In case you don’t read German…that is an official welcome to Mayfest in the Amana Colonies, in Amana, IA.
Maifest is the colonies annual celebration of spring and will be held this year May 3rd and 4th. http://www.festivalsinamana.com/maifest.html
Maifest is a great reason to visit this wonderful German community, just nestled 20 min southwest of Cedar Rapids. There is a full weekend of events scheduled and visitors can experience all that Amana has to offer. The annual Maifest parade will go through Main Amana at 10am on Saturday morning and there is much to do for both adults and children throughout the next 2 days.
I would personally encourage stopping by Millstream Brewery and trying out their delectible beers and sodas. I am quite partial to the Millstream Root Beer and Black Cherry. Yummy!
Take the time to visit the Amana Meat Shop, Woolen Mill, and General Store to get the full Amana product selection. If you have a full day to spend this weekend, make time to sit down to a traditional German family style meal at one of the many excellent resturants in Main Amana. My all-time favorite is the Brick Haus. Sit down and enjoy a big bowl full of pickled ham, fresh Amana rye bread and Amana made brats. Oh..and don’t forget to give Walt a Guten Tag!
I feel blessed to have such a rich heritage based community like the Amanas in the corridor. My family and my husband’s family are all of German origin, so it is very special to us.
Froliche Wochenende und hast du viel SpaB in Amana!
posted by: Anne Ohrt