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The annual Volksfest Celebration will be held in New Glarus this year on Sunday, August 7th. 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. Volksfest is held annually at the Tell Shooting Park, located at N8745 County Road O, New Glarus. Music begins at 1:00 p.m., with the formal program starting at 1:30 p.m.