Shopping Opener!

Shopping Opener

New Ulm has held onto its shopping traditions of good customer service, personal attention to shoppers, and taking time to make sure your needs are being met while you shop in our charming city.  Gather your girlfriends and take a stroll in our historic downtown, stopping at our variety of unique boutiques, shops, and restaurants.

If you are not deer hunting in November, the place to be is the Annual Shopping Opener in New Ulm! “No license” is needed for this destination event, November 5-7, 2021.  Shopping divas make it a tradition to kick off the shopping season here in New Ulm. Eat, stay and play on either of the two weekends. The New Ulm Specialty Shops have joined together for open houses, tasty treats, events and giveaways. 

Check out the Women’s Expo – over 100 vendors with demonstrations, crafts, wellness, home businesses and more. This first-weekend event is sponsored by the Early Childhood Family Education Program and grows every year.

Young lady shopping dreamstime_3359165[1]The GnomeMade Market is held at various historic locations and charming artisan homes throughout New Ulm.  This is one of the most popular and long-standing arts and crafts markets in Minnesota.  Regional artisans and craftsmen display and sell their wares throughout the Shopping Opener weekend.

Don’t miss all of the creative energy that this town has to offer! Grab your gear, polish up your charge card and plan a visit to New Ulm for Shopping Opener. You are sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.



Downtown and all around town.
Date/Times:  November 5-7
Contact: 507-233-4300


All around town, stores will have extended shopping hours / samples / discounts / demonstrations / extra special shopping experiences!  Shop around town!  A list of special events can be found here soon: