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September 30 – October 2, 2022

Join us for Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies on September 30th – October 2nd, 2022! Enjoy beer, live music, games, German food, and so much more all through the Colonies during this festival weekend. Make your overnight accommodations now before everyone is booked; check here for lodging options in the Amana Colonies.

Amana Colonies Festhalle

At the official Amana Colonies Oktoberfest Grounds, enjoy Amana Colonies Meat Shop & Smokehouse brats, along with pork trotters, sides, and desserts. We’ll have live music from bands like Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, the Colony Folksingers, Bavarian Musikmeisters, Ken and Mary Turbo Accordions, and more, along with beer – lots of beer. We’ll host games during the day on Saturday between bands, and even our annual brat eating competition.

Admission is $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a two-day pass. Tickets will go on sale for pre-order in August, so keep an eye out for an announcement!

We’ll post our schedule of live music and games soon.


Friday September 30th

  • Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen 11:30am – 3pm
  • Official Oktoberfest Keg Tapping Ceremony 2pm*
  • Ken & Mary Turbo Accordions Express 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Amana Colonies Folksingers 7pm – 8pm
  • DTKK 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Saturday October 1st

  • Bavarian Musikmeisters 11am-2pm
  • Brat Eating Contest 2pm
  • Ken & Mary Turbo Accordions Express 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Bavarian Musikmeisters 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Eli Alger & The Faster Horses 9pm – Midnight

Sunday October 2nd

  • Collegium Tubum (The University of Iowa Tuba Group) 11am – 11:45 am
  • Bavarian Musikmeisters  12pm – 2pm
  • Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman 2:30pm – 4:30pm


As we get closer to the event, we will update this page with festival information! Stay tuned for details.


*A separate ticket is required to get a beer from the first official keg. Tickets can be purchased at the Official Keg Tapping Pre-party at the Amana Heritage Museum. The Keg Parade will leave the museum around 1:45pm to be at the Festhalle by 2pm.


Planning ahead? Oktoberfest 2023 is scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2023. 


Pick up this year’s poster, only $5 at the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center!

Brochures + Forms

This Year’s Event


Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

US Bank Logo
Brau Haus Logo (New)
For sponsorship opportunities please contact the Event Coordinator at events@amanacolonies.com