Villages of Van Buren - Event Calendar
There will be trail rides, an auction, dance, poker run, food, and more as we raise fund for this great cause! Please bring an item for the silent auction.
May 5th - Kentucky Derby Party - Ladies be sure to wear your best "Derby Hat".
The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit Lake Sugema this weekend and enjoy free camping!
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.
Stop by Wasko Hardware for in-store specials, prizes, food, grill demonstrations and canner clinic. Join them as they celebrate their annual Customer Appreciation Day.
This weekend is the “New Barn Opening” (aka “Open Barn”) so come join them and see this great addition to the River Valley complex and celebrate this event with a dinner and dance.
May 11th-13th there will also be a Fearless Rider 2-day clinic...”Kick Your Fears” Call Heidi at 949.290.0822 for more details.
The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit the beautiful and tranquil Morris Park this weekend and enjoy free camping! All camping sites are a first come basis.
Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.
Lapidary demonstrations 1pm & 3pm. Weather permitting. Free gift to first 12 Moms. 10% discount on natural gemstone jewelry.
Ranch Horse Show Series - The second of the 2018 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.
The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit Bentonsport this weekend and enjoy free camping!
Join the Villages Folk School and their many talented artists at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ! Enjoy Bailey's BBQ Brisket or Pulled Pork and their custom sauces, along with homemade salads and cookies. There will be a Plein Air Quick Paint Contest through the Van Buren County Arts Council. Participants must register in advance for the outdoor painting contest. Several local artisan-made items will be auctioned off throughout the evening. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT near the Keosauqua Bridge!
Bentonsport Historic District will be having its annual Spring Flea Market and Craft Show during the Memorial weekend. A variety of vendors will be set up along Riverside Park. There will be music, food, crafts, antiques and a wandering musician. Shops will be open and demonstrations of rug weaving and more. New vendors welcome
River Valley Lodge hosts their 11th Annual Cowboy Fun Colt Starting Competition. 1st prize - $2,000 cash. Peoples Choice Award, dance, wine tasting, food, cattle sorting, and more! Colts will be offered for sale after the event.
Horsemanship Clinics with Mark and Miranda Lyons. “Ranch Horse Fundamentals” on May 31st and June 1st and “Advancing the Green Horse” on June 4th & 5th. Call 501.249.0117 for details.