Winterfest Amana Colonies

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at 8:00am

Various Venue in Amana
Amana, IA 52203

Schedule:

All Day: Ackerman Winery
The Great Snowman Scavenger Hunt. Find the giant snowman at Ackerman Winery to be entered into a drawing for a special gift basket.

All Day: Ackerman Winery
Our specialty drink of the day is Snowflake Sangria.

All Day: Fireside Winery in the Village
Come try our homemade fondue!

White Cross Cellars: All Day
Sampling mulled wine.

Prosit Wines: All Day
Sampling bourbon glaze.

All Day: The Chocolate Haus
Hot cocoa bar, buy our gourmet hot chocolate drink and pick your toppings from whipped cream, real chocolate shavings, rnarshmallows, chocolate hazelnut sticks and peppermints.

All Day: Amana Woolen Mill
Sampling "Snowflake Sundae Coffee".

8:00am - 8:00pm: Ox Yoke Inn
Kinder Gift Bags with purchase from the Children's Menu. While supply lasts.

9:00am - 5:00pm: Amana Meat Shop
Sampling ham and bean soup featuring our smoked ham.

10:00am - 4:00pm: Ackerman Winery
Wine bottle painting class - Create a wintry wine bottle snowman. Cost is just $10 - all supplies included.

10:00am - 5:00pm: Millstream Brewery
Kolonie Kubb - Learn to play Kubb, a yard game that can be played on carpet Located in the Millstream Brewery warehouse.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Ronneburg Restaurant
Games are fun, 5 different games will be offered. Minute to win it and guessing games. All participants receive a yummy cookie or a prize.

11:00am - 1:00pm: The Chocolate Haus
Make your own Marshmallow delight snowman for $3.95.

11:00am: Amana Furniture and Clock Shop
Broom making demonstration, watch and visit with a local craftsperson as she demonstrates how she handcrafts her brooms.

11:00am: Ice Sculpting
View our talented ice sculptor as he creates two fantastic pieces of art from a block of ice. Sponsored by the Ox Yoke Inn.

11:00am - 8:00pm: Ox Yoke Inn
Appetizers and festive drinks in our Bierstube Bar -including cheese and chocolate fondue.

11:00am - 4:00pm: Winterfest Wine Walk
Visit each winery (Ackerman, Heritage Prosit, Village and white Cross, along with Millstream Brewery for sample. Get your wine walk card punched after visiting all participants and get a free glass. Cost is $2.00 Must be 21 to participate.

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Amana Woolen Mill
Come watch Kim demonstrate needle felting on a wool ball Try your hand at needle felting too! For ages 10 and up.

1:00pm: Amana Furniture and Clock Shop
Guided Workshop Tours-Take a guided tour of our workshop and get a closer look at how we handcraft Amana furniture and clocks. Tours begin at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Space is limited. FREE.

3:00pm: Amana Furniture and Clock Shop
Guided Workshop Tours-Take a guided tour of our workshop and get a closer look at how we handcraft Amana furniture and clocks. Space is limited. FREE.

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Millstream Brau Haus
Snowball Dance. Finish your evening with ive music, from the duo of Nick and Tom, local brewed beer, food, and fun at our German Bierhalle.

6:30pm: Ox Yoke Inn
Wine and dine dinner. Enjoy a 5 course meal with each course paired with a glass or white cross cellars wine. $24.99 per person plus tax and tip.

Winterfest Games at the Market Barn

11:00am: Open Fire Chili
The Amana firefighters, serve chill, cider, coffee and hot chocolate starting at 11am until it's gone. Proceeds benefit the Amana Fire Department!

11:00am - 3:00pm: Chainsaw Artist
Andy Klindt is an Iowa artisan specializing in chainsaw sculpture and metal design. Andy will be crafting and selling original pieces.

11:00am - 2:00pm: The Great Amana Ham-Put
See how far you can fling a ham in this Shot-put style event! Winners announced at 2:30pm after the best beard competition. Sponsored by the Amana Meat Shop.

11:00am - 2:00pm: Wreath Toss
Ring a Christmas wreath around a cone to win a prize! Winner announced at 2:30pm. Sponsored by the Amana Meat Shop.

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Ice Cube Launch
Take an ice cube, put it in your month and launch it as far as you can. The ice cube that goes the furthest wins the prize.

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Ice Fishing
Throw your line over the ice wall for a prize! Fun for kids of all ages. Sponsored by Bankhaus.

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Log Sawing Competition
Teams of two can compete using an old-fashioned cross-cut saw, or try it just for run! Winners announced at 3pm. Sponsored by the Amana forestry Department.

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Mush
Two person teams can compete in a timed sled race. One sits on the sled while the other pulls it to the finish line. The fastest time wins the prize. Adults and Kids divisions.

3:00pm: Best Beard Competition
Competitors are invited to show off their beards and compete for prizes. Categories are fullest, most unique, and best overall

Cost: $1

Kid Activities:

11:00am - 3:00pm: Ox Yoke Inn
Decorate a Yokey Bear Cookie.
Minimum donation of $1 per cookie.
All proceeds go to Safe Haven of Iowa County.

11:00am - 3:00pm: Ox Yoke Inn
Face Painting by Glitz and Glam. Cost varies.

2:00pm: Millstream Brewery
Warm up at Millstream Brewery and enjoy roasting your own marshmallows around the bonfire.

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