Looking for a fun way to kick off the month of October? There are multiple Oktoberfest events taking place this coming weekend! Here is a rundown of all the festivities:

  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Held in the Amana Colonies on October 5th, 6th, & 7th
    • Admission is $10 for a one-day pass or $15 for a two-day pass - Sunday is FREE
    • Official Keg Tapping Ceremony
      • October 5th at 2 p.m. in the Festhalle Barn
    • Parade
      • October 6th at 10 a.m.
    • Games/Contests
      • Timber Trek
        • Amana RV Park & Event Center
        • October 6th at 12 p.m.
        • Obstacle trail run through the timber - 4.8 miles
        • $30 - get registered HERE
      • Brezel Schmeissen
        • Festhalle Barn
        • October 6th at 12:45 p.m.
        • "Fun team competition involving pretzels & head plungers"
      • Brat Eating Contest
        • Festhalle Barn
        • October 6th at 2 p.m.
        • $15 to enter
      • Keg Toss, Log Sawing Competition, & Nagelhauen
        • Market Barn
        • October 6th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Eisenmann Competition
        • Market Barn
        • October 6th at 4 p.m.
    • Also featuring kids' activities, live music, sampling, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • Adventureland Oktoberfest
    • Held at Adventureland in Altoona on October 6th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Must be 21+
    • $40 per ticket (includes a can of Sam Adam's Octoberfest and parking) - get yours HERE
    • 10 stages with live entertainment
      • Hanson
        • Main Stage at 1 p.m.
      • Pork Tornadoes
        • Main Stage at 4:15 p.m.
      • Party Party Karaoke
        • Rathskellar Bier Garten at 2 p.m.
      • Pianopalooza
        • Coors Light Cafe at 11:30 a.m.
    • Featuring food, games, rides, contests, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • Ottumwa Oktoberfest
    • Held at the Jimmy Jones Shelter at Ottumwa Park
      • October 3rd from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • October 4th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • October 5th from 11 a.m. to midnight
      • October 6th from 11 a.m. to midnight
    • Parades
      • Kiddie Parade
        • Church Street
        • October 5th at 6 p.m.
      • Oktoberfest Parade
        • Downtown Ottumwa
        • October 6th at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring live music, a bags tournament, a car show, a drum line competition, a bike night, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • 2018 Burlington Noon Lions Oktoberfest
    • Held at Community Field in Burlington on October 6th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Tickets are $8 - get yours HERE
    • Featuring live German music, homemade German food, Oktoberfest beers, a Stein Hoist competition, polka dancing and more