Apfelfest (Apple Fest)

September 15, 2018

9:00 AM To 10:00 PM

622 46th Ave


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Upcoming Events Description

Join us in the Amana Colonies as we celebrate Apfelfest on Saturday, September 15th.  It’s the autumn of the year and that’s apple time and on this Saturday we will celebrate all things apple (and somethings that aren’t).  Here is a chance to experience the Amana Colonies at a wonderful time of year.  The leaves are turning and there is a slight crispness in the air.  Kind of like that crisp caramel apple.  Stop by one of our restaurants for a little Apfelstrudel and enjoy the special events throughout our seven villages.

Take part in the sampling stroll through our businesses and have a chance to win a $100 Amana Colonies Gift Certificate.

Apfelfest Sampling Stroll 11am-4pm

Win a $100 Amana Colonies Gift Certificate.

Stop by any 7 of these businesses on September 15th have a sample and get this brochure validated.  Then drop your brochure off at the Amana Visitors Center to be entered into the $100 Gift Certificate Drawing.

Ackerman Winery-Sampling Cranberry Apple Cooler.

Amana Coffee and Tea Company-Sampling Apple Streusel Coffee

Amana General Store-Sampling Apple Pie Taffy.

Amana Meat Shop-Sampling Apple Butter .  Featuring Apple Wood Bacon at $1 off per pound and Apple Gouda Brats.

Amana Woolen Mill –Sampling Homemade Apple Cider (Wassail)

Broom and Basket Shop (West Amana)-Sampling Apple Bits Pastry

Chocolate Haus– Sampling Caramel Apple Fudge.  Featuring Caramel Apples

Heritage Haus– Sampling Apple wood smoked bacon dip and Spiced Mulled Wine sampling

Schanz Furniture (South Amana)-Sampling Apple Dapple Cupcake with Coffee

White Cross Cellars –Sampling Caramel Apple cheeseball and Cranberry Bog wine, a mixture of Cranberry and Apple wines.

Apfelfest Special Apple Brats and Music

4pm-7pm at Millstream Brewery Biergraten-Featuring Apple Gouda Brats and Hard Apple Cider.

4pm-7pm Blue Grass Music by River Bottom Ramblers at Millstream Brewery – How about a little music to go with that Apple Gouda Brat? Enjoy some great Blue Grass music along with Hard Apple Cider, Millstream Beer and Root Beer.

Special Events

International Christmas Market: Design your own Apple Ornament $1.

Little Red Wagon: Paper Apple Weaving Craft for kids.

Amana Heritage Museum: Sample Apple Butter and 10% off all Cookbooks.

Philip Dickel Basket Museum in West Amana: Find the traditional apple picking basket to sign up for a door prize.

Schanz Furniture & Refinishing Shop in South Amana: Tour the workshop; watch a seat weaving demonstration and sign up for a door prize.

Heritage Haus 11am-3pm: Kids make Apple Jacks Necklaces

Live Theater

7:30 pm at the Old Creamery Theatre-“A Comedy of Tenors”.  Hysterical mayhem takes the stage in this brand new play.   Showtime is 7:30pm.  Tickets are available at 319-622-6262.


You’ll find special foods for Apfelfest

Amana Meat Shop

Featuring their special Apple Gouda Brats.


Ox Yoke Inn

Honey Apple Pork Loin – as featured on the Travel Channels Pork Paradise Show.

The dessert menu includes:

Homemade Apple Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, and Apple Strudel.

The Bierstube at the Ox Yoke Inn

Enjoy an Appletini

PHAT Daddy’s

Apple Pizza.

Special Apple Desserts


Applewood Smoked Pork Chops topped with Fuji apples.


Special Apple Drinks and Apple Recipe Sandwiches


Fresh Apples for Sale from Allen’s Orchard

At the Visitor Center