July 10 – 12, 2014: New Glarus Village-Wide Garage Sales
August 2, 2014: Fire Department 111th Anniversary—Firefest
10:30–3:00 (All Activities Are FREE!)
- Firetruck Rides
- Fire Safety House
- Spray House
- Kids' Water Fights
- Inflatable Ride
- NGFD Merchandise Available Throughout The Day
- 50/50 Half Cash Raffles Throughout The Day
- Free Musical Entertainment
3:00–7:00 Live Music (Free)
4:00–7:00 Steak Fry (Hoesly's Best-Aged Beef)
8:00–Midnight Music By Cherry Pie
Noon–Midnight Concession Stands Open
- Hoesly's Meats, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs and Other Delectable Sandwiches
- Beverage Stand Open All Day to Quench Any Thirst
August 3, 2014: Swiss Volksfest (Swiss Independence Day)
We celebrate Swiss Independence Day with a program of traditional Swiss entertainment. The celebration is held at the Tell Shooting Park, 1/2 mile north of New Glarus on County Hwy O. In the event of rain , the Volksfest program is presented at the New Glarus High School. The entertainment includes choral folklore music, yodeling, flag throwing, thalerschwingen, alphorn playing, and accordion music. The Volksfest program runs from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. A modest admission fee is charged at the door.
August 3, 2014: Alphorn Man Sprint Triathlon
August 23, 2014: Third Annual New Glarus Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
The perfect New Glarus outting for families and car enthusiasts! From street rods to hogs, you won't want to miss this fun day!
Downtown New Glarus
Call the Chamber for more information:
August 29–30, 2014: Wilhelm Tell Festival
Come and enjoy this unique ethnic presentation! Share with your family the story of Swiss independence, written by German playwright Friedrich Schiller. It's a live theater presentation with intricate costumes and a lively cast that includes goats, cows and horses. More than 200 local volunteers join to make each colorful performance come to life. Performances are staged in a beautiful outdoor setting, just a short distance from downtown New Glarus.
For a schedule of Wilhelm Tell Performance Times, Tickets and Festival Events, visit wilhelmtell.org
Wilhelm Tell Drama at the Tell Grounds on Hwy W, east of New Glarus
Saturday: 1:00pm Wilhelm Tell Pageant (English)
Sunday: 1:00pm Wilhelm Tell Pageant (English)
Wilhelm Tell Ticket Information
Advanced sale reserved seats all ages: $10.00
Day of the Performance (General Admission only) Adults: $10.00, Students (K-12): $5.00
Tent Camping: Tell Grounds Saturday, 5:00pm until Sunday 10:00am. No pets, please. $15/person camping fee is charged to cover costs. Family rates are available. To reserve a campsite, please send a check or money order to: Wilhelm Tell Community Guild, Box 456, New Glarus, WI 53574. Free parking and shuttle service are provided for your convenience at the Tell Grounds. No pets, please.
To order tickets for Tell Drama or to reserve a campsite, please send a check or money order to: Wilhelm Tell Community Guild, Box 456, New Glarus, WI 53574. Please specify the performance day, and the performance for which you wish to have tickets. Free parking and shuttle service are provided for your convenience at the Tell Grounds. No pets, please.
For a daily schedule of Wilhelm Tell Festival events, visit wilhelmtell.org
Children's Laternenzug (Lantern Parade): Friday 8:00 pm. Parade starts at the Wilhelm Tell Shooting Park and travels to downtown New Glarus. Parade is followed by a Kinderchor Concert.
Yodel Concert: Saturday 7:00pm at Fest Tent downtown New Glarus
Interfaith Worship: Sunday 9:15am at the Ruetli
Book Sale (Friends of the New Glarus Library): Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm, New Glarus Village Hall
Outdoor Art Fair: 77th Annual Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park. Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Village Park.
Yodel Showcase: Sunday 7:30pm at Fest Tent in downtown New Glarus. Street Dance to follow.
Interested in participating in the 2014 Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park? Download an application for details: Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park Application
September 20, 2014: Kilby Supper
Our Kilby Supper, held at the Swiss United Church, offers visitors a taste of community life. The church Kilby Supper has roots in the traditional Swiss celebration of Kirchweihe. This church gathering, an annual event in Switzerland, presents a special meal to welcome church members back from their summer of farming in the high mountain meadows of the Alps.
September 26–28, 2014: Oktoberfest
Free Admission to the festival tent all weekend! Oktoberfest presents many activities and events in downtown New Glarus featuring live music, great food, big cheese fondue pot, wagon rides, chainsaw carving, plus plenty of family fun. Live music in festival tent all weekend!
Oktoberfest Music Lineup
Friday, September 26
1PM to 5PM
8PM to 12AM Element 13
Saturday, September 27
12PM to 3PM Max Drexler Barvarian Brass Band
4PM to 7PM Wheelhouse
8PM to 12AM Boogie and the Yo -Yo'z
Sunday, September 28
11AM to 2PM CattleProd
3PM to 6PM The Jimmy's
2014 Oktoberfest Shuttle
Joining us for Oktoberfest? We hope so! For 2014, enjoy additional parking at the schools and a shuttle service running to the event on Saturday, September 27 from 1 PM until midnight. Watch for parking signs when you pull into New Glarus. See you at the Oktoberfest Tent!
FREE CAB RIDES Friday and Saturday from 9PM to 2:30AM!
5-mile radius from New Glarus. Cabs will be at the end of the Festival on the corner of 1st St and 6th Ave by the Maple Leaf Chocolate and Cheese Haus and the NG Hotel Restaurant.
Tent Camping Available
Tent camping only
No fires or pets
Contact the New Glarus Chamber for more info: (800) 527-6838/(608) 527-2095
December 6, 2014: St. Nicholas Day
8:00am to 1:00pm: Christmas Cookie Walk held at the Swiss Church. Includes bratzeli, cookies, and candy. These delicious treats go fast, so shop early.
December 13, 2014: Lunch with Santa
Lunch with Santa held in the New Glarus High School commons area. Lunch, kids' crafts, and a visit with Santa. 11:30am to 1:30pm