Iowa's favorite fall festival includes a parade, German singing and dancing, food, drinks, and game activities.
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2014 Oktoberfest Poster Design Winner!

Judith Lambert
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The votes are in and our winner this year is Judith Lambert. Plan on coming out to Oktoberfest to get your poster. Congratulations, Judith! The poster looks fantastic and is a great addition to our event.

Cheers Package!
Sampling of events
FESTHALLE  
  Live Music! FRIDAY, OCT 3
noon – 2:30pm Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman

3pm – 7pm Johnny Wagner Band
7:30 – midnight Die Tiefen Keller Kinder
SATURDAY, OCT 4
11am – 2pm Bavarian Musikmeisters
2:30pm Brat Eating Contest
3pm – 5:30pm Johnny Wagner Band
6pm – 8:30pm Bavarian Musikmeisters
9am – midnight Johnny Wagner Band
SUN, OCT 5
11am – 11:30am Collegium Tubum (University of Iowa Group)
noon – 2pm Bavarian Musikmesiters
2:30pm – 4:30pm Johnny Wagner Band
*Bands and times are subject to change without notice
Friday
  Amana Woolen Mill 9am – 3pm Free Demonstration at Iowa’s only working woolen mill. New for 2014 Cotton Amana bed sized blankets. Check out our German inspired Hats and gear too.
Village Association/Broom & Basket Shop 9am – 5pm “Scare-Crow Trail” Find Scare-Crows in villages of Middle, High, West, South and Homestead. Take a “selfy” and vote for your favorite.
The Amana Colonies Village Store & Fudge Factory ALL DAY Samples of our delicious Pumpkin and Pumpkin Praline Fudge
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see a fall themed exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
Chocolate Haus ALL DAY Free fudge samples.
Edelstein Treasures ALL DAY Treasure hunting for ALL ages!! Enjoy the indoor mining sluice with various size treasure bags for purchase. 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!
Iowa Theater Artists Company ALL DAY Support the Arts and Enjoy Premier Parking close to all of the Oktoberfest festivities for only $5 (Friday and Saturday). Proceeds go to the Iowa Theatre Artists Company, a not-for-profit small professional theatre bringing live entertainment to the Amana area.
Lehm Books ALL DAY Come in and register for a lite pumpkin. You do not need to be present to win.
The Little Red Wagon ALL DAY Register to win a $25 gift certificate.
Millstream Brewery ALL DAY Amana brats, hot dogs & Oktoberfest Beer.
Serena’s Coffee Café ALL DAY Receive a 10% discount on your purchase(s ) at Serena’s, when you present a receipt from a purchase(s ) made at other businesses in the Amana Colonies between Oct. 3-5.

Millstream Brewery

1:45pm Official Oktoberfest Keg travels from Millstream Brewery to the Festhalle Barn.  
Festhalle Barn 2pm Official Keg Tapping Ceremony
Catiri’s Art Oasis 4pm – 6pm 10th Annual Oktoberfest Show and opening reception featuring the vibrant work of Gordon Kellenberger. There will be a reception as well as demonstrations at this time. Show will exhibit until the end of October, or as long as the work last!
Millstream Brewery 4pm – 8pm Enjoy live classic rock & roll music with Dogs on Skis in our Biergarten along with Amana brats, hot dogs and Oktoberfest Beer.
Chocolate Haus 5pm – 7pm Free piece soft caramel with any hot drink.
Saturday  


Chocolate Haus 9am – 10am Free piece of maple bacon fudge with the purchase of any hot drink.
Amana Woolen Mill 9am – 3pm Demonstrations provided by the Grahams on spinning by hand, watch the looms at work and experience the history of textile in Amana. Check out our new Amana made cotton bed blankets while you’re here.
Village Association/Broom & Basket Shop 9am – 5pm “Scare-Crow Trail” Find Scare-Crows in villages of Middle, High, West, South and Homestead. Take a “selfy” and vote for your favorite.
Oktoberfest Parade 10am Theme “Magic of Autumn” Note 220th Trail will be closed through town during the Parade. Begins at the Amana Woolen Mill parking lot.

pdf 2014 Parade Application

pdf Kid’s Decorated Bike Contest
The Amana Colonies Village Store & Fudge Factory ALL DAY Samples of our delicious Pumpkin and Pumpkin Praline Fudge.
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see a fall themed exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
Chocolate Haus ALL DAY Free fudge samples.
Iowa Theater Artists Company ALL DAY Support the Arts and Enjoy Premier Parking close to all of the Oktoberfest festivities for only $5 (Friday and Saturday). Proceeds go to the Iowa Theatre Artists Company, a not-for-profit small professional theatre bringing live entertainment to the Amana area.
Lehm Books ALL DAY Come in and register for a lite pumpkin. You do not need to be present to win.
The Little Red Wagon ALL DAY Register to win a $25 gift certificate.
Millstream Brewery ALL DAY Amana brats, hot dogs & Oktoberfest Beer.
Serena’s Coffee Café ALL DAY Receive a 10% discount on your purchase(s ) at Serena’s, when you present a receipt from a purchase(s ) made at other businesses in the Amana Colonies between Oct. 3-5.
Heritage Designs Quilting & Needlework ALL DAY The East Iowa Heirloom Quilters raffle quilt will be on display with tickets available for purchase. The drawing for the quilt will take place at their quilt show on Saturday May 2, 2015
Amana Furniture Shop 10am – 4pm Scroll Saw Demonstration – Watch and visit with a local craftsman while he makes segmented baskets and other items using a scroll saw.
Amana General Store 10am – 4pm Book signing by Best Selling Author Judith Miller. She will be available to sign all 6 Amana Series Novels.
Country Gentleman’s Horse and Carriage Service 11am – 3pm Enjoy carriage rides through the historic streets of Amana. $5 per person. Located east of the Amana General Store.
The Ronnenburg Restaurant Noon – 4pm Live music with Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman.
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. Space is limited. Stop by the shop or call 1-800-247-5088 to register. FREE.
Millstream Brewery noon – 4pm Enjoy some polka music with The Barry Boyce Band in our Biergarten along with Amana brats, hot dogs and Oktoberfest Beer.
The Little Red Wagon 1pm – 4pm Speed Cup Stacking Demonstration! Watch Pros stack cups at lightning speeds! Test your skills at stacking as well. Register to win a $25 gift certificate All Day.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Kids Decorated Bike Contest after parade Originates in Amana Insurance Parking Lot. Children will ride at the end of the Parade. Permission slip and signed waiver required.
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.
Kidinderplatz

