Busy Weekend in Big Bear

This is a busy weekend in Big Bear and the mountain should be a busy place.

The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is from September 18th throught the 20th at the Performing Arts Center and Village Theaters.

I was fortunate to preview many of the films showing this year. If you cannot make many of the films, the winners are shown on Sunday and it is always a pleasure to see them.

This year’s honorees at festival will be Academy Award Winner Philippe Rousselout for Cinematography, Lou Diamond Phillips – Acting Award for Excellence, Academy Award Winner David Ward for Screenwriting, and John Grandi for Community Service.

The BBLIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the emerging talent of screenwriters and independent filmmakers within the idyllic setting of Big Bear Lake.

For all details please visit www.bigbearfilmfestival.com or call (909) 866-3433.

It is also the 14th Annual Run for the Grizzlies which is a fundraiser for our Grizzly Bears. This event is open to the public and all motorcycles are welcome!

The event is all day Saturday, September 19th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Register at Chad’s Place in the Village 40740 Village Drive. All proceeds to benefit the Grizzly Bears at Moonridge Animal Park. For more information call (909) 878-4200 or visit the event webpage.

This weekend is also the kick-off event for the annual Big Bear Oktoberfest which runs for seven consecutive weekends, September 19 – October 31 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake.

Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 pm. For more information call 909-585-3000 or visit the Oktoberfest webpage.

Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails Rise of the Dog will take place at Bear Mountain Resort on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 from 2pm until dark.

This Pro Invitational Rail Jam offers $15,000 in cash prizes and public admission is FREE!

Activities include a full bar (21 & up), music, vendor booth city, pro autograph signings, games, giveaways and weenie roasting.

After dark view the premier of the new film “This Video Sucks” and Bear Mountain’s: “A Parkumentary”.


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6 Responses to “Busy Weekend in Big Bear

  • 1
    September 21st, 2009 11:37

    Dear Gossip Girl! I did post a question several days ago in this blog. Unfortunately it got lost. At least that is what I suppose. I hope you didn’t delete it because of irrelevance. What I want to know is:

    For the 1972 piece “Murder by the Book” of the Columbo serial several scenes are shot at Big Bear Lake. Do you know if these settings, the settings for Ms. LaSanka’s General Store and Mr. Franklin’s cabin, have been shot in Fawnskin? It’s a tricky question, given the abundance of filming sites around Big Bear Lake, I know, but perhaps you can help.

    Thanks in advance,


  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    September 21st, 2009 17:08

    LOL Tina, it did not get lost–you did! I answered it and forwarded your question to the historian who is trying to located any information about it. I wrote: “The best source of information for filming locations would be through the Inland Empire Film Office or for films through the books, Magnificant Mountain Movies by W. Lee Cozad. Many different series and locations took place up at Cedar Lake. I’ll ask my historian and see what she comes up with.”

  • 3
    September 21st, 2009 21:16

    Dear GG! Many thanks!! That’s probably what is called the “wonders of computer technology” – indeed, your answer didn’t reach me. Again many thanks, Tina

  • 4
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    September 24th, 2009 08:19

    Subscribe via RSS or to the comments to get the latest. I believe the historian will update the Flyer when she finds something.

  • 5
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    September 24th, 2009 08:20

    You can subscribe via RSS to keep on top of topics and responses.

  • 6
    September 25th, 2009 07:36

    Yes, did the latter one and pointed my RSS reader to your blog 🙂