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.


Friday, August 30

6:30 PM – Free Concert
Swiss UCC Church Lawn
Downtown New Glarus 

  • Kinderchoir 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

  • Adult 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 Kinderchoir directors Kevin and Holly Lague.

Laternenzug (Children’s Lantern Parade)
Immediately following the Yodel Showcase
Downtown New Glarus


Saturday, August 31

PERFORMANCE CANCELED—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

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

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

8:30 PM  Street Dance
Immediately following Männerchor and Jodler Club Performance
Free entry to Street Dance

In front of the New Glarus Fest Haus
106 3rd Ave
New Glarus, WI 53574


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—NEW LOCATION: New Glarus Festhaus!

Weather strikes again, but we Swiss are are tough and the show must go on! Please join us for a unique version of our beloved tradition!

In an effort to preserve the safety of the cast, animals, attendees, and grounds the Wilhelm Tell drama will be moved to the New Glarus Festhaus Stage, by the park on 3rd Avenue!

1 PM start time, free-will donation. Hoesly’s Hot dogs and brats, New Glarus Beer, and Swiss cheese sandwiches will still be for sale. 🇨🇭🇨🇭🇨🇭

Cast: Please report to the Festhaus at normal time.

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.