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Big Bear Lake is enjoying wonderful autumn weather with warm days in the upper 60s and nights cooling into the 30s. This is absolute perfect weather to enjoy the mountains in fall!

As we draw closer to October 31st, there are several Halloween Activities taking place in Big Bear that will get you in a spooky mood! There are events for kids and events for adults – something for everyone!! So dust off your witch’s hat or eye patch and come on up to Beautiful Big Bear Lake and join the fun! Need a place to stay? Visit us at RSVacations.net to book a cabin and take advantage of our Fall 3 Nights for 2 Special!

 

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We have been enjoying cool fall temperatures with breezy conditions this week in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Perfect weather for daytime activities outside and cozy nights in front of the fire!

Put on those lederhosen and brush up on your Chicken Dance skills because thebigbearoktoberfest Oktoberfest continues this weekend with fun activities, delicious food, lively music and dancing, and of course BEER! Get your scare on with several Halloween activities happening around the Valley, or relive the 80’s with live music at The Cave. There are plenty of activities still going strong so come on up and enjoy the beauty of fall in the mountains!

We are still running our fall special that lets you stay for 3 nights but only pay for 2, so head over to RSVacations.net and pick the perfect cabin for your getaway. We have cabins of all sizes so you are sure to find your perfect home away from home. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

 

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Everyone knows that Big Bear is Southern California’s go-to winter destination, but more and more people are starting to discover that Big Bear truly is an all-season getaway. We have special events and seasonal activities for every age, all year long and fall is no exception!

This fall, there are two unique ways to enjoy and experience our beautiful valley – Thefall-view-of-slopes FALLTACULAR and BIG BEAR SCARE. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway to see fall colors and enjoy the perfect autumn weather or looking for a fun and spooky experience to celebrate Halloween, we have many different activities and events going on around town all season long!! Check out the details below!

The best part? RS Vacations is offering 3 Nights for the Price of 2 throughout the fall season on ALL of our clean and cozy cabins! This is in addition to our lowest pricing of the year so it really is a fantastic deal!! Check out our wide selection at RSVacations.net and book your fall escape before winter arrives. See you soon!!

 

FALLTACULAR:

 

48th Annual Oktoberfest

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  • Big Bear Convention Center
  • September 8–November 3
  • All Saturdays; Noon–Midnight
  • All Sundays; Noon-6:00 PM
  • Address-Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number-(909) 585-3000
  • Price-Starting at $15

 

Segway Fall Colors Tour

  • Action Zipline Tours
  • September 8–November 25
  • 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
  • Address- 40957 Big Bear Blvd.
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-0390
  • Price-Starting at $85

 

Fall-O-Ween Festivities

  • Gold Rush Mining Adventures
  • September 9 – November 3
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Address- 40016 Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: 1-(866) 372-2246
  • Price-Starting at $4.95

 

Scarecrow Festival in the Village

  • September 21 – November 4
  • Address- Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4747
  • Price Free

 

Grizzly 100 & MTB Gran Fondo

  • September 29
  • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Address- Starts and Finishes in the Village at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-8000
  • Price-Free

 

Fall Cooking Demos

  • September through Thanksgiving
  • Noon Thursdays and Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • Address- The Copper Q
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4777
  • Price-Free

 

Jeepers Creepers

  • Big Bear Jeep Experience
  • October 1 – 31
  • 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
  • Address- 42011 Big Bear Blvd A, Big Bear
  • Phone Number: (909) 420-5828
  • Price-Starting at $199

 

Soroptimist’s Hearth & Home Tour

  • October 6
  • Tour; 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting; 3:00PM–6:00PM
  • Address-Various Locations in Big Bear
  • Phone Number (949) 638-5544
  • Price-Starting at $30

 

Pumpkin Smash

  • Action Zipline Tours
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 3:00 PM tour
  • Address- 40957 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-0390
  • Price- $129

 

Fall Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo

  • Bear Valley Farms
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Address- 1601 E Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City, CA 92314
  • Phone Number (909) 547-5424
  • Price-starting at $5

 

Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake Troutfest

  • Big Bear Marina
  • October 6; 6:30 AM–4:00 PM
  • October 7; 6:30 AM-2:00 PM
  • Address- Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road
  • Phone Number: (949) 366-0030
  • Price-Watching is free registration $75

 

Big Bear Yoga Festival

  • Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
  • October 6-7
  • bigbearyogafestival.com/
  • Address- 39707 Big Bear Blvd
  • Price-Free on Saturday, $65 on Sunday, must register online.

