MAY 1 – 3, 2015

MAIFEST PARADE: Saturday at 10am

 

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A celebration of spring!
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Maifest Dancers Schedule 2015:

Saturday:
11:30am - Festhalle Barn
Noon - Amana General Store
1:30pm - Amana Meat Shop
2pm - Amana General Store
2:30pm - Festhalle Barn

Sunday:
12:30pm - Amana General Store
1pm - Amana Meat Market
1:30pm - Village Winery
2pm - Amana General Store

Strolling Accordionist, Ron Johnson:

Saturday:
11am - Amana General Store
Noon - Lehm Books
1pm - White Cross Cellars
2pm - Woolen Mill
3pm - Amana Meat Market

Sunday:
11am - Amana General Store
Noon - Lehm Books
1pm - Ackerman Winery
2pm - Woolen Mill

Parade
Saturday at 10am

Rock the Trail Maifest Dance Party
Festhalle Barn, 6:30pm-11pm
Featuring music from the band, Dogs on Skis, playing your favorite classic,
modern and 80s rock. Beer, wine, pop, and food available.

Proceeds benefit the Amana Recreational Trails Fund.

ALL WEEKEND  
  The Chocolate Haus ALL DAY Come in, see and purchase chocolate makifer beetles; a German “lucky” bug! Free “made from scratch” fudge samples!
Lehm Books and Gifts ALL DAY

Register to win a Jim Shore Musical Spring Renewal Angel.

Village Store and Fudge Factory ALL DAY Free samples of fudge.
Heritage Designs ALL DAY Quilting & Needlework; All Day Campers at the Quilt Shop! Personalized campers created by the staff for a fun summer quilt. Vote for your favorite block!
Smokehouse Square Antiques ALL DAY Outdoor Market, vintage, galvanized, architectural, garden, farm finds to decorate with. Cookies and coffee.
Friday, MAY 1  
  Amana Woolen Mill 9am – 4pm Free Demonstrations. Watch us create our traditional blankets at Iowa’s only working woolen mill. Free refreshments.
Broom and Basket Shop 10 – 4pm Photo op with Giant Rocker, opening weekend reception for 2015 Basket Exhibit. Refreshments served.
Schanz Furniture & Refinishing 10am – 4pm Tour workshop and seat weaving demonstrations. Sign up for Door Prize.
The Chocolate Haus 4pm – 7pm Kids dip your own chocolate! $3.75 ea.
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. $22 per person includes program, entrée, beverage and dessert. Tip and tax not included. Reservations and a minimum total number required by Friday, April 24.
The Old Creamery Theatre 7:30pm The Matchmaker, On the Main Stage, $30 for adults or $18.50 for students. Old Creamery favorite, Marquetta Senters, stars as delightful professional busybody, Dolly Levi, in this classic romantic comedy. Rated G.
     
