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Maifest in the Amana Colonies

Join us May 5th and May 6th, 2018 for our traditional celebration of spring. Our famous Maipole Dancers will perform all weekend long as our villages come alive with the colors, sounds, sights, and aromas of spring.

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A German word that's hard to say but easy to find in the Amana Colonies. Join us and discover Gemuetlichkeit for yourself.

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Wurst Festival June 16, 2018

Join us for a festival dedicated to Sausage! Featuring Wurst University. It will be the wurst festival of the year!

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Welcome to the Amana Colonies

The Amana Colonies have a rich heritage of arts and crafts. We invite you to discover our galleries and the talents of our local artists.

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Welcome to the Amana Colonies

Our unique shops feature handcrafted items, specialty imports, delicious foods, fashionable styles, and antique treasures.

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Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies, October 5th -7th, 2018

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experience the tannenbaum forest in the amana colonies

Tannenbaum Forest: Nov 23rd-Dec 16th, 2018
Prelude to Christmas: Nov 30-Dec 2nd, 2018

Experience the traditions of the
Holidays in the Amana Colonies

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The Colonies have been a treasure on the Iowa prairie for over 150 years; welcoming visitors to an experience that’s as unique as you are.
Located just minutes from I-80, the seven villages of the Amana Colonies offers visitors the opportunity to step back from today’s busy pace, to relish in the comfort of locally crafted foods, furniture, art and more. The Colonies offer a unique history and culture found nowhere else in the world.
We invite you to escape the daily routine and experience our villages, meet our many artists, sample hearty foods, locally crafted beer and wine or simply stroll down our quiet streets. The Amana Colonies have something for everyone…let us handcraft an experience just for you!

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Events in the Amanas

Mar 03

Wine Glass Painting Party – Ackerman Winery

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

4406 220th Trail

Bring a friend and come paint your very own wine glass! $10 per person, all supplies provided. Come early for wine tasting. Instructions will start

Mar 04

Garden Gnome Clay Workshop – Ackerman Winery

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4406 220th Trail

The whimsy and magical charm of garden gnomes have long captured our attention and imagination. The Iowa Ceramics Center will be here to help you

Mar 10

Yoga and Wine – Ackerman Winery

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

4406 220th Trail

Grab a friend, bring your yoga mat and unwind at Ackerman Winery. This hour long yoga class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to relax and

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