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2010 Bockfest Photos

Two weeks ago today, the 2010 Bockfest celebrations kicked off at Mecklenberg Gardens in Corryville. The festival celebrating the coming of bock beer, among other things, carried on through the weekend and attracted thousands of visitors to Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Visitors came to celebrate Cincinnati rich brewing heritage, explore historic churches and breweries in Over-the-Rhine, take part in the Bockfest’s many festivities including the parade from Arnold’s Bar & Grill up Main Street through Over-the-Rhine, and drink lots of beer. The fair weather brought huge crowds out to this year’s festival, and Cincinnati photographer and historian Jake Mecklenborg (no relation to Mecklenberg Gardens) was there to capture it all.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.