Other Events

Veenie Roast

Bockfest Veenie Roast returns 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7 to Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street.

Just like past years, we’re grilling Field Roast sausages and hot dogs on buns with Fab Ferments kraut and relish along the lively Bockfest parade route. Enjoy bubbly kombucha on tap too!

Apple Sage: Combination of sweet granny smith apples, savory Yukon Gold potatoes and pungent rubbed sage and ginger
Italian: Traditionally seasoned with fresh eggplant, zesty red wine, pungent fresh garlic and plenty of fennel
Mexican Chipotle: A spicy-hot blend of smoked Chipotle peppers, Chili de Arbol peppers, fresh chopped garlic, sweet onions seasoned with cumin seed and oreganoYVES VEGGIE CUISINE GOOD DOG
Enjoy a hot dog without the meat! Cholesterol-free with no saturated fat and good source of protein

Bockfest at Old Saint Mary’s

Fish Fry

Bockfest begins on Friday evening, March 7, with a parade that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill and processes up Main Street. Old St. Mary’s will have a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, March 7, in its Main St. Parking lot from 5-9 p.m. If you are planning to attend the festivities, please stop by beforehand and get something to eat while watching the parade!

Bockfest Mass

You are invited to the annual Cincinnati Bockfest Mass, which will be held at Old St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, March 9, at 11 a.m.  The Mass will begin and end with a procession of all German society flags and banners, so please be sure to arrive by 10:45 to line up.  Music for this very special event will be provided by Cincinnati’s own Vereinsmusikanten, and fellowship will follow after the Mass in the Ratskeller.

Started in 1992, Bockfest celebrates the centuries-old German custom of Bock, a vitamin-fortified beer that was brewed in times of fasting, most notably in Lent.  Cincinnati’s Bockfest has come to symbolize Cincinnati’s great German and brewing heritages, and Old St. Mary’s Church is proud to play a role in the festivities!

The Craft Menagerie

3rd Annual Craft Menagerie March 8 from 11-4 at Arnold’s Bar and Grill. Featuring 22 local artisans with metal works, pottery, screen printing, fabric and textiles, jewelry, mosaics, paper goods and more! Come share a pint and shop local!

Shop Bock: Visit local independent stores for Bockfest specials

shop_bockCelebrate Bockfest™ at Shop Bock, a shopping event at the local, independent stores of historic Over-the-Rhine during Bockfest. Commemorative 2014 Bockfest™ buttons are available for purchase for $2.00 at Bockfest™ Hall and these locally and independently owned Over-the-Rhine merchants. Plus, many of the merchants are offering specials to those wearing the Bockfest™ button. See below for details. Continue the celebrations with a stop at the one-of-a-kind restaurants or bars in the area! You can catch the FREE Shuttle all weekend between all of the Bockfest™ venues.



3rd Annual Bockfest 5K

5kYou’ll run for beer? Then we have the perfect event for you! The Third Annual Bockfest 5K happens Saturday morning at 10A, March 7, right in the middle of Bockfest Weekend! Run (or walk) past many of the historic brewery sites throughout OTR, then celebrate your finish with a cold one at Bockfest Hall as the Bockfest party gets started early with food, music and lots of fun!

Proceeds support the Brewery District and the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail!

Remember, the Bockfest 5K is part of the Christian Moerlein Beer Series, so if you want to be a Brew Hog, you need to do all three events (Bockfest 5K, Little Kings Mile, Hudepohl 14K or 7K). Get your series started at the Bockfest 5K! Sign up today at www.runbeerseries.com.