We’ll announce the 2016 entertainment line-up in June, so stay tuned!
Here are the
2015 Headliner Acts
The Brass Messengers!
1:37 p.m. in the Peculiar Pragmatic Promenade
4:30 p.m. Somewhere on the festival grounds
See the Minnesota Original video here.
12:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
on the Lakewinds Stage in “The Really Big Tent”
Song & Dance Workshop on the Kids & Edutainment Stage in “The Little Tent”
Holy Clove Medallion Hunt
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 EDUTAINMENT STAGE
Games, activities, interesting stuff and more for kids of all ages, presented by Budding Farmers in “The Little Tent”.
See the Schedule here.
AROUND THE GROUNDS
The Light of the Moon Band
Festival favorites, Light of the Moon Band brings their own brand of unstoppable toe-tapping hyperfolk in The Pavilion.
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.
Minneapolis Police Pipe Band
Scottish bagpipes and drums at their finest:
1:37 p.m. leading the Peculiar Pragmatic Promenade
5:00 p.m. “Piping in the Pig” for the Thomas Boemer PIG ROAST
0 p.m. Closing Pipes
Marc Rude & Mr. Harley
A Master Falconer who has been involved with raptors since 1966, Marc worked with the U of M Raptor Center and other animal rehabilitation facilities. Mr. Harley is a 2-year old Harris Hawk from New Mexico who could live to be 25 or 30. Marc and Harley practice the sport of Falconry, which means Mr. Harley flies free when they go hunting. Actually, Mr. Harley does the hunting, Marc just tags along.
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? The Brass Messengers, Minneapolis Police Pipe Band, The Narren, and many more!
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, this year’s Promenade Grand Marshals are the original founders of the festival.
KITE MAKING & FLYING
Agribition Building 2:00 – 4:00
Suggested donation: $5
Sponsored by Teal Tree LLC and Lowell Precision Manufacturing.
Local artists from across the region feature their pieces of work. Come and join them in the Agribition Building!