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 - Dark — Family Fun Zone open (including US Army Reserves Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Slide and Bouncing Inflatables, Duck Races & More)

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

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

  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM — Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen

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

  • 8:15 PM - 9:20 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 - Dark — Family Fun Zone open (including Pony-Go-Round, Pedal Train, US Army Reserves Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Slide and Bouncing Inflatables, Face Painting (), Duck Races & More)

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

  • 11:00 AM — Cornhole Tournament begins (Register HERE)

  • 2:00 PM — Best Dressed competition awarded

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

  • 3:30 PM — Hammerschlagen Competition (FREE, Sign up prior to 3:00 PM)

  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — CRAZE Microbrew Tasting (Cedar River Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts - See Details in Beverages)

  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — Alpensterne

  • 6:00 PM — Stein Hoist (FREE. Sign up prior to 6:00 PM)

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

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

2019 Food Vendors

We are proud to announce an exceptional line-up of food vendors at the festival. You’ll want to come hungry.

ORAN LOCKER - Waverly, Iowa: Bratwurst, Ribeye Sandwiches, Breaded Tenderloins, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Nachos

ISLAND GRILL – Charles City, Iowa: Pork on a Stick, Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls, Rice Noodles, Fried Rice

JUKEBOX VITTLES – Fairfield, Iowa: Funnel Cake, Corn Dog, Fried Oreos, Fried Snickers, Walking Tacos, Fried Bread Tacos

COOKIE DOUGH’TIQUE – Charles City, Iowa: Edible Cookie Dough

JIM’S SMOKIN’ THE WHEELS ON THE GRILL BBQ – Waterloo, Iowa: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Baby Back Ribs, Turkey Legs, Polish Sausage, Quarter-Pound Hot Dogs

THE LEMON – Blue Earth, Minnesota: Fresh Squeezed Lemonade (Additionally Available - Strawberry, Raspberry & Mango)

WAVERLY OKTOBERFEST - Waverly, Iowa: Pretzel, Duo’s Coffee, Fall Treats

2019 Vendor Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Food Vendors at Waverly Oktoberfest


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.

List is subject to change with availability before or throughout 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

MIllstream Rootbeer - N/A - Amana, Iowa


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


CRAZE - Cedar River Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts - Available at the Homebrew Tent Saturday 4 PM - 7 PM

  • Wave Town Berliner Weisse - Berliner Weisse — Brewed by Roy Ventullo

  • Das Hefeweizen - Hefeweizen — Brewed by Bill Gavin

  • Bill’s Bock - Bock — Brewed by Bill Skubal

  • Bill’s Maibock - Maibock — Brewed by Bill Skubal

  • Bill’s Oktoberfest - Marzen — Brewed by Bill Skubal

2019 Ticket Information


Cornhole Tournament

16 Teams will compete for cash prizes in the 2019 Waverly Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament. If you’re bags game is brilliant, you’ll want your name on the bracket. $30 per team to play. That includes 2 drink tickets.

Festival attendance required to play in the tournament. Bags fly at 11:00 AM.

Sign Up Here to get into the tournament and buy your weekend pass.

Saturday, September 28 | 11:00 AM | Kohlmann Park, Waverly Iowa


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 to be sign up!


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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)

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors


Fireworks Sponsor: Nestle Beverage Company

Beer Tent Sponsor: KWAY Radio

Main Stage Sponsor: First Maxfield Insurance

Gate Sponsor: Denver Insurance Agency

Gate Sponsor: The ACCEL Group

Cornhole Sponsors: Modern Builders

Activities Sponsors: Duncan Home Services
A&R Travel
Fortress Benefits

Advantage Administrators
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning
CUNA Mutual Group
Elsamiller Electric
Rada Manufacturing Company
US Cellular
Wartburg College
Waverly Health Center

Family Zone Sponsor: Crystal Heating, Plumbing, Excavation
First National Bank

FSB Bank
Deike Implement

Pretzal Pal: Miller True Value