All the Wieners We Saw at the Final Sausage Queen Preliminary at Lucius Q


The 27th-annual Bockfest is back this weekend with three days of protracted celebration for the coming of spring, bock beer and OTR’s brewing heritage.

The Little Kings Bockfest Sausage Queen is one of the most highly regarded positions of the festival — a gender-neutral royal who reigns over Cincinnati and the festival until the next year's crowning. The queen will lead the 2020 Bockfest Parade, carrying a symbolic tray of bockwurst. Preliminary rounds were held at bars and restaurants across the city leading up to the festival and the competition finals will take place Saturday where entrants will be judged on personality, presence and talent — which means there will be a whole bunch of weird displays of sausage eating.

The final Sausage Queen preliminary round took place over the weekend at Pendleton's Lucius Q, crowning the final contender. Here are all the photos from the event.

| Photos by Hailey Bollinger