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):

Bockfest weather via Ian Timothy Forsgren

Sun at Bockfest Hall via @bockfest

Skies opening via @cliffyballgame

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

Sun on the Trojan Goat via @cliffyballgame

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

Trojan Goat via @ScottG13

Cincinnati Malt Infusers float via @mt_williams

Trojan Goat via @PaigeMalott

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

Ketchup vs Mustard in Bockfest Parade via @thecityflea

Brewery District float via @ScottG13

Bockfest Parade crowd via @nammitt

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

Cincinnati Malt Infusers float via @dotrillem

Bockfest Parade via @atomicnumberten

Bockfest Parade via @jonchadmckenzie

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

2012 Bockfest Parade via Kati Bakes

Trojan Goat at Bockfest Hall via @GWZ945

Jim Tarbell at Bockfest Hall via Chris Seelbach

Bockfest Hall via @berry198

Bockfest Hall via @cliffyballgame

Bockfest Hall crowd via @cliffyballgame

Jake Speed and the Freddies at Bockfest Hall via Kati Bakes

Trojan Goat at Bockfest Hall via @berry198

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