Downtown Oktoberfest

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Downtown Oktoberfest

Downtown Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Center Street & Minnesota Street

**Downtown Oktoberfest – Friday Preview** New this year! More information here.

10am – Official Keg Tapping
10am-11am – Concord Singers
11am – Germanic-American Day Parade
11am-1pm – Dain’s Dutchmen
1pm-2pm – Sauerkraut Eating, Yodeling, & Stein-Holding Competitions *sign up at the Chamber Merchandise Table, located next to the biergarten*
2-5pm – Shirts & Skins Band
** New this year – expanded festival area onto Minnesota Street!
4pm-8pm – Nate Frederickson Band
8pm-12am – DJ Strudel Boy

Interested in Volunteering?!  Sign up here!


Downtown Oktoberfest Map – click the map below or here for a zoomable pdf version

Oktoberfest Downtown Map 2023

  • Biergarten (Schell’s Beer, Grain Belt Beer and Seltzers, Tall Grass Ciders, Morgan Creek Vineyards Wine, 1919 Root Beer)
  • Yard Games (Bean Bags, Giant Jenga, Sidewalk Chalk)
  • Horse-drawn Trolley Rides, sponsored by New Ulm Real Estate 12-3pm
  • Axe-Throwing Station, sponsored by Wealth Management Solutions – Ameriprise – 12-5pm
  • Photo booth
  • Expanded kids’ activities
  • Puppet Wagon, shows at: 10:15am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm
  • Appearances by the New Ulm Royalty, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
  • Corn Pit, sponsored by Central Region Cooperative
  • 12 Different Food Vendors!
    • Joni’s Restaurant & Catering
    • Searles Bar & Grill
    • Gutes Essen Deli & Catering
    • Optimist Club – Cheese Curds
    • Popcorn Wagon
    • Asian Hut
    • Sweet Lou’s Craft Sausage & Butchery
    • Hopper’s Mini Donuts
    • Northeast Pretzels
    • Sumo & Smoh
    • Taco Libre
    • Pronto Pups


Interested in Volunteering?!  Sign up here!



Ein Prosit:



Hoi Hoi Hoi:

Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic

The Backerei & Coffee Shop

River Bend Business Products

Bank Midwest

Kraft Heinz

Weelborg Chevrolet


August Schell Brewing Co.

Optimists of New Ulm

Paul’s Electric (in-kind)

Taco John’s (in-kind)

D&A Trucking (in-kind)

3 Saints Contracting (in-kind)

KNUJ (in-kind)

Grey Duck Photobooth (in-kind)

Central Region Cooperative (in-kind)

Riverview Sanitation (in-kind)


**Parking** – Parking is available on any of the streets in downtown, as well as at the various city parking lots. View a parking map here.

**Transportation** – Please be safe when getting around town!

  • Taxi Service: Minne Transportation Services, LLC, 507-990-2077
  • 2 shuttle vans will be offering free rides both weekends – running continuous loops between festival locations, downtown, and hotels
  • Uber & Lyft

Oktoberfest takes place over 2 weekends at 4 main locations, with festivities happening all over town!  Click here to learn more:

**Full list of events/Chronological**click here to view a chronological list of all the performances, events and attractions happening both weekends of Oktoberfest

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