Bockfest Returns to Cincinnati in March — But with a Brand New Location

Cincinnati's favorite debaucherous celebration of dark beer, springtime and goats returns to take over the city in March.

Mar 3, 2022 at 1:50 pm
click to enlarge Bockfest Parade - Photo: Provided by Steven Hampton of the OTR Brewery District
Photo: Provided by Steven Hampton of the OTR Brewery District
Bockfest Parade

Cincinnati's favorite debaucherous celebration of dark beer, springtime and goats returns to take over the city in March. But this time, the party will be in a new location.

Bockfest is back March 4-6 and instead of being held at its traditional headquarters at the now-defunct Moerlein taproom in Over-the-Rhine, it will be held at the Findlay Playground at 1811 Vine St.
click to enlarge The 2019 Sausage Queen prelim competition at Lucius Q - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The 2019 Sausage Queen prelim competition at Lucius Q
But don't worry: All of your favorite Bock activities will still take place.
  • The 30th Bockfest parade will step off from Arnold's Bar & Grill at 6 p.m. March 4 to kick off the weekend.
  • Bockfest Hall — now at 1811 Vine St. — will open starting at 6 p.m. March 4, 11 a.m. March 5 and noon March 6. Expect all the standard beer and bites you can usually find at Bockfest.
  • The Bockfest 5K will take place at 10 a.m. March 5 and leave from Bockfest Hall. Registration is now open.
  • And the finals for everyone's favorite gender-neutral pageant to crown the next year's Bockfest Sausage Queen will take place at 9:30 p.m. March 5.
The weekend will also include Bockfest brewery tours and programs.

Full details will be posted to bockfest.com.


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*A previous version of this story said there would be a Beer Baron competition. There will not be — only Sausage Queen.