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October 2018

Oct 4th - Oct 7th » BFMFR at River Valley Lodge

Join River Valley Lodge for their annual Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride. There will be a dance, trail rides, wine tasting, food, and more.

Oct 6th, River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge will be having their Seventh Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. There will be a riding horse preview. Call Gary at 309-268-6948 or Terry at 309-657-1602 for more information.

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Oct 6th » Breakfast on Main Street

Full hot breakfast for a free will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 103 Main St., Bonaparte, IA

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Oct 12th - Oct 14th » Scenic Drive Festival

Countywide Festival with numerous events and activities planned in most of the Villages. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, antique vendors, art shows, music, garage sales, kid's entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show, food, and more activities throughout the Villages. 

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Download Keosauqua Vendor Application

Download Roberts Memorial Building in Keosauqua, Vendor Application

Download Morris Park-Stockport, Vendor Application

 

Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Oct 12th - Oct 14th » Cowgirl Retreat

All Girls Weekend of fun!

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Oct 19th - Oct 21st » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The finals of the 2018 series. You won't want to miss this final competition and awards. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Oct 20th - Oct 27th » Villages Folk School Classes

The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills, while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

  • 20th ~ Wood Carving: Beginners with Paul Simpson.
  • 20th ~ Marbling Paper with Melinda Stockwell.
  • 21st ~ Letterpress: Beginners with Melinda Stockwell.
  • 27th ~ Rug Weaving Workshop with Teri Showman.

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Location: 809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone: 319-288-0047
Website:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Oct 21st » Early Potteries

Mike Burggeraaf will give a brief history on the pottery industry in southeast Iowa prior to 1910. Stoneware examples from the towns of Bonaparte, Lowell, Parish, Pleasant Ridge and Vernon will be on display.

Time:2:00pm
Location:The Stone House, 26985 Rte. J40, Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Rick
Phone:515-975-4179

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Oct 26th - Oct 28th » Spooky Halloween Retreat

Trail ride, dance, wine tasting, fun contests and much more!

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Oct 27th » Howl-O-Ween Parade

Join the fun at the Howl-O-Ween parade in Bentonsport at 11am. Prizes will be given for the best owner and dog costume in the shelter house. Free will donation lunch will be served at the shelter house after the awards. 

Trick or Treating for children will be from 12:30-1:30pm at the Bentonsport shops.

Registration and lineup will be at Paddle, Pedal and More, 21903 Hawk Dr. Bentonsport. Please have child's/your costume and dogs costume ready and to go by 10:55am. The Howl-O-Ween Parade will start at 11:00am. 

 

Time:11:00am until 1:30pm
Location:Downtown Bentonsport, 21964 Hawk Dr. Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Pat McLeland
Phone:319-288-1042.

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