Archive For October 24, 2016

Big Bear Discovery Center Hosts Annual Halloween Bat Night on Oct. 28

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Big Bear Discovery Center Hosts Annual Halloween Bat Night on Oct. 28

Bats fly into people’s hair. Suck their blood. Always carry rabies. Turn into Dracula on Halloween night! These are but a few of the myths about nature’s misunderstood mammals that will be dispelled when longtime Big Bear bat girl and Forest Service biologist Linda Stamer holds her popular pre-Halloween talk at Big Bear Discovery Center…

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Aalbachtal Express, Doo Wah Riders Star at Big Bear Oktoberfest

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Aalbachtal Express, Doo Wah Riders Star at Big Bear Oktoberfest

Next-to-last weekend of 2016 Big Bear Oktoberfest on October 22-23 features the terrific Aalbachtal Express Band from Germany inside and nationally renowned Doo Wah Riders outside. Aalbahtal Express is one of the most entertaining bands ever to take the Big Bear Oktoberfest stage. The 11-piece band features solid horn section and great vocals, playing everything…

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New Christy Minstrels Bring Folk Music to PAC During 2 October 30 Shows

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New Christy Minstrels Bring Folk Music to PAC During 2 October 30 Shows

The New Christy Minstrels won a Grammy with the group’s very first effort and its unique folk music sound has garnered Gold Records galore. Randy Sparks knew it all along! “I knew exactly the sound I was looking for, but had never heard it before,” Sparks, founding member of The New Christy Minstrels (TNCM), said…

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See Big Bear Fall Colors While Hiking or Biking Pine Knot Trail

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See Big Bear Fall Colors While Hiking or Biking Pine Knot Trail

Aspen Grove, one of only two natural occurring aspen stands south of the Sierras,  is still closed after the 2015 Lake Fire. The other aspen stand at Arrastre Creek is remote and hard to get to. So for fall colors in Big Bear, shift gears and head to Pine Knot Trail where there’s plenty of…

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Big Bear Oktoberfest Unplugged an Intimate Night of Fine German Food, Drink

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Big Bear Oktoberfest Unplugged an Intimate Night of Fine German Food, Drink

Join the Big Bear Oktoberfest family for an intimate evening of fine German foods and spirits on Friday, October 14. In just three short years Oktoberfest Unplugged has become one of the most anticipated events of the season, attracting guests from as far as Texas who came specifically to enjoy the intimate affair. Unplugged features…

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Sets 2016 Wolf Awareness Day

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Sets 2016 Wolf Awareness Day

They are among Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s most regal residents, and will be feted with their own special day. National Wolf Awareness Day is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, and Big Bear’s Zoo is well suited to celebrate since it’s home to three separate gray wolf packs—one of the largest populations in…

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German Food Done Different at Barnstorm Restaurant in Big Bear

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German Food Done Different at Barnstorm Restaurant in Big Bear

Sauerkraut that’s sweet, not sour. Red cabbage people actually eat, not something to just add color to the plate and then to be sent back to the kitchen. Barnstorm Restaurant sees German food differently. It’s not just something to slap on the menu during Oktoberfest when people have brats and beer on their minds. Rather,…

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Flashlight Safaris are After Dark Adventure at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Flashlight Safaris are After Dark Adventure at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Walking through the darkness, guests can’t see anything save for the flickering shadows created by the billion twinkling points of star light from above. They reach the end of the path, click on their flashlights, and are immediately staring at… A grizzly bear or three, each several hundred pounds of pure ferociousness in a cuddly…

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2016 Big Bear Oktoberfest in Full Swing and Polka Through October 29

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2016 Big Bear Oktoberfest in Full Swing and Polka Through October 29

There’s still two German bands to go and always popular Local’s Night where everyone is welcome. Contest finals are still on tap—pun intended—along with dance groups, Unplugged evening and closing night German Spooktacular with costume contest. Big Bear Oktoberfest is in full swing—and polka—as the event’s namesake month arrives. Five of the eight Oktoberfest weekends…

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