September 25-26, 2020
A festival celebrating German heritage, music and food is coming to downtown Waterloo on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26. Dress in your dirndls and lederhosen, grab your stein and your friends, and get your Prost on at Iowa Oktoberfest!
The polka party happens around Anton’s German Bier Garden and Newton’s Paradise Café on East 4th Street, just north of the river. There will be lots of live music (polka and other); four beer and food gardens; fun contests like Hammerschlaggen, Stein Hoist, Kubb, Corn Hole, and Keg Rolling; and Best Beard and Beer Belly competitions! Find beer and pretzel specials throughout the festival, too!