39th Annual Oktoberfest

Oct 1-2 & 8-9, 2021

Come to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation!  This traditional festival is modeled after one of the world’s largest celebrations, held each year for several centuries in Munich, Germany. New Ulm’s version takes place during the first two full weekends in October, with festivities happening all over town!  The main locations for Oktoberfest in 2021 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Schell’s Brewery.


Downtown New Ulm

Join us in historic downtown New Ulm for an Oktoberfest celebration in the streets on October 2, 2021.


State Street Theater


Best Western Plus/Green Mill

Friday October 1st

Saturday October 2nd

Friday October 8th

Saturday October 9th 

Morgan Creek Vineyards

STOMP New Ulm, Oktoberfest Annual Grape Stomp:

Schell's Brewery


Come see what all the fuss is about!

Ranked among the Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in the Nation by The Travel Chanel (2018), Midwest Living (2018), Travel + Leisure (2017), Food&Wine (2017)The Huffington Post (2016)Fox News (2016)USA TODAY 10Best (2017 & 2015), Conde Nast Traveler (2015)Tripping.com (2015), TravelPulse (2015), Fodor’s Travel (2014), and voted Best Oktoberfest in MN by WCCO (2014).

Latest News:

Bier, Wurst, and Lederhosen by Mpls St. Paul Magazine (2019)
10 Things to Do in MN This Fall by Explore Minnesota (2019)
Oktoberfests Around The Twin Cities by Mpls St. Paul Magazine (2019)
New Ulm Oktoberfest is among Best in the Nation by Minnesota Monthly (2019)
10 Authentic Oktoberfests in the US You Should Know About by USA TODAY (2019)
The Most Iconic Oktoberfest Celebrations in the US by Travel Pulse (2019)
The USA's Best Fall Wine Harvest Festivals by Budget Travel (2019)
Grab a Bier this Oktoberfest in New Ulm by MN Explorer/Star Tribune (2019)

For questions about New Ulm Oktoberfest, contact:

New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce

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Details about these events and more can be found here: Event Calendar