Bockfest 2020

Join 499 of your closest friends as we shut down the Great Dane Hilldale for our 7th annual Bockfest. We'll be featuring more than 30 bock beers from your favorite local breweries!


About this Event

Please mark your calendars and get your tickets to the 7th annual Great Dane Bockfest INDOORS at our Hilldale location on Saturday, March 7th! We'll be joined by your favorite local breweries, pouring unlimited samples of over 30 Bock beers.

Sip to your heart's content and enjoy unlimited samplings, a commemorative glass, a Bavarian pretzel bar, Hammerschlagen, and raffles. 100% of raffle proceeds will benefit the GiGi's Playhouse Madison.

Participating Breweries

Guest Taps

  • Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
  • Andechs Doppelbock

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When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door day of the event for $45.

Where is the event located, and what are the hours of operation?

The event is located at the Great Dane Hilldale. Our Hilldale location will shut down for the festival with a limit of 500 tickets sold. The street address is 357 Price Place, Madison, WI 53705. The festival takes place from 12 PM-4 PM.

Will food be available at the event?

Yes, in addition to our free Bavarian pretzel buffet, we will have food available for purchase from our Executive Chef, Matt Pace.

Are there shuttles provided for the festival?

We won't be offering shuttles to/from the festival, but our staff is happy to assist with securing a cab or Uber as needed. As always, designated drivers are encouraged and welcome to attend for a discounted price of $10.

What is your Designated Driver policy?

Designated Driver tickets are available for purchase at the door the day of the event for $10 and include unlimited complimentary soft drinks and the Bavarian Pretzel Bar. Designated drivers will be carded upon entry to the festival, and must be 21 to enter.