Festivals & Events

New Ulm is known as "The City of Festivals". Below are the four most popular festivals of the year. Additional festivals and events can be found under the Chamber's Calendar button, but here are some of the more popular for 2009-2010:

Bavarian Blast

"Das Fest mit Fun"   Come for the food and for the fun.  A festival in New Ulm to be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
July 16-18, 2010
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Oktoberfest is a joint festival of the New Ulm Holiday Inn (Friday evening and all day Saturday) and the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce (Saturday 11 am - 7 pm). This festival features musical entertainment, including the Concord Singers. Oktoberfest also features a variety of good German food and local Schell's beer at both locations. Horse-drawn trolley rides are given on Saturday (weather permitting) downtown. The trolley passes some of New Ulm's historic homes.

Entertainment downtown on Center Street will be from 11 am to 5 pm. Food and beverages will be available from 11 am - 5 pm. German-American Day Parade will be downtown on October 2 at 11 am beginning at the Glockenspiel.

October 1-2 and 8-9, 2010
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Bockfest is an outdoor winter fest on the grounds of August Schell Brewing Company, www.schellsbrewery.com.
February 13, 2010


Fasching originated in the European Alps to chase the winter away. The festival features good German food and beverages, arts and crafts, music, and a costume contest. Check out the website for more information.
February 13, 2010
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Home Show
A free show, held at the Civic Center, 12th North & Franklin Streets

March 26 - 28, 2010

Syttende Mai
Hanska Elementary School

May 2010

Free car show on Sunday
2403 South Broadway

June 2010

Brown County Free Fair
Tractor pull, demo derby, rides, displays and musical entertainment.

Aug. 2010

River Blast
Outdoor festival to focus attention on the Minnesota River. Music, food, canoe rides, free camping and a Flotilla Parade on Saturday. www.riverblast.org

Sept. 3-4, 2010

Grape Stomp
Cambria Crush: The Great Annual Grape Stomp

Oct. 2010

Pumpkin Fest
11 am - 4 pm; 3 miles west on County Road 27. Petting zoo, country store, food wagon, live music, corn maze, Scarecrow Avenue and Halloween Hair. Pumpkins for sale.

Oct. 2010

Holiday Craft Weekend/
Shopping Opener
In-home craft sales and events throughout New Ulm.

Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 2010

Parade of Lights
6 pm, Minnesota Street between 4th South and 4th North

Nov. 26, 2010

St. Nicholas Visit
Children gather to welcome St. Nicholas and his sidekick Krumpus. Entertainment and treats for the children. Held at 3 pm in the New Ulm High School, 414 South Payne.

Dec. 6, 2010


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