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The City of New Ulm Celebrates Oktoberfest

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According to the local chamber of commerce, the municipality is considered the most German town in America. The city made that notation well-known today.


In fact, New Ulm has made it a tradition to celebrate their heritage with an Oktoberfest for more than 30 years.

The much anticipated autumn festival traditionally held in Munich, Germany continues to grow in popularity across the pond and features some crowd favorites.
 
Resident of New Ulm Beverly Affolter says, "There's sauerkraut, German potatoes, beer and cheese curds!"

Tradition, food and fun all on tap in a city that's proud of their German heritage.

Affolter says, "Oh yes we have such a good time at Oktoberfest."
 
Audra Shaneman says, "We are known for our festivals. Whenever you meet someone and you say you're from New Ulm they say oh what a fun town."

While they have delicious food and fun activities the music also plays a key role.
 
Florian Eittrich says, "We get into the upbeat German music and it always puts a smile on your face."

New this year was the beer Olympics where people took part in unique contests like eating a cooking with no hands.

With a wide selection of German food, German people in a German town it's definitely a fitting place for another Oktoberfest celebration.