Bockfest Hall is the center of the weekend’s activities. It opens Friday March 1, 2013 at 5PM as the Bockfest Parade is beginning to form on 8th Street. The Hall is located at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Event Hall at 1619 Moore Street (directions). The Parade ends at the Hall, where the weekend’s festivities get started with the official blessing of the beer and awarding of the best parade entry. Throughout the weekend, the hall features live music, bock beer and food. On Saturday, the Hall hosts a celebration of local bock beers along with the Bloatarian Brewing League’s bock home brew competition, historic steins and breweriana, authors, exhibitions as noted below, and is the starting point for the Prohibition Resistance Tours.
In addition to live music, Saturday evening includes the final round of Sausage Queen competitions and the crowning of Bockfest Royalty 2013. Continental Sunday is family-friendly entertainment that celebrates Sundays in Over-the-Rhine in the 1800s. The day features a variety of authentic German entertainment provided by participating German-American societies, German food, and beer specials. Sunday also brings the return of the steins, breweriana, authors, exhibitions, and tours.
All events at Bockfest Hall (except for tours) are free and open to the public.
Great food by Mecklenberg Gardens, Taste of Belgium, and Grandma Debbie’s Kitchen will be available all weekend.
The Hall is cash only. Please plan accordingly.
Friday March 1, 2013
5P – Hall Opens
7P (approximate) – Bockfest Parade ends with The Blessing of the Beer
7:30P-8:30P – Live music by the Zinzinnati Bier Band
8:30P-10:30P – Live music by Jake Speed and the Freddies
1A – Hall Closes
Saturday March 2, 2013
8:30A – Hall Opens
9:40A-3:30P – Brewery and Church Tours leave from Hall
10A-12P Bockfest 5K and After Party with Chay Buddah and Hott2Def
12P-4P Live Remote with WNKU’s The Real Mary Peale
12P-4P Bockfest Brewer’s Summit & Bloatarian Brewing League Competition
12P-6P – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors
5:30P-7P Live Music
7:30P-9P Sausage Queen Finals
9P-12P Noah Wotherspoon
1A – Hall Closes
Sunday March 3, 2013
10A – Hall Opens
10:40A-3:30P – Brewery Tours leave from Hall
12P-7P – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors
1:30P-7P – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancers, and performances by local German groups
1:30P Verein Musikanten
2:30P Enzian Tanzgruppe
3:00P Germania Jagdhorn Gruppe
3:30P Verein Musikanten
4:30P Donauschwaben Dancers
5P Polka Dots
7P – Hall Closes
Along with Bockfest Hall, these venues will be participating in Bockfest 2013 on March 1, 2, and 3. All venues are free and open to the public with no cover. You can catch the FREE Shuttle all weekend between venues.