German Heritage. Iowa Brews. Family Fun.

Waverly, IOWA | Kohlmann park (Bremer Ave & 1st St NW)

Join us Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Waverly. This family friendly event features live music, food and beverage garden including Iowa craft beers, and fun and games for youth and adults alike. 

Friday, September 27 ——- 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM

  • 4:00 PM — Gates Open

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM — The Eisenachers

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM — UNI International Dance Team

  • 6:00 PM — Opening Ceremonies and Tapping of the Keg

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM — Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen

  • 8:00 PM — Nestle Fireworks Over the Cedar River

  • 8:20 PM - The Bar Flyz [River Stage]

  • 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM — Pop ROCKS!

Saturday, September 28 ——- 11:00 AM - Midnight

  • 11:00 AM — Gates Open

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM — Jim Busta Band

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM — The Eisenachers

  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — Alpensterne

  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM — Never the Less [River Stage]

  • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM — Bad Girlfriends

2019 Food Vendors

Vendors, we want your delicious food at the festival. Apply today!

2019 Rules and Regulations (PDF)
2019 Application Form (PDF)

Festival-goers, check back in September for a list of food options.


Waverly Oktoberfest strives to bring a mix of Iowa-brewed favorites, Craft Oktoberfest marzens, delicious ales, familar lagers, and non-beer alternatives, promising something for every taste and hopefully something new for you to try. There could be changes to this list, but right now, here is what we expect to enjoy with you at the festival.


Second State Oktoberfest - Marzen - Cedar Falls, Iowa

Singlespeed 16 Days - Marzen - Cedar Falls, Iowa

7 Hills - TBD - Dubuque, Iowa

Ciderboys Peach Country - Blended Cider - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Backpocket Hawktoberfest - Marzen - Coralville, Iowa - Limited Availability

Ayinger Oktoberfest - Marzen - Aying, Bavaria - Limited Availability

Loon’s Juice Strawberry Shandy - Blended Cider - Spring Valley, Minnesota

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing - Unfiltered IPA - Chico, California

Big Grove Boom Town - Cream Ale - Iowa City, Iowa

Busch Light - Light Lager - St. Louis, Missouri

Sam Adams Oktoberfest - Marzen - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts


Bud Light - Light Lager - St. Louis, Missouri

Michelob Ultra - Light Lager - St. Louis, Missouri

Press Black Cherry Seltzer - Seltzer - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Singlespeed Tip the Cow - Milk Stout - Cedar Falls, Iowa


Watch for more information on a local homebrewers sampling tent on Saturday of the festival.

2019 Ticket Information


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 2019 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.


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Support Waverly Oktoberfest

sustaining Membership

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 Waverly Oktoberfest event passes to the event

  • Two official Waverly Oktoberfest 2019 steins handmade by Grey Fox Potter

  • Two drink tickets

  • Name listed as Sustaining Member on program

  • Exclusive invite to a Sustaining Member party before the event

Sustaining Membership Renewal Form (PDF)




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!

2019 Sponsorship Information (PDF)

2018 Sponsors

2019 Sponsors List Coming Soon


Fireworks Sponsor: Nestle

Beer Tent Sponsor: KWAY Radio

Main Tent Sponsor: Nagle Signs, Inc.

North Gate Sponsor: Denver Insurance Agency

South Gate Sponsor: The ACCEL Group

Entertainment Sponsors: Duncan Home Services
A&R Travel
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

Family Zone Sponsors: Advantage Administrators
First National Bank
Fortress Benefits
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home

Cedar River Stage: Wartburg College

Activities Sponsor: American Family - Kristi Demuth
Bremer Mutual Insurance
First Maxfield Insurance
Jerry Roling Motors/Roling Ford
Next Generation Wireless
Rada Manufacturing
Waverly Health Center

Franfurter Friend: Elsamiller Electric
Folkerts Financial

Pretzal Pal: Miller True Value