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 3-5, 2017.

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 vendors with demonstrations, 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

2017 Shopping Opener Schedule
Events are still being scheduled. Check back for updates!

Thursday, November 2

GnomeMade Market, 5-7pm

  • From the Heart Creations, 610 N. Payne St.
  • Primitive Gatherings, 14 S. Minnesota St.
  • The Needle House, 1422 N. Payne St.
  • Grapevine Divas, 506 1st North St.
  • New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative, 506 1st North St.

    Friday, November 3

GnomeMade Market, 8am-5:30pm

  • Castle Crafts and Gifts, 205 N. Broadway St./New Ulm Armory
  • From the Heart Creations, 610 N. Payne St.
  • The Fruit Cellar, 417 1st South St.
  • Grapevine Divas, 506 1st North St.
  • Hounds and Honeys, 1708 N. Garden St.
  • Lindbacken Artisans, 622 Center St./Lind House
  • Little Brick House on State, 400 N. State St.
  • The Needle House, 1422 N. Payne St.
  • New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative, 506 1st North St.
  • No. 213, 211 N. Minnesota St.
  • Primitive Gatherings, 14 S. Minnesota St.
  • Rethunk Junk, 316 S. Garden St.
  • Stone Cottage Market, 1214 S. Franklin St.
  • Vintage Revival, 1006 S. Washington St.

Shopping Opener
Book Sale, New Ulm Public Library, 9:30am-5pm
Wine Diva Days, Morgan Creek Vineyards - 11am-5pm
Sip & Shop Vendor Show, Best Western, 4-7:30pm
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Inductions, Turner Hall, 5-9pm
Camelot, MLC Fall Musical, MLC Auditorium, 7pm
The Skruffians, the Grand Kaberet, 7:30-10:30pm

Saturday, November 4

GnomeMade Market, 8am-5:30pm

  • Castle Crafts and Gifts, 205 N. Broadway St./New Ulm Armory
  • From the Heart Creations, 610 N. Payne St.
  • The Fruit Cellar, 417 1st South St.
  • Grapevine Divas, 506 1st North St.
  • Hounds and Honeys, 1708 N. Garden St.
  • Lindbacken Artisans, 622 Center St./Lind House
  • Little Brick House on State, 400 N. State St.
  • The Needle House, 1422 N. Payne St.
  • New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative, 506 1st North St.
  • No. 213, 211 N. Minnesota St.
  • Primitive Gatherings,14 S. Minnesota St.
  • Rethunk Junk, 316 S. Garden St.
  • Stone Cottage Market, 1214 S. Franklin St.
  • United Methodist Women's Bazaar, 1 N. Broadway St. (9am-1pm only)
  • Vintage Revival, 1006 S. Washington St.
  • Women’s Expo and Craft Fair, 318 S. Payne St./Jefferson Elementary School (9am-2pm only)

Shopping Opener
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Showcase
Women’s Expo and Craft Fair, Jefferson Elementary School, 9am-2pm
Book Sale, New Ulm Public Library, 9:30am-1pm
Wellness Boutique, New Ulm Wellness Collective, 10am-3pm
Wine Diva Days, Morgan Creek Vineyards, 11am-5pm
Hannibal Book Discussion with author Patrick Hunt, Civic Center Meeting Room, 2-3pm
Camelot, MLC Fall Musical, MLC Auditorium, 7pm
Masa Ishikawa Trio, the Grand Kaberet, 8-11pm

Sunday, November 5

Wine Diva Days, Morgan Creek Vineyards, 11am-5pm
Camelot, MLC Fall Musical, MLC Auditorium, 2pm
Shopping Opener
GnomeMade Market, 11am-3pm

  • Castle Crafts and Gifts, 205 N. Broadway St./New Ulm Armory
  • Grapevine Divas, 506 1st North St.
  • Hounds and Honeys, 1708 N. Garden St.
  • Lindbacken Artisans, 622 Center St./Lind House
  • Little Brick House on State, 400 N. State St.
  • The Needle House, 1422 N. Payne St.
  • New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative, 506 1st North St.
  • No. 213, 211 N. Minnesota St.