- OPENING CEREMONY
- ENTERTAINMENT STAGE
- AROUND THE GROUNDS
- ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SCHEDULE
- PECULIAR PRAGMATIC PROMENADE
- KITE MAKING
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 2013 Garlic Season and the opening of the festival day by “throwing out the first bulb.”
We’ve changed things up a bit this year: the entertainment will be on one stage, aptly called “The Entertainment Stage”, and the Chef Demos will be on another stage, called The Local Foods Stage.
Mu Community Taiko Drummers
The Mu Community Taiko Drummers return with their highly physical and riveting Japanese drumming. As zestful and potent as garlic itself, these enthusiastic and impressive players will thunder and shake the performance stage.
The Light of the Moon Band
Festival favorites, Light of the Moon Band brings their own brand of unstoppable toe-tapping hyperfolk all around the grounds.
A full Mariachi quartet, consisting of a guitarron (acoustic bass), viguela (acoustic guitar), accordion, and horn, with four-part harmonies. Traditional and contemporary songs to take you south of the border – and they take requests!
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
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
You may be standing in line to get a glass of fine local wine, or browsing through the 80+ hand-picked vendors, and suddenly a brilliantly dressed choir materializes beside you. Don’t be too surprised – it’s a “flash mob”! Prairie Fire Lady Choir is a group of Twin Cities area women who sing, take risks, stretch their skills, dress in fire-colored outfits, and share their collective talent with the world. Their mash-up of “Mr. Sandman” and Metallica’s “Enter the Sandman” is a life-changing experience.
Minneapolis Police Pipe & Drum Corp
ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SCHEDULE
2:30-4:30 Kids Creative Workshops
THE PECULIAR PRAGMATIC PROMENADE
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.
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, Mariachi Jalisco, The Prairie Fire Lady Choir and many more!
This year’s Promenade Grand Marshall is the Grandfather of Minnesota Garlic, Joel Girardin.
2:00 – 4:00: Kids of all ages can build and decorate your on kite, and then go fly it! All under the direction of Dave Herzig, former director of The Minnesota Kite Society. Now, that’s what we call wind power! Suggested donation: $5