Bockfest 2014

Arts and Entertainment

March 1, 2014

From: Bockfest


Friday, March 7

Open at 5:00P. Get a beer and wait for the parade to come to you!

Two stages all weekend long

7PM-8P Blessing of the Bock with the St Francis friars (Hall Stage)

8P-9P Zinzinnati Bier Band (Hall Stage)

9P-11P Chasing Amy (Tent Stage)

9:30P-11:30P Jake Speed & the Freddies (Hall Stage)

Saturday, March 8

10AM - Bockfest 5K (starts at Bockfest Hall)

The Bockfest 5K, part of the Christian Moerlein Beer Series served up by the Flying Pig Marathon, takes you through the historic Brewery District and includes a t-shirt, unique medal, and a huge post-race party!

Noon-5PM: The Bockfest Brewers' Summit (at Bockfest Hall)

The Bockfest Brewers' Summit is an event for people who are serious about brewing beer, as well as those who are just semi-serious about drinking it. The Blotarian Brewing League's 5th Annual Bock Homebrew Competition is a professionally judged competition. The winner's recipe is used to produce the limited-edition Schoenling Bock the following year. This year, in addition to the competition, people who are far more comfortable drinking beer than brewing it get to judge their own favorite bock. Brewmasters from multiple craft breweries in the Cincinnati region will be present at the Bockfest Festival Tent to discuss and answer questions about their beers while attendees taste different offerings.

Noon to 4PM - Live Remote with WNKU (at Bockfest Hall)

7:30-9PM - The Sausage Queen Competition Finals (at Bockfest Hall,)

The Bockfest Parade includes the "Sausage Queen" Bockfest royalty who carries a ceremonial tray of bockwurst sausages, accompanied by a court of contestants chosen from six preliminary rounds. Sausage Queen 2014 will be selected in a gender-neutral competition.

10A-12P Hot Magnolias (Hall Stage)
10A-12P Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project (Tent Stage)
12P-4P Live WNKU remote (Hall Stage)
12:30P-1:30P Lagniappe (Tent Stage)
3P-5P 46 Long (Tent Stage)
4:30P-6P Lagniappe (Hall Stage)
5:30P-7:30P My Brother the Bear with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle (Tent Stage)
7:30P-9P Sausage Queen Finals (Hall Stage)
8P-10:30P Brian Wallen (Tent Stage)
9:30P-11:30P Noah Wotherspoon (Hall Stage)

Sunday, March 9

1P-7P: Continental Sunday (at Bockfest Hall)

Organized by the German-American Citizens League. In the Over-the-Rhine of the 1800s, it was illegal to sell beer on Sundays, but that didn't stop Cincinnati's German-American community from filling the day with revelry and drink. This controversial approach to celebrating the Sabbath was known as "Continental Sunday" and we celebrate this history with a day of authentic German dancing, variety shows, and music, along with tours, authors, steins, and breweriana exhibits. Everyone wearing tracht (traditional German dress) get $1 off beer.

1:30P-7P Continental Sunday featuring the Polka Dots, Verein Musickanten, Enzian Tanzgruppe, Donauschwaben Schuhplatters, and the Germania Jaghorn Group (Hall Stage)
3P-5P Sorry Charlie (Tent Stage)

Date: March 7-9, 2014

General Admission free
VIP passes - $50
Steins Cost is $45

Bockfest Hall,
1619 Moore Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.