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.
- 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.
Full details will be posted to bockfest.com.