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Amana Colonies to celebrate Oktoberfest with weekend of events


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Millstream beer will be served at the Amana Colonies’ Oktoberfest. — photo by Stephen Cummings

Sing, dance, drink and be merry this weekend at the Amana Colonies’ Oktoberfest this Friday, Oct. 3-5.

Live music will begin in the Festhalle Barn (622 46th Ave., Amana) at noon on Friday. Then, at 1:45 p.m., kegs of Oktoberfest beer will travel from the Millstream Brewing Company to the Festhalle to be tapped. The music and festivities in the Festhalle will continue through midnight on Friday and Saturday, and end at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Musical guests include the Johnny Wagner Band and Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman, a Mt. Vernon-based band that mixes “three cups of German-style polka music with one cup of Czech music, and a half-cup each of country, big band and party favorites.”

The inaugural Clot Trot, a 5k run/walk sponsored by Hemophilia of Iowa, will take place Saturday morning at 8 a.m., followed by the Oktoberfest Parade at 10 a.m.

Afterwards, at 1 p.m., the Oktoberfest Games kick off with the Timber Trek, a 4.3-mile off-road run/walk through the Amana timber that begins at the Amana RV Park & Event Center (3890 C. St, Amana). The run/walk will be followed by brat eating, keg tossing and log sawing competitions. The games will finish with the Eisenmann competition, where teams will roll kegs, walk a balance beam with full beer steins, saw logs and see who can hold beer steins the longest in the Maßkrugstemme.

A schedule of all the Oktoberfest events can be found online.


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