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May 2017

May 5th - May 7th » 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!

Saturday only - Our Kentucky Derby Party!!  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 5th - May 6th » FREE Camping Weekend at Lake Sugema

ALL CAMPSITES ARE REVERSED FOR THE WEEKEND.

Free Camping Weekend!

Reservations available beginning March 13. 319-293-3532

Location:Lake Sugema Keosauqua, IA
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net
Website:http://www.vbcountyconservation.com/

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May 5th » Cinco de Mayo Party

All you can eat Mexican Buffet begins at 6:00pm. 

Andy & Mike's Dueling Pianos from 8p-11p.

Tickets $35.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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May 6th » Wasko Hardware's Customer Appreciation Day

Stop by Wasko Hardware for in-store specials, prizes and refreshments as they celebrate with their annual Customer Appreciation Day.

Location:Wasko Hardware, 810 1st St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Susan
Phone:319-293-6468
Email:susan@waskohardware.com

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May 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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May 11th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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May 12th - May 13th » FREE Camping Weekend at Morris Park

Free Camping Weekend!

Reservations: 319-796-2148

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

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May 12th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

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

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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May 13th » Steak Sandwich Supper

Second Annual Steak Sandwich Supper with cheesy potatoes, baked beans, salads and desserts. Free will donation.

Sponsored by Cantril Dayz Committee, all proceeds to benefit Cantril Dayz Activities.

Time:5:00pm until 8:00pm
Location:Cantril Fire Station 104 W. 3rd St. Cantril, IA
Contact Person:Susan Smith
Phone:641-777-1184
Email:suesmith@netins.net

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May 16th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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May 18th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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May 19th - May 20th » FREE Camping Weekend at Bentonsport

Free Camping Weekend along the Des Moines River in the National Historic District.

 

Location:Bentonsport Campground Bentonsport, IA
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net
Website:http://www.vbcountyconservation.com/

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May 19th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday 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:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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

Ranch Horse Show Series - The second 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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Time:7:00pm
Location:River Valley Horse Camp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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May 20th » Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op Open House

Come and see what's new in at the Co-op this season.  There will be Lapidary demonstrations and refreshments.  One polished rock will be given to each customer.

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

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May 20th » Douds Spaghetti Supper

Douds American Legion Auxiliary serves homemade Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Lettuce Salad, Garlic Toast, Desserts and Drinks. Free will Offering to benefit Veterans in need.

Time:5:00pm until 8:00pm
Location:Douds Community Center Main St. Douds, IA
Contact Person:Sandra Gire
Phone:641-208-743
Email:gire@iowatelecom.net

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May 23rd » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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May 25th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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May 26th - May 28th » Bonaparte Spring Festival Sales Event & City Wide Yard Sales

A variety of vendors will be set up in the Bonaparte Mercantile Parking Lot. City-Wide Yard Sales throughout the weekend.  And the Bonaparte Alumni Banquet will be held as well. City-wide yard sales throughout the town.

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte, 703 1st St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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May 26th » Villages Folk School Annual Spring Lawn Party

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!

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Time:5:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park, Kesoauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com

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May 26th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

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

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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May 27th » Memorial/Alumni Breakfast

Keosauqua Lions serve an All-You-Can-Eat pancake and sausage breakfast for a free will donation.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Riverfront Park Keosauqua, IA
Phone:641-799-7953

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May 27th - May 28th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

Bentonsport Historic District will be haveing its annual Spring Flea Market and Craft Show during the Memorial weekend. A variety of vendors set up along Riverside Park. Music with John Boyer, Amish Fried Pies & Ice Cream. Food vendors on-site and artist demos throughout the weekend. The Mason House Inn will be selling fudge, crafts and Usborne Books. Bentonsport Quilt company, Paddle, Historic Greef General Store and Pedal & More will be open. Indian Artifact Museum will offer free museum tours.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Downtown Bentonsport
Contact Person:Greef General Store
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:greefstore@netins.net
Website:http://www.greefstore.com

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May 28th » Keosauqua Music Festival

Come join us for an afternoon and evening full of fun, drinks, food, and great music!! Fun for the whole family! No cost just free will donation. T-shirts and Koozies for sale. All proceeds donated to the Ferguson Sports Complex. The bands are INQUIRE WITHIN 11am, WILD WILD WEST 12pm, Steve & Michaela from- Jefferson County Green Band 2pm, Van & the Movers 4pm, The Boys 6pm, and MATERIAL GIRL 8pm.

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Sponsored by the City/Sports Complex Committee. 

Location:Riverfront Park Keosauqua, IA

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May 29th » Milton Lions Memorial Day Lunch

Milton Lions Club will sponsor this full meal with desserts. 

Time:11:30am until 1:00pm
Location:Milton American Legion Bldg. 3201 N. Main St. Milton, Iowa

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May 29th » Douds Memorial Day Service

Douds American Legion and Auxiliary Memorial day Service. Potluck dinner at 6:00. Memorial Day Service begins at 7:00pm followed by the traditional walk to the Des Moines River bridge.

Time:6:00pm
Location:Douds Community Center Main St. Douds, IA
Contact Person:Sandra Gire
Phone:641-208-743
Email:gire@iowatelecom.net

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May 30th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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