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 the 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 6:30 p.m. with an exciting flag march 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. Our Banquet Hall upstairs with feature great local band AKA-LIVE performing Friday and Saturday, enjoy the band from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Turn Verein’s delicious Kaffeehaus serves specialty desserts and the new outdoor Biergarten will have unique Bockbier from Germany plus our wonderful curry wurst.
General admission is $20 for adults, children up to 12 years, $5.00.
German Food, Bockbier from Germany, Biergarten, 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 six 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 www.sacramentoturnverein.com.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, We do serve alocholic beverages so we will veify all guests age. You will receive a wristband at the entrance when your ID is checked. We require all guests to wear a wristband. Those guests not of age or who do not wish to drink alcohol will receive a non-alcohlic wristband.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We are corrdinating a parking lot nearby. Details to follow.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
By phone at (916)442-7360 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please, present your ticket at our VIP Admission.
What is the refund policy?
Your ticket purchase can be canceled via Eventbrite up to the day before your ticket Admission date.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, We understand that one guest may purchase a group or block of tickets with their name on each ticket. We request that each guest have an individual ticket for Admission.
Sacramento Turn Verein
Where is the center for German traditions in Sacramento?
It’s right here at the Sacramento Turn Verein, where folks with German ancestry and people with an interest in German culture congregate – to socialize, to study German, to party, to exercise, and to carry on some old German traditions – like Oktoberfest, Erntedankfest, Bockbierfest, Feuerzangenbowle, Maifest and other fun events
Many drive past this building at 3349 J Street, curious to know what those German words “Turn Verein” mean. Most are surprised to learn that “Turn Verein” means “Gymnastic Club.”
It all started in the early 1800s at a time when Europe’s many small German states were moving toward liberation and a unified German nation. Promoters of democratic reforms began training in vigorous physical exercise (referred to as “patriotic gymnastics”) as a means toward that end. Thus the Turn Verein movement grew – and spread to America, led by its many German immigrants.
The German nation was finally born in 1871. Our Sacramento Turn Verein, founded in 1854, is the oldest still- active institution in our big city. Welcome!
(Pronounce it – “TOORN-fair-ine”)