Settled in 1845 by Swiss immigrants, this picturesque community is a thriving showcase of Swiss heritage, architecture, customs, and cuisine. New Glarus residents observe Swiss traditions throughout the year; expect to hear plenty of yodeling and alphorns in a village famous as “America’s Little Switzerland.” Notable annual events include the Heidi Festival and Polka Fest, both in June, the Wilhelm Tell Festival over the Labor Day weekend, and Octoberfest in the fall. Just south of town, New Glarus Woods State Park offers 32 family campsites as well as a paved connector to the 22-mile Sugar River State Trail.
Don't leave without tasting...
One of the award winning beers from the New Glarus Brewing Company - like Spotted Cow, Fat Squirrel, Totally Naked and many more! Why not pair it with some award winning cheese from Green County? Great Wisconsin cheese can be found in many stores throughout New Glarus.
Mark these events on your calendar:
New Glarus Oktoberfest last weekend in September, Beer Bacon & Cheese Event in June, along with Polkafest.
Enjoy a fine dining experience at one of our many restaurants with award winning Master Chefs!
You'll know you're here when...
You hear cow bells and yodeling!