Fall fun at the Market Barn!

11am 1pm Kids games, face painting, crafts and more fall fun! Sponsored by Community 1st Credit Union.
Pony-Go-Round 11am – 4pm Pony-Go-Round pony rides. Amana Market Barn.
Chocolate Haus noon 2pm Sparkles the clown on the patio.
Amana Furniture Shop Kid’s Craft Area 1pm 4pm

Kids of all ages can use our wood scraps, glue, markers, and their imagination to make something fun and interesting. FREE

The Old Creamery Theatre 1pm Theatre for Young Audiences Presents Cinderella. Tickets: $9. Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage.
OKTOBERFEST GAMES
Timber Trek 1pm A 4.3 mile off-road run/walk through the Amana timber. Race starts at the Amana RV Park & Event Center
Brat Eating Contest 2:30pm Be the first to finish eating a foot-long brat & win a gift certificate to the Amana Meat Shop. Held at the Festhalle Barn. $20 fee for contest; includes admission to Festhalle for Saturday and T-shirt. Ticketholders add $10 at the gate to participate plus T-shirt.
Keg Toss & Log Sawing Competitions 2pm – 4pm Located at the Market Barn in Amana.
Eisenmann Competition 4pm Located at the Market Barn in midtown Amana.. Entrance fee.
Catiri's Art Oasis 4pm – 8pm A show featuring Laura Lee Junge, one of the most intoxicating talent on the American artistic front and has exhibited across the United States, often winning awards for her unique work. Come see Junge’s work and have her sign your artwork. This is a show you won't want to miss!
The Ronnenburg Restaurant 5pm – 8pm Live music with local band "Silver Wings" performing
Millstream Brewery 5pm – 9pm Enjoy live music with our local boys “Let It Ride”
Sunday  
 
Old Creamery Theatre 1pm

Theatre for Young Audiences Presents Cinderella. Tickets: $9. Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage.

The Amana Colonies Village Store & Fudge Factory ALL DAY Samples of our delicious Pumpkin and Pumpkin Praline Fudge.
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see a fall themed exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
Chocolate Haus ALL DAY Free fudge samples.
Edelstein Treasures ALL DAY Treasure hunting for ALL ages!! Enjoy the indoor mining sluice with various size treasure bags for purchase. 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!
Iowa Theater Artists Company ALL DAY Support the Arts and Enjoy Premier Parking close to all of the Oktoberfest festivities for only $5 (Friday and Saturday). Proceeds go to the Iowa Theatre Artists Company, a not-for-profit small professional theatre bringing live entertainment to the Amana area.
Lehm Books ALL DAY Come in and register for a lite pumpkin. You do not need to be present to win.
Little Red Wagon ALL DAY Register to win a $25 gift certificate.
Millstream Brewery ALL DAY Amana brats, hot dogs & Oktoberfest Beer.
Serena’s Coffee Café ALL DAY Receive a 10% discount on your purchase(s ) at Serena’s, when you present a receipt from a purchase(s ) made at other businesses in the Amana Colonies between Oct. 3-5.
Amana Coffee and Tea ALL DAY Come and see a fall themed exhibit on different ways to use canning jars.
Amana General Store Book Signing 10-2: Best Selling Author Judith Miller will be available to sign all 6 Amana Series Novels.
Country Gentleman’s Horse and Carriage Service 11am – 3pm Enjoy carriage rides through the historic streets of Amana. $5 per person. Located east of the Amana General Store.
Chocolate Haus 11:30am Watch chocolate strawberry demo.
Millstream Brewery noon – 4 pm Join us for live music in our Biergarten. Music TBA.
The Ronnenburg Restaurant noon – 4 pm Live music with Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman
Amana Woolen Mills noon – 4 pm Watch the Grahams create yarn from a variety of fibers using traditional techniques, learn about the art of wool carding from experts in the craft.
Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage 1pm

Theatre for Young Audiences Presents Cinderella. Tickets: $9.

Amana Furniture Shop 1pm & 3 pm 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 Little Red Wagon 1pm – 3pm Speed Cup Stacking Demonstration! Watch Pros stack cups at lightning speeds! Test your skills at stacking as well. Register to win a $25 gift certificate All Day.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
for helping to make this fun event possible!


Whirlpool Corporation South Slope Cooperative
CCR

Community 1st First US Bank Helping Hands AVP