OCT 3 – 5, 2014

PARADE: Saturday at 10am


pdf Outside Vendor Request Form


pdf Parade Application

Iowa's favorite fall festival includes a parade, German singing and dancing, food, drinks, and game activities.
2013 poster

2014 Oktoberfest Poster Design Contest

Submission deadline: May 27, 2014

Create a poster that illustrates Oktoberfest! (the events, food, music, the season, etc).  Your poster can be designed using illustration, photography, typography, mixed media or any graphic design technique you choose.

The Oktoberfest poster design contest is a competition created to help celebrate the original festival of the Amana Colonies, since 1965: Oktoberfest! Our 2013 winner was Judith Lambert (poster image shown left).

pdf 2014 Poster Contest guidelines.

Schedule of events

Full schedule closer to event date.


Official Keg Tapping Ceremony
The Burgermeister taps the first keg at the Festhalle Barn & offers “ein Prosit” followed by free beer until the keg is empty.


Oktoberfest Parade
Saturday at 10am, Main Amana


Games & Contests
4.3 mile run/walk Timber Trek
Eisenmann Contest
Brat Race
Keg Toss
Log Sawing
Pet Costume Contest


Live Entertainment
Millstream Brewery
Ox Yoke Inn
Ronneburg Restaurant

Demonstrations & Art Activities
carmel apple making
blanket weaving
clock building
art exhibit


Country Gentleman's Horse and Carriage Rides


Kids Activities
Pony-Go-Around pony rides
cookie decorating
Cholatehaus clown
pumpkin toss


Theatre Productions
Old Creamery Theatre Company
Iowa Theatre Artists Company