Sunday, August 25

12:00 PM Wilhelm Tell Community Picnic (Join us! All are Welcome!)
Tell Grounds

Brats, hot dogs and beverages are provided.
Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.
Chairs and blankets are suggested.

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Friday, August 30

6:30 PM – Free Concert
New Glarus Fest Haus
106 3rd Ave
New Glarus, WI 53574

  • Kinderchor Concert – New Glarus youth sing time-honored Swiss folk songs for your listening pleasure

  • Wilhelm Tell Swiss Miss Dancers – Sweet little girls of New Glarus dance their special Wilhelm Tell dances

  • Youth Fahnenschwingen - Local youth perform traditional Swiss “flag thowing” under the direction of accordionist Damion Babler

  • Yodel Showcase – Youth and adult

We welcome the public to sign up to sing and or yodel your favorite Swiss Folk Song for the audience. Number of entries will be determined based on time available. We cannot guarantee an open slot to perform.

Please use the button below to our contact form page or sign up the night of the show with Kinderchor directors Kevin and Holly Lague, or a member of the board.

Sundown (about 7:45-8:00 PM) - Laternenzug (Children’s Lantern Parade)
Immediately following the Yodel Showcase
Downtown New Glarus

After Kinderchor, Swiss Miss Dancers, and Flag Throwers pick their lanterns, children may choose their own on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Saturday, August 31

1:00 PM Wilhelm Tell Pageant
Based on Friedrich Schiller's historic play, the people of New Glarus perform in a time-honored tradition to celebrate their Swiss heritage.
Admission charged.

Wilhelm Tell Grounds
W5199 Hwy W
New Glarus, WI 53574


5:30 PM David Austin Band
Free of Charge

7:00 PM Wilhelm Tell Alpine Music Showcase
With Performances by the New Glarus Männerchor and Jodler Club
Free of Charge

8:30 PM  “Street” Dance
Immediately following Männerchor and Jodler Club Performance
Free of Charge

New Glarus Fest Haus
106 3rd Ave
New Glarus, WI 53574

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Sunday, September 1

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Art in the Park
Downtown Village Park
Free of Charge

Interested in having a booth at the Wilhelm Tell Festival Art in the Park?
Download an Application

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friends of the New Glarus Library Annual Book Sale
Located Inside the community room of the Village Hall

1:00 PM Wilhelm Tell Pageant
Based on Friedrich Schiller's historic play, the people of New Glarus perform in a time-honored tradition to celebrate their Swiss heritage.
Admission charged.

Wilhelm Tell Grounds
W5199 Hwy W
New Glarus, WI 53574

Wilhelm Tell Festival

Learn a Little About Our Festival Weekend as Seen on NBC15!

Some of our wonderful and willing volunteers appeared along with Wilhelm Tell Community Guild President Kaye Gmur for a recording at  NBC15.