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Waverly Oktoberfest

September 21 & 22, 2018

 

German Heritage. Iowa Brews. Family Fun.

Waverly Iowa

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 evening features the Nestle’s Fireworks Show over the Cedar River. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged throughout the weekend. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT MAP

Entrances:
Denver Insurance Agency North Gate (North end of Kohlmann Park on 1st St NW)
Handicap accessible parking available here. Attendees may also drop off and pick up
guests at this entrance.

The ACCEL Group South Gate: Located in Park on sidewalk near 1st St NW just north of
1st Avenue NW

SCHEDULE

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!*

*Main Stage
**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.)
                     Click Here to Register your Vehicle
                   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*

*Main Stage
**Cedar River Stage

 

 

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info@waverlyoktoberfest.com

Location

Kohlmann Park
Bremer Ave & 1st Street NW
Waverly, Iowa

CLICK FOR EVENT MAP

HouRs

9/21:  5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
9/22: 11 a.m. - Midnight

2018 MUSIC LINEUP

 

  POP ROCKS  returns at our Saturday headliner!  Friday, September 21, 9:30 p.m.             

POP ROCKS returns at our Saturday headliner!  Friday, September 21, 9:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 Oktoberfest is excited to announce  Tim Montana  and the Shrednecks as our Saturday Headline Band! Tim takes the stage at 9:30 p.m.      

Oktoberfest is excited to announce Tim Montana and the Shrednecks as our Saturday Headline Band! Tim takes the stage at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

 Local band The Bar Flyz open for Tim Montana Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.             

Local band The Bar Flyz open for Tim Montana Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 Local talent  Guilty Pleasure  opens for Pop Rocks Friday night at 8:00 p.m.       

Local talent Guilty Pleasure opens for Pop Rocks Friday night at 8:00 p.m. 

 

 

 Waverly Oktoberfest wouldn't be the same without the Jim Busta Band and the LaCrosse Oktoberfest Singers! Jim and his band take the stage Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. and return on Saturday with the Oktoberfest Singers from 6:30-8:00 p.m.       

Waverly Oktoberfest wouldn't be the same without the Jim Busta Band and the LaCrosse Oktoberfest Singers! Jim and his band take the stage Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. and return on Saturday with the Oktoberfest Singers from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

 

 

 We love welcoming Alpensterne back! They know how to party! They'll take the stage Saturday from 4-6:00 p.m.       

We love welcoming Alpensterne back! They know how to party! They'll take the stage Saturday from 4-6:00 p.m. 

 

 

 We're excited to welcome  Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchment  to Waverly! They'll perform on Saturday from 1:20-3:30 p.m.             

We're excited to welcome Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchment to Waverly! They'll perform on Saturday from 1:20-3:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 Hey Brian! You'r beer is empty!  We love Waverly's own The Eisenachers. They'll kick off the festivities at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and return on Saturday from Noon-1:00 p.m.   

Hey Brian! You'r beer is empty!  We love Waverly's own The Eisenachers. They'll kick off the festivities at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and return on Saturday from Noon-1:00 p.m.

 

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Interested in becoming a food vendor? Great! Because we want you! And your delicious food, too! 
2018 Rules and Regulations (PDF)
2018 Application Form (PDF)

 

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
 

$30.00    Corn Hole Tournament Register your team for our annual bags tournament. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.                                Each team receives two free drink tickets. Tournament begins Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. 

 

Euro Show & Shine Car Show Show your European car or motorcycle at Waverly Oktoberfest's Euro Show & Shine. Vintage and modern models like Jaguar, Porsche, Mercedes, Ducati, BMW, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and more will be on display for your enjoyment. Admission and Participation are FREE, as the cars will be displayed outside of the Oktoberfest grounds.

If you would like to enter your vehicle, register today to save your place. Limited spaces available. Registrants showing their vehicles will receive a 1-day pass to Waverly Oktoberfest. All participants must register. Register your vehicle here!

 

 

Corn Hole Tournament
Saturday, sEPTEMBER 22, 11:00 AM

When: Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Oktoberfest Grounds, Kohlmann Park

What: Second Annual Bags Tournament held during Waverly Oktoberfest. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Entry fee is $30.00 per team and includes 2 free drink tickets. Registrants must have event admission tickets to play.  

Register: Registration is $30 available online or at the gate. 

 

 
 
 

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.

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Contact Information:

For general inquiries: Info@WaverlyOktoberfest.com
Sponsorship & Media Information: Emily@WaverlyOktoberfest.com
Volunteer Information: Volunteer@WaverlyOktoberfest.com

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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 (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. 

Sustaining Membership Renewal Form (PDF)

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE HERE

 

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

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!

2017 Sponsorship Information (PDF)

 
 

2018 Sponsors - they truly make the party happen!

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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