It's time for the first big festival of the year in the Amana Colonies! This Saturday, January 26th they'll be hosting Winterfest 2019.

There are a ton of activities for all ages going on throughout the day, including games, a Best Beard Competition, a scavenger hunt, kids' activities, food & beverages, and more! Here are some of the highlights for Winterfest 2019:

  • Amana Freezer 5k Run/Walk
    • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Timber and Tools
    • Race begins at 10 a.m.
    • Register in advance HERE
  • Open Fire Chili
    • Held at the Market Barn
    • Served from 11 a.m. until it's gone
    • Proceeds benefit the Amana Fire Department
  • Winterfest Games at the Market Barn
    • Chainsaw Artist
      • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Ice Fishing Game (for kids), The Great Amana Ham-Put, Pork Chop SlapShot, Log Sawing Competition, Wreath Toss, & Ice Cube Launch
      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Winners for specific games will be announced at 2:30 p.m.
    • Best Beard Competition
      • Begins at 2 p.m.
      • Categories are fullest, most unique, and best overall
    • Eisbahn Ice Rink
      • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Mush Sled Race
      • Begins at 2 p.m.
      • Adults & Kids divisions
  • Winterfest Wine and Beer Walk
    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Visit each winery for samples and get your wine walk card punched
    • After visiting all participants you get a free glass
    • Cost is $2 - must be 21+
  • Snowball Dance
    • Millstream Brau Haus
    • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Featuring live music from Nick & Tom, food, and beer

For a full schedule of events, click HERE.

[Via Festivals in Amana]