Oktoberfest

39th Annual Oktoberfest

Oct 2-3 & 9-10, 2020

 

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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 2020 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Schell’s Brewery.

INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Downtown New Ulm

Join us in historic downtown New Ulm for an Oktoberfest celebration in the streets on October 3, 2020. The Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Maker Fair Minnesota to bring a high standard of artisans and craft vendors to New Ulm. MakerFest New Ulm will feature top vendors from around the state. Although Oktoberfest might look and feel different this year we encourage everyone dust off their dirndls and lederhosen and join us in Downtown New Ulm. There will not be beer or bands directly on the streets, but many bar owners are having their own mini-Oktoberfest celebrations.

Lamplighter

Oktoberfest weekend at Lamplighter week one!
Tickets are sold per event. Space is limited.
Friday, Oct 2nd:
Music with Chopper from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $10 or ($15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Saturday, Oct 3rd afternoon:
Music from Dane and the Dutchmen from 1:00 5:00
Tickets: $10 (or $15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Saturday, Oct 3rd evening:
Music from Anoid at the Machine from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets: $10 (or $15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Sunday, Oct 4th:
Music from Generation Gap from 2:00 6:00 pm

Free, first come first serve!
Reminder to practice social distancing!
Masks MUST be worn until you are seated.
You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket.
Buy tickets online at:
www.lamplighternewulm.com/events

Oktoberfest weekend at Lamplighter week two!
Tickets are sold per event. Space is limited.

Friday, Oct 9: CANCELLED
Music with Fat City All-Stars from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $10 or ($15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Saturday, Oct 10th afternoon: CANCELLED
Music from Heidi and the Good Ole Boys
from 1:00 5:00
Tickets: $10 (or $15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Saturday, Oct 10th evening: CANCELLED
Music from Hotel Blue
from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets: $10 (or $15 includes a souvenir cup!)

Sunday, Oct 11th:
2:00 pm -4:00 pm: Beer Wine & Hymns
Free, first come first serve!
Reminder to practice social distancing!
Masks MUST be worn until you are seated.
You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket.

State Street Theater

Join State Street Theater for “Music on the Steps,” Saturday, October 3, 2020, 2-6 p.m. at 1 North State Street, New Ulm, MN, for a fun concert.

The evening will feature Dick Kimmel & Kelly Coyle, Machiko, and The Donner Party. TNT BBQ food truck and Turner Hall will also be present on 1 North State Street with delicious options to purchase.

The public is encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the concert. We ask that you sit six feet from others, not in your group, to help with social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will be present throughout the area. Theater bathrooms will be open to concert-goers.

Our concert is free, and we will be asking for a “goodwill” offering to offset our costs.


Best Western Plus/Green Mill

Friday October 2nd

Patio: 8pm-10pm Jeremy Poland Band

Saturday October 3rd

Patio: 3pm-4:30pm Josh Norman

           8pm-10pm Elijah Adam

Ballroom: 6pm-9pm Church of Cash

Friday October 9th

Patio: 7pm-10pm Crista Bohlmann

Saturday October 10th

Patio: 3pm-4:30pm Tristan Blue

           8pm-10pm Pete Klug

Ballroom: 12pm-4:30pm Leon Olson & Dane's Dutchman

                  6pm-9pm The Wendinger Band

Ballroom Music: Tickets can be purchased at the Best Western Sales Office or by phone 507-359-2941 Reservations Required, social distancing enforced and face masks required. Must be 18 or older, tables up to 6 guests (if in the same household). Each table will have a server, German food available!

Church of Cash - $25 tickets

Leon Olson & Wendinger Band $16 tickets

Patio Music: Reservations required, call the Green Mill for reservations, 507-359-5300

Morgan Creek Vineyards

STOMP New Ulm, Oktoberfest Annual Grape Stomp: Canceled.

Schell's Brewery

Event is at capacity. 

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
507-233-4300
info@newulm.com

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