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July 2017

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:http://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

Monday 7/10

  • 6:30pm: 2017 Junior Miss/Fair Queen Contest. Free.

Friday 7/14

  • 5:30pm: Ranch Rodeo followed by The Third Wheel Concert CJ Gaston. Bleacher Seating: $15. General Admission: $20.One ticket gets you into Both events!

Saturday 7/15

  • 7pm: Twin States Truck and Tractor Pull. Grandstand Admission: $10, Pits: $20.

Sunday 7/16 kid's Day (Free.) 

  • 10am: Fun Horse Show
  • 1:30pm: Pedal Pull Sign-In
  • 2pm: Pedal Pull
  • 4:30pm: Farm Challenge

Throughout the Fair, there will be 4-H, FFA, Open Show Exhibits and Animal projects. For complete schedule of events, Download the 2017 Van Buren County Fair Book

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.

Download the 2017 Schedule of Events

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 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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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:http://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 15th » Milton Fish Fry

Free will donation for Fish Fry dinner.

All proceeds to benefit the Milton Fall Festival committee.

Time:12:00pm until 2:00pm
Location:Milton City Park

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Jul 15th » Birmingham Lions Homemade Ice Cream Supper

Serving 6 flavors of homemade ice cream, ham and cheese sandwiches, various desserts and beverages. Live entertainment by the Music Mates. Free will offering. Proceeds will be used for Lions projects.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:110 Cross St. Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:(319)288-0727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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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 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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Jul 20th » Dedication Ceremony for the Van Buren County Family Farm Art Tribute

The Family Family Art Tribute was created to celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of Van Buren County and to thank area farmers for their longstanding efforts. Bill Northey Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, will be the guest speaker. 

Reception and lunch will follow the dedication ceremony. Lunch will be provided by the Van Buren County Cattlemen, FFA and 4H. Please RSVP your attendance by July 12, 2017 to diana@pathfindersred.org or by phone at 641-472-6177.

Time:10:00am
Location:Roberts Memorial Building Hwy 1 North, Keosauqua IA
Contact Person:Diana
Phone:641-472-6177
Email:diana@pathfindersred.org

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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 23rd » Milton Christian Church Fellowship Lunch

Free, every 4th Sunday of the month fellowship lunch following church service. 

Time:11:30am until 1:00