polka, smiles, laughter, brats

October 4-6, 2024

Join us for Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies! 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, Alpensterne, Die Freistadt Alte Kamerade, 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.

Keg Tapping Pre-Party

Join Amana’s ONE and ONLY Amana Colonies Oktoberfest Bürgermeister & his crew for the OFFICIAL KEG TAPPING Pre-Party & Parade* in the Museum Courtyard from 11am-2pm. Hops & Hotrods will serve beer and wine. Enjoy your first Brat of the weekend on us. The Keg Parade will depart down main street to the Festhalle at 1:45pm to the Keg Tapping Ceremony at the Festhalle, the Official Amana Colonies Oktoberfest Grounds. Admission is FREE to the museum all day. *Admission required at the Festhalle grounds.

Tickets for the Keg Tapping do not go on presale and can only be purchased at the Official Amana Colonies Keg Tapping Pre-Party at the Amana Heritage Museum. Only 150 tickets will be available! 

Shuttle Access:

Parking is limited in the Amana Colonies during Oktoberfest weekend, please take advantage of the FREE shuttle.


Planning ahead? Next year’s Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 3rd – 5th, 2025. 

2023 Poster

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

Brochures + Forms

*Coming Soon

This Year’s Event


Thank you to our sponsors!

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