The Village Carnival is Coming to Town for Old Miners’ Days, complete with rides and midway games for children of all ages! The Carnival opens during Friday Nites in the Village this coming Friday at 4pm till 10pm. The Carnival re-opens on Saturday July 23 after the Parade from 11am to 10pm, and again on Sunday July 24 from 10am to 5pm. Advanced Tickets are on sale now at a special 50% discount at the following Village locations: Bear Skins, the Shirt Shanty and Black Fox Trading Company.
The Old Miners’ Big Bear Heritage Parade, sponsored by the City of Big Bear Lake, begins this Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 am! Come out early for the Parade Breakfast in the Village and help raise money to support the men and women in uniform that serve this country. A % of the breakfast sales from the hours of 8am to 10am this coming Saturday will be donated to the National Military Family Association, a leading non-profit dedicated to supporting military families surmount the challenges that are unique to military life. Participating Restaurants are Nottinghams, Boo Bear’s, Amangelas, Stillwells and the Copper Q. Parade road closure begins at 9:45am, visit www.oldminers.org to see the parade route and event parking options or call 584-5949 for more information.
Big Bear Valley’s newest sport returns in the 2nd Annual Old Miners’ Outhouse Race. Much like the “gold fever” that spread through these mountains over a century ago, “outhouse race fever” has clearly struck Big Bear. Come out and watch teams push an outhouse along the most difficult race course known to the sport so far as they compete for the coveted “Golden Outhouse Trophy”! Don’t have your own potty to push? Well the Old Miners’ have outhouses ready for teams to use so sign up today! Call 584-5949 for more information. First race begins at 1pm this coming Saturday after the Old Miners’ Big Bear Heritage Parade.
With a fresh new spin to an old Bear Valley tradition, the Burros Return to Big Bear! Come watch a comical Burro Relay in the Village this Sunday July 24 where contestants re-enact a day in the life of a Holcomb Valley prospector. They must make flapjacks, stake a claim, buy supplies, pan for gold and assay their pay dirt before racing back to the finish line. The real challenge is escorting their burros along the obstacle course. This relay is open to anyone that wants to give it a try! Then on July 25, 26 and 27, the Old Miners’ and Los Vaqueros presents “Burro-Palooza,” a new series of events paying tribute to rich mining and ranching history of Bear Valley. At 3 pm each day, watch contestants navigate through a rodeo obstacle course with their burros. Starting at 4:30 each day, enter your kids in the Junior Rodeo complete with stick pony races, barrel relays and lasso contests. Each evening at 6:30 pm, come watch local teams compete in a 3-day Donkey Softball Tournament. Visit www.oldminers.org or call 584-5949 for more information.