March 1, 2014
Sip some Bock and pray for Spring
While the beer doesn’t always speed the arrival of Spring, it will at least keep you warm. Come beckon warmer weather with a mug full of Bock, dancing and food. Seven bocks of winter are already in hiding in Flandrau State Park, waiting for brave festers to venture out and capture them. Armed with completely useless clues and Bock beer, hunters will comb the park in search of these elusive bocks. Our two human St. Bernards, with kegs of Bock beer strapped to their backs, are ready to be dispatched at moments at the first signs of thirst. Oft-repeated tales depict their heroic exploits, finding festers roaming the woods at wits end, searching for another glass of Schell’s Bock beer. Once they receive nourishment, they find the strength to go forth and continue their search for the stealthy bocks. Legend has it if all seven bocks of winter are captured and brought back to the brewery, winter will release its icy grip on Minnesota and bring an early spring. (This has never been scientifically proven and is widely disputed among scholars to this day)
For those not hearty enough to leave the Schell’s Brewery fest grounds, feel no shame. Schell’s Beer, brats, live music and a warm fire await you. Grab yourself a Schell’s Bock and brag to your friends of how you braved the Minnesota forest “last year” and found all seven bocks yourself. Your friends will be so impressed with your exploits, you probably won’t have to buy another beer the entire time you’re here. Head over to the fire and have your beer “poked” by our fire tenders, giving your Bock beer some nice caramel notes.
And when the final bock has been wrangled, the last Ring of Fire sung, the last keg tapped and last mug hoisted, the Bock Fest Boys will send festers off with a smile to “You Are My Sunshine.”
But the party doesn’t stop there. Festers flock to downtown New Ulm for a fun-filled night of friendship. And when the night has run its course and its time to call it quits, we ask that you call for a ride home!
Saturday, February 14th 2015: 11:00am-4:30pm at the brewery.
• Ticket cost $10
• Limited number of tickets sold in advance- Advance ticket sales will begin at the gift shop on February 13th. Gift shop will open its doors at 10 a.m. that day and will sell tickets as long as they are available. There is a limit of 20 tickets per person the day of advance ticket sales.
• Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event
• 21 plus event. ID’s required
•No backpacks or pets are allowed on the fest grounds the day of Bock Fest.
•Plan on taking a bus to Bock Fest? Check out this link to ensure your bus meets all inspection requirements from the Minnesota State Patrol: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/topics/?type=statute&id=S5512917&year=2013
•Phone orders are not available at this time.
•It is illegal to drink on the streets of New Ulm so we ask that if you are coming early to get in line, refrain from drinking on the streets. Festers refusing to abide by this may be cited by local authorities.
•No outside food or beverages will be allowed inside the gates.
•Let’s have an awesome time this year! Bock Fest is a great event where people come from all over the United States (and even the world) to enjoy a joyous day out in the Minnesota elements!
•Sorry no refunds on advanced tickets.