Saturday March 3rd, 2018
How to reserve a seat: Hit the button of the jump-off point you wish to use, either Mankato or the cities. Pick the number of seats you want and complete purchase procedure. Either use Paypal or select use credit or debit card below. You can print your receipt but you will be on bus list already- thank you! Do not select "previous Bockfester" unless you rode with us last year. IF you have a group of 6 or more, you can get a discounted bulk price, contact me at [email protected]
MAPLE PLAIN BUS
UP TO 320 SEATS
Buses from Mankato
Buses range from school buses, party buses to possibly a luxury charter bus. Buses leave Kato in two waves, at either 9:30 am or 10:30 am after breakfast. This year, we are trying something new- just buy a leave time, not a specific bus.
Wave 1 and 2 buses leave from New Ulm at 5 pm to return to Mankato. All riders will have discounts at select Mankato establishments. Wave 1 check in from 7:45 to 8:00 and leave between 9 and 9:10. Wave 2 checks in at 9:15 and leaves between 10 and 10:15am.
Wave 2 Party Buses 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.
We highly recommend pre-purchasing your Bockfest Entry tickets.
You can bring a small soft-sided cooler of beverages on the bus with you. No glass.
Breakdown of Mankato buses to choose from:
Wave 1 is all school buses that return to Mankato at 5.
Wave 2 is school buses returning at 5 also.
Wave 2 Party Buses go downtown New Ulm until 7pm.
Bus from Twin Cities
Only bus running this year. 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 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. Bus scheduled to be charter bus but may be switched to party bus if capacity not filled (54 or 40).
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.