While it’s common for cities to hold some sort of annual community festival or celebration, only Norwood Young America continues to be Minnesota’s Oldest Celebration proudly. “Stiftungsfest” is an annual celebration that honors our strong German heritage in our community of Norwood Young America the weekend before Labor Day.
Stiftungsfest, which means “Founders Day Celebration” in German, will mark its 163rd year in 2024. The four-day celebration traditionally brings in 10,000 or so visitors every year. Throughout the weekend, nearly 20 bands perform, is host to one of Minnesota’s largest softball tournaments, a local firefighter challenge, the Stiftungsfest Ambassador Coronation, a Polka church service, a 5K fun run, a family night for the kids, and more.
Stiftungsfest is more than a German celebration- it’s entertainment for all ages with continuous music all weekend long. Stiftungsfest is also about the food! Our famous Stiftungsfest burgers and brats are served all weekend with many other treats and beverages.
See you at Stiftungsfest!