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 on either of the two weekends. 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

Here is the schedule from 2016.  Check back for 2017 schedule soon!

Thursday, November 3

9am-5pm - Guten Tag Haus (refreshments)
10:30am-4:30pm - Domeier's German Store (specially priced $.99 German chocolates and cookies)
5-7pm - GnomeMade Market
5:30-7:30pm - Friends of the Library Book Sale (Friends only preview sale)
8-9pm - Marta von Trapp (actress Debbi Turner) from The Sound of Music appearance at MLC 

Friday, November 4

8am-5:30pm - GnomeMade Market
8am-5:30pm - Wanda Gag House open for tours (free admission)
8:30am-2pm - Kinder Haus Food Stand & Craft Sales
9am-5pm - Schell's Brewery Christmas Open House
9am-5pm - Guten Tag Haus (refreshments)
9am-8pm - Lambrechts Christmas Open House
9:30am-5pm - Friends of the Library Book Sale 
10am-4pm - Brown County Historical Society Museum Gift Shop Book Sale
10:30am-4:30pm Domeiers German Store (specially priced $.99 German chocolates and cookies)
11am-5pm - Wine Diva Days at Morgan Creek Vineyards
4-7:30pm - Come Sip and Shop at the Best Western Plus (30 vendors)
5-8pm - 160th Stiftungfest at Turner Hall
5-9pm - MN Music Hall of Fame Induction
7-9pm - Opening Reception: ArtScape Juried Art Show
7-10pm - Live Music (Bier Garten Boys) at The Pantry
7pm - Girls Night Out - The Show
7pm - The Sound of Music - MLC Fall Musical
7:30pm - Betty & Ocho at The Grand

Saturday, November 5

8am-5:30pm - GnomeMade Market
8am-5:30pm - Wanda Gag House open for tours (free admission)
8:30am-1pm - Fall Bazaar/Salad Luncheon at First United Methodist
9am-2pm - Women's Expo
9am-5pm - Schell's Brewery Christmas Open House
9am-5pm - Lambrechts Christmas Open House
9am-5pm - Guten Tag Haus (refreshments)
9:30am-1pm - Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30am-4:30pm Domeiers German Store (specially priced $.99 German chocolates and cookies)
10am-2pm - MN Hall of Fame Showcase Musicians
10am-3pm - Brown County Historical Society Museum Gift Shop Book Sale
11am-5pm - Wine Diva Days at Morgan Creek Vineyards
7-10pm - Live Music (Bee Balm Fields) at The Pantry
7pm - The Sound of Music - MLC Fall Musical
7:10pm - New Ulm Steel Hockey Game
7:30pm - Pushing Chain at The Grand

Sunday, November 6

11am-3pm - GnomeMade Market
11am-3pm - Wanda Gag House open for tours (free admission)
11am-2pm - Sunday Brunch at Morgan Creek Vineyards
11am-5pm - Wine Diva Days at Morgan Creek Vineyards
11am-5pm - Schell's Brewery Christmas Open House
12-5pm - Lambrechts Christmas Open House
2pm - The Sound of Music - MLC Fall Musical