Shopping Opener

The hunt is on in November in New Ulm!  While some are deer hunting, come to the Annual Shopping Opener in New Ulm! No license is needed for this destination event.  November 2-4, 2018.

Shopping divas make it a tradition to kick off the shopping season here in New Ulm. Eat, stay and play! The New Ulm Specialty Shops have joined together for open houses, tasty treats, events and giveaways.

Check out the Women’s Expo – over 100 vendor booths, crafts, wellness, home businesses and more. This event is sponsored by the Early Childhood Family Education Program and grows every year.

The GnomeMade Artisan Market will host open houses throughout the city on the weekend of the Shopping Opener.

Don’t miss all of the creative energy that this town has to offer! Grab your gear, polish up your charge card and plan a visit to New Ulm for Shopping Opener.

Location: Downtown and all around town.
Date/Times: 1st full weekend in November
Contact: 507-233-4300

2018 Shopping Opener Schedule
Events are still being scheduled. Check back for updates!

More details about these events on the Event Calendar.

Thursday, November 1

9am-5pm - 40th Anniversary Open House/Magic Water
5-7pm – GnomeMade Market Preview: Little Brick House on State, From the Heart Creations, the Needle House, and New Ulm Community Market Artisans (see flyer below)
5:15-6:15pm – Yoga 101/The WELLness Collective
5:30-8:30pm - Power of the Purse - United Way Fundraiser/Best Western Plus

Friday, November 2

8am-5pm - Craft Sale/1121 18th South St.
8am-5:30pm – GnomeMade Market (see flyer below)
9am-5pm - 40th Anniversary Open House/Magic Water
9:30am-5pm – Book Sale/New Ulm Public Library
11am-5pm – Christmas Open House/Schell’s Brewery Gift Shop
11am-9pm - Wine Diva Days/Morgan Creek Vineyards
12-4pm – Museum/Schell’s Brewery 
1 and 3pm – Tours/Schell’s Brewery 
4-7pm – Holiday Dinner Party Sampling/Hy-Vee Foods
4-7pm - Fantastic Finds on Franklin/1622 S. Franklin St.
5pm - Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony/Turner Hall
6-9:30pm - Divas through the Decades/State Street Theater
7pm – Horejski Graphics Night at the Steel/New Ulm Civic Center
7:30pm – Crazy for You/MLC Fall Musical
7:30-10:30pm – Live Music with Ace in the Whole/The Grand Kaberet

Saturday, November 3

8am-5pm - Craft Sale/1121 18th South St.
8am-5:30pm – GnomeMade Market (see flyer below)
8:30am-1pm – United Methodist Bazaar & Luncheon/1 N. Broadway St.
9am-12pm – New Ulm Community Market/516 1st North St.
9am-12pm - 40th Anniversary Open House/Magic Water
9am-2pm – Women’s Expo and Craft Fair/Jefferson Elementary School (see flyer below)
9am-2pm – WELLness Boutique and Rejuvenation Station/The WELLness Collective
9am-2pm - October Minnesota: Photography by Kyle Krenz/The WELLness Collective
9am-4pm - Fantastic Finds on Franklin/1622 S. Franklin St.
9:30am-1pm - Book Sale/New Ulm Public Library
10am-2pm – 2018 Inductee Showcase/Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
11am-2pm – Wearhouse Market Trunk Show/Century 21 Red Shoe Realty
11am-5pm – Christmas Open House/Schell’s Brewery Gift Shop
11am-9pm - Wine Diva Days/Morgan Creek Vineyards
12, 1, 2, 3, and 4pm - Tours/Schell’s Brewery 
2-9pm – Starkeller Brewery and Taproom
5-9pm – Of Course, A Guy Did It/Murder Mystery Dinner/Best Western Plus
7:30pm – Crazy for You/MLC Fall Musical
7:30-10:30pm – Live Music with Arne Fogel and Rick Carlson/The Grand Kaberet

Sunday, November 4

11am-2pm Sunday Brunch/Morgan Creek Vineyards
11am-3pm – GnomeMade Market (see flyer below)
11am-5pm - Wine Diva Days/Morgan Creek Vineyards
11am-5pm – Christmas Open House/Schell’s Brewery Gift Shop
12-4pm – Museum/Schell’s Brewery
1, 2, 3 and 4pm - Tours/Schell’s Brewery 
2pm – Crazy for You/MLC Fall Musical

GnomeMade Market:

Women's Expo and Craft Fair: