October 5-7, 2018 
We are currently working on the schedule of events for 2018.  We will post  it when it becomes available.

2017 Oktoberfest Shuttle schedule 2017 Oktoberfest Shuttle schedule (435 KB)

Please note that the date and time for the RUGBY MATCH is Saturday, September 30th at 1pm.  It is mistakenly listed as Sunday on the brochure.

The 2018 schedule of events will be posted when available.

2017 Events are listed below.

Official Keg Tapping Ceremony
2:00PM Friday- The Burgermeister taps the first keg at the Festhalle Barn & offers “Ein Prosit” followed by free beer until the keg is empty for those who have followed the keg from Millstream Brewery. 

Oktoberfest Parade
Saturday at 10am, Main Amana

Games & Contests-Saturday 

12:45  Brezel Schmeissen  

1pm Rugby Match at RV Park

2pm Timber Trek – 4.3 mile run/walk

2-4pm Keg Toss

2-4pm Log Sawing

2-4pm Naglehauen    

2pm Brat Eating Contest       

4pm Eisenmann Contest

Live Entertainment
Millstream Brewery
Ronneburg Restaurant  


Demonstrations & Art Activities
Blanket Weaving
Clock Building
Art Exhibits

Other Activities Around Town 
Kids Activities
11AM-4PM Saturday- Pony-Go-Around Pony Rides
Cookie Decorating

All Weekend- Country Gentleman's Horse and Carriage Service from Waterloo, Iowa will be touring the historic streets of Amana.  Catch a ride starting at the General Store. 

Theatre Productions
Old Creamery Theatre Company
2015 Oktoberfest Poster
Pick up an official Oktoberfest 2017 poster at the Amana Colonies Visitor Center!



The 2017 Band Schedule 

Friday, September 29th  
12:00-3:30 pm: Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchman

4:00-7:00 pm: The Johnny Wagner Band


7:pm-8pm: Amana Colonies Folksingers 


8:00 pm-Midnight: Die Tiefen Keller Kinder 


Saturday, September 30th 
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Alpensterne                   
3:00-5:30 pm: The Johnny Wagner Band

6:00-8:30 pm: Alpensterne  
9:00pm-Midnight: The Johnny Wagner Band


Sunday, October 1st
12:00-2:00pm: Alpensterne


2:30-4:30pm: The Johnny Wagner Band

Please note: Band times are subject to change without notice. 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

KGAN Casey's General Store South Slope Whirpool
OnMedia US Bank

For sponsorship opportunities please contact the Event Coordinator at events@amanacolonies.com