Join us for these events that give everyone something to look forward to amid a long, cold winter.
Fasching is an old carnival tradition that originated in the European Alps to chase away winter. Each year, strips of cloth are strung around the downtown area in the German peasant tradition, and the “Narren,” masked characters in colorful costumes, walk the streets inviting people to the party.
Join the Narren on Friday, Feb 9th as they “capture” the Mayor of New Ulm. On Saturday morning, they hosting an event for kids at the New Ulm Public Library from 9:30-10:30 am, followed by a parade downtown at 11:11am. The Narren will also be at Harman Park from 1-2:30pm. Visit the event calendar to learn more about these events: http://business.newulm.com/events/calendar/2018-02-01
Fasching Festival, hosted by the Concord Singers, is held at Best Western Plus on Feb 10th and includes music, food and dancing, and costumes are encouraged! Click here to learn more.
Schell’s Bock Fest takes place outdoors on the grounds of Schell’s brewery on Saturday, March 3. Enjoy an award-winning beer or root beer beside a big bonfire and a few thousand friends. The highlight of the day is the Bock Medallion Hunt, when participants use clues to find the “bocks” (a gruff and stubborn goat of winter), to win cash and merchandise prizes. For more details, visit Schell’s website.
Be safe when attending Bock Fest and don’t drink and drive! There are two free shuttle buses that will be making continuous loops around New Ulm. Catch a ride and take in other happening around town! Stay tuned for the shuttle schedule. The downtown is always hopping before and after Bock Fest, and there is an after-party at the Green Mill/Best Western Plus. View Event Calendar online for more entertainment options!
Coming to Bock Fest and can’t find a hotel room in New Ulm? Catch the MN Beer Bus from Mankato or Maple Plain!
Above photo by Don Borstad.