 

Big Bear Comedy Festival

  • In the Village
  • November 9, 10
  • bigbearcomedyfestival.com
  • Address- Various Locations in the Village of Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Price-$15

 

BIG BEAR SCARE:

 

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary. We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend in October!

Have a terror-ific time with family and friends at Scare Valley Farms from September 15 – November 2. This high-level haunt takes you back in time to the early 1900s on a haunted hay ride through 30 acres of frightening experiences that is putting Big Bear on the map for haunt seekers everywhere. You can dial down the fear factor on the Haunted Pirate Ship, Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Haunted Maze at Bear Necessities, or creepy crawly fun at Mountain Room Escapes.

Don’t be a pumpkin on Halloween, Big Bear Lake has events and activities to satisfy the young ones or fill a night out with your ghoul-friends. Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!

Creepy Crawly Fun

  • Mountain Room Escapes
  • September 14 – October 27
  • All Fridays; 7:00 PM
  • Address- 40729 Village Dr, Suite 6 In village Mall, 1121 W Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: (877) 584-6427
  • Price- $15

 

Scare Valley Farms

  • September 15 – October 27
  • All Fridays & Saturdays
  • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Phone Number: (909) 547-5424
  • Price-Starting at $20

Haunted Pirate Ship

  • Holloway’s Marina
  • September 15 – October 31
  • September: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 2:00 PM tour
  • October: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Address- 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-5706
  • Price- $22

 

Flashlight Safari

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo
  • October 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 25-27
  • 6:30 PM
  • Address- 43285 Goldmine Drive
  • Phone Number: (909) 584-1299
  • Price- $12

 

Ghost Stories at Mount Doble Cemetery

  • October 12
  • 6:30 PM
  • Address- 800-B Greenway Dr. Big Bear City 92314
  • Phone Number: (909) 585-8100
  • Price- N/A

 

Storytelling Gems

  • Gems of the West
  • October 20, 27
  • 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
  • Address- 40847 Big Bear Boulevard
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-0415
  • Price- N/A

 

Halloween at The Wood Place

  • The Wood Place
  • October 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • Address- 42072 Big Bear Blvd
  • Price- N/A

 

Bat Talk

  • Bear Discovery Center
  • October 26
  • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Address- 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333
  • Phone Number: (909) 382-2790
  • Price-Free

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • The Cave
  • October 26; 9:00 PM
  • Address- 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-0204
  • Price- $10

 

Howl-oween Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Boo In The Zoo!

Wolf Awareness Day

  • October 27
  • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Address- 43285 Goldmine Drive Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4200 or (909) 584-1299
  • Price-Starting at $12

 

Classic Horror Movie Double Feature Night

  • Village Theaters
  • October 31
  • 6:15 pm
  • Address- 602 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-5115
  • Price-$5

 

Halloween in the Village

  • October 31
  • 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
  • Address- The Big Bear Lake Village
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4747
  • Price-Free

 

Haunted Escape

  • Mountain Room Escapes
  • October 31
  • 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
  • Address- 40729 Village Dr, Suite 6 In village Mall, 1121 W Big bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: (877) 584-6427
  • Price-Starting at $15

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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 is beginning 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. All of our Summer activities (lake, mountain biking & more!) are still going strong as well, so come up and see what a 4-Season Resort is all about!

We know you have many choices when it comes to renting a vacation cabin in Big Bear. When you book with RS Vacations, you will get quick responses to your emails, texts and calls; a simple booking experience; the ability to head straight to the cabin when you arrive in Big Bear; a clean and ready cabin; and a local management team that will immediately handle anything that comes up. We want your trip to be stress-free, fun and memorable! Visit us today at RSVacations.net and find the cabin that is just right for you. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Here are some fun things to do this fall:

SEPTEMBER

  • 32nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Men Holcomb Valley Rendezvous

    Sep 03 – 12, 2015

    The Holcomb Valley Rendezvous is an authentic hunting and gaming camp created by a troop of historical re-enactors called the Big Horn Mountain Men. A living History Encampment of the Fur Trade Era of the American West, spanning the time period of the French and Indian War (1700) to 1840. Fun for the whole family – Step back in time and visit a high mountain encampment of Mountain Men and their families.  Meet colorful characters in costumes of the time period.  See history come alive with demonstrations of primitive skills: flint and steel fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, basket making, leather work, scrimshaw, tomahawk and knife throwing, target shooting with muzzle loading rifles, pistols and trade guns.  Mountain Men live in tipis and a wide assortment of period canvas tentage; trade goods and primitive clothing available for sale at several traders.

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    Visitors welcome with or without period costumes! For more details please check website or call.

