This past summer the Cedar Valley celebrated it's Irish heritage during Iowa Irishfest, and now this weekend, everyone can honor their German heritage during the inaugural "Iowa Okotoberfest".

Join your friends and family for the first-ever "Iowa Oktoberfest" in downtown Waterloo this Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Admission to the event will be FREE and will highlight live German music, food and games! All the fun will be happening around Anton’s German Bier Garden and Newton’s Paradise Café on East 4th Street. Hangout in the four beer and food gardens and check out the fun contests like Hammerschlaggen, Stein Hoist, Kubb, Corn Hole (bags!), and Keg Rolling; along with Best Beard and Beer Belly competitions! Plus, enjoy beer and pretzel specials throughout the festival, too!

Courtesy - Oktoberfest
Courtesy - Oktoberfest

Entertainment Lineup
Ackley German Band
Friday 6:00pm - 7:45pm
An Iowa musical group made up of people of all ages, Ackley’s German Band plays classic German tunes for all to enjoy!

Lonesome Road
Friday 8:15pm - 11:00pm
LONESOME ROAD is Eastern Iowa's Premier Top 40 Country/80's Rock group! Comprised of some of the state's TOP musicians, a sure "MUST SEE!"

Bob Dorr & The Limestoners
Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Beginning June 10, 1981, Bob's first band, The Blue Band averaged playing around 100 dates a year for its 30+ year existence, resulting in a multi-generational, dedicated fan base, and making them one of Iowa’s most revered, storied, and requested bands.

Tim “The Music Man”
Saturday 3:45pm - 6:15pm
A fun & festive one man band!

Harvey Headbanger
Saturday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classic rock covers & more! Their melodic metal sounds have been searing ear drums in the Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa music scene for quite some time. Come check them out!

Barefoot Becky
Saturday 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Mix three cups of German-style polka music with one cup of Czech music, and a half-cup each of country, big band, and party favorites, and you've got a recipe for fun with a band that's really cookin'! That's what you get when you see a live performance featuring Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, a group based out of Mt Vernon, Iowa.

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