stage entertainment line-up will once again feature the Express, Southern Californias premiere German band and returning, by popular demand, the new Mainfloesser Band from Germany, which was a a roaring success at the Oktoberfest. A variety of dance groups make return appearances including the Cripple Creek Cloggers, Danube Swabian Dancers and Big Bears own Polka Tots.
Oktoberfest gets unplugged on two additional Friday nights this year when 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. A 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, and a commemorative one-liter stein. Saturday Oktoberfest event admission will also be included.
The festival closes on Saturday, October 26, with the annual costume contests for both adults and children. For tickets and a complete schedule of events: www.bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest.