Celebrate Bavarian Blast, the Biggest Festival of the Summer!!

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Celebrate Bavarian Blast, the Biggest Festival of the Summer!!

Bavarian Blast

This year marks the 12th year of Bavarian Blast, a German-American music and food festival, sure to be a great time! The festival takes place the third weekend of July, this year landing on July 14-16, with a Pre-Blast celebration on July 13th. The festival is held at the Brown County Fairgrounds, where there will be ample seating under the large tents or around the tree-lined grounds. 

There will be a diverse musical line up, including German-style bands, old-time, rock and country music! Nationally-known musicians as well as local favorites take the stages all weekend long! The fun begins at Thursday night’s Pre-Blast with performances by Church of Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute Band), Transit Authority (Chicago Tribute Band), and Takin’ It To The Limit: An Eagles Tribute (with Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos). Friday through Sunday, multiple stages will feature shows by: Squeezebox with Mollie B., Austrian Express, Alpensterne, Concord Singers, Fabulous Armadillos, Schell’s Hobo Band, Wendinger Band, Leon Olsen Show, Matt Hodek & the Dakota Dutchmen, The Bockfest Boys, Larry Olsen, The Original German Band, and the New Ulm Municipal Band.

Bavarian Blast is fun for the whole family, so bring the kids (admission for children 16 and under is free)! Along with music, Saturday activities include:

  • Sauerkraut Eating Contest
  • Stein-Holding Competition
  • Barrel Rolling
  • Dog Races
  • Children’s Activities
  • 5K/10K

Sunday events include a breakfast served by the Farm-City Hub Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Sunday morning polka service with Molly B. at 10 a.m. and make sure to catch the Bavarian Blast Parade at 12:30!

The festival also provides food vendors selling German and American food, along with craft beer and local wines. Souvenir vendors will sell German imported items and more. On-site camping is offered as well as free on-site parking! 

Admission to Thursday’s Pre-Blast is $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and includes Friday admission.  Weekend Passes to the festival (Fri-Sun) are $25.  Daily admission for Friday and Saturday are $15 and Sunday admission is $5. Free admission for 16 and under.  Bavarian Blast buttons are for sale at the New Ulm Visitor Center (1 N Minnesota St.) for $3, and include free Sunday admission. Admission for children 16 and under is free Fri-Sun. There is an exclusive offer through Explore Minnesota for Buy One, Get One single day admission here.

For more information about the event or for the entertainment schedule, visit the Bavarian Blast website  or stop into the New Ulm Visitor Center.  Contact Bavarian Blast by email at info@bavarianblast.com or by phone at 1-888-463-9856 with any questions or comments.  Follow Bavarian Blast on Facebook

Come to Bavarian Blast to see why #GermansHaveMoreFun!

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