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October 2017

Oct 20th - Oct 22nd » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The 7th and FINAL of the 2017 series. High Point Year End Awards for each class April - October.  Camping available on grounds.  

Friday (starts at 7pm)

Kids Barrels, Jackpot Barrels, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, +1 Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Saturday (10am)

Open Extreme Trail Competition & Novice Extreme Trail Competition

Saturday (starts at Noon)

Barrel Race, Kids Barrels, Ranch Rodeo, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, +1 Sort, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Sunday (starts at 11)

Youth and Ladies Breakaway, Open Breakaway, & Jackpot Team Roping

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Location:River Valley Horse Camp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley

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Oct 21st » Cantril's 6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Fun for the whole family!!  Hay rides, spider egg hunt, costume contest, Zombie walk, and more!!  Prizes awarded and refreshments served.

Location:Waubonsie Park, 601 W. North St., Cantril, IA
Contact Person:Crystal

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Oct 22nd » Milton Christian Church Fellowship Lunch

Carry-in dinner following worship service at 10:30am. Every 4th Sunday. 

Location:301 E. Oak St. Milton, IA
Contact Person:Paul Wells

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Oct 22nd » End of Season Musical Program

A musical variety program, featuring area talent.  Hosted at the 1855 Bentonsport Presbyterian Church.  The building's natural acoustics makes this annual fall event a special treat. A freewill donation goes toward building maintenance and preservation.

Time:6:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, 21827 Ridge Rd., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Herb Shafer

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Oct 25th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken and all the fixins tonight! Soft drink included. Cash bar available! 

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Tim

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Oct 26th » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc. Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman

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Oct 26th - Oct 30th » Haunted School House

The basement of the former Bonaparte School Building has been transformed into the "School of the Depraved". Come prepared to be scared "spitless" in the "Hellway." Age 12+ recommended. Anyone under 12, please be accompanied by an adult unless you are fearless! Roasting your own hotdogs/marshmallows and a hayride also available on Saturday evening the 28th. Young kids' games in the gymnasium also on Saturday evening, along with their own haunted house. $10.00 per person. Oct. 26th & 30th 7-10pm. Oct. 27th & 28th 7-11pm. Will not be open Oct. 29th or 31st.

Time:7:00pm until 11:00pm
Location:602 8th St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Teresa Green
Phone:{903} 571-3844

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Oct 27th - Oct 29th » Spooky Halloween Retreat

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

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Location:River Valley Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA

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

Friday, October 27th

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

Saturday, October 28th

Bentonsport Shops: 12:30-2pm

Douds: 5:30-7:30pm

Monday, October 30th

Milton: 5-7pm

Bonaparte: 5-7pm

Cantril: 5:30-7:30pm

Farmington: 5-7pm

Tuesday, October 31st

Keosauqua: 5-7pm

Stockport: 5-7pm

Location:Villages of Van Buren

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Oct 28th » 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. Lunch will be served in The Shelter House from 12-1pm. For more information or to register contact Pat McLeland at 319-288-1042.

Trick or Treating for children will be from 12:30-2pm at the Bentonsport shops.


Location:Downtown Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Pat McLeland

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