Wurst Fest
JUNE 17, 2017
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

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