With fall in full swing, many exciting autumn festivals are going on in Eastern Iowa.

One of the most exciting ones in the Cedar Valley is taking place in Waverly next month. That's right...Oktoberfest is returning to Waverly in October!

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Waverly Oktoberfest will kick off the second weekend in October (October 6th-7th). The family friendly event is taking place at Kohlmann Park in Waverly (Bremer Avenue & 1st Street NW).

Ticket Info

Tickets for Waverly Oktoberfest will be available at the gate, according to officials. Each button/ticket gets you in for the entire weekend.

Adults: $10

Teens aged 13 through 17: $5

Kids 12 and under: FREE

Wartburg Students: $5 with a valid student ID


There will be some exciting food vendors at the event that weekend. Event goers can check out food from Bobby B's Hawaiian Grill, T&T BBQ, Island Grill Filipino Cuisine, Totally Rolled Ice-cream, Sugarbox Treats, and Addie Lee's.

Full Weekend Schedule

Here is the schedule according to event officials. Some of these events are times are subject to change. For a more in depth look at the schedule, make sure to check out the event website.

Friday, October 6th

4:00 PM ~ Gates Open

4:00 PM ~ The Eisenachers

4:00 PM ~ Family Fun Zone w/ Inflatables (Closes at 8:00 PM)

4:00 PM ~ Craft Vendors Open (Closes at 8:00 PM)

5:00 PM ~ Dance Lessons by the UNI International Dance Team

5:30 PM ~ UNI International Dance Team Performance

6:00 PM ~ Opening Ceremonies including Tapping of the Keg

6:00 PM ~ Teen Zone... Laser Tag, Gravity Bin Basketball Shootout Opens

6:00 PM ~ Hurling Hatchets opens

6:00 PM ~ Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen

6:30 PM ~ Unofficial Keg Toss Competition

8:00 PM ~ Fireworks over the Cedar River; presented by Nestlé

8:15 PM ~ The Bar Flyz on the Cedar River Stage

9:30 PM ~ Not Quite Brothers

Saturday, October 7th

11:00 AM ~ Gates Open

11:00 AM ~ Family Fun Zone w/ Inflatables & Games

11:00 AM ~ Flights of Waverly Oktoberfest’s Keg Beers

11:00 AM ~ Craft Vendors Open

11:00 AM ~ The Eisenachers

Noon ~ Registration for Cornhole Tournament

Noon ~ Pull Train Opens

1:00 PM ~ Cornhole Tournament Begins

2:00 PM ~ Teen Zone Opens

2:00 PM ~ Hurling Hatchets Opens

2:30 PM ~ Hammerschlagen Contest

3:00 PM ~ CRAZE - Local Homebrewers Tasting Event

3:00 PM ~ Craft Vendors Open

4:00 PM ~ Heidelberg German Band

4:00 PM ~ Keg Toss Competition

5:30 PM ~ Stein Hoisting Competition at the Cedar River Stage

8:00 PM ~ Southland on the Cedar River Stage

9:30 PM ~ Pop ROCKS!

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