Bavarian Blast

July brings Bavarian Blast to the Brown County Fairgrounds for a weekend-long celebration of our German heritage and culture, July 15-17.  2016 marks the festival’s 11th year and it will again bring together crowd-pleasing, energetic bands from Europe, 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, “Molly B.”

Enjoy the festival under huge tents 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, Morgan Creek wines and 1919 Root Beer.

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, and the famous Grand Parade on Sunday at 12:30pm. Saturday’s afternoon of family-friendly contests have become a huge hit with wiener-dog races, a beer stein-holding contest, a sauerkraut-eating contest, and more.

Come early for the Pre-Fest on Thursday night! Transit Authority, a Chicago tribute band, begins at 6pm, followed by the Fabulous Armadillos who will play into the night! Come enjoy the craziness! Onsite camping is available, but book early, it fills up.


Bavarian Blast

July 15-17, 2016
Brown County Fairgrounds
Fri-Sat: 11am-12:30am, Sun: 11am-9:30pm


Thurs, July 14
Brown County Fairgrounds
Click here for more details about the Pre-Fest celebration!