    Location: Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch

    Contact: Tel: (951) 961-9008 Website: www.bighornmountainmen.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

    Sep 05 – 07, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Art on the Corner : A New Art Show in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.

    Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

    Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, and Monday

    Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

    Location: The Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School

    Sep 05 – 06, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake presents their annual  Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School Saturday September 5th from 10-5 & Sunday September 6th from 10-4

    Admission $5 – Children Under 12 Free

    Quilts for Sale – Boutique – Vendors – Boutique – Door Prizes and More!

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Blvd.

    Contact: Tel: (909)584-4799 Website: www.busybearsquiltguild.com

  • Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Sep 05, 2015 10:00AM – Sep 06, 2015 05:00PM

    Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with family fun, arts & crafts, great food and live entertainment. Crafters and artists sell goods and demonstrate their fine-tuned crafts. Browse shops for handcrafted gems like hand-carved bears, handmade dolls, hand-thrown pottery, homemade jams and unique wire-wrapped jewelry. For more information please visit website or call.

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

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

  • Music in the Mountains “Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver” at the Discovery Center.

    Sep 05, 2015 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

    Music in the Mountains presents Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver at the Discovery Center. Concert #4 in the 2015 season.

    The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.  His music raised our conscientiousness to work toward a sustainable future for our world environmentally, socially and politically.

    Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

    Jim will close Season 10 Music in the Mountains at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts while his popular music delivered a heartfelt message that raised our environmental consciousness to care for our planet and each other.

    Gates and parking open at 5pm Concert starts at 6pm
    Tickets:  www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

    We could not do it without YOU, our ticket-buying guests, sponsors, in-kind donors and over 40 volunteers who make this unique concert series one of the best in Southern California. Your proceeds will help continue the year-round programming we provide at the Big Bear Discovery Center to over 200,000 guests.

    Our aim is to connect and engage our youth and adult visitors to help protect and conserve our treasured public lands while building greater stewardship values, respect and appreciation for our mountains.

    2015 Dates: June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and September 5th.  Please call or visit website for more details.

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

    Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: http://www.MountainsFoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

  • 20th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

    Sep 12, 2015 | 09:30AM – 04:00PM

    The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village. This is an annual Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Grizzly Bears.

    The zoo will be relocating to a larger property and we want to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for our family of grizzly bears.   The event is open to the public, all motorcycles are welcome.

    There will be 7 Poker stops that will go around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for visiting the grizzlies. There will be opportunity drawings, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, BBQ, drink and live music.

    Registration the day of the event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm OR online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com. The cost is $30/rider and$25 for passengers and registration includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt.

    To learn more about this event please call or visit website

    Location: Bartlett Events Area in The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: http://www.GrizzlyBikeRun.com or www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Sep 12, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 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!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 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.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Autumn Village Wine Walk

    Sep 12, 2015 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

    The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.
    The Autumn Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

    More details to be announced soon. Please vist website(s) in the meantime.

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot Ave and Village Dr.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com or www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • The 8th Annual Big Bear PaddleFest ( Replacement Date)

    Sep 19, 2015 | 07:00AM – 04:30PM

    Ready to get your paddle on? The 8th annual Big Bear PaddleFest is held on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. 5K Recreational Race, 10K Elite Race, 20K Around the Lake Challenge, Sprints and Relay Races. Music, Sports and Boating Expo and much more.

    September 19th date replaces the July date which had to be postponed due to rain, wind and lightning . July 18th registrations will be honored.

    New Location for 2015 at the Pines Lakefront and Pine Knot Harbor

    In the meantime, for up to date information and complete schedule please go to www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.

    Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3414 Website: www.openairbigbear.com or www.bigbearpaddlefest.com

  • Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

    Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015


    Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 6 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 18, May 30, June 13, July 25, August 22 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 19-20. For tournament details please visit the website or call.

    Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

  • The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

    Sep 25, 2015 12:00PM – Sep 27, 2015 12:00AM

    Trail running in the San Bernardino Mountains at it’s finest will be on display for the Kodiak 100 and the  Kodiak 50. Southern California mountains tend to surprise people, especially in September-its phenomenal conditions. It’s typically sunny, the temperature is almost always comfortable, considering this course is ALL between 5,100′ and 10,000′ .

    The nights can be that nice cool Alpine chill, but no where near freezing. (if you’re  a shirtless runner, you may want to reconsider at least for this night section. Day times- late September, should be stellar- with temps in the 60′s and 70′s.

    It’s pretty reliable and trusty weather in Late September, high likely hood of great race conditions.

