Saturday March 2nd, 2019
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! If you have a group of 6 or more, you can get a discounted bulk price, contact me at [email protected]
Buses from Mankato
Buses range from school buses to party buses. Buses leave Kato in two waves, at either 9:00 am or 10 am after breakfast. This year, we added Spinners Bar in North Mankato also.
Wave 1 check in from 7:45 to 8:00 and leave about 9. Wave 2 checks in at 8:30 and leaves between 9:45 and 10am. Wave 1 and 2 buses leave from New Ulm at 5 pm to return to Mankato.
Wave 2 Party Bus 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
Spinners has breakfast burrito and a cocktail or tap included. $32
We highly recommend pre-purchasing your Bockfest Entry tickets. On sale Feb 4th.
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 Bus go downtown New Ulm.
Bus from Twin Cities- Maple Plain and Plymouth
One bus running this year. This year we added Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth to share bus with Monies Bar in Maple Plain. Monies is on the corner of Highway 12(394) and County Rd 19, very accessible.
Both begin with a breakfast buffet before boarding bus. Rock Elm includes a breakfast cocktail or tap. Rock Elm boards bus to New Ulm at 9am, Monies at about 9:20. Bus should arrive at Schell's about 11am. Bockfest opens at 11am. Festival ends at 4:30, so the bus will leave at 5pm and return to Monies about 6:30 and Rock Elm at 7pm. Bus capacity is only 54. You can bring a small soft sided cooler of beverages on the bus with you.
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.
If wanting to take Spinners bus, it would be best to stay at hotels around the 169 area to be closest. Some are almost walking distance away.
In New Ulm, we love to frequent the B&L Bar, where they make some of the best cocktails around and have every Schell beer on tap.
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 40-60 dollars. No designated drivers needed, no need to plan anything...
Below- check out directions to starting locations, and weather update.