Bockfest® is Cincinnati’s annual celebration of Spring, Over-the-Rhine's brewing heritage, and Bock Beer. It stumbles into its 32nd year on March 1-3, 2024 in and around Over-the-Rhine's historic Brewery District.
We return to our roots in the neighborhood with three breweries hosting events as our official Bockfest Halls: Moerlein Lager House, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery, and Rhinegeist Brewery.
Admission to enjoy the Parade, bock beer, music, and entertainment at all Bockfest Halls and official venues is FREE all weekend long.
Kick off the weekend at Noon on Friday with a keg tapping celebrating 171 years of Moerlein beer and the Official Bockfest Happy Hour.
Saturday hosts the Bock Beer Experience to sample all 21 bock beers, Brewer's Olympics games, beer competitions, and a speaker series.
Saturday and Sunday are the Official Bockfest Brunch at Moerlein Lager House including the Bockfest Bloody Mary.
Finish off the weekend with Continental Sunday with German music, dancing, and history. Enjoy the Bock Bier Experience with the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner meal.
Join the Brewing Heritage Trail on this special Bockfest Tour with access to a historic and current brewery not normally open to the public and only available through this tour!
The Hamilton Brewery originally opened on this site in 1846 and after Prohibition, it became the Clyffside Brewery. We'll explore their former 1937 packaging/shipping facility, operated today by the modern Cincinnati Beverage Company. They brew and package Hudepohl, Christian Moerlein, and Little Kings brand beers there. Upon arriving we'll grab a bock beer (included with the tour ticket), then check out their modern brewery production line, learn some history about the site and plans for future use.
Not quite ready to tackle the 5K yet? Moving a little slow after 2 days of Bockfest? Want to help support the non-profit behind Bockfest in a fun way? Join us for the 5th Annual Bockfest .05K Fun "Run" on Sunday March 3 at Northern Row Brewery & Distillery. Make it the 164 feet and be rewarded with a limited edition t-shirt, bottle opener medal, and a beer.