40th Annual Oktoberfest

Oct 7-8 & 14-15, 2022

 

 

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 2022 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, and Schell’s Brewery.

 

Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Click here Oktoberfest Sponsorships 2022

 

 

 

2022 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Kristine Rueckert - Farmers Insurance Agent in New Ulm, MN

New Ulm Branch Office - Doma

New Ulm Ameriprise Financial

Kwik Trip

Riverbend Business Products 

Schell's Brewery

Snowdrop Winery

Friday, October 7

11am - 9pm Morgan Creek Vineyards Oktoberfest Lite!

  • 11am-2pm Brunch 
  • 11am-9pm ARTISAN WINE, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, GERMAN WOODFIRED FOOD!
  • Winedown for the Weekend Classical & JAZZ Fridays 6:30pm-9pm

12pm - 5pm - Craftoberfest / Shop the Lot Craft & Vendor Show

5pm - 11:30pm Best Western Plus & Green Mill 

  • 5pm - 6pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
  • 6pm - 6:30pm Keg Opening
  • 6pm – 8pm I Polka Band - Ballroom
  • 8pm - 10pm Laura Karels - Green Mill Patio
  • 8:30pm - 11:30pm Wendinger Band - Ballroom

7pm - 9:30pm - Live Music in the Kabaret: Machinery Hill

8pm - 1am - CPR The Pulse DJ at B&L Bar


Saturday, October 8

9am - 12pm - Farmers Market - Downtown/German Street

9am - 12pm - Live Music from Adam Munsterman at B & L Bar 

10am - 5pm Downtown New Ulm Oktoberfest

10am - 12 pm - Annual Bicycle Tour of New Ulm

10am - 4pm - Craftoberfest / Shop the Lot Craft & Vendor Show

11am - Germanic-American Day Parade

11am - 9pm Morgan Creek Vineyards Oktoberfest Lite!

  • 11am-2pm Brunch
  • 11am-9pm ARTISAN WINE, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, GERMAN WOODFIRED FOOD!
  • 6:30 - 9pm Ūber Jazz Trio

2pm - 12am - Oktoberfest at Best Western Plus & Green Mill 

  • 2pm - 3pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
  • 3:30pm - 6pm I Polka Band - Ballroom
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
  • 8pm - 10pm Valleysounds by Glenn - Green Mill patio
  • 8pm – 12am Sandra Lee - Ballroom 

4pm - 8pm - Live Music from Nate Frederickson at B&L Bar

8pm - 12am - Misguided Band at American Legion

    Friday, October 14

    11am - 9pm Morgan Creek Vineyards Oktoberfest Lite!

    • 11am-2pm Brunch
    • 11am-9pm ARTISAN WINE, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, GERMAN WOODFIRED FOOD!
    • 6:30pm-9pm Winedown for the Weekend Classical & JAZZ 

    5pm - 9:30pm Best Western Plus & Green Mill 

    • 5pm - 6pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
    • 6pm – 6:30pm Keg Opening
    • 7pm – 8pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
    • 8pm - 10pm Danielle Deopere - Green Mill patio
    • 8:30pm – 11:30pm Misguided - Ballroom

    7pm - 9:30pm - Live Music in the Kabaret: 7000apart

    8pm - 1am - CPR The Pulse DJ at B&L Bar

    Saturday, October 15

    9am - 12pm - Farmers Market - Downtown/German Street

    9am - 12pm Live Music from Adam Munsterman at B&L Bar

    10am - 4pm - Craftoberfest / Shop the Lot Craft & Vendor Show

    10:30am - 5pm- Schell's Oktoberfest

    • 10:30am - Gates open
    • 10:45am - Beer wagon arrives
    • 11:00am - Tapping of the fest keg
    • 11:00am - Schell’s Hobo Band performs
    • 1:30pm - Alpensterne performs
    • 4:30pm - Last call for alcohol!
    • 5:00pm - Close

    11am - 9pm Morgan Creek Vineyards Oktoberfest Lite

    • 11am-2pm Brunch 
    • 11am-9pm ARTISAN WINE, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, GERMAN WOODFIRED FOOD!
    • 6:30 PM - 9 PM Ūber Jazz Trio

    2pm - 12am Best Western Plus & Green Mill 

    • 2pm - 3pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
    • 3pm - 7pm Leon Olsen and Dain’s Dutchmen - Ballroom
    • 7pm - 8pm Concord Singers - Ballroom
    • 8pm - 10pm Off the Strings - Green Mill patio
    •  8:30pm - 12am Sandra Lee Band - Ballroom

    4pm - 8pm - Heidi & The Good Ole Boys at B&L Bar

    8pm - 10pm - Comedian Davey Wester at American Legion



    Come see what all the excitement 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
    507-233-4300
    info@newulm.com

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