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NuLu Business Association's annual spring event, NuLu Bock Fest returns on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00 pm to 6:00pm!

2024 marks the seventh year of the beloved event. This street festival spanning 3 blocks within the NuLu Neighborhood features the Jefferson County Farm Bureau adult and baby goat races, locally crafted bock beer, live music, kid’s activities, local vendors and more!

NuLu is coincidentally home to two goat named alleys, Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut, making it a fitting place for Louisville’s largest bock beer festival. Local breweries will serve up their 2024 bock beers, along with other selections. There will also be craft cocktails and mixed drinks for sale.

The annual Kentucky Proud Wurst Fest provides local restaurants the opportunity to put their spin on this traditional dish for the chance to be crowned the Best of the Wurst Fest Winner.

Join us as we drink locally brewed bock beers and enjoy the famous goat races on Market Street in a fun and safe atmosphere!

The goats participating in the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Goat Races are from Sunny Acres Farm. The Louisville Aggies, a local 4H group, will run alongside the goats helping them to the finish line. Grandstands will be placed on either side of the track for better audience viewing. New this year, WAVE3 will live-stream the races on wave3.com, which will be broadcasted at NuLu neighborhood bars and restaurants.

A total of eight races will take place beginning with the Blessing of the Goats and Bock Beer at 12:00 pm and ending at 6:00 pm. The featured race will be the Forecast Dash Baby Goat Race at 3:30 pm where Louisville’s meteorologists battle it out for a $500 prize made to the winning forecaster’s charity of choice.

Those interested in sponsoring a goat can get more information and complete the sponsorship form via the link below. Vendors, service providers, and non-profit organizations can sign up to participate as a vendor by emailing Lydia Babin with HB Productions via the link below. 

There will also be family-friendly activities including the Tipping Tractor, Bessie the Milking Cow, the Discovery Trailer, a Bubble Truck, a petting zoo, and more.













 



Saturday, February 2, 6:00-9:00pm
Red Tree

Kick off Bock Fest season at Red Tree with baby goat photo ops and specialty cocktails for sale.



Friday, February 23, 5:00-8:00pm
Copper & Kings

Embrace the winter at Copper & Kings' "Coats and Goats" under the Barn in the Courtyard. Join us for a night of lively festivities as you pet and play with goats from Sunny Acres farm. This event is open to all, and attendees will be able to enjoy complimentary snacks, exclusive swag, a BYO cocktail station, local vendors, and a live performance by Drew Crawley and friends.

Additionally, they will be accepting donations of new or lightly used winter items: coats (L, XL, 2XL preferred), $5 McDonalds gift cards, socks, sweatshirts, gloves, beanies, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. Items will be donated to Phoenix Health Center of Family Health Centers.




Saturday, March 2, 4:00pm-7:00pm
TAJ Louisville

Try a bock beer or a Taj cocktail and hang out with baby goats at Taj Bar. This event is 21+ only.



Saturday, March 9, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Bardstown Road

Come see goats on a float at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Louisville Downtown Partnership. Free 2024 Bock Fest koozies will be passed out throughout the parade.



Saturday, March 16, 10:30am
TAJ Louisville

Join us for Goat Yoga on the Taj Bar/ Wick's Pizza patio at 10:30am!



Saturday, March 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Garage Bar

The Bock Fest Paddock Party will be at Garage Bar starting at 2:00pm until 5:00pm. Attendees will be able to meet the race contenders and enjoy a wonderful day in NuLu.



















Volunteers to help day of the event?

We need lots of volunteers to make the day run smoothly, call or email Trevor Cravens to sign-up!
trevor@hbproductionsllc.com
859-492-9492




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