The City of Humboldt has adopted the German Theme City Concept which encompasses all aspects of the German culture.
A variety of social and cultural activities relating to the German Theme are scheduled throughout the year. These events include the following: German Kaffee Stunde (April), PolkaFest (July), Summer Sizzler (July), Oktoberfest (October), and St. Nickolaus Tag (December).
Cottage Industry Development
Cottage industries which support the German Theme Concept would include such things as the establishment of a brew pub and German café in Humboldt. Both are viewed as being viable businesses in the community. Other cottage industry developments for Humboldt could include: crafts like paintings, straw weaving, glassworks, dough sculptures, etc.
Architectural development, another component to the German Theme Concept, involves having all participating local businesses reconstruct the fronts of their businesses to incorporate German architecture in its design and style. Such architectural change is evident with the Chamney Platz Building and Humboldt CO-OP on Main Street, the Municipal Fire Hall on 7th Street, Humboldt Eyewear, Joe's Autobody, Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, etc.
Although the architectural transition is voluntary, all new and existing businesses are encouraged to adopt it in order to ensure that the architectural component is fully developed. Any business owner undertaking any new construction or renovation to their business (or is considering to do so) and is interested in exploring or pursuing the architectural component, is encouraged to contact the Tourism Department for further information. Enquires may be directed to:
City of Humboldt
Tourism and Economic Development Department
601 Main Street
P.O. Box 1598
Web Site: http://www.humboldttourism.com