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July 2017

Jul 1st » Raku Firing at Bonaparte Pottery

On-site potter will teach the art of Raku Firing using a pre-fired bisque piece of hand-crafted pottery.  Prices vary per piece.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon!

Location:Bonaparte Pottery, 411 1st St., Bonaparte, Ia
Contact Person:Bonaparte Pottery
Phone:319-592-3620
Email:mdtompot@netins.net

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Jul 1st » 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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Jul 2nd » Independence Day Celebration at Bentonsport Artisan Co-Op

Celebrate this 4th of July weekend with the Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op!!  The first 20 customers on Sunday will receive a free gift!!

Time:12:00pm until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Artisans Co-op, 21986 Hawk Dr., Keosauqua
Contact Person:Pam
Phone:319-293-3749
Website:http://www.bentonsportartisansco-op.com

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Jul 4th » Keosauqua Lions 4th of July Celebration

All you can eat Breakfast 7-10am, Lunch and Snacks served all afternoon, Pedal Pull signup 12:30pm, Pedal Pull at 1pm, Kids Games, Bounce House, Kiddie Train 2pm at City Park, Bingo 2pm at the Senior Center, Silver Mine 4pm, The Harvest Band will perform at 6pm, Fireworks at dusk & raffle drawing for cash prizes.

Time:7:00am until 10:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park Keosauqua, IA

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Jul 4th » 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:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jul 6th » 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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Jul 7th - Jul 9th » River Valley Lodge Ranch Horse Championship & All Around Youth Championship

Register by July 1 to be entered in this fun competition.

Download the 2017 Schedule of Events

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

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Jul 9th - Jul 17th » Van Buren County Fair

Friday 7/14

Ranch Rodeo

CJ Gaston Concert

Saturday 7/15 

Tractor Pull

Throughout the Fair there will be 4-H, FFA, & Open Show Exhibits and animal projects.

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Phone:319-293-3395 or 641-680-0026
Email:vanburencountyfair@gmail.com

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Jul 9th - Jul 14th » Youth Rodeo School

Open to all youth. Learn the basics of rodeo skills. Call for details.

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Location:River Valley Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Phone:309-368-4469 / 309-368-9357

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Jul 11th » 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:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jul 12th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken 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:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jul 13th » 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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Jul 14th - Jul 16th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fourth 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

Download the flyer for more information.

Download the 2017 Schedule of Events

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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Jul 15th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"THROUGH THE EYES OF THE RIVER"

Paddle down the Des Moines River and hear the river’s biography from its geologic origins to its present-day status and everything in between! Participants will stop several times to hear various parts of the river’s history as we explore all it has offered our great state. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. There is no cost to participate, however, Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. Canoes will be available for loan if participants do not have their own canoe or kayak. The trip is open to all but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-919-6822 or emailing dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Austin Park to Bentonsport
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Jul 18th » 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:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jul 20th » 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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Jul 22nd » J40 Farm Crawl

A unique free family fun weekend filled with Farm Tours, Cheese Creamery, Amish Furniture, Local Artists, Winery, Clay Oven Baking, Wagon Rides, Amish School Breakfast, Glass Blowing demonstrations and Free Homemade Ice Cream at Yoder's Indian Creek Furniture plus specials on indoor & outdoor furniture. 

Download J40 Farm Crawl Brochure

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Along County Road J40 West of Keosauqua
Contact Person:Kim Blair
Phone:641-233-8210
Email:bloomandbark@netins.net
Website:http://www.facebook.com/J40FarmCrawl

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Jul 25th » 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:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jul 25th » Safe & Healthy Kids Fair

Open to any kid and family that attends Van Buren, Harmony or are Homeschooled in Van Buren County. Giveaways, Backpacks, Books, School Supply Voucher, Hygiene Items, and Snacks. You can also have dental screening and vision screening completed for free during the fair! 

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Roberts Memorial Center 20497 Hwy 1. N. Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:Melissa.Daugherty@vbch.org

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Jul 26th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken 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:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jul 27th » 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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Jul 28th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"GEOLOGY ROCKS CAMP"

Turn your child into a Geologist for the day! Geology Rocks will keep your child busy with hands-on
activities, experiments, and explorations as we focus on rocks and fossils! Camp will include a creek hike
so please dress your child appropriately. Camp is for youth entering 3rd-6th grade only and first
preference will be given to Van Buren County Youth
. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails
event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.
There is no cost for the camp, however, Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. For more information or to register, please call
(641)-919-6822 or email dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com. Camp is provided at no cost thanks to funding
from the Iowa DNR and Jefferson County Conservation.
Geode Paddle

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Beach House, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Jul 29th » Relic Rendezvous

New event featuring vendors with a unique array of items that have been repurposed, rusty, vintage, etc.

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Washington St. (downtown area) Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dana Mabe
Phone:319-592-3512
Email:drmabe64@yahoo.com

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