Wurst Festival

come have the wurst time

June 14th & 15, 2024

Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the festival!

Come join us for our annual Amana Colonies Wurst Festival; voted Best New Festival in Iowa. The German tradition of making sausages is alive and well in the Colonies at the Market Barn in the village of Amana. You’ll find local sausage vendors, beer, drinks, desserts, and sides. Judges will select the winners for the Best in Wurst and Weirdest Wurst, while YOU will select the people’s choice winner, be sure to try from all the booths and vote for your favorite. We will have fun yard games, live music and the Wurst University round out the event.


The Wurst Games and Dachshund Derby

Watch local Dachshunds compete to be the “Wurst Dog in Eastern Iowa” as they run as fast as they can to the finish line. Any Dachshund is welcome to enter, and registration details at the Visitors Center, 319-622-7622. Grand prize is a $100 Amana Colonies Gift Certificate.

Dogs must be registered to participate and are required to have proof of vaccinations. You must check in when you arrive with your pup to make sure you get a spot in the races! Registration Coming Soon.


Pick up a poster for only $5 at the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center!

Brochures + Forms

*Coming Soon

This Year’s Event

To Purchase Tickets Click on the Event Below


Thank you to our 2024 Festivals sponsors!

Compass Memorial Healthcare logo
KCRG Black
Hills Bank Logo
South Slope
US Bank Logo
For sponsorship opportunities please contact the Event Coordinator at events@amanacolonies.com