Porta Westfalica Festival in Waterloo

It was a gorgeous night in downtown Waterloo as the community came out in large numbers to celebrate the annual Porta Westfalica Festival, and the Republic-Times was there to capture all the fun!

Click here, to view a gallery of photos from the parade and festivities.

The Waterloo German Band float makes its way down Main Street in downtown Waterloo as part of the Porta Westfalica Festival parade on Tuesday evening. (Alan Dooley photo)

2013 Porta Westfalica Male Strong Arm Contest

It was a sweep in the strong arm contest at the Porta Fest for the Probst family. Jodie Probst won the ladies contest, while her husband, Jim, won the guys competition — shown in the video below. Congratulations to Jim and Jodie!

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