Rejuvenate yourself with a Bock Bloody Mary and the Bockfeast dinner, bring the kids out for the Little Links pageant and games, and celebrate our German heritage with historic tours, German music & dancing at Bockfest Hall (located at the Christian Moerlein Brewery at 1621 Moore Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202) as well as all the participating venues! Purchase a Bockfest ticket package to make sure you experience all the great things Bockfest has to offer!
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.
In conjunction with the German American Citizens League we are proud to announce an honorary Burgermeister
MORE ABOUT our honorary burgermeister
Live music and performances all day long!
Bockfest Hall Stage
12P-1P Little Links Competition
Music by Verein Musikanten 1:30P-2:30P and 3P-4:30P and 5P-6:30P
Dancing by Enzian Tanzgruppe 2:30P-3P and Donauschwaben Dancers 4:30P-5P.
3P Honorary Bürgermeister Ceremony
Festival Tent Stage
1P-5P "Beer & Bygone Days" program
Join us for brewing heritage tours. Upon your return to Bockfest Hall, you will be treated to a complimentary beer (21+ please) and all the fantastic fun of Bockfest.
Check available times and get tickets HERE.
Beer & Bygone Days
Check out historic breweriana including steins, signs, and other brewing items. Learn more about our amazing heritage with these great speakers:
1P - Don Heinrich Tolzman Cincinnati's West End: Its German Heritage Recalled
1:30P - Brother James Czar The German “Beer Purity” Law: More than 500 Years of Class Warfare and Marketing Hype
2P - Chris Hartman Mead and Me
2:30P - Amy Schlag Acknowledging the Unacknowledged: Indigenous, Indentured, and Enslaved Contributions to Brewing
3P - Paul Abrams The Lost Cincinnati Beer Commercials
3:30P - Fred Krome Why Study the History of Beer
4P - Carla Gesell-Streeter A Brief History of Cincinnati Brewing Outside of OTR
.05K Fun "Run"
Not quite ready to tackle the 5K yet? Moving a little slow after 2 days of Bockfest? Want to help support Bockfest in a fun way? Join us for the inaugural Bockfest .05K Fun "Run" on Sunday March 1 at 3PM at Bockfest Hall. Make it the 164 feet and be rewarded with a limited edition t-shirt, bottle opener medal, and a beer. Registration is $30 available HERE.
A 1 hour guided yoga session with goats! The session is gentle yoga for relaxation and stress reduction. It is appropriate for all ages and abilities that are in good physical health.
Let by Rob Burns of Good Green Earth Farm, he has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for over 20 years. He has an MS in Counseling from NKU, completed a Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga East in Louisville, KY in 2001 and then studied yoga and meditation in India in 2002 and 2008. He met his wife Messa while working as an Americorp Volunteer at Sunrock Farm in Wilder, KY; where they both fell in love with baby goats. Rob and Messa are now raising their four children at Good Green Earth Farm near Bethel, OH and are carrying on the work of Sunrock Farm to help children, families, and friends "Touch the Earth."
Tickets are $30 and include a beer, quantities are limited and available HERE. Your own mats are required.
Little Links Competition
Bockfest invites our smallest fans to participate in our first Little Links Pageant. Little Links participants are invited to dress in their best “Welcome Spring” attire, from traditional German attire, goats, monks – you name it! Participants will participate in a parade across the stage, and a select group picked by our "celebrity" judges will be asked a couple of fun questions to pick the winners.
Categories are based on age:
Pre-registration is required and is HERE. Registration ends at 5P on Friday, February 28. Registration is free, and top 3 contestants will receive prizes, plus participation prizes for all entries.
The competition will be on Sunday, March 1 at 12 noon at Bockfest Hall. Participants should be on site by 11:30A and check in at the main stage in Bockfest Hall.
Our friends at Good Green Earth Farm will be bringing some goat friends to Bockfest Hall on Sunday March 1st from 12P-4P.
Bring the kids and pet some goats!