Last weekend we were at Big Bear Lake to take part in the Oktoberfest which is an annual event. This was the 45th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest which started in September and will continue each weekend until Halloween night October 31.
We joined the crowd one afternoon, listened to the om pa band and watched the Cripple Creek Cloggers doing their dances.
Meanwhile we were busy eating our bratwurst, potato dumplings, apple strudel and sipping a stein of Warsteinerf Pilsner. The entertainment continued with a spirited log sawing contest.
Crowd participation is big at this event and many take to the floor for the chicken dances or to join in a polka or two. After 6 p.m. it is reserved for adults as the entertainment gets more energetic.
During the day it is a family event and there are games to keep the children busy and happy.
The Bavarian Band, the costumes, the German foods, beer, and the general atmosphere of the Convention Center all make the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest a resounding success each year.