The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!
New last year and returning this year at Oktoberfest is Oktoberfest “Unplugged”. “Unplugged” features a five course German meal paired with a different beer or wine at each course. Guests will be greeted with the traditional German Obstle and passed German cold-cuts and cheeses as they arrive. The evening’s festivities include story telling by the personalities who started the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest including Hans the Burgermeister, Ernie the long-time assistant Burgermeister, Bonnie the World Record Holder for carrying steins, and many more. We’ll take you back to the old days and relive some of the antics, trials and tribulations that have made us world famous! Learn the dances and sing-a-longs and the history behind them so you’ll be prepared for a full weekend of Oktoberfest fun.
Welcome to the 2nd annual “Oktoberfest Unplugged” evening. The following is this year’s specially created menu. We are looking forward to celebrating an intimate, traditional German evening with new and old friends.
Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at approximately 7:00 p.m.
We have planned a full night of German fun, great food and entertainment. You will not want to miss a moment of the fun!
A sampling of German Sausages and Cheeses served with a Dill Mustard infused with Honey Bourbon Barenjager
Oma Bandows’ Herring Salat and Fleischsalat
A hearty portion of both Herring salat made in true ‘old World’ fashion and Fleishsalat, a meat salad made with beef, apples, pickles, capers and a variety of German seasonings.
For anyone who has ever traveled to Germany, you will most likely recognize this Bavarian favorite! Calf liver dumplings served in a seasoned beef bullion broth.
A trio of salads including beet salad, cucumber salad and mixed greens with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Holstein Schnitzel and Rindsrouladen
Created in the late 19th century at a Berlin restaurant, this re-vamp of the traditional veal schnitzel was named after one Friedrich von Holstein. The crisp-fried veal topped with luscious egg and salty anchovies and capers is a brilliant study in contrasting flavors and textures.
A classical Sunday dish in Austria and Germany, Rindsrouladen is a thin beef filet rolled and filled with a blend of mustard, bacon and dill pickle. Sides dishes include hand-made Spatzle, Red Cabbage and String Beans all served family-style.
Hildegund’s Apfel Strudel with warm Vanilla Sauce topped with Barenjager Infused Whip Cream.
This is a special intimate evening not to be missed! The Oktoberfest “Unplugged” package includes Friday evening’s dinner and festivities, admission for both Saturday and Sunday, a souvenir one-liter stein and Oktoberfest party beads! Tickets are limited, so pre-purchase your package now. Tickets are available HERE
We look forward to celebrating our heritage with you!