Updated 9/19/2017

Downtown Area Road Closures during New Glarus Oktoberfest


Event to take place September 21st - 24th 

The New Glarus Oktoberfest will draw visitors to downtown New Glarus from Thursday, September 21st through Sunday, September 24th for music, food, a 5K/10K Run and 2 Mile Walk, tapping of the Wooden Keg, and much more!


Please make note of the following road closures prior to traveling around downtown New Glarus during Oktoberfest weekend.

  • 1st Street (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave) will be closed starting at 12:00AM Thursday, September 21st through 12:00PM on Monday, September 25th.
  • Elmer Road (beginning at the north intersection with Valle Tell Drive extending to Valley View Road and Airport Road) will be closed starting at 7:00AM through 11:00AM on Saturday, September 23rd. 
  • 5th Avenue (between Railroad Street and 2nd Street) will be closed starting at 12:00AM Friday, September 22nd through 8:00PM on Sunday, September 24th.
  • 3rd Avenue (between Railroad Street and 2nd Street) will be closed starting at 6:00AM through 6:00PM on Sunday, September 24th. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support of New Glarus’ community events.  For more information regarding the Oktoberfest activities, please visit the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce's website at www.swisstown.com or call (608) 527-2095.





New Glarus was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and incorporated as a Village in 1901. The Village has retained its Swiss charm with Alpine-style architecture, ethnic festivals and Swiss delicacies. The Village is located in beautiful Green County in south central Wisconsin. We are just 28 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe on State Highway 69.


  319 2nd Street
    PO Box 399
    New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2510

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed