Fall is right around the corner, which means so are Oktoberfest celebrations!

In Eastern and Central Iowa, there are quite a few Oktoberfest events happening in 2022. Some of them are set for late September, while others are set for early October. Here are all the festivals we know of right now:

Iowa Oktoberfest

  • Downtown Waterloo
  • Friday, September 23rd & Saturday, September 24th
  • Featuring a polka party, live entertainment, food, beer, Barktoberfest, competitions, and more
  • Admission is free

Amana Oktoberfest

  • Amana Colonies
  • Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd
  • Featuring a food tent, live music, beer, games, a brat eating competition, a parade, and more
  • Admission is $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a two-day pass

Adventureland Oktoberfest

  • Adventureland in Altoona
  • Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Featuring polka music, food, beer, games, contests, rides, live entertainment, and headliners Sister Hazel & The Dan Band
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Tickets are $44.99 - purchase yours HERE

Northside Oktoberfest

  • Northside Neighborhood in Iowa City
  • Saturday, October 8th
  • Featuring Iowa City BrewFest, the Outdoor Bier Hall, entertainment, games, contests, live music, food, and more
  • The Outdoor Bier Hall is general admission, but BrewFest tickets are $94 - purchase yours HERE

Dubuque Oktoberfest

  • Back Waters Stage at Q Casino
  • Saturday, September 17th
  • Featuring live music, family activities, food, games, wiener dog races, and more
  • Admission is free with a suggested donation to Camp Albrecht Acres

Oktoberfest Des Moines

  • Downtown Des Moines
  • Friday, September 23rd & Friday, September 24th
  • Featuring tented beer gardens, food, live music, competitions, a silent disco, and more
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Tickets are $17 in advance and $25 at the door - purchase yours HERE

Waverly Oktoberfest

  • Kohlmann Park
  • Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th
  • Featuring live music, a beer garden, food, inflatables, competitions, a cornhole tournament, and more
  • Ticket information is not yet available

Marion Oktoberfest

  • Uptown Marion
  • Saturday, September 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Featuring 25 breweries, live music, games, competitions, and more
  • Ages 21+ only
  • General admission tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $50 - purchase yours HERE

NewBo City Market and the city of Ottumwa typically hold Oktoberfest celebrations, as well, but there are no details on either of them right now. We will keep you updated on any changes!

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