Growing Forward – Mobile Turf Project

Experience for yourself July 26-28

The grass is greener in New Ulm! Last year we piloted an entire block of artificial turf at Oktoberfest – and it was a hit, enjoyed by thousands that weekend. Our local businesses stepped up with sponsorship dollars, and we were able to raise funds to own the turf, so we can bring this mobile green space back to New Ulm for future events. We plan to bring it out twice in 2024 – once for Crazy Days (Jul 26-27) and again for Oktoberfest (Oct 4-5). Huge shout-out and thank you to the founding donors who made this possible!

The grass will be laid out on Friday, July 26th, on Minnesota Street from 1st North to Center Street. Friday evening, beginning at 5pm, will be a Tribute to Smiley Wiltscheck. Saturday, come down and hang out on the turf throughout the day! There will be yoga at 7am, a dance party for kiddos, from 9:30-11:30, and a street dance starting at 8pm, hosted by B&L Bar.

So much more is happening Crazy Days weekend, including Marktstrasse, Ping Pong Ball drop, sidewalk sales, food vendors, Farmers Market, and more! Learn more here: 2024 Crazy Days