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Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies, October 2-4, 2015

The Amana Colonies are home to many exciting events throughout the year.... there's something for everyone. Whether you want to explore your German heritage, visit artists' galleries or experience the unique heritage of the Colonies, there is an event for you.

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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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Gemuetlichkeit

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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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

Sep 03

Waiting for the Parade

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana, 52307

Waiting for the Parade August 20 – September 6, 2015 On The Studio Stage Studio Stage shows are on Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and on

Sep 04

Catiri’s Fresh Paint – Amana’s 8th Annual Plein Air

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

4506 220th Trail

Sep 04

Waiting for the Parade

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana, 52307

Waiting for the Parade August 20 – September 6, 2015 On The Studio Stage Studio Stage shows are on Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and on

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50th Anniversary of Oktoberfest

The Amana Jaycees got together in 1965 and decided that the Amana Colonies should celebrate their German heritage with…
Friends gathering in the Amanas to Celebrate Gemuetlichkeit or a state of Warmth and happiness

Gemuetlichkeit

It’s a difficult word to pronounce and it can’t be translated from German to English in just one word…
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