Celebrate Cincinnati’s Rich Brewing History At Bockfest 2013

March 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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OVER-THE-RHINECincinnati‘s ultimate celebration of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage turns 21 this year. Bockfest 2013 will kick off bockfestFriday, March 1 and continue through Sunday, March 3.

The celebration begins with a parade Friday evening that starts at Arnold‘s Bar and Grill, Cincinnati’s oldest saloon, and ends at Bockfest Hall in Over-the-Rhine (1619 Moore Street), where the ceremonial first keg is blessed.

On Saturday, you can participate in the new Bockfest 5K, which is part of the Christian Moerlein Beer Series through the Flying Pig Marathon.

Bockfest Hall is open throughout the weekend with live entertainment, food, brewery tours, and Saturday night is the finals of the Sausage Queen contest. Sunday is Continental Sunday, where Bockfest Hall will be the site for dancing, music, a German buffet and $1 off beer for anyone in traditional German dress.

Over a dozen participating venues in Over-the-Rhine and the central business district will join in the Bockfest celebration, all with no admission fee. In addition, a free shuttle bus runs a continuous loop among the Bockfest sites all weekend long.

Other activities include the Bockfest Local Bock Beer Celebration and Homebrew Competition on Saturday, March 2, and the Beer Barons Bock Tours on March 2 and March 3, a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage.

“Little Kings” Sausage Queen Finals will be Saturday, March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bockfest Hall.

Bockfest Parade, Friday, March 1, 6 p.m., the parade starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill at 210 East Eighth Street in downtown Cincinnati and travels up to Main Street to Bockfest Hall, ending with the blessing of the bock beer.

For more information on the weekend’s events, visit http://www.bockfest.com/.

47th Annual German-American Festival – Oregon, Ohio

August 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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August 24-26, 2012 47th Annual German-American Festival – Oregon, Ohio
The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. Attendance: 30,000.

47th Annual German-American Festival 2012
Taking Place at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio – August 24, 25 & 26, 2012

The 47th German-American Festival, the Toledo area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival with authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. Festival organizers expect upward from 30,000 paid attendees.

The Festival is operated by the G.A.F. Society, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a §501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is sponsored by the seven German- and Swiss-American Societies in Toledo.

The purpose of the German-American Festival is to promote and enhance the German and Swiss cultures as well as generates revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center in Oregon and a wide variety of scholarship, athletic and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area.

Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio, just ½ mile east of Coy Road.

Friday, August 24, 2012: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Parade and Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:00 p.m.)
Saturday, August 25, 2012: 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2012: 12:00 Noon – 11:00 p.m. with a German Language worship service at 10:30 a.m.
(Alcohol sales cease at 12:00 midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Wine and Liquor available on Sunday)
ADMISSION: General admission: $7.00 per person. Children 12 years of age and under admitted at no charge all weekend when accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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