Weiner dogs welcome: The Dachsund Derby is a crowd favorite during Wurst Fest. Photo: Amana Colonies.
Join the sizzling celebration of sausages at the Amana Colonies Wurst Festival June 16 and 17. Keeping the German tradition of sausage-making alive and interesting, this annual event offers a mouthwatering selection of local sausages, including creative twists and a veggie brat option for your vegan friends.
Sample and vote for your favorites, as sausage makers compete for titles like Best in Wurst and Weirdest Wurst. Stay cool under the beverage tent with refreshing drinks, including beer and Amana wine, while enjoying live music all day. Don’t miss the Wurst Games and Dachshund Derby, where local Dachshunds sprint to be crowned the “Wurst Dog in Eastern Iowa.” Register your furry friend for a chance to win a $100 Amana Colonies gift certificate.
See updated details and a schedule of events on the festival’s Facebook page.