New Ulm Oktoberfest 2018

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Event Details

Come to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation! This traditional festival is modeled after one of the world’s largest celebrations, held each year for several centuries in Munich, Germany. New Ulm’s version takes place during the first two full weekends in October, with festivities happening all over town! The main locations for Oktoberfest in 2018 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Schell’s Brewery.

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Join us in historic downtown New Ulm for an Oktoberfest celebration in the streets both Saturdays of Oktoberfest! The first weekend features the Germanic-American Day Parade, which kicks off the downtown festival at 11am on Saturday, October 6. Organized by the New Ulm German-Bohemian Society, anyone who is proud of their Germanic heritage is invited to march in the parade! In 2017, we added a new parade to kick off the second weekend festivities, and this Oktoberfest Parade is planned again this year for 11am on Saturday, October 13. The end of both parade routes flows right into the Downtown Oktoberfest celebration, with music (a mix of traditional/polka/country/contemporary), German (and American) food, local beer (Schell’s/Grain Belt) and wine (Morgan Creek Vineyards/Doppeleichen Vineyards), and much more! Games, horse-drawn trolley rides, a stein-holding contest and more take place both Saturdays of Oktoberfest. Break out your dirndls and lederhosen and come join us!

Saturday, October 6
Germanic-American Day Parade, 11am
Bockfest Boys, 11am-1:30pm
Church of Cash, 2pm-5pm

Saturday, October 13
Oktoberfest Kostüme on Parade, 11am
Rich and the Resistors, 11am-2pm
Switch Road Band, 2pm-5pm

Saturdays, Oct 6 & 13
Intersection of Center St. and Minnesota St.
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Admission: Free

Best Western Plus:
Festivities at the Best Western Plus include a full schedule of “oom-pah!” with performances by New Ulm’s famous Concord Singers among other bands. Best Western Plus has expanded their celebration and added an outdoor music event featuring popular bands. The celebration kicks off with the official keg opening on Friday evening, a tradition that is still practiced today in Germany’s Oktoberfests. The food and music continue late into the night on both Fridays and both Saturdays of Oktoberfest.

Oct 5-6 & 12-13
Fridays: evening, Saturdays: all day!
2101 South Broadway
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Admission charged

Morgan Creek Vineyards:
Head to Morgan Creek Vineyards on October 6th for STOMP New Ulm! Morgan Creek Vineyards’ Oktoberfest 20th Annual Grape Stomp. Voted BEST Fall Event in Southern Minnesota by Explore Southern Minnesota! Harvest Festival with competitive grape-stomping – an honorable salute to the harvest season! Take off your shoes and get ready to dance! Traditional Morris Dancers and the Satori Belly Dancers perform on the winery grounds. Dancing, stomping, and revelry throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, Oct 6
23707 478th Ave
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Admission charged

Schell’s Brewery:
Schell’s Brewery knows how to throw a party, and their Schell’s Oktoberfest celebration, held on Saturday, October 13th this year, is no exception! Schell’s is a German Craft Beer company that was begun by German settlers here in New Ulm in 1860, so they know what they are doing when it comes to German festivals! Music, beer, and lederhosen abound!

Saturday, Oct 13
10:30am – Gates Open
10:45am – Beer Wagon Arrives
11am – Tapping of the Fest Keg
4:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
5pm – Close
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Admission charged


October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018 (All Day)(GMT-05:00)

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