Wurst Fest
JUNE 16, 2018
Brats & Brews Festival 
It will be the WURST time you have all year!

2018 Dachshund Derby Registration 2018 Dachshund Derby Registration (535 KB)

The Dachshund Derby is sponsored by Bankhaus (a Division of Fairfax State Bank)


Wurst Festival


JUNE 16TH,        

2018 Schedule of events

11am-7pm Saturday June 16th           $5 admission (kids under 12 free)

Enjoy great sausages, cold beverages, yard games, and live music!

The second running of 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.  You can pre-register by clicking the Dachshund Derby link to the left, or register the day of the event.  The Dachshund Derby is open to the first 50 Dachshunds to register. Proceeds from the Dachshund Derby will support Dogs Forever, a shelter for dogs until they can be placed in their forever home.  The Dachshund Derby is sponsored by Bankhaus a division of Fairfax State Bank


11:30-3:00 Nick Stika: performing acoustic rock favorites

4:00-7:00 Full Circle: playing Rock & Pop favorites from the 60s to today


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

No pre-registration available, so come early to the festival to secure your spot! $40 entry fee gets you an official t-shirt and 2018 Oktoberfest stein filled with Millstream Wheat Beer. For questions, call 319-622-3216.

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 (sponsored by Bankhaus). Pre-register, or register on-site beginning at 1:30. $5 registration fee, with proceeds going to Dogs Forever.

5:30 Two on a Tube.  Couples eat a foot long sausage from either end to the middle, think "Lady and the Tramp.  Come check it out.

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

Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse

Wisconsin River Meats

Newhall Locker

Cook's Meat Locker 

Guild Wurst Tavern


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 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