"Geli" (angelica), from the Heritagefest Heinzelmaennchen (German gnome family) Photo courtesy Heritagefest
Held annually for four days at the Brown County
Fairgrounds in New Ulm, Minnesota, Heritagefest celebrates the
German traditions and music of the German people in central
southern Minnesota. New Ulm's Heritagefest is non-stop music,
music, music: rollicking marches, German folk tunes, Alpine
mountain songs. Alphorns serenade, euphoniums, baritones, woodwinds
and concertinas accompany Alpine bells and yodelers. Costumed
dancers leap, promenade and twirl. Male choruses dressed in
lederhosen sing German "volksweise." Masked wooden characters, the
Heritagefest "Narren" (fools), and the Heinzelmännchen (German
gnome family) are present to spread Gemütlichkeit.
Originally submitted by: David Minge, Representative (2nd District).
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