10/12/2020

The second weekend of Oktoberfest was held in New Ulm despite COVID restriction. Oktoberfest themed events continued to happen throughout New Ulm, but on a smaller scale than past celebration. The Fifth Annual Oktoberfest Craft & Vendor Show continued for the second weekend in a row. First North between Broadway and Minnesota Street was lined with vendor booths. The number of overall vendors was fewer than last week, but some returned for the second weekend and the customers returned as well. Many Oktoberfest traditionalists made their way to Schell’s Brewery. Schell’s traditional hosts an Oktoberfest celebration at the Brewery during the second week of Oktoberfest and the tradition lived on this year, but with strict COVID precautions. A maximum of 250 guests was allowed at the festival and all tickets were pre-sale. Everyone was required to wear a mask except when seated at the table.

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