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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 5th - Oct 7th » Milton Fall Festival

Free, except entry fee for Mud Bog and Ball Tournament. Enjoy a great time at the Milton Fall Festival! So many fun things to do Bingo, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Parade, Food, Mud Bog, Ball Tournament, Entertainment and much more.

Friday 10/5

  • 5:45-6:15pm....Miss & Mr. Competition Sign up
    Anyone can participate but one parent must have a Milton address to win. Ages 3-18 years old.
  • 6-6:45....Mud Bog registration 
    Must be at least 16 years old to participate. Under 18 must have a parent sign a consent form.
  • 7pm.....Mud Bog - Free will donation
    Following the Mud Bog, there will be a kid's Mud Bog and tug of war.

Saturday 10/6

  • 8am.....Slow Pitch Softball Co-Ed Tournament
  • 10:30am.....Parade Registration
    The theme this year is Let's Get Muddy.
  • 11am.....Parade
    Following the parade: kid's games, bouncy houses and face painting.
  • 11:45am-12:15pm......Frog Jumping Contest Registration
    Bring your own frog or use one of ours.
  • 12pm.....Chili Cook-off (Shelter House)
  • 12pm.....Baby Contest (On the Bandstand)
  • 12:15pm.....Frog Jumping Contest
  • 12:45pm.....Cornhole Registration
  • 1pm.....Cornhole
  • 2-4pm.....Bingo (Under the Tent)
  • 2:30pm.....Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration
  • 3pm.....Kiddie Tractor Pull 
  • 3:45-4pm.....Horse Shoe Tournament Sign Up
  • 4pm.....Horse Shoe Tournament
  • 4-5pm.....Son Shine Band (Front of Bandstand)
  • 5pm.....Fireman's Supper
  • 5-6pm.....Fox River Fields (On the Bandstand)
  • 6pm.....Raffle Drawing
  • 7-9pm.....Street Dance (Front of depot with 6 String Down.)

Sunday 10/7

  • 10:30am Church Services in the Park with a Carry in Dinner.
Location:Milton's City Park, Corner of Main St. & E Delaware Ave., Milton, IA
Phone:641-656-4454

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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, 614 First Street, Bonaparte, IA

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Oct 6th » Run the Vines 5K Run/Walk

Walk or run and have some fun at Cedar Valley Winery’s 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run! What better way to celebrate completing a 5K than with some amazing award-winning red and white wine. This race will take place on the grounds of the winery, through the vines of the valley. For more information or to register Click Here.

Time:11:00am
Location:Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., Batavia
Contact Person:Penny Morgan
Phone:641-662-2800
Email:penny.morgan@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:http://cedarvalleywine.com/events/5k/

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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. Visit our Scenic Drive Festival webpage for all of the details!

Camping w/showers at VBC Fairgrounds $15/night w/elec.
Reservations: 641-919-0566 

Download the 2018 Scenic Drive Festival brochure.

Vendor Applications:
Bentonsport 
Keosauqua 
Morris Park-Stockport
Roberts Memorial Building & Van Buren County Fairground in Keosauqua, IA

Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com
Website:http://villagesofvanburen.com/special-events/scenic-drive-festival.html

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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 19th » Paul Yoder Family Benefit Supper & Auction

Marcus Lynn, 3months old, had open heart surgery on Sept. 17th with a 4-week stay. The benefit is to help with medical expenses. 

Supper is from 4:30-7:30pm. Auction will start at 7pm. 

Supper will include Grilled Chicken and Homemade Ice Cream.

For Auction Donations, please contact Lengachers Small Engine at 319-293-3754 or Yoder's Indian Creek Furniture at 319-538-7332.

Time:4:30pm
Location:Devon Weaver Farm, 14682 Route J40, Milton, IA 1/4 mile west of Lebanon.
Contact Person:Yoder's Indian Creek Furniture
Phone:319-538-7332

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Oct 20th - Oct 21st » Villages Folk School Class

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.

Additional Details for a Class
Register for October Classes

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

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Oct 20th » Fish Fry/Bonfire

Everyone is welcome to join the fun! Celebrate the end of the season with a Fish Fry and evening by the fire with friends and family! Free will donation.

Time:5:00pm
Location:Riverview Country Club, 217 Riverview Dr., Keosauqua, IA
Phone:319-293-3200
Website:http://therivervireclub.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 21st » End of Season Musical Program

Featuring area talent, Steve & Michaela McLain. They are a class act heart and soul duo. In the past 3 years, they have opened for John Michael Montgomery, Blackhawk, Lori Morgan, Arron Tippen, Sammy Kershaw, the Bellamy Brothers and more. Steve & Michaela's sets offer original folk rock and blues, composed by Steve and other Fairfield based songwriters, mixed with Americans favorite classic duets. Freewill donation. All proceeds go towards the Bentonsport Presbyterian Church for maintenance and preservation.

Time:5:30pm
Location:Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, 21827 Ridge Rd., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Herb Shafer
Phone:319-537-1150

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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 » Villages Folk School Class

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.

  • 27th ~ Rug Weaving Workshop with Teri Showman.

Additional Details for a Class
Register for October Classes

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

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Oct 27th - Oct 31st » Trick or Treat in the Villages

Saturday, October 27th

Bentonsport Shops: 12:30-1:30pm

Douds: 6-8pm

Sunday, October 27th

Trick or Treat Main Street - Bonaparte City Park: 2pm

Tuesday, October 30th

Milton: 5-7pm

Bonaparte: 5-7pm

Farmington: 5-7pm

Cantril: 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 31st

Keosauqua Chamber Safe Stops - Trunk or Treat: 4:30-5:30pm

Keosauqua: 5-8pm

Stockport: 5-7pm

Birmingham: 6-8pm

Location:Villages of Van Buren, Southeast IA

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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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