It's going to be a very busy weekend for me! Late last month, my friend bought us tickets and booked us a hotel for the Adventureland Oktoberfest in Altoona. Little did we know that the Adventureland Oktoberfest is the same weekend as the Amana one. I've been to every Amana Oktoberfest since I moved to Iowa, so I can't miss one now! That's why we decided to visit Amana on Friday night, on top of heading to Altoona on Saturday. My body is going to be 98% beer and brats and I couldn't be happier!

Here are some details on two of the Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Iowa this weekend:

  • Adventureland Oktoberfest
    • Adventureland Resort
    • Saturday, September 30th
    • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Must be 21+
    • Live music on 7 stages, games, contests, and food
    • Select rides open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music on the main stage from the Gin Blossoms at 1 p.m.
    • Souvenir mugs will be $12 with $6 refills
    • Free parking
    • $25 through 9/29, $30 day-of - season ticket holders are free
    • For additional details click HERE
  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st
    • Official Keg Tapping Ceremony will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the Festhalle Barn
    • Live music at the Festhalle Barn will begin at noon on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday
    • More live music at Millstream Brewery and Ronneburg Restaurant 
    • Parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m.
    • Games, contests, food, theatre, and kids' activities
    • Free off-site parking & shuttle trolley are available Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • 1-day pass is $10, 2-day pass is $15, and Sunday admission is free
    • For more details click HERE

Breaking news! We were just informed of ANOTHER Oktoberfest happening this weekend - Northside Oktoberfest in Iowa City! This also includes SodaFest for the kids! It's going on Saturday, September 30th and tickets are $45. You can get all the details on that event HERE.