Girls Get-away Weekend in the Amana Colonies

November 3, 2018

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Upcoming Events Description

Ladies, come to the Amana Colonies on November 2nd-4th for a weekend dedicated just to you.  You’ll find all types of events planned for you from special menu selections at our restaurants, special packages at some of our B & B’s, Hotels, and Inns, plenty of shopping, decorating advice, a vendors fair, and wine sampling to name a few.  There’s even a live theater productions.  Grab your girl friends or bring the guys along and join us in the Colonies.

Some Fun Things to Do:

  • Do your own Wine Walk and visit all 5 of our wineries. They all give free samples and don’t forget our brewery; it’s the oldest in Iowa.
  • How About a Sampling Stroll? Many of our food shops offer a sample of their products
  • The Colonies have some of the best Antique Shops in the State. We have 15 Antique Shops that you can browse through.
  • Looking for Chocolate or Coffee? We’ve got 3 coffee spots and some great hand dipped chocolate.

All Weekend

Ackerman Winery-Sampling Caramel Apple Sangria.

A Neu Dawn-Free Small French Lavender sachet with $20 Purchase.

Scatter Joy Vintage-Free Gift with any $25 or greater purchase.

High Amana General Store 10% off all purchases and register to win a German Christmas Pyramid.

Chocolate Haus-Special 2 pack Champagne truffles $5. Chocolate Covered Grapes and special price on bulk chocolate for tempering at home.

Millstream Brau Haus– Special, cup of soup with a sliced turkey sandwich toasted on our homemade sourdough bread. Served with a slice of our homemade German Chocolate Cheesecake.

Amana Heritage Museum-Register to win a Greman Christmas Pyramid.



Old Creamery Theatre-“Addams Family”.   Join your favorite creepy, kooky mysterious and spooky family for this madcap musical adventure.

Call 319-622-6262 for tickets—Show Times:

Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00pm


Friday, November 2nd  

6 pm Ackerman WineryWood Sign Painting. Join us for a fun time where you will make your own wood sign to take home and show off!  Not creative? No problem! Gena will walk you through the class step-by-step.  All supplies will be provided. Limited seats available! Pre-registration is required. Register at Click on the events tab. Registrants save $1 on our souvenir wine glass and complimentary Caramel Apple Sangria.

Chocolate Haus. Free sample of our dark Chocolate Sea Salt Chocolate Raspberry Fudge.

Saturday, November 3rd  

9am-4pm Amana Woolen Mill-Weaving Demonstration. Watch Robin weave on the Antique Sock knitting machine. Sue will be weaving on a Tri-Loom, while Rochelle will be demonstrating on a mall loom.

11am and 3pm Ackerman Winery-Wine Glass Painting. Come paint your very own wine glass!  $10 per person when you pre-register and $12 at the door, all supplies provided. There is no instructor, sample designs and paint tips will be provided.  Come early for wine tasting. Helpful tips and directions will start promptly at 11am (and 3pm). Limited seating, pre-registration recommended. Register at click on the events tab.

10 am-5 pm at the Amana Arts Guild in High Amana- The Fall Fiber Sale and Show.  Join us for some holiday shopping and for finding that one of a kind piece of fiber art.  Admission is Free.

11am-1pm Chocolate Haus. Make your own gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries $4.50

1pm Ackerman Winery-Wine Charms.  Make your own wine charms!  These charms work great around a stemmed glass so you always know which glass is yours.  Design your own or use one of our many templates. Instructions start promptly at 1pm $6 for 2 charms.

1pm-3pm Heritage Haus-Wine and cheese pairing with Dan and Debbie’s Creamery.

1:30-2:30 Amana Woolen Mill –Poncho Style Show and Scarf Tying Demonstration.  Enjoy seeing various styles of ponchos made with our own woven goods, accessorized with an Amana Tote or Handbag. We will have a variety of styles to try on. While watching the review, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from White Cross Cellars.

2pm-4pm at White Cross Cellars-sample cheese from the Amana Meat Shop along with White Cross Cellars wine and discover your favorite pairing. Free

Saturday at Fern Hill in South Amana

Join us as we showcase many of our new products and fabrics for you to use to define yourselves and your home from these vendors and more:

  • Stephanie Brandenburg’s new looks, including her fun pillows and a new 3 dimensional bowl she’s working on.
  • New Trapp Candles will be highlighted with their unique scents to enhance the ambiance of your home and/or business with their refreshing line of fragrances.
  • New wool lines in our Fabric Loft, plus an extensive supply of Cuddle Embrace double gauze, Batiks, flannel, and novelty collections.
  • Don’t forget our wonderful Christmas displays, to help you get a head start on decorating your home for the holidays.

Please join us for door prizes, refreshments and a relaxing day of shopping.

 Dining Events and Live Music

1-2:30pm Saturday, Tea and Tales at Zuber’s Homestead Hotel. Tea and Tales.  We serve a 3 course tea and while you are enjoying your scones, savories, and sweets, guests get to learn about the event of taking tea, as well as some tea etiquette.  Then a local story teller will share stories of what life was like for women in early Amana. Seating for the tea begins at 12:40.  The tea begins at 1:00 and will last until about 2:30.  Reservations are required.  We seat at tables for 4 with a maximum of 20 guests.  Cost for the tea is $18.00 plus tax.  Call Zuber’s to reserve your.  319-622-3911

6pm-9pm Saturday, Millstream Brau Haus. Enjoy LIVE MUSIC with Billy Heller

 Sunday, November 4th

All Day Chocolate Haus-Sample Chocolate Grapes.

10am Ackerman Winery-Yoga. What better way to end a girls’ weekend than with a yoga class? Put down you shopping bags, kick your shoes off, unroll your yoga mat and settle in for some deep relaxation, breath work, core strengthening and stretching.  This 60 Minute yoga class is great for everyone and all fitness levels. Grab your mom, sister or girlfriend and join us!  Walk-ins are welcome for $15 fee. Pre-register for only $10. Register at  Click on the events tab.


10 am-4 pm at the Amana Arts Guild in High Amana-The Fall Fiber Show and Sale. Perfect for Holiday shopping this event features many one of a kind piece of art in fiber. Admission is free.

1pm Ackerman Winery-Wine Glass Painting. Come paint your very own wine glass!  $10 per person when you pre-register and $12 at the door, all supplies provided. There is no instructor, sample designs and paint tips will be provided.  Come early for wine tasting. Helpful tips and directions will start promptly at 1am Limited seating, pre-registration recommended. Register at, click on the events tab.


Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau