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Bockfest: Things to know before you goat

Mar 01, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Why goats? The word "bock" means "goat" in German, so the creators of Cincinnati's very first Bockfest parade

in 1993 decided that the first barrel of locally-brewed bock beer should be transported by goat cart.

Cincinnatians aren't shy about getting a little silly when celebrating their German heritage. The city hosts the world's largest chicken dance during Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, after all. But it's Bockfest where we really wear our weird well, and we do it in the neighborhood mos...