New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Crazy Days

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Name: Crazy Days
Date: July 22, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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Event Description:
Join us for Crazy Days in New Ulm! Shopping has been slow the past few months, and our retailers are sitting on a lot of stock that they need to MOVE OUT to make room for new shipments! Get in on the deals and, more importantly, support our local retailers who need your help this year more than ever! That's why our theme this year is SHOP LOCAL LIKE CRAZY!

Local businesses - want to get involved? Think about what you want to do, or reach out to us for ideas. Offer a promotion, sponsor an event, host a contest, etc! Contact the Chamber for details or to let us know what you are planning so we can help spread the word., 507-233-4300. We also have a need for volunteers - let us know if you can help!

Crazy Days will be held July 22-26. Note that these dates are expanded (Wed-Sun), than our usual weekend event. The reason: spread out the dates of the event in order to spread out the shoppers and avoid crowds so we can all practice safe social distancing. Wednesday and Thursday are for higher-risk shoppers. Friday and Saturday will have more organized activities and events.

We're excited to announce a new event this year: Marktstrasse Artisan Fair! This portion of Crazy Days is being organized by Maker Fair Minnesota, and we're beyond thrilled with this new collaboration! Maker Fair has a higher standard when choosing who they allow to be vendors at their events. They make sure there is a variety of products available from sellers (no overabundance of one category) and every vendor ONLY sells handcrafted items - no third-party goods! Marktstrasse will take place downtown on Saturday, July 25th from 10am-3pm. Marktstrasse (Market Street) is so named after a Crazy Days staple from years ago. Vendors will be given extra space and the booths will be positioned safe distances apart; hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the downtown; every booth will have its own hand-sanitizer and vendors will be wearing masks. Masks are encouraged for shoppers as well! Contact Maker Fair Minnesota for a vendor registration form: 507-340-1721, 507-340-1720, or
We have more details about what's happening at New Ulm Crazy Days!
Minnesota Street will be closed Friday and Saturday for Crazy Days activities! Downtown shops are encouraged to have sidewalk sales, but remember that retailers ALL OVER town will have sales and discounts. Check with your favorite store to see what they are planning!
6-9pm - LIVE MUSIC at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture - Thanks to The Grand for putting their band for Friday out front on Minnesota Street! We hope this will be well received by the community!
Dusk (9:30?) - MOVIE NIGHT! Showing the film "Rookie of the Year." Bring the kids! Don't forget to bring your own chairs (and bug spray). Food vendors and local downtown restaurants will be offering food and refreshments. Stay tuned for more info (attn local restaurants - let us know if you are running anything special that you want us to include -
PING PONG BALL PROMOTION! Stop into participating stores starting at 9am to get a ball with a discount/freebie from another business. See the flyer for the list of participating businesses (so far). Attn local businesses! Here's how to participate:
Marktstrasse Artisan Fair - 10am-3pm. We're so excited about this new collaboration with Maker Fair Minnesota! There are currently about 30 vendors signed up, but we have room for more! Spread the word and see that event page for more details to sign up.
BIERGARTEN WITH LIVE MUSIC - 5pm-11pm. Downtown in front of the Chamber (Minnesota Street between Center and 1st North). Stay tuned for more details, band schedule, etc.
We are looking for VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS for both Friday and Saturday of Crazy Days! Contact the Chamber to sign up or learn more:, 507-233-4300.
It is so important to support our retailers this year! Please help us spread the word, and please come out and #shopnewulm! More info onCOVID-19 safety procedures will be coming, but please keep in mind: If you are sick - STAY HOME; masks are encouraged (all vendors will be wearing masks); there will be hand-sanitizing stations located throughout downtown both Friday and Saturday; every vendor booth will also have hand sanitizer for anyone to use; maintain safe social distancing (6') from anyone that you don't live with. Click here to learn more about how to protect yourself and others:

For questions about Crazy Days, contact the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-233-4300 or

For questions about Marktstrasse, contact Maker Fair Minnesota at 507-340-1721, 507-340-1720, or
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