Saturday March 3rd, 2018
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MAPLE PLAIN BUS
Buses from Mankato
Party Bus 2 is pictured to the left. Buses range from school buses, party buses to a luxury charter bus. Buses leave Kato at either 9am or 9:30am.
School buses leave from New Ulm at 5 pm to return to Mankato. School Buses will have discounts at select Mankato establishments. School buses leave at 9 am. Check in from 7:45 to 8:15
Party Buses 1-2 will leave Schell's at 5pm and will drop off at downtown New Ulm bars until 7, then return to Mankato. They will have drink discounts at select New Ulm and Mankato establishments. Buses leave at 9:30 am. Check in by 8:30 am.
You can bring a small cooler of beverages on the bus with you. No glass. Bus company and Bockfestbus not responsible for any items left on buses.
Bus from Twin Cities
Only running one bus the first year out. This trip starts at Monies Bar in Maple Plain. It is on the corner of Highway 12(394) and County Rd 19, very accessible.
Begins with a breakfast buffet before boarding charter bus to New Ulm at 9am. Bus should arrive at Schell's about 10:30am. Bockfest opens gates between 10:30 and 11am. Festival ends at 4:30, so the bus will leave at 5pm and return to Monies about 6:30pm. Bus capacity is only 40. You can bring a small cooler of beverages on the bus with you. No glass.
LODGING AND DINING IN MANKATO AND NEW ULM
It is best to stay close to the Pub 500 when taking the Mankato buses. This would include the Hilton and the Civic Center hotels. Otherwise, it is possible to have the bus drop you at other hotels upon return. If you stay at River Hills Hotel, they will shuttle you to and from Pub 500 for free.
Do not delay because rooms fill up quickly especially with Bockfest, Verizon Center events and sports all happening at same time.
In New Ulm, we love to frequent the B&L Bar, Veigel's Kaiserhof, Lola's Bistro, George's Fine Dining and Rodney's Tavern.
Riders will have opportunity for discounts and other special deals solely for them when you ride Bockfestbus.com.
By the time all is said and done, the cost for a DUI/DWI in Minnesota can easily be up to $10,000 or more.
OR you can ride with us for 40-65 dollars. No designated drivers needed, no need to plan anything...
Below- check out directions to starting locations, and weather update.