Wurst Fest
JUNE 16, 2018
The 2018 Schedule of Event will be posted soon.
Brats & Brews Festival
It will be the WURST time you have all year!
Dachshund Derby 

Dachshund Derby Form Dachshund Derby Form (361 KB)


Wurst Festival


Below is the schedule on information from 2017.  Please check back closer to the event date for an updated schedule.

11am-5pm Saturday June 17th           $5 admission (kids under 12 free)

Enjoy sausage samples, cold beverages, yard games, and live music!

New this year: the Dachshund Derby!

Yep, just like it sounds, the Derby features a stampede of our little sausage-shaped buddies competing to reach the finish line. In addition, we have a number of contests, including: dog/owner look-alike, longest dog, best trick, bobbing for wienies, and Wurst Dog.  You can pre-register by clicking the Dachshund Derby link to the left, or register the day of the event.


1:00 Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding) contest at the beer tent. Men and women divisions.


2:00 Hang Dog competition. The goal is to eat a sausage hanging by a string, with your hands behind your back. 


3:00 The Dachshund Derby and contests. Pre-register, or register on-site beginning at 1:30. $5 registration fee, with proceeds going to Safe Haven of Iowa County, a no-kill animal shelter.


Sample sausages from top area sausage makers, along with other delicious foods.  

Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse

PHAT Daddy's

Newhall Locker

Cook's Meat Locker 


Vote for the People's Choice

"Best of the Wurst" sausage



Enroll into the University and for $20 you receive a Wurst University t-shirt, diploma and FOUR sausage vouchers to sample your way to graduation! We promise Iowa's WURST Education!

For more information contact: events@amanacolonies.com

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

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

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