Stiftungsfest


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Stiftungsfest

Last weekend in August
Appropriately enough, Minnesota's oldest continuous festival is held in the town of Norwood-Young America. Loosely translated as "founders' day," Stiftungsfest was created in 1861 by the Young America Pioneer Maennerchor (men's choir) as a way of bringing the music of old Germany to the new world. Well-known bands and singing groups from Germany as well as local groups perform during the three-day event, which includes a traditional German beer garden, a Heritage Tent showcasing German arts and crafts, and a Grand Parade.
CONTACTS:
Stiftungsfest Committee
P.O. Box 133
Norwood Young America, MN 55397
952-467-1812; fax: 952-467-3571
www.stiftungsfest.org