Saturday, MAY 2  
  Maifest Parade 10am Theme: “Celebrate the Arts in Amana” Rain or
Shine. Note: 220th Trail will be closed during the parade.
Maipole Dancing 11:30am Festhalle Barn
Noon Amana General Store
1:30pm Amana Meat Shop
2pm Amana General Store
2:30pm Festhalle Barn
Strolling Accordionist, Ron Johnson 11am Amana General Store
Noon Lehm Books
1pm White Cross Cellars
2pm Woolen Mill
3pm Amana Meat Market
Catiri’s Art Oasis ALL DAY The artists have been busy this winter!! Come in and see all of the new works of art along with beautiful new gemstone jewelry to inspire! Enjoy refreshments and celebrate spring with us.
Amana General Store ALL DAY Cinnamon roasted glazed nuts, stop by and pick some up!
Little Red Wagon ALL DAY Stop by and register to win various prizes!
The Chocolate Haus 9am – 10pm Free piece of soft caramel with
any drink purchase.
Amana Woolen Mill 9am – 3pm Free Demonstrations. Experience
the magic of blanket weaving on the Woolen Mill looms. The
Grahams will demonstrate traditional spinning, carding and
knitting techniques.
Art in the Barn 10am – 6pm Festhalle Barn. View work by local artists. Take home your favorite piece. Wine and beer available.
Amana Woolen Mill 10am – 3pm Dee Heinrich from Peeper Hollow Farms will show ewes and lambs outside the Woolen Mill. Learn about sheep raising and fine fleece from this expert
shepherdess.
Amana Woolen Mill 10am – 3pm Nancy Adams will be weaving on her hand loom inside the Mill. Watch the art of weaving. Free refreshments.
Ox Yoke Inn 10am – 4pm Face Painting by Glitz & Glam.
Grapevine Antiques 10am – 4pm Spring Sidewalk Sale with new arrivals inside too.
Broom and Basket Shop 10am – 4pm Photo op with Giant Rocker, opening weekend reception for 2015 Basket Exhibit, refreshments served.
Millstream Brewing Company After Parade Clear Creek Amana High School Jazz Band will perform in our outdoor biergarten.
The Chocolate Haus 11am Chocolate strawberry dipping demo.
Kinderplatz 11am Games and craft projects for kids of
all ages. Stop over to the Market Barn for some hands on fun.
Ronneburg Restaurant 10am – 4pm Come and enjoy the sounds of a barbershop quartet followed by Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman!
Country Gentleman’s Horse & Carriage Service 11am – 3pm Enjoy a relaxing horse drawn carriage ride through the historic streets
of Amana. Rides start east of the General Store. $5 per person.
Pony Go Round Pony Rides 11am – 4pm Located in front of the Market Barn. Kids love Pony GO Round Ponies! This is their chance to ride a real live pony for only $4 per ride. “Memory Packages” available for $10. Package includes ride, cowboy hat, and framed photo.
Ox Yoke Inn 11am – 4pm Kids and “Big Kids” decorate your own cookie.
Ox Yoke Inn Bierstube Bar 11am – 9pm Beverage and food specials.
The Chocolate Haus Noon – 2pm Sparkles the clown on our patio.
Millstream Brewing Company Noon – 3pm Maifest Auto Show. View cars of all types and ages. Vendors will be on hand with demonstrations. Located on 47th Avenue by Colony Inn Restaurant
Amana Furniture Shop Noon – 3pm Noon-4pm Kid’s Craft Area – Create a
one of a kind treasure using scrap wood, glue, markers, and
other material. FREE
Schanz Furniture & Refinishing Noon – 4pm Find the 4 Marble Machines and Cranky Toys. Sign up for Door Prize
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
Amana Furniture Shop 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 Company 1pm – 5pm Barry Boyce Polka Band. Enjoy live polka music with the Barry Boyce Band in our outdoor Biergarten. Brats & hot dogs off the grill all day. In case of inclement weather, festivities will move inside.
Ox Yoke Inn Bierstube Bar 6pm – 9pm Billy Heller performing live.
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.
Festhalle Barn 6:30pm – 11pm Rock the Trail Maifest Dance Party at the Festhalle Barn on Main Street. Featuring music from the band, Dogs on Skis, playing your favorite classic, modern and 80s rock. Beer, wine, pop, and food available. Proceeds benefit the Amana Recreational Trails Fund.
Amana Arts Guild Center, High Amana 6pm Amana Poetry and Song Celebration. Come and enjoy the readings of poetry and prose compositions by our winners, students, and adults, of the local poetry and prose contest. We will also have a song or two by local entertainers.
The Old Creamery Theatre 7:30pm The Matchmaker, On the Main Stage, $30 for adults or $18.50 for students. Old Creamery favorite, Marquetta Senters, stars as delightful professional busy body, Dolly Levi, in this classic romantic comedy. Rated G.
Sunday, MAY 3  
  Catiri's Art Oasis ALL DAY The artists have been busy this winter!! Come in and see all of the new works of art along with beautiful new gemstone jewelry to inspire! Enjoy refreshments and celebrate spring with us.
Amana General Store ALL DAY Cinnamon roasted glazed nuts, stop by and pick some up!
Ox Yoke Inn Bierstube Bar 9am – 5pm Make your own Bloody Mary Bar, Beverage and food specials.
Ox Yoke Inn 10am – 3pm May Baskets for children at their tables.
Country Gentleman’s Horse & Carriage Service 11am – 3pm Enjoy a relaxing horse drawn carriage ride through the historic streets of Amana. Rides start east of the General Store. $5 per person.
Wine, Beer and Chocolate Walk 11am – 4pm Sample foods, beer and wine in this popular culinary event as you stroll from shop to shop. Pick-up a ticket at Heritage Wine and Cheese, Village Store, Ackerman Winery, the Chocolate Haus, Amana Meat Shop, White Cross Cellar and Millstream Brewing. Admission $1. Visit all locations and receive a logo glass. Must be 21 to participate.
Millstream Brewing Company 11am & 1pm Tours of Iowa’s Oldest Microbrewery will be given.
Serena’s Noon – 2pm Join us at Serena’s as we welcome, Professor Von Air – Balloon Artist Extraordinaire! The Professor will be creating balloon art in Serena’s lounge area!
Amana Woolen Mill Noon – 3pm Free Demonstrations. Watch the Grahams create yarn from a variety of fibers using traditional techniques, and learn the art of wool-carding from experts in the craft. Peeper Hollow Farms will be back with their sheep and lambs. Nancy Adams will demonstrate weaving on her hand loom. Free refreshments.
Millstream Brewing Company 1pm – 5pm Sit back and relax as Nick Stika preforms live music in our outdoor Biergarten. Brats & hot dogs off the grill all day. In case of inclement weather, festivities will move inside.
Ox Yoke Inn Noon – 4pm Face Painting by Glitz & Glam.
Broom and Basket Shop Noon – 4pm Photo op with Giant Rocker, opening weekend reception for 2015 Basket Exhibit. Refreshments served.
Amana Furniture Shop 1pm Guided Workshop Tours. Take a guided tour of our workshop and get a closer look at how we handcraft Amana furniture and clocks. Tour begin at 1:00pm. Space is limited. Stop by the shop or call 1-800-247-5088 to register. FREE
The Old Creamery Theatre 2pm The Matchmaker, On the Main Stage, $30 for adults or $18.50 for students. Old Creamery favorite, Marquetta Senters, stars as delightful professional busy body, Dolly Levi, in this classic romantic comedy. Rated G.

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