The Amana Colonies canceled its annual Oktoberfest celebration, but it is holding smaller and safer events through early November. Photo: Amana Colonies.
The Amana Colonies canceled its well-known Oktoberfest celebration because of COVID-19, but in its place are eight weekends of Autumn in Amana, a smaller series of events featuring a new focus every week. It runs through Nov. 8.
This weekend is called “A Taste of the Colonies.” Local vendors will be open for shoppers all weekend. Also, the Wine, Chocolate and Beer Walk, which was postponed from May, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday. Ten local businesses will have samples of their specialties. You can purchase a passport card for $3 and get it punched at each business. When you’ve visited eight, turn in the card and receive a wine glass.
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the events: Oct. 2-4, A Touch of Germany; Oct. 10-11, Leaf Us Alone, a weekend of outdoor adventures; Oct.17-18, Arts and Antiques in Amana (find more information on the area’s antiques and arts here); Oct. 24-25, Pumpkinfest; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Halloweekend; Nov. 6-8, Girls Getaway Weekend.
Find more information here.