MAY 3 – 4, 2014

PARADE: Saturday at 10am


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A celebration of spring!
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ALL WEEKEND  
  Catiri's Art Oasis ALL DAY Drop in and register for door prizes. Also, all weekend receive a FREE pair of Catiri's Glass Gem earrings with every purchase.
Chocoalate Haus ALL DAY Featuring chocolate makifer beetles. Known in Germany for being good luck if spotted. Sampling our "kettle fresh" fudge all weekend. Surprise new spring flavor!
Edelstein Treasures ALL DAY Treasure hunting for ALL ages!! Enjoy the indoor mining sluice with various size treasure bags for purchase, it is just like a professional miner! Come in and touch a REAL dinosaur bone and see pictures of the Catiri's 2013 Dinosaur hunt! Outside, enjoy the pebble pit where everyone can hunt for a FREE treasure, along with a FREE fossil dig!
It's fun and educational for everyone!
Heritage Designs, Quilting & Needlework ALL DAY Unique quilt exhibit entitled “The Bobbin’ Round Robin” presented by the members of the Heritage Designs Quilt Club. Each member created a center quilt block and then gave their block to another member who added to the project. Blocks were exchanged a total of three times. Vote for your favorite. This free exhibit will be on display at the Amana Visitor’s Center located next to the shop.
Lehm Books and Gifts ALL DAY Come in and register for a stained glass window decoration. You need not be present to win.
Maring Miller Art Gallery ALL DAY Stop in to the Maring Miller Art Gallery to see watercolorist Michele Maring's new colorful exhibit featuring oils as she has been exploring oil painting all winter.
Smokehouse Square Antiques ALL DAY Welcome Spring into your home with an antique accessory from Smokehouse Square Antiques. Join our mailing list and receive a 10% off coupon! Visit our "Front Yard Market" full of fun garden, galvanized and architectural items! Enjoy cookies & bars, coffee & tea while you are browsing the 50 different dealers in our shop!
Village Store and Fudge Factory ALL DAY Free samples of fudge.
Friday, MAY 2  
  Amana Woolen Mill 9am – 4pm Free Demonstration. Watch us create our traditional blankets at Iowa's only working woolen mill. Refreshments available.
Ox Yoke Inn 6pm – 8pm

A Communal Dining and Historical Experience. The menu and dining experience is reminiscent of the days of communal kitchens of which the Ox Yoke once was. It will include a presentation by a local historian dressed in communal era garb, some original utensils, how the food was grown, harvested, prepared and served.

$21 per person includes program, entrée, beverage and dessert. Tip and tax not included. Reservations and a minimum total number required by Wed., April 30.

CALL TODAY 319-622-3441 for information and reservations.

The Old Creamery Theatre Co. 7:30pm Old Creamery Main Stage
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
He started out as a “Country Boy” who against all odds became one of the greatest country music legends of all time. From “Daddy Sang Bass” to “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “A Boy Named Sue,” you’ll experience Johnny Cash’s life through his lyrics.
Saturday, MAY 3  
  Maifest Parade 10am Theme "Home Grown in Amana" Begins in Amana Woolen Mill parking lot Note: 220 Trail will be closed during the parade
Maipole Dancing After Parade The Amana Woolen Mill
11:30am Festhalle Barn
Noon Amana General Store
1:30pm Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse
2pm 2pm General Store
2:30pm Festhalle Barn - Stick around to have your picture taken with the Maipole dancers following their final performance at the Festhalle Barn
Antique/Collectibles Market 8am – 5pm Located at the Iowa Theatre Artists Performing Arts Center (Lower Level)
Free Admission.
Community Wide GARAGE SALE 8am – 2pm At the Festhalle Barn. Time to find that little something extra that you are missing and help others with their spring cleaning. Serena’s Coffee Café will be selling coffee & cookies at the garage sale starting at 8:00 am.
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see an exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
The Chocolate Haus 9am – 10am FREE piece of soft caramel with any latte, frappe, hot chocolate or smoothie purchase. Register all day to win a free pound of fudge. Drawing winner at 5:00pm. Need not be present to win.
Amana General Store 10am 10am-5pm. Book Signing: A Shining Light. Best Selling Author Judith Miller will be available to sign her 6th Amana Series Novel.
Little Red Wagon 11am – 3pm Stop in and visit with Curious George. Register to win a $25 gift certificate.
Amana Furniture Shop 11am – 4pm Garage Sale! We have cleaned out all the back corners of the shop we are selling what we found! Wood, parts, and supplies!
Festhalle Barn 11am – 3pm Food Vendors at the Market Barn as well as live acoustic music by Nick Stika. Hot food off the grill (burgers, brats), other food, Bavarian nuts, beer, wine and beverages for sale.
Ox Yoke Inn 10am – 4pm Face Painting by Glitz & Glam
11am – 4pm Kid’s and “Big Kids” decorate your own cookie.
11am – 9pm Bierstube Bar - beverage and food specials.
6pm – 9pm Bierstube Bar – Billy Heller performing live.
Amana Woolen Mill 10am – 3pm Free Demonstrations; Graham's Spinning, Nancy Adams hand weaving, Dee Heinrich from Peeper Hollow Farms will have sheep outside. Learn about sheep raising from the best! Free activity books for the kids and refreshments.
Strolling Accordionist 11am The Amana General Store
Noon Noon Lehm Books
1pm The Kitchen Sink
2pm The Amana Woolen Mill
3pm The Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse.
The Ronnenburg Restaurant Noon – 8pm IT’s TIME TO PARTY at the Ronnenburg with live music from Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman, 12-4pm, and Silver Wings 5-8pm. BBQ and Beer tent will be on the front lawn.
Kinderplatz 11am – 1pm Games and craft projects for kids of all ages. Stop over to the Festhalle Barn(across from the Visitor’s Center) for some hands on fun. Exciting projects for you to create here and take home.
Family Fun Bike Ride 11am – 1pm Family Fun Bike Ride. Bring your bike to Millstream and enjoy a scenic bike ride around the historical Lily Lake with your family and friends. No admission just show up and enjoy.
Maifest Auto Show Noon – 4pm Come view cars of all types and ages. Vendors will be on hand with demonstrations. Located in the Corn Crib lot just past the Visitor's Center and behind Heritages Design, Quilting and Needlework. No admission. Nick Stika will play live music from 11am–2:30pm.
The Chocolate Haus Noon – 2pm Sparkles the clown making balloon animals on our patio. Register all day to win a free pound of fudge. Drawing winner at 5:00. Need not be present to win.
Broom & Basket Shop, West Amana Noon – 4pm Entertainment by Yodler/guitar player, Kurt Boche. Demonstrations, Weaving activity for children/visitors, and Maifest Sweet Treats.
Amana Furniture Shop 1pm & 3pm Guided Workshop Tours—Take a guided tour of our workshop and get a closer look at how we handcraft Amana furniture and clocks. Tours begin at 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Space is limited. Stop by the shop or call 1-800-247-5088 to register. FREE
  1pm – 4pm Scroll Saw Demonstration – Watch and visit with a local craftsman while he makes segmented baskets and other items using a scroll saw.
Millstream Brewing Co. 1pm – 5pm Enjoy polka music with The Barry Boyce Band in our outdoor Biergarten. In case of inclement weather, festivities will move inside.
White Cross Cellars 6pm Food and Wine Pairing 101. Learn the basics of how to pair food and wine together in this tasty event. Limited to 20 people call 319-622-3233 or stop by to make reservations. $10/person.
Maifest Dance at the Festhalle Barn 6pm – 11pm “Rock for the Trail” with us at the Festhalle Barn on Main Street. Featuring the band, Let It Ride, playing your favorite classic rock and country tunes. Beer, pop and food available. Proceeds benefit the Amana Recreational Trails Fund.
  The Old Creamery Theatre Co. 7:30pm Old Creamery Main Stage
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
He started out as a “Country Boy” who against all odds became one of the greatest country music legends of all time. From “Daddy Sang Bass” to “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “A Boy Named Sue,” you’ll experience Johnny Cash’s life through his lyrics.
Sunday, MAY 4  
  Strolling Accordionist, Ron Johnson 11am

