July brings Bavarian Blast to the Brown County Fairgrounds for a weekend-long celebration of our German heritage and culture, July 14-16. 2017 marks the festival’s 12th year and it will again bring together crowd-pleasing, energetic nationally-known musicians, as well as our own “Ambassadors of Goodwill” – The Concord Singers. With a variety of other entertainers, there is a refreshing blend of entertainment for all, including past favorite, Mollie B., Alpensterne, and Austrian Express.
Enjoy the festival under a huge tent and polka "hall" with comfortable seating on bleachers and tables and benches. Whet your appetite with a variety of delicious foods and then quench your thirst in the beer garden with one of New Ulm’s local brews – August Schell beers and 1919 Root Beer. A full bar is available and local wines are also served.
In addition to music and food under the festival tents, visitors will enjoy arts and crafts displays, a 10-k or 2-mile “fun run,” souvenir and recorded music sales, authentic German clothing and merchandise vendors, and the famous Bavarian Blast Parade on Sunday at 12:30pm. Saturday’s afternoon of family-friendly contests have become a huge hit with dog races, a beer stein-holding contest, barrel rolling, a sauerkraut-eating contest, and more. Come early on Sunday for the unique experience of Sunday Morning Polka Service with Mollie B. at 10am! Breakfast served by the Farm-City Hub Club will begin at 8am on Sunday.
Come early for the Pre-Fest on Thursday night! Church of Cash begins at 4:30pm, followed by Transit Authority, a Chicago tribute band. The highlight of the evening will be Takin' It To The Limit: An Eagles Tribute (with Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos), which will continue into the night! Can't make it Thursday? The Fabulous Armadillos will be back to party-it-up on Friday night, too! Come enjoy the craziness! Onsite camping is available, but book early, it fills up.
Thurs, July 13
Brown County Fairgrounds
Begins at 4:30pm