Oktoberfest in New Ulm 02 Oct 12

The “City of Festivals”, New Ulm, Minnesota, will crank up the accordions at the 31st annual Oktoberfest in October. Oktoberfest New Ulm is a joint festival of the Holiday Inn New Ulm and the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce held the first two weekends in October each year to celebrate its German heritage. The festival will be held at the Holiday Inn and Downtown New Ulm featuring local, regional, and European entertainment, along with great German food and plenty of locally brewed August Schell’s beer products at both locations.

This Old World celebration will feature musical entertainment including New Ulm’s famous Concord Singers, German Brass Bands, and of course numerous local and regionally acclaimed polka bands providing all of the German favorites to “oompah, polka, and waltz” the night away. Don’t forget to visit the wonderful specialty shops while in downtown New Ulm, ranging from “gnome-made fudge”, collectible dolls, gift shops, and many, many more.

Also sure to please children and adults alike, will be the horse-drawn trolley rides throughout downtown on Saturdays and the numerous public tours available of the August Schell’s Brewery, John Lind Home, Wanda Gag House, Hermann Monument, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and many more. Look below for a full list of events or visit their website at http://www.newulmoktoberfest.com/

 

31st Oktoberfest 2012 Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 5th

German Rivers

8pm – 12pm – Wendinger Band

Pool Side

6pm – 7pm – Concord Singers

7pm – 7:30pm – Keg Opening

7:30pm – 10pm – The Beats

10pm – 11pm – Concord Singers

11pm – 12pm – Bockfest Boys

Saturday, October 6th

German Rivers

3:30pm – 7:30pm – TBA

8pm – 12pm – Wendinger Band

Pool Side

12pm – 2pm – Bockfest Boys

2pm – 3pm – The Polka Beats

3pm – 4pm – Concord Singers

4pm – 5pm – Bockfest Boys

5pm – 7pm – The Beats

7pm – 7:30pm – Keg Opening

7:30pm – 8:30pm – Concord Singers

8:30pm – 10pm – The Beats

10pm – 11pm – Concord Singers

11pm – 12pm – Bockfest Boys

Friday, October 12th

German Rivers

8pm – 12pm – Kris & Riverbend Dutchmen

Pool Side

6pm – 7pm – Concord Singers

7pm – 7:30 – Keg Opening

7:30pm – 9:30pm-Bockfest Boys

9:30pm – 11pm – Concord Singers

11pm – 12pm – Bockfest Boys

Saturday, October 13th

German Rivers

3:30pm – 7:30pm – George’s Concertina Band

8pm – 12pm – Dain’s Dutchman

Poolside

12pm – 2pm – Bockfest Boys

2pm – 3pm – Elk River German Band

3pm – 4pm – Concord Singers

4pm – 6pm –Elk River German Band

6pm – 7pm – Bockfest Boys

7pm – 7:30pm – Keg Opening

7:30pm – 8:30pm Concord Singers

8:30pm – 10pm –Elk River German Band

10pm – 11pm – Concord Singers

11pm – 12pm – Bockfest Boys

Otto’s Restaurant

8pm – 12pm – Good Night Gold Dust (Rock & Roll)