There are lots of great Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Iowa this fall (which you can read about HERE), but our favorite here in our part of the state is coming up this weekend!

Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies will take place this Friday through Sunday, October 4th through 6th. It is one of the longest-running festivals in Iowa, getting its start back in 1965. There's lots of food, games, and live entertainment to look forward to. Oh, and the beer! Here is everything you need to know about Oktoberfest 2019:

  • General Information
    • Festhalle admission
      • 1-day pass - $10
      • 2-day pass - $15
      • Sunday is free
    • Free off-site parking/shuttle at the Amana RV Park - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Events 
    • Friday, October 4th
      • Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg - 2 p.m. at the Festhalle Barn
      • Live music on the Festhalle Stage from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
      • Dogs on Skis at Millstream Brewery - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Mamma Mia! at Old Creamery Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 5th
      • Parade - 10 a.m.
      • Timber Trek at the Amana RV Park & Event Center - 12 p.m.
      • Brezel Schmeissen at the Festhalle Barn - 12:45 p.m.
      • Brat Eating Contest at the Festhalle Barn - 2 p.m.
      • Keg Toss & Log Sawing Competition at the Market Barn - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Nagelhauen at the Market Barn - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Eisenmann Competition at the Market Barn - 4 p.m.
      • Live music on the Festhalle Stage from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
      • Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at Old Creamery Theatre - 1 p.m.
      • Airwaves at Millstream Brewery - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Mamma Mia! at Old Creamery Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 6th
      • Live music on the Festhalle Stage from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Nick Stika at Millstream Brewery - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Mamma Mia! at Old Creamery Theatre - 2 p.m.

You can check out a full schedule of events HERE.