The 2012 Bockfest Parade in Photos
Bockfest 2012 began yesterday with the annual parade from Cincinnati’s oldest bar, Arnold’s, up Main Street to Bockfest Hall in the OTR Brewery District. The parade was delayed a short amount of time by a violent storm system that swept through the tri-state and spawned deadly tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with those devastated by the storms. To donate and assist in the recovery effort, visti: cincinnatiredcross.org
Bockfest kicked off yesterday with as much fanfare as ever. The festivities begin today all over Over-the-Rhine. Tours through OTR’s breweries have sold out. There are still a few tickets left for tours of historic churches and latest residential developments Saturday and Sunday. Shop Bock continues both weekend days in OTR and the Craft Menagerie will take place from 11am to 4pm at Arnold’s downtown. Finally, the 2012 Sausage Queen will be crowned at Bockfest Hall today beginning at 7pm.
Here are some photos from the 2012 Bockfest Parade, the weather that preceded it and the celebrations that followed it (many pics taken from the realtime #Bockfest stream on twitter HERE. Names preceded by @ are twitter usernames):