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32nd Annual Bockfest - March 1 - March 3

32nd Servatii Bockfest® - March 1-3, 2024

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. 

Bockfest® is proud to have Servatii as our title sponsor, and is presented by Arnold's Bar & Grill and the Cincinnati Beverage Company, with support from the 4EG, Decal Impressions, Drawing Department, Merchants on Main Street OTR, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, and TruPartner Credit Union. Community sponsors include Arcx Studio, DWELL513, Elevar, FC Cincinnati, JS Held, Model Group, MOTR, Mr. Pitifuls, Riverside Architectural Millwork, Taste of Belgium, and Urban Sites. Bockfest is produced by and supports the non-profit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.

Download the FREE Bockfest app for iOS and Android for a full listing of bock beers at each location and event schedules. Plus check in during Bockfest events and win prizes!

Three Bockfest Halls each with their own style and vibe!

Bockfest Hall at Moerlein Lager House

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.


Bockfest Hall at Northern Row

Live music and bock beers are featured at Northern Row all weeekend.

Celebrate the parade awards with us on Saturday.

Goat petting zoo and the .05K Fun Run wraps ups the weekend on Sunday.

Bockfest Hall at Rhinegeist

Live music and 21 bock beers are featured at Rhinegeist all weekend.

Saturday sees the finals of the Sausage Queen competition followed by the always amazing Hot Magnolias on stage.

Sunday, stretch those muscles with two chances to do some Goat Yoga while you enjoy a bock beer or two.

Historic Brewery Tours

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.


.05K Fun Run

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.


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