Cappel’s Prepares for Cincinnati’s Bockfest

Monk Wig BockfestAs is often the case, there is more than one version of how Bock beer got its name. One goes like this: Sometime during the 17th Century in Munich, Germany, German monk, who’d been drinking beer for its nutritional content during his Lenten fast, tripped and fell over a goat. The beer brewed by those monks became known as Bock, meaning goat, beer.Monk Robe Adult Halloween Costume

The other version is that 17th century Bavarian monks mispronounced the name of the city of Einbeck where the brew originated in the 14th century, calling the beer “ein Bock” which means “a goat.”

Regardless of which story you tell, a Cincinnati marketing promotion for Bock beer led to what is now the largest Bockfest in the world being held the first weekend of March, in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Supersoft Foam Halloween Mask Goat

The fun begins with a parade led by a “court” of people in costume, and a goat! Costume ideas for this parade include monk’s robes, monk wigs, Alpine or German outfits, Goat masks, and anything to do with beer, and sausage.



Later, a lucky woman will be named Sausage Queen, and someone, male or female, will win the beard competition. There is even an award for the best fake beard!Costume Beard and Moustache - Available in 4 colors

About Steffi Cappel

Stef completed a doctorate in education and after 10 years in higher education, joined him in the family business (which is a lot more fun!). In 1990, Ray and his cousin Rich bought Cappel's Display from their dads, at which time they officially incorporated as Cappel's Inc. The cousins have successfully adapted to the changing party needs of the community and continue to evolve in retail, wholesale, and internet commerce.