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July 2018

Jul 4th » Keosauqua Lions 4th of July Celebration

All you can eat Breakfast, Pedal Pull, Kids Games, Bingo, Silver Mine, Entertainment, Fireworks at dusk and more.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA

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Jul 7th - Jul 21st » 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.

  • 7th ~ Plein Air: Landscapes Workshop with John Preston.
  • 7th ~ Chair Caning: 7-Step Process with Verne and Doris Ramsey.
  • 7th ~ Wood Carving: Beginners with Paul Simpson
  • 7th ~ Blacksmithing: Tool Making with Bill Printy/Mark Heisdorffer.
  • 7th ~ Stained Glass Ornaments with Jolene Tedrow.
  • 7th ~ Drawing I with Gin Lammert.
  • 7th ~ Drawing II with Gin Lammert.
  • 21st ~ Sculpting Basics with Chris Bennett.
  • 21st ~ Portable Yarn Making with Pat Crawford.
  • 21st ~ Painting with Watercolor & Soft Pastels with Gin Lammert.

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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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Jul 7th - Jul 28th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

  • July 7th
  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th

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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Jul 13th - Jul 15th » River Valley Lodge Ranch Horse Championship & All Around Youth Championship

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

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

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Jul 15th - Jul 23rd » Van Buren County Fair

Enjoy a week of fun at the Van Buren County Fair! Featuring: Fair Queen Contest, 4-H and FFA exhibit all week, Pedal Pull, Open Show Exhibits, Animal projects and more.

Friday 7/20 

  • Twin States Truck and Tractor Pull

Saturday 7/21

  • Stumptown and The Boys Concert 

Sunday 7/22

  • Goehring Family Ranch Rodeo
Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Rachel Smith
Phone:641-680-0026
Website:http://vanburencountyfair@gmail.com

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

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fourth of the 2018 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

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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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Jul 26th - Jul 30th » Old Cowgirls Never Die

Enjoy a great trail ride with the Old Cowgirls Never Die. For more info. call Laura at 563-210-3703

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

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Jul 28th - Aug 4th » Great River Rumble! '18

Travel about 102 miles down two Midwestern Rivers!
You will paddle about 40 miles down one of the larger rivers in Iowa, the Des Moines. You will then enter the Mississippi River just below Keokuk. The trip down the Mississippi River will take you through two locks on your way to the final destination in historic Hannibal, MO.

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Location:Keosauqua, IA on the Des Moines River to Hannibal, Mo on the Mississippi River
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Website:http://www.riverrumble.org

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