2015 Headliner Act
The Brass Messengers!
See the Minnesota Original video here.
——- OPENING CEREMONY ——–
Get an early start on the silliness at 9:50 a.m. as our guest dignitaries and festival entertainers participate in the tradition of inaugurating the Garlic Season and the opening of the festival day by “throwing out the first bulb”, with Festival Director, Jerry Ford, presiding and The Narren of New Ulm providing the fanfares.
——- KIDS and ENTERTAINMENT STAGE ——-
Kids activités and scheduled performances take place in the same tent.
Taikollaborative with The Women’s Drum Center
Taiko + Collaborative = Taikollaborative! A community taiko group made-up of seasoned players from a variety of North American taiko groups, performing Japanese drumming and worldbeat works. https://www.facebook.com/
The Women’s Drum Center has a mission is to energize the community with music, and to be a place for women and girls to learn, teach, and play percussion together, emphasizing the joy of drumming. http://www.womensdrumcenter.
Festival favorites, Light of the Moon Band brings their own brand of unstoppable toe-tapping hyperfolk on stage and all around the grounds.
ROGUE FLAMENCO presents authentic Flamenco music and dance from Southern Spain. Featured performers Laura la Gatita (dancer) and Mateo (guitar/vocals) will delight and enchant the Garlic Fest crowd. They’ll be joined by a guest dancer and percussionist.
The Narren of New Ulm is an entire village of elaborately masked characters – funny, quirky and just a bit scary – each with their own personality and story. An old German festival tradition (“narren” means fool), think of them as the relatives everyone has but no one wants to own.
——- AROUND THE GROUNDS ——-
Minneapolis Police Pipe & Drum Corp
THE PECULIAR PRAGMATIC PROMENADE
At Precisely 1:37 P.M. YOU can be a part of the parade! Bring your costume, your act – can you juggle? Hula Hoop? Dance? Unicycle? – or just your peppy promenading self and join in! Meet at the twin silos at 1:20 p.m.
And you can win fabulous prizes in these categories:
The Promenade proceeds at precisely 1:37 p.m. to perambulate the public party already in progress at the Festival. Who will be promenading, besides YOU? Minneapolis Pipe and Drum Corps, The Narren, Mu Community Taiko Drummers, and many more!
This year’s Promenade Grand Marshall is Randy Starke, Grand Poobah of the McLeod County Fairgrounds, who, when Garlic Festival was lost and looking for a home, offered it a plate of milk and a contract, and the rest is history.
——- KITE MAKING & FLYING ——-
Agribition Building 2:00 – 4:00
Suggested donation: $5