Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bockbierfest Celebrated by Turn Verein in April

Turn Verein Celebrates Bockbier from Germany at the
45th Annual Bockbierfest
On Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2013

Spring starts in earnest with the annual celebration of the famous Bockbier coming to the Sacramento Turn Verein on Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2013. This traditional Bockbierfest will present authentic German Bockbier from Germany, great German music and a variety of German foods. Wonderful German dancing music will be provided by local favorite bands, plus special performances of German traditional dances by the Alpentänzer Schuhplattler.

On Friday evening, doors open at 6:00 p.m. with food service and bar available, with dancing from 7:00 until 11:00 p.m. The Grand Opening ceremony will take place on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. with an exciting flag parade and keg tapping. On Saturday, the Bockbierfest will observe expanded hours by opening at 3:00 p.m. with all activities available to enjoy until 11:00 p.m., German dance music will be provided in the Main Hall by The Gruber Family Band on both Friday and Saturday. In our Banquet Hall upstairs we will feature the great local band AKA-LIVE performing Friday and Saturday. Enjoy the bands from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each evening. The Turn Verein’s popular Kaffeehaus serves specialty desserts, and the new outdoor Biergarten will have unique Bockbier from Germany plus our delicious curry wurst.

General admission is $20 for adults; children up to 12 years, $5.00.

German Food, Bockbier from Germany, Biergarten, Pretzels, Wine, Champagne, & Kaffeehaus

The Sacramento Turn Verein, founded in 1854, moved to its present location in 1925. Now recognized as the center of German culture in Sacramento, the Turn Verein, the oldest still-active institution in Sacramento, supports seven special-interest sections and hosts several monthly and annual events to foster German culture. Additional information may be found on the Turn Verein website at

Submitted by Sacramento Turn Verein
Posted by Ron Setzer

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