Celebrate winter in the Amana Colonies this weekend! Amana's annual Winterfest is happening this Saturday, January 25th.

"Winterfest is the perfect way to get out of the house in late January and embrace the season with a variety of both outdoor and indoor activities." That's according to their official website, which goes into great detail about all of the fun events going on this Saturday. We put together a rundown of some of the most notable ones, including games, beer & wine tasting, a 5k, and a dance. Here is everything you need to know for Winterfest 2020:

  • Amana Freezer 5k Run/Walk
    • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of Timber and Tools
    • Race begins at 10 a.m. at the Woolen Mill
    • The race will take participants to East Amana and back to Amana
    • All proceeds benefit the Amana Kolonieweg Recreation Trail
    • Cost is $35 - get registered HERE
  • Winterfest Scavenger Hunt
    • "Pick up an entry form at participating businesses and solve the clues for a chance to win an Amana Colonies gift basket!"
    • Participating businesses include Fireside Winery, Prosit Wines, Ackerman Winery, White Cross Cellars, Millstream Brewery, Ox Yoke Inn, Ronneburg Restaurant, The Chocolate Haus, Amana Furniture & Clock Shop, Amana Woolen Mill, and Schanz Furniture & Refinishing
    • Bring the completed form to the Amana Meat Shop - will be drawn at 4:30 p.m.
  • Winterfest Wine Walk
    • Visit each location for samples and to get your Wine Walk card punched, then get a free glass
    • Participating businesses include Ackerman, Prosit, Heritage, Village, White Cross, and Millstream
    • Cost is $2 - must be 21+
  • Market Barn Activities
    • Open-Fire Chili
      • Amana Firefighters will serve chili, cider, hot chocolate, and coffee beginning at 11 a.m. until it's gone
      • Proceeds benefit the Amana Fire Department
    • Chainsaw Artist
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.m
    • The Great Amana Ham-Put
      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Winners announced at 2:30 p.m.
    • Wreath Toss
      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Winners announced at 2:30 p.m.
    • Ice Cube Launch
      • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Log Sawing Competition
      • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Teams of 2
      • Winners announced at 3 p.m.
    • Mush
      • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Teams of two
      • Adults and Kids divisions
    • Best Beard Competition
      • 3 p.m.
      • Categories are: Fullest, Most Unique, and Best Overall
  • Mini-Golf
    • Festhalle Barn
    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Cost is $1
  • Snowball Dance
    • Millstream Brau Haus
    • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Live music, beer, and food

Be sure to stop by the Amana Woolen Mill between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday to see me (Courtlin) while I broadcast live!

Check out the full schedule of Winterfest events HERE.