Bockfest is a three-day celebration of bock beer, the coming of spring and Cincinnati’s brewing heritage that takes place annually the first full weekend of March. The fun kicks off with a goat-led parade on Friday evening that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Cincinnati’s oldest saloon. The parade ends at Bockfest Hall where the ceremonial first keg is blessed and the celebrations officially begin. The Hall is open throughout the weekend and features live entertainment, food, historic walking tours, authors and breweriana, a homebrew competition, 5K, and, of course, bock beer. Festivities continue at more than a dozen participating venues in Over-the-Rhine and downtown. There is no cover charge for any of the participating venues and a free shuttle between venues is provided all weekend.

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