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May 2018

May 4th - May 6th » Saddle Up for St. Jude

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".

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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.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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May 4th - May 5th » FREE Camping Weekend at Lake Sugema

The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit Lake Sugema this weekend and enjoy free camping! 
All camping sites are a first come basis.

Location:Lake Sugema, 19640 Jersey, Cantril, Iowa 52542
Contact Person:Van Buren County Conservation
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net
Website:http://www.vbcountyconservation.com/

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May 5th - May 19th » 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.

  • 5th ~ Spring Foraging Wild Edibles with Pat Crawford.
  • 5th ~ Glass Blowing Basics with Tim Blair.
  • 5th ~ Raku Pottery with Betty Printy.
  • 12th ~ Blacksmithing: Tong Making with Bill Printy/Mark Heisdorffer
  • 19th ~ Plein Air: Landscapes with John Preston.

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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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May 5th » Wasko Hardware's Customer Appreciation Day

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.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Wasko Hardware, 810 1st St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Susan
Phone:319-293-6468
Email:susan@waskohardware.com
Website:http://waskohardware.com

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May 11th - May 13th » River Valley Open Barn

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.

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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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May 11th - May 12th » FREE Camping Weekend at Morris Park

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.

Location:Morris Park, 10938 Timber Rd., Stockport, IA
Contact Person:Van Buren County Conservation
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net
Website:http://www.vbcountyconservation.com/

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May 12th - May 26th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

  • May 12th
  • May 19th
  • May 26th​

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

 

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin
Phone:641-919-8412

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May 13th » Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op Mother's Day Special

Lapidary demonstrations 1pm & 3pm. Weather permitting. Free gift to first 12 Moms. 10% discount on natural gemstone jewelry.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op, 21986 Hawk Dr., Keosauqua
Contact Person:Pam
Phone:319-293-3749
Email:pmcs@netins.net
Website:http://bentonsportartisans.com

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May 18th - May 20th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

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.  
 
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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May 18th - May 19th » FREE Camping Weekend at Bentonsport Campground

The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit Bentonsport this weekend and enjoy free camping! 
All camping sites are a first come basis.

Location:Bentonsport Campground, 22098 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Van Buren County Conservation
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net

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May 25th » Memorial Day Weekend BBQ & Outdoor Painting Contest

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!

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park, Corner of Park St. and Market St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com
Website:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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May 26th - May 27th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

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

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Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Historic District, 21968 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Greef General Store
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:greefstore@netins.net
Website:http://www.greefstore.com

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May 27th » Rollin on the River

All day music festival at the Riverfront Amphitheater!

Location:Riverfront Park, Corner of Park St. and Market St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Sam
Phone:319-293-3536
Email:citykeo@netins.net

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May 31st - Jun 5th » River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition

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

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