Take a Bite

A festival for foodies

The Take A Bite annual event has been postponed to coincide with Maifest 2023.  Come “take a bite” of all the amazing food on offer May 6th, 2023.


Friday March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2023

“Take a Bite” is an award winning 3-day food experience that features sampling, hands-on activities and events, and special dinners.  Voted the Outstanding new event by the Iowa Tourism Commission in 2019, this food festival features special dining experiences like the Vintners Dinner at the Ox Yoke that pairs a specially selected menu with expertly selected wines and the Take A Bite Sampling Stroll, an activity that requires a passport from the Amana Visitors Center. Buy your passport for $5 and visit specific businesses for  food and beverage samples. Complete your passport and return it to the Visitors Center – the first 200 to complete and return theirs will receive an Amana Colonies Stein!

Take a Bite will broaden your food experience in an entertaining way. We have shopping specials, food & drink specials, samples and tastings, and so much more to create a wonderful weekend full of food fun! Find more details on the brochure, linked to the right of this page.


Purchase collectible event posters at the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center!

Brochures + Forms

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This Year’s Event