Archive for October, 2013

Fall Colors and houseBig Bear Lake is absolutely ‘alive’ with color this week! I honestly cannot remember a year when the autumn colors were so vivid. Maybe it is because of all the summer rains we had, but it is stunning up here right now!! The chilly nights are perfect for a snuggly evening with a fire in the fireplace and the daytime temps are perfectly pleasant for a bike ride, hike or stroll through The Village. These wonderful autumn days wont last long though, winter will be here soon enough (check out next Thursday on the weather)! Enjoy a quick mountain getaway before the snow flies. Visit us at RSVacations.net and book a cozy Big Bear Cabin. Don’t forget to check out our packages!!

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We didn’t receive a What’s up In Big Bear flyer this week, so here is a link to Tuesday’s post with Events.

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mark-your-calendarBig Bear has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

The beautiful Fall Season has arrived in Big Bear Lake and you know what that means! Oktoberfest is here!! Along with this annual festival, we have many more special events going on, and as always, tons of activities you can take part in while you’re here. Come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

The Special Events just keep coming – there is no slowing down in Big Bear!! Check out the list below, then visit RSVacations.net to book a cabin. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesdays for some incredible deals! Come on up and enjoy Big Bear in the Autumn!! Here is what is coming up this month, next month and beyond:


  • Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 05, 2013 | 06:30AM – 04:00PM

    Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! More details to be announced.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

    Contact: Tel: (949) 366-0030 Website: www.wonews.com


  • California State MTN Bike Endurance Championships

    Oct 05, 2013 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

    Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Race hosted at La Montana’s with course on National Forest Trails. Registration takes place at La Montana’s on Friday from 3-5pm and on Saturday from 7:00-9:30 am. Races start at 10:00 am. Please see website or call (909) 633-6729 for more details.

    Location: La Montanas at 42164 Moonridge Road

    Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.teambigbear.com


  • 43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Weekends Oct 05, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013| 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 14 through October 26 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com



  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Saturday Nights beginning Oct. 5, 2013 | 06:15PM – 09:00PM

    Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo   Experience the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine the nocturnal animals activate, and their natural instincts take over.

    Gates open 6:15 PM and close at 6:30 PM to start the tour.  Bring your flashlight and wear warm clothes.

    Regular Admission: Under 3 years old free, for ages 3-10 $6.00, and over 10 years old $9.00.

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-1299 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org


  • 2nd Annual Big Bear Ridge Trail Run at Bear Mountain Ski Resort

    Oct 06, 2013 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    2nd ANNUAL BIG BEAR RIDGE TRAIL RUN features a 24 and 13 miles courses as well as a shorter 10K course and is the final race of the Race Ready Trail Series 2013.

    The 24 miler is one big loop in the San Bernardino National Forest, consisting of fires roads and single track. The race starts at 7,000-feet elevation and runners will reach the highest elevation behind Snow Summit Ski Resort at 8,000-feet elevation.

    The 13 miler is also one big loop in the San Bernardino National Forest, consisting of a mix fires roads and single track. It also starts at 7,000 feet elevation with runners reaching the highest elevation behind Snow Summit Ski Resort at 8,000-feet elevation.

    The 10K will have a section of out and back. This race also starts at 7,000-feet elevation and will reach its highest point at 8,000-feet. Runners will enjoy the same spectacular views as the longer runs.

    Registration is on Saturday October 5th from 3-5 pm and Sunday October 6th at 7:00 am at La Montana Mexican Restaurant 42164 Moonridge Road.

    Race Start is at 9:00 am at Bear Mountain Ski Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive.

    Awards ceremonies and taco feed at La Montana’s in the early afternoon.

    Website: www.racereadytrailseries.com

    Location: 43101 Goldmine Drive.

    Location: Registration: La Montanas at 42164 Moonridge Road Race Start at Bear Mountain Ski Resort 43101 Goldmine Drive.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.racereadytrailseries.com


  • Oktoberfest “Unplugged”

    Oct 11 & 18  2013 | 06:00PM – 11:30PM

    New this year at Oktoberfest is Oktoberfest “Unplugged”. The intimate Friday evening events present a fine dining experience with a five-course German dinner paired with a variety of German beers and spirits. Oktoberfest Unplugged includes traditional German polkas and sing-alongs as well as amusing storytelling by Oktoberfest founder/ Über -Burgermeister Hans Bandows and other Oktoberfest personalities. The Friday evening Oktoberfest Unplugged dates are October 11 and October 18. The cost is $95 per person, which includes a five-course pairing meal, entertainment, a commemorative one-liter dimple stein, and free admission for Saturday’s Oktoberfest celebration. For more information please call or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website www.bigbearevents.com


  • Boo In The Zoo! at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 27, 2013 | 01:00PM – 05:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat–The Graveyard, Pumpkin Patch, Electric Dungeon of Doom, Witches Brew, Scarecrow Land, Witches Lair, and Goblins throughout the park.  Also enjoy seeing the park animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org


  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2013 | 05:00PM – 07:30PM

    Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Rd.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747




  • C.A.T.S. Presents “Christmas in the Mountains” at the PAC

    Nov 15, 2013 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS presents a musical variety show, CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS featuring an original play, “Screwge of Starvation Flats, A Big Bear Christmas Carol”at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Nov. 15, 16, 20, 22. 23, 26, 29,30at7:30 & Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1 at 1:30. All performances are reserved seating, and prices, depending on date and location of seats, range from$16 to$28 for Adults, $15 to $26 for Seniors and $9 to $19 for Kids under the age of 18. For info and tickets go to the CATS website at www.bigbeartheater.org or contact the PAC box office at 909-866-4970

    Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 or (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org


  • The 1st Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 28, 2013 | 08:30AM – 12:30PM

    The 1st Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

    Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

    The 9 mile race starts at 8:30am, 6 mile starts at 9:00am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am.  Registration fees are $35 for 3 mile run, $45 for 6 mile and $55 for 9 miles.

    To register and for more information please visit www.bigbearturkeytrot.com


  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2013 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the shopping season begin! A unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the shopping fun continues until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is $3.00 for adults with children 12 and under FREE! For more information please call (909)585-3000 or visit website.

    Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com


  • Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

    Nov 29, 2013 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 22nd. More info to be announced in the Fall

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com




  • Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit

    12/31/2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    After a great day on the slopes on New Years Eve guests will be treated to a torchlight parade (7:00 p.m. start time), which will serpentine down Miracle Mile run at Snow Summit.

    Location: Snow Summit Resort 880 Summit Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5766 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

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