Once upon a time there was a fearless warrior who brought great taste to the masses... and his name was Mustard Man!
Mustard Man emerged from the shadows for Bockfest 2011, when he led the Mustard Club group in the Bockfest parade. He handed out small packets of Händlmaier’s mustard to bemused onlookers, and generally rocked the yellow lycra. In 2012, Mustard Man defeated Ketchup the Kid in a title bout — “Bocky 20” — during that year’s Bockfest parade. His efforts helped the club earn the “Best Parade Entry” trophy. And Mustard Man helped us celebrate Bockfest turning 21 in the 2013 parade. With Mustard Man's help — and the help of all of dedicated volunteers — we won the GACL’s "German Spirit" award in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Bockfest parades, and was awarded the “Best Music Entry” in 2017 and 2018.
But Mustard Man is not just our Bockfest mascot, he’s the party starter, the rallying figure of Mustard Club, and the embodiment of our fun-loving spirit. He’s made appearances at some of our monthly “meetings,” multiple Oktoberfest celebrations, and even a couple pub crawls.
The first Mustard Man was Ross, who left the role to go on active duty in the Marine Corps. Then our Mustard Man was Nick, who proudly wore the yellow, until he married Mustard Maiden Chrissy in 2013. Now our the Mustard Man helm is donned by Lenny.
Where ever good taste and condiments are needed... Mustard Man will be there, spreading the word about Händlmaier’s mustard and our Mustard Club!
Mustard Man is often joined by his faithful krewe of condiment heroes, including Colonel Mustard (James) and Sergeant Mustard (Dan), together battling the evil and dreaded Ketchup the Kid, as well as bringing cheer and good taste to all occasions!