Fall Brings a Big Bear Scarecrow Invasion
Picking a favorite season in Big Bear can be as hard as choosing a favorite flavor of ice cream, however Autumn is very hard to beat. Right now Fall colors are bright and the Village is full of fun little stops to make your day.
A highlight of this time of year is always Scarecrow Fest.
The Big Bear Lake Village Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Village Business Association, is a friendly free-of-charge competition between merchants, non-profit groups and other community-based service clubs and organizations. All participants display their version of a Scarecrow in the Village for passers by to enjoy – and vote for their favorite!
The winners will be selected by ballots cast by visitors and residents.
The scarecrows must fit into one of six categories:
1) Best Reflection of Big Bear,
2) Most Traditional,
4) Best Use of Recycled Materials,
5) Most Reflective of Business or Organization
6) Most Humorous.
Of course Halloween is the main event and when the Winners are announced. It is a weekend to remember with a plethora of entertainment options to choose from including:
Oktoberfest German Spooktacular Halloween Contest
Oct. 29th is a German Spooktacular! The final day of Oktoberfest features both an adult and children’s costume contest. The contest begins at 3:00 p.m. and every child wins a participants’ prize, as well prizes for the top three best costumes. Admission is FREE on Saturday, Oct. 29th for all children in costume.
Trick or Treat in the Village in Big Bear Lake!
Date: Monday, October 31, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Village in Big Bear Lake
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!
Big Bear Vacations Scarecrow – Meet Fred and Annie
This year the Big Bear Vacations team took making a Scarecrow display for Fall Fest to a whole other level. Our category is “Traditional” and the display is located outside of Action Tours in the Village, to the right of Whiskey Dave’s. All our signs are hand painted, the scarecrows were carefully made from scratch after researching what it means to be a traditional scarecrow, and it is interactive (psst, that means you can win a prize too!).
Hand Painted Signs
Annie’s Face – Before and After
Meet Fred and Annie
Interactive means “Take Photo Here”
Big Bear Vacations is synonymous with Making Memories. Everyone is encouraged to make some memories with your family and friends while posing for heirloom photos with Fred and Annie. Make it a Autumn you will never forget with us in Big Bear.
Enter Our Photo Contest by posting your photo with Fred and Annie on Instagram and Facebook with #makingmemories.
So, why is Fall one of our favorite seasons? Because Fred and Annie are here, there are prizes to be won, fun to be had, and memories to make in Big Bear!
By Destiny Carlton