The Bavarian Blast festival scheduled for July 16th – 19th in New Ulm has been canceled due to gathering rules related to COVID-19.The bands have been called and will be back next year for an even bigger and better event. The Board of Directors of Bavarian Blast met on Tuesday, May 26th to discuss the 2020 Festival. The board members all agreed that the safety and well-being of the volunteers, performers and customers come first. They have unanimously decided to postpone Bavarian Blast and look forward to 2021. The rules that have been set forth by the State are so restrictive that if they went ahead with the event, it would likely be unrecognizable, and from a financial standpoint, unsustainable.