Fall Festivals Begin Around Iowa

During Apfelfest in Amana, stop by Millstream Brau Haus to try one of their alcoholic ciders, along with German-style pub food and locally brewed beers. Photo courtesy of Amana Colonies.

September is here and fall is right around the corner. Along with pumpkin spice lattes, that means an abundance of fall festivals and harvest-time celebrations. Start the season off right with two upcoming events on Sept. 17.

Check out the charming town of Maquoketa, nestled right in the middle between Davenport and Dubuque, during the fourth annual Maqtoberfest. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy music, food and other fall fun throughout downtown. Visit the Maqtoberfest Facebook page to find information and updates on food and craft vendors, and performance schedules.

Go a bit farther west to the Amana Colonies and experience Apfelfest, a day dedicated to all things apple. Find fresh pickings and crisp cider from Allen’s Orchard, or take part in the Apfelfest Sampling Stroll to taste a variety of apple-inspired bites from local businesses. Click here for more information.

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