New Ulm Oktoberfest Voted 2nd Best in Nation!
Oktoberfest at Schells Brewery

The votes are in and New Ulm’s Oktoberfest has officially been voted the second best Oktoberfest in the nation!  USA Today’s 10 Best recently ran a contest for Best Oktoberfest in the country and New Ulm was honored to be listed in the top 10 finalists. 10 Best, ran by USA Today, “provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.” According to an email we received from the editors of USA 10Best, “Because the nominees were carefully selected by an Expert Panel and then voted into winner spots by the public, this is a win with real meaning for your market.”

A sincere thank you to everyone who voted for New Ulm and help us achieve this recognition! Experience our nationally-acclaimed Oktoberfest in New Ulm Oct 6-7 & 13-14.  Schedule and details are at

The top 10 Oktoberfests by USA TODAY 10Best are:

  1. Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest
  2. New Ulm Oktoberfest
  3. Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
  4. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
  5. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa
  6. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
  7. Wurstfest
  8. Oktoberfest Live!
  9. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest
  10. St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest