German Heritage. Iowa Brews. Family Fun.
Join us Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Waverly. This family friendly event will features live music, food and beverage gardens including Iowa craft beers, and fun and games for youth and adults alike.
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. GATES OPEN
Family Zone featuring inflatables and park open until dark
5:00 p.m. The Eisenachers*
5:30 p.m. IDT Dance Company*
6:00 p.m. Tapping of the Keg Ceremony*
6:15 p.m. The Jim Busta Band*
8:00 p.m. Guilty Pleasure**
9:15 p.m. Nestle's Fireworks Show over the Cedar River
9:30 p.m. Pop Rocks!*
**Cedar River Stage
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 a.m. Best Dam Run hosted by Waverly Exchange Club (click for more info)
Half Marathon: 8:00 a.m. Start
5k Walk/Run: 9:00 a.m. Start
11:00 a.m. GATES OPEN
11:00 a.m. Protivin Polka Band*
12:00 p.m. The Eisenachers*
12:00 p.m. Euro Show & Shine Car Show Begins (ends at 4:00 p.m.)
Free Pony Rides Begin (ends at 4:00 p.m.)
Free Peddle Train Begins (ends at 4:00 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen*
3:30 p.m. Hammerschlagen Competition**
4:00 p.m. Alpensterne*
6:00 p.m. Beer Stein Hoist Competition**
6:30 p.m. "Mollie B" with the Jim Busta Band and the Oktoberfest Singers*
8:00 p.m. The Bar Flyz**
9:30 p.m. Tim Montana & The Shrednecks*
**Cedar River Stage
2018 MUSIC LINEUP
2018 Food and Beverage selections to be announced. Check out what we enjoyed last year:
On tap: Singlespeed 16 Days (Marzen Oktoberfest), Exile Ruthie (Wheat), Summit Saga IPA, Kalona Brew Wit (Heffeweizen), Millstream Backroad Stout, Millstream Schieldbrau (Amber Ale), Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Cider Boys Peach Country Cider, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale; Bottles: Hard Lemonade, Millstream Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
2018 Ticket Information
Tickets for 2018 Waverly Oktoberfest are available online now or at the gate during the event.
$10.00 2-day event pass; includes commemorative event button Order online HERE or purchase at the gate.
$7.00 1-day pass, includes wristband (Available at the gate only)
FREE Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult
For parties of 50 people or more, please contact Info@WaverlyOktoberfest.com for special group incentives.
BEER MILE Fundraiser | Friday, July 13, 2018 | REGISTER HERE SOON
Friday, july 13, 2018
Join Waverly Oktoberfest for Waverly's first Beer Mile!
When: Friday, July 13, 2018; 7:30 pm Registration; 8:00 pm Beer Mile
Where: Waverly Golf & Country Club
What: A Beer Mile focuses around two key things: beer and running. Participants will drink a full-sized can of beer (provided and included with registration), run a quarter mile, then repeat the process three times. In the end the runner will have consumed four beers and run one mile. Participants may register as individuals or in teams of two (splitting the running and drinking). Spectators are welcomed and encouraged.
Register: Registration is $30 for an individual and $50 for a team of two; Pre-registration is required. Event limited to 100 registrants.
Waverly Oktoberfest is a non profit organization serving Waverly and the surrounding communities in an effort to celebrate our region's German Heritage with events for all to enjoy. All proceeds from the Beer Mile will be used to support Oktoberfest, held September 21 & 22, 2018.
Volunteers make the beer go 'round
Behind every great Waverly party you'll find our amazing residents working to make it happen. Sign up to volunteer at Waverly Oktoberfest today. And while you're at it, sign a few of your friends and family members up too (ask them first - it's the neighborly thing to do).
We have a variety of opportunities for Waverly's 2018 Oktoberfest event. From working in our family zone, to pouring beer, to selling souvenirs, we've got the perfect spot for you. To check out what our needs are and to sign up, click here and fill out this form.
Be in the know...
...because you're cool like that.
For general inquiries: Info@WaverlyOktoberfest.com
Sponsorship & Media Information: Emily@WaverlyOktoberfest.com
Volunteer Information: Volunteer@WaverlyOktoberfest.com
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Support Waverly Oktoberfest
Our Sustaining Members are individuals or families who contribute to our event each year. We are so incredible appreciative of their support, because, after all, we literally could not have hosted the event without their generosity. As an added bonus, those who were Founding Members for our inaugural event in 2016 will be denoted as such in our Sustaining Member listing.
Benefits of becoming a Sustaining Member
- Two (2) tickets to the event
- Two (2) official Waverly Oktoberfest 2018 steins
- Two (2) official Waverly Oktoberfest event buttons
- Name listed as Sustaining Member on program
- Exclusive invite to Sustaining Member party at Wooden Foot Saloon on September 19. 2018.
Our local businesses make the world go around. We're so thankful for all they do for Waverly. If you have interest in becoming an event sponsor, please see the below options. We also encourage you to reach out to us - we want to make sure this is a win-win partnership. We're open to creative ideas that benefit your business!