Shopping Opener

New Ulm is the OG when it comes to Shopping Openers! Lots of towns have been getting in on the action in recent years, but we've been hosting our shopping opener since before boutique shopping was cool.

While some are deer hunting, shoppers are hunting in New Ulm for the best finds! Check out our annual Shopping Opener in New Ulm, November 6, 2021.

Shoppers make it a tradition to kick off the shopping season here in New Ulm. Eat, stay, shop and play! The New Ulm Specialty Shops have joined together for open houses, tasty treats, events and more.

Check out the New Ulm Women's Expo and Craft Fair – over 100 vendor booths, crafts, wellness, home businesses and more. This event is sponsored by the Early Childhood Family Education Program and grows every year.

The GnomeMade Market will host open houses throughout the city on the weekend of the Shopping Opener.

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.

Location: Downtown and all around town.
Date/Times: Follows Deer Opener - Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Contact: 507-233-4300, chamber@newulm.com

2021 Shopping Opener Schedule

More details about these events on the Event Calendar.

Friday, November 5

  • Shop Downtown New Ulm: Bailey Creek Boutique, Bumbelou, Gallery 512 Boutique, Guten Tag Haus, Inspired, and more for unique items.
  • Schell’s Gift Shop: 11am-6pm Register for door prizes
  • The Grand Center for Arts and Culture: Flute & Harp Concert: $10 non-members, $7 members and Free for College Students.
  • New Ulm Steel vs Mason City Toros: 7:10 pm Game at the New Ulm Civic Center.
  • Duelly Noted Dueling Pianos at the State Street Theater. Advance Tickets $17 Door $22 Includes Dessert.
  • Martin Luther College Musical: The Secret Garden 7:30 pm. Advanced Tickets $10 Adults $8 Seniors-65+, K-12 Students and College Students. Door: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, K-12 Students and college Students
  • Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Fall Play: Inlaws, Outlaws,(and other people who should be shot!) 7 pm Tickets $6 at the door.
  • Gnomemade Market: Shop with your Gnomies! Go online: gnomemademarket.com for locations.
  • Wanda Gag House: Open 9 am - 3pm for unique gifts.
  • New Ulm High School's Musical Bye Bye Birdie--7 pm $7 Adults $5 Students

Saturday, November 6

  • Shop Downtown New Ulm: Bailey Creek Boutique, Bumbelou, Gallery 512 Boutique, Guten Tag Haus, Inspired, and more for unique items.
  • Schell’s Gift Shop: 1860 Schell’s Rd. 9am-6pm Register for door prizes.
  • New Ulm Steel vs Mason City Toros: 7:10 pm Game at the New Ulm Civic Center.
  • Martin Luther College Musical: The Secret Garden 7:30 pm. Advanced Tickets $10 Adults $8 Seniors-65+, K-12 Students and College Students. Door: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, K-12 Students and college Students.
  • Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Fall Play: Inlaws, Outlaws,(and other people who should be shot!) 7 pm Tickets $6 at the door.
  • First United Methodist Church Country Store and Bake Sale from 9am – noon. Home baked items, crafts, pecans and assorted nuts. Also pints of Turkey Supreme.
  • Gnomemade Market: Shop with your Gnomies! Go online: gnomemademarket.com for locations.
  • The WELLness Boutique: The New Ulm WELLness Collective at 9:00 a.m.
  • Hunting Opener Silent Disco: Nov 6 @ Mona Lena. 8-12pm
  • New Ulm High School Musical Bye Bye Birdie--2 pm $7 Adults  $5 Students
 

Sunday, November 7

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church Annual Harvest Fest Turkey Dinner. Advance Tickets $10 Adults Door: $12 Adults, $5 for Children under 10. From 10:15 am - 12:30 pm.
  • Martin Luther College Musical: The Secret Garden-- 2pm. Advanced Tickets $10 Adults $8 Seniors-65+, K-12 Students and College Students. Door: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, K-12 Students and College Students.
  • Gnomemade Market: Shop with your Gnomies! Go online: gnomemademarket.com for locations.
 

GnomeMade Market (click for larger map):

Gnome Made Market 2021