Amana General Store

Noon Lehm Books
1pm Ackerman Winery
2pm Amana Woolen Mill
Maipole Dancing 1:30pm Amana General Store
2pm Amana Meat Market and Smokehouse
2:30pm Amama Genral Store
3pm Village Winery
Little Red Wagon ALL DAY Stop in and visit with Curious George from 11am–3pm. Register to win a $25 gift certificate.
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see an exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
The Chocolate Haus ALL DAY Register all day to win a pound of soft caramels! Drawing at 4:00. Need not be present to win.
Ox Yoke Inn 9am – 5pm Bierstube – Bloody Mary Bar, Beverage and Food Specials.
10am – 3pm “Yokey the Bear” will have May Baskets for children at their tables.
12pm – 4pm Face Painting by Glitz & Glam
Antique/Collectibles Market 11am – 3pm Located at the Iowa Theatre Artists Performing Arts Center (Lower Level)
Free Admission.
Country Gentleman’s Horse & Carriage Rides 11am – 3pm Weather permitting. Enjoy a relaxing horse drawn carriage ride throughout historic Amana. Rides start East of the General Store. $5 per person
Amana General Store 11am – 2pm Book Signing: A Shining Light. Best Selling Author Judith Miller will be available to sign her 6th Amana Series Novel.
Millstream Brewing Co. 11am & 1pm Tour Iowa’s Oldest Microbrewery.
Noon – 4pm Sit back and relax to our own Strolling Yodeler – Kurt Boche. He will visit each table personally and entertain you with his songs, yodeling and jokes. Brats and hot dogs right off the grill all day.
Wine, Beer and Chocolate Walk 11am – 4pm Stroll around Amana and sample wine, beer & chocolate at 7 locations around Amana. You will receive a dated glass to remember the occasion. $1 per person.
Broom & Basket Shop, West Amana 11am – 4pm Opening reception for 2014 Basket Exhibit: “Basketry 400 mile radius plus”; Weaving activity for children/visitors.
Amana Woolen Mill Noon – 3pm Free demonstrations; Watch the Graham's spin, Nancy Adams and her loom as well as our sheep raising friends from Peeper Hollow Farms. Free Sheep Activity books for the kids and refreshments.
Amana Furniture Shop 1pm & 3pm Guided Workshop Tours—Take a guided tour of our workshop and get a closer look at how we handcraft Amana furniture and clocks. Tours begin at 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Space is limited. Stop by the shop or call 1-800-247-5088 to register. FREE
  The Old Creamery Theatre Co. 2pm Old Creamery Main Stage
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
He started out as a “Country Boy” who against all odds became one of the greatest country music legends of all time. From “Daddy Sang Bass” to “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “A Boy Named Sue,” you’ll experience Johnny Cash’s life through his lyrics.

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