Bavarian Blast 20 Jul 12

It’s day one of Bavarian Blast. New Ulm’s big summer festival gets going later this morning at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Alpensterne takes the stage at 11 this morning in the August Schell tent. Barefoot Becky goes on at 11 in the NU-Telecom Polka Hall. Alex Meixner will perform at various times all three days. Other entertainment includes the Concord Singers, Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen, the Bockfest Boys, the Wendinger Band, Paloma from Chicago, Copperbox from Wisconsin, just to name a few. There will also be the sauerkraut eating contest Saturday and other entertainment on the midway. The Kinderfest tent will have a lot of kids’ entertainment, the Two Mommies’ Craft Fair will be in the Civic Center Saturday and Sunday. Beussman says the festival is really a benefit to the community..

Weekend passes are available, otherwise admission is $9 Friday and Saturday, $5 on Sunday, children 12 and under are free.