Bockfest’s 25th Anniversary

In Wisconsin, we embrace the winter — especially if it comes with an ice-cold beer.

Capital Brewery & Bier Garten’s annual Bockfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 26, bringing the popular winter celebration back to in-person with the release of its Blonde Doppelbock and Maibock craft beers.

Bockfest also features live music by the Sixteen Candles Band, a fish toss, 1K “Running of the Blondes,” and food for sale from local vendors.

So, bust out your fanciest pretzel necklaces and warmest winter attire — Bockfest is happening in 2022!

Capital Brewery's Bockfest celebration, 2020
Bockfest -2020


This event is strictly for those 21 years and older and pre-ticket sales still require a valid ID on day of entry. Purchase tickets online here.

  • General admission tickets (now through Feb. 25) are $15 plus tax with entry at 11 a.m.
  • VIP tickets are $20 plus tax and include early entry at 10 a.m. and one free annual or seasonal beer (excludes Blonde Doppelbock).
  • Tickets the day-of are $25 plus tax.

No carry-ins of food or beverages, but pretzel/snack necklaces are allowed.


Two Middleton hotels are also offering special deals for Bockfest through Feb. 14 – learn more here, and view all nine of Middleton’s hotels here.


Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver. See above for hotel links and see below for parking:

Free public parking:

  • VA Municipal Lot at 7905 Terrace Avenue (open all weekend, overnight parking acceptable)
  • City parking lot at 7701 Terrace Avenue
  • City parking lot at 2428 Terrace Avenue (24-hour limit, overnight acceptable)
  • NO PARKING on even-numbered side of Terrace Avenue the day of the event.


Bockfest will take place rain, snow, sleet or shine. There are no refunds on tickets and it’s an outdoor event, so dress accordingly.


Pets and children are not permitted at the event. Weapons are not permitted.

Bockfest, the event, and Capital Brewery will abide by current Dane County Covid safety regulations. Click here for current order. All must wear a mask while indoors when not eating or drinking.


Sponsors include Middleton BBQ Company and Visit Middleton


Capital Brewery
7734 Terrace Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562

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