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Volksfest Celebration Showcases Swiss Heritage


August 2, 2018

On Sunday, August 5th, the Männerchor New Glarus will be hosting the annual Volksfest Celebration. Volksfest celebrates Swiss Independence and the birth of the Swiss nation achieved in 1291. The events of that time became the Wilhelm Tell story and are the basis for our celebration. Volksfest continues to honor our community and its Swiss heritage through music, food and folklore.

We are very pleased to announce that Leandra Dieffenbacher and Annamarie Hodel, a duet from Glarus, Switzerland, will be performing as part of the program. Other special guests include Heinz Mattmann, Damion Babler, Tony Zgraggen, Alphorn Man Sprint Triathlon participants, Fahnenschwingen Youth Group and Beth Zurbuchen from the Swiss Center of North America. Featured performers include the Monroe Swiss Singers, Jodlerklub New Glarus, New Glarus Kinderchor and Männerchor New Glarus.

Volksfest is held annually at the Tell Shooting Park, located at N8745 County Road O, New Glarus. Grounds open at Noon with pre-program music by David and Mike Austin at 1:00 p.m. The program of Swiss and ethnic music begins at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for general admission, and children 12 and under are free. Food and refreshments will be available.


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