Stiftungsfest, “A Founders Day Celebration” and Minnesota’s oldest celebration, is held the last full weekend in August in Willkommen Park, Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
Stiftungsfest is a festival celebration of the founding of the town. In English, it would be called “Founder’s Festival”. Every summer there are a number of towns in Minnesota originally settled by German-speaking people who celebrate festivals. The music festival in Norwood Young America known as “Stiftungsfest” is almost as old as the town itself. It was introduced to the community by the Men’s Chorus, an organization that played a very important part in the development of Norwood Young America. The Pioneer Maennnerchor was organized in 1861, the year of the first Stiftungsfest celebration.Visit the Stiftungsfest’s webpage to Learn More About the Celebration