    100 Mile Race Start Time – Friday September 25 at 12 noon

    50 Mile Race Start Time – Saturday September 26 at 6:00 AM at Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

    Finish Festival and Awards at the Village & Pine Knot in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    For more details please visit website

    Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

  • 12th Annual Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort

    Sep 26, 2015 | 09:15AM – 10:00PM

    The groundwork for the 12th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails (HDHR) is already underway and we’re counting down the days until the biggest Winter Kickoff Party of the season!

    Saturday, September 26 fantastic riders will flip tricks on over 140 tons of snow made from ice trucked in the previous day! Bear Mountain has added great new features for the event this year, including a brand new entrance to the Red Bull Plaza, new features on the city center, & new features on the creeper ledge! We have also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to make this event even more killer than ever! Don’t miss out!

    Admission for public is FREE! For more details please visit website or telephone.

    Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

    Contact: Tel:909-866-5766 Website: www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/

  • A “Hee Haw Honey Reunion” starring Barbi Benton & Misty Rowe at the PAC

    Sep 26, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    Experience the West Coast Premiere of the Hee Haw Honey Reunion starring Hee Haw Honeys Misty Rowe and Barbi Benton, original cast members of the longest running country-western variety show in the history of television. Accompanied by the amazing band of multi-instrumentalists with gorgeous costumes and production numbers. Also starring special guest stars, vocalist Amber Carpenter and the Dancing Fiddle Player Amberly Rosen. Barbi & Misty salute the famous shows and stars they worked with over their 25-year careers. This is a foot stomping, knee-slapping, belly-laughing extravaganza benefiting the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation.

    The performances will be at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. for $29.50 and Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. for $24.50,   Call or visit website for tickets.

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

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.citybigbearlake.com

OCTOBER

  • 45th Annual Oktoberfest “Locals Night”

    Oct 02, 2015 | 04:30PM – 11:30PM

    Oktoberfest Locals Night Local’s Night – All Admission To Benefit Local Charities. Admission $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation of two non-perishable food items for Adults and Seniors – FREE for Children. Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon / 10 K / 5K

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30AM – 02:00PM

    The Second Annual Big Bear North Shore Half Marathon 5k and 10K

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 2, 2015
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Registration and Packet Pick up, Robinhood Resort

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    6:30 am to 8:30 am                  Registration and Packet Pick up, 140 Business Center Dr.
    9:15 am                                    Race Start – Half Marathon
    9:20 am                                    Race Start – 10K
    9:25 am                                    Race Start – 5K

    North Shore Half Marathon Course
    The 13.1 mile half marathon course will be an out and back course.  The course is relatively flat with only 444 feet of elevation gain.  Starting at the corner on Business Center Dr., runners will head east over Stanfield Cut-off before heading west toward Big Bear Dam on the scenic highway, through the National Forest, and the mountain hamlet of Fawnskin, past the bald eagle sanctuary, to the turn around point adjacent to Big Bear Lake.

    5K / 10 K Course
    Both courses are out and back courses and are relatively flat.  The 5K course has 125 feet of elevation gain and the 10K course has 255 feet of elevation gain.

    Location: Starts and Finishes on 140 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake

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

  • The Big Bear Lake October Troutfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 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!

    Please call or visit website for details.

    Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road

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

  • The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour – Homes for the Holidays Big Bear Style

    Oct 03, 2015 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

    The 37th Annual Soroptimist’s Home Tour has a new date and concept for 2015 with the “Hearth and Home Tour. Revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage and delight in remarkable homes decorated with inspiration from the colors, sights, sounds and aromas of fall. Magic fills the crisp autumn air as holidays in the mountains draws near.

    Historic Big Bear Valley shows off its homespun charm during the Hearth and Home Tour, sponsored by the Soroptimists International of Big Bear Valley.  The Hearth and Home tour is a great opportunity to stroll through four amazing homes in the sky professionally decorated for fall and the holiday season!

    Enjoy the best of Big Bear’s fascinating range of private homes with cozy home-fires burning and the scents of apple pie and cider will embrace your, during Soroptimists’ 37th annual home tour.

    More details to be announced in the near future.

    Location: TBA

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-7037 or 1(800) 424-4232 Ext 5 Website: www.siofbigbearvalley.org

  • Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

    Oct 03, 2015 | 06:30PM – 08:30PM

    The Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safaris each Saturday for the month of October (3, 10, 17 & 24)  with the exception of Halloween and the first Saturday in November (7)

    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.

    Many of the animals that are hard to see by day come alive by night. Come see the sights, sounds and shadows of nature when the sun sets. Imagine having the eyes of a wild animal sparkle from the light of your flashlight or listening to the wolves and coyotes howl in total darkness.

