The Sausage Queen reigns! Friday's Bockfest parade will be the official beginning marker of a festive celebration filled with goats and beer. Starting at Arnold’s Bar & Grill (210 E. Eighth St., Downtown), Cincinnati’s oldest saloon, the parade will travel up Main Street to Bockfest Hall and end with the blessing of the bock beer. A keg-pulling goat and the current reigning Sausage Queen traditionally lead the parade.
Have the most creative float? Prizes will be awarded in 10 different categories and a special trophy for the best entry. It’s free to enter the parade without advanced notice but you must register your final space before 6 p.m., when it begins. This is one of Cincinnati’s most entertaining and funkiest parades, which can be watched from the street or from a number of participating venues. Dog lovers, be sure to bring your favorite canine to walk with “The Bocking Dogs.”
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