Bockfest is coming!

After getting hit with a March blizzard last year, Bockfest 2009 is back and better than ever! In addition to the events listed below, there is the Prohibition Resistance Tour 2009 which takes you to various historical Cincinnati brewery sites and includes a special Christian Moerlein Lagers and Ales beer tasting with Greg Hardman, the CEO of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. There’s even a special sneak preview of the new Moerlein beer coming out shortly. Tours are on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th but are filling up fast!

Alas, the subway tours hosted by the Over the Rhine Foundation are already sold out. Hopefully, they will offer these again next year.
UPDATE: Hoperative Jared let us know that “additional 11am Subway tour was added so if you hurry you may still be able to get in.” Just grabbed two tickets!


Friday, March 6th

4:00pm – Bockfest Hall (1150 Main St – formerly Jefferson Hall) opens.

6:00pm – Bockfest parade starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill (210 East Eighth St) and heads north up Main Street. It will end at Bockfest Hall with the Blessing of the Beer.

7:00-9:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Live music by The Bier Band

9:00pm-12:00midnight – Bockfest Hall: Live Music by Jake Speed and the Freddies

Saturday, March 7th

12:00noon-6:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Bloatarian Brewing League Bockfest Competion, Steins and Breweriana Exhibits, Don Heinrich Tolzmann book signing, and other German cultural events.

7:00-9:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Sausage Queen Finals

9:00-10:30pm – Bockfest Hall: Live music by Star Devils

11:00pm-12:30am – Bockfest Hall: Live music by Straw Boss

Sunday, March 8th

11:00am – Bockfest Hall: German Mass at Old St. Mary’s, to be followed by a German Reception

12:00noon-7:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Steins and Breweriana Exhibits, Don Heinrich Tolzmann book signing and discussion on German American Culture in OTR, other German and cultural events.

1:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Germania Jagdhorn

1:30pm – Bockfest Hall: Band

2:30pm – Bockfest Hall: Enzian Tanz Gruppe

3:00pm – Bockfest Hall: Band

3:30pm – Bockfest Hall: Donauschwaben Schuhplattler

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