Getting ready for the Blast

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The Vorwerk clan (L to R: David, Maggie, John, Rachel and Phyllis) came decked out in their finest German outfits. The family attends the festival every year. It always falls within a few days of John and Phyllis’ wedding anniversary. This year they celebrated 35 years together.

With good music, good food and crowds of people in lederhosen and dirndls, it looked like Bavarian Blast was already underway during the Pre=Blast concert Thursday night at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The real celebration gets underway today. Here is the schedule for Friday:



11-12 Concord Singers (Nuvera Stage)

12-1 Squeezebox with Mollie B.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Heide & the Good Ole Boys were the opening band for Bavarian Blast’s pre-blast celebration. The band played a selection of folk songs, polka and a few waltzes.

1-2 Alpensterne

2-3 Bockfest Boys

3-4 Squeezebox with Mollie B.

4-5:15 Alpensterne

5:15-6:30 Bockfest Boys

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The Optimist Club of New Ulm’s Cheese Curd booth was run by Susan Fix, Saige Wilfahrt, Josie Ringhofer and Terry Sveine. Sveine said they had possibly the best cheese curds ever specially brought in from Wisconsin.

6:30-7:30 Concord Singers (Nuvera Stage)

7:30-10 Wild Angels

10:30-12:30 I Am, He Said – A Celebration of Neil Diamond


11-1 Dain’s Dutchmen

1-3 Leon Olsen Show

3-5 Dain’s Dutchmen

5-7 Leon Olsen Show