Sunday, January 21, 2018

You may be asking "what is Bockfest"?

First, you may be asking "what is Bockfest?" Bockfest is held annually on the grounds of Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Mn. It began originally as a feast to accompany Lent but has blossomed into an early spring must-do, fun festival. Thousands of festers gather to signal the upcoming spring months by enjoying Bock Beer, bratwursts, pretzels and the comradery of being with their friends, families and new found kinships. We at Mnbeerbus/Bockfestbus strive to keep people safe and alive, DUI-free and to provide an extremely fun day for all of it's riders. There is no need to plan hardly anything except the purchase of your seats. Let us take care of all the rest. Breakfast buffet provides the base for the day, buses provide safe travel and discounts save your wallets.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Departure spots and info


Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth Riders:
Through February 23rd- 2 riders for $100

The plan is meet for breakfast buffet at Rock Elm Tavern at 8am with the charter bus leaving at 9am. Riders get choice of 1 Breakfast Cocktail such as Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, etc. Approximately 90 mn ride to New Ulm. Bus will leave to return at 5pm and should be back to Plymouth about 7pm.

Monies in Maple Plain Riders:
The plan is meet for breakfast buffet at Monies at 8am with the charter bus leaving at about 9:20am. Approximately 90 mn ride to new Ulm. Bus will leave to return at 5pm and should be back to Maple Plain about 6:30pm.

North Mankato Spinners Bar Riders:
Check in between 8am and 8:15am. Buses leave about 9:15am. Riders receive breakfast burrito and choice of cocktail such as Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, etc. Spinners shares bus with Wave 1 from Pub 500.


Mankato Pub 500 Party Bus Riders:
The plan is to go to New Ulm bars from 5-6:30pm. Riders get two 2 for 1 drinks at B&L Bar. All riders will have wristbands that signal they are on party bus. Check in between 8 and 8:45am.


Mankato Pub 500 Wave 1 Riders:


Check in between 8am and 8:15am. Buses leave at 9am


Pub 500 Wave 2 Riders, including Party Bus: 

Check in between 8:30-8:45am. Buses leave at 9:45-10am


Agenda for the Day

Breakfast buffet runs from 8am to 9:30am. Bockfest opens at 11, and closes at 430. All buses will load up from 430 to 5, leaving at 5pm sharp. Plan is to have them lined up in Target parking lot in same order. It arrives back at Mankato about 530ish.
Party Bus will be going to downtown New Ulm to sample some of their old world hospitality, picking up at the B&L Bar at 6:30 sharp to return to Mankato. B & L Bar is at 15 N Minnesota Street.

Top things to remember:
7- This is supposed to be a fun event, make sure it stays that way.
6- Beers in the past have cost 3 tickets. It takes about 2 1/2 beers to fill a Bubba Keg.
5- Don't stop at the first Ticket Booth, there is another one farther up. They also sell $20 quick packs near gate. I usually get $40 worth but have never spent all of it.
4- Make sure you bring your ID. Must be 21 to enter.
3- Buy a big mug, like the Bubba Keg
2- Cash, have it before we leave. Unless something changes, there is no atm at Bockfest.

1- RULE NUMBER ONE- DO NOT BE LATE!. The buses WILL pull out at 9 and 9:45 am and leave at 5 and 7pm. We will not wait for anyone for any reason. I try to be a good boy and assure all get on for the morning takeoff, but no guarantee of that on the return. Bockfest, ya know.


Question: How much will I spend for the day? Answer: Entry ticket is $10, which you can buy online on February 4th. Most people will not spend more than $40 at the festival itself, and that includes food purchases.


WHEN THE BUSES DROP YOU OFF, THEY WILL BE DROPPING OFF ON CHERRY STREET INTO THE LARGE PARKING RAMP PARKING LOT. IF GOING BACK TO PUB 500, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PUT YOUR ALCOHOL/COOLERS INTO YOUR CAR BEFORE GOING IN BUILDING.


YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE, WHETHER IT BE VOMIT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. IF I AM CHARGED FOR IT, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR IT. SO PLEASE BEHAVE AND BE RESPECTFUL. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR FRIENDS- YOU KNOW WHICH ONES THEY ARE.  - THANKS!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Departure Spots:. Mankato, North Mankato, Plymouth and Maple Plain



Pub 500
500 South Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001
1-507-625-6500

Spinners Bar
301 Belgrade Avenue
North Mankato, Mn 56003
(507) 625-9751

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Rock Elm Tavern
16605 County Road 24
Plymouth, Mn 55447
(763)208-4451

Monies Bar
4820 Highway 12
Maple Plain, MN 55359
(763) 479-2717