The official Oktoberfest in Germany kicks off this Saturday, but if you can't make it over there, there are plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations happening right here in Iowa! Here is your guide to Oktoberfest in Iowa for 2019:

  • NewBo Oktoberfest
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • September 21st from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring German-style food, beer, polka music, giant yard games, and more
    • Hog Roast Dinner at 6 p.m. - get tickets HERE ($20 to $30)
    • Family-friendly
    • Free to attend
  • Dubuque Oktoberfest
    • A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
    • September 21st from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring food, drinks, live entertainment, games, wiener dog races, tug of war, beer pong, and more
    • Bier Tasting event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - get tickets HERE ($25 to $30)
    • Family-friendly
    • Tickets are $5 for adults (kids 10 and under are free) - can be purchased at any Premier Bank location or at the gate
    • Free admission to the festival grounds for people wearing traditional costumes (Lederhosen/Dirndl Dress)
  • Des Moines Oktoberfest
    • The Historic Court District in Des Moines
    • September 27th & 28th from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    • Featuring a keg tapping, live entertainment, a silent disco, polka dancing lessons, contests, food, beer, and more
    • 21+ only
    • Single-day passes are $7 and weekend passes are $12 (day-of passes are $10) - get yours HERE
  • Waverly Oktoberfest
    • Downtown Waverly
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
      • September 28th from 11 a.m. to midnight
    • Featuring a family fun zone, live music, a keg tapping, fireworks, a cornhole tournament, competitions, CRAZE Microbrew Tasting, food, beer, and more
    • Family-friendly
    • One-day admission is $7 and two-day passes are $10 (12 and under are free) - get yours HERE
  • Iowa Oktoberfest
    • Downtown Waterloo
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 4 p.m. to midnight
      • September 28th from 10 a.m. to midnight
    • Featuring three beer gardens, food, games, contests, live music, and more
    • Family-friendly
    • Admission details not given
  • Ottumwa Oktoberfest
    • Greater Ottumwa Park in Ottumwa
    • Dates/Times
      • October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • October 3rd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • October 4th from 11 a.m. to midnight
      • October 5th from 11 a.m. to midnight
    • Featuring a high school drumline competition, food, live music, a car show, a parade, a bike night/show, beer, Smoketoberfest, and more
    • Family-friendly
    • Admission details not given
  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • Dates/Times
      • October 4th from 12 p.m. to midnight
      • October 5th from 11 a.m. to midnight
      • October 6th from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, a parade, competitions, a keg tapping, games, kids' activities, and more
    • Family-friendly
    • Entry to the Festhalle Barn is $10 for one day and $15 for two days - Sunday is free
  • Adventureland Oktoberfest
    • Adventureland in Altoona
    • October 5th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring seven stages of musical entertainment, Smash Mouth, The Spin Doctors, The Pork Tornadoes, food, rides, games, hypnotism shows, comedy performances, fire breathers, fireworks, and more
    • 21+ only
    • Tickets are $45 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Northside Oktoberfest
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • October 5th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring craft beers, food, games, beer/cider/wine sampling, SodaFest, live music, contests, and more
    • Family-friendly
    • Admission is free
    • Tasting glass/beer-sampling is $45 - get your ticket HERE