    Exploring the zoo after dark is an experience of its own. Come see how the mountain lions, bobcats, wolves, grizzly and black bears, and many other animals react to the night life.

    Gates open 6:30 PM and close at 7:00 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

  • 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

    Oct 03, 2015 | 12:00PM – 11:30PM

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 45 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!

    The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 12 through October 31 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.

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • “The English Beat” at the Cave

    Oct 10, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham’s English Beat formed in 1978. The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue with state of the art sound and lighting that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at Village Drive a 40789 Village Drive

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

    Categories: Music/Concerts

  • Halloween in the Village

    Oct 31, 2015 | 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

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

    Oct 31, 2015 | 01:00PM – 04:00PM

    Bring the children on this special day for a late afternoon/early evening of Tricks ‘n Treat “Visit the graveyard and pumpkin patch, as well as the goblins throughout the zoo. There will also be games, prizes and costume contests”.  Also enjoy seeing the zoo animals receive their Halloween treats too!

    Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive

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

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  • C.A.T.S. presents “A Christmas Carol” at the PAC

    Nov 13, 2015 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

    CATS Presents their original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”. Get in the holiday mood with CATS wonderful stage production of the Dickens classic. Bring the family! 11 Performances at the Performing Arts Center. November 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  Matinees November 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm

    Please call or visit website for more details.

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

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

  • “Christmas with The Nelsons” at the Cave

    Nov 21, 2015 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

    CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family- The Nelsons.This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hitmakers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson.

    A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences world-wide for the past decade with their high-integrity Ricky Nelson Remembered show… and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.

    NOT merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in… CHRISTMAS WITH THE NELSONS delivers Christmas Classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • The 3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

    Nov 26, 2015 | 09:00AM – 01:00PM


    The 3rd 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 9:00 am, 6 mile starts at 9:15 am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am. Registration fees are $40 for 3 mile run, $45 for 6 mile and $50 for 9 miles.

    Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-7876 Website: www.bigbearturkeytrot.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

    Nov 27, 2015 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

    Let the holiday shopping begin!  Featuring more than 50 artists and crafters who specialize in handmade unique arts and crafts.  It’s a great place to shop for truly unique Christmas gifts!

    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.

    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 27, 2015 | 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 20th.

    Please call or visit website for more details

    Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

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

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pumpkindadHappy Halloween! Lovely, fall weather continues through Halloween in Big Bear Lake with highs in the mid 60’s. November brings with it a change in our weather with our first chance of snow for the season! Saturday will be cold and blustery with things clearing out on Sunday but staying cold. Temps rebound a bit next week.

A blanket of man-made white can be seen at the snow play areas already with opening dates announced soon. A reminder that winter is almost here!!

Be sure to check out the Halloween Events on the flyer below. There is fun for all ages going on so be sure to get your spooky on!!

RS Vacations has some really great deals on homes right now. We have extended our FALL SPECIALS through November 16, so plan your getaway soon to take advantage! Visit our website today and book your perfect Big Bear Vacation Cabin. We still have homes available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, but they are going FAST! Book today and enjoy a magical Holiday in beautiful Big Bear Lake!

 

10-30-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 11-1-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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pumpkindadHappy Halloween!! Fall is winding down and winter activities are starting up here in Big Bear Lake. Pleasant daytime temps are hanging around for the weekend with a chance of a dusting of snow once again next week.

The Big Bear Lake Village celebrated its Grand Re-Opening today. Come and take a look at what’s new!  This Weekend you can also take a Haunted Boat Ride on the lake, get frightened at the “Panic at the Park” Haunted snow tubing 1House, or just listen to some great live music at one of Big Bear’s many venues.

Big Bear Snow Play has opened for the season so come on up and do some tubing!

RS Vacations has some really great deals on homes right now. Visit our website today and book your perfect Big Bear Vacation Cabin. We still have homes available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, but they are going FAST! Book today and enjoy a magical Holiday in beautiful Big Bear Lake!

10-31-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 11-2-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Beautiful warm fall days and crisp nights will continue throughout the weekend here in Big Bear Lake. We may see a taste of winter once again early next week – another reminder that ski season is on its way!

Oktoberfest comes to a close this weekend, wrapping up with its annual Halloween costume contest on Saturday. Kids in costume get in FREE! Several Halloween events begin as well throughout the valley – see below for more details.

Time is running out to take advantage of our fall specials at RS Vacations. Visit our website today and book a quick Big Bear Getaway before the snow flies!

 

10-24-13Weather courtesy BensWeather.com

 

What's up 10-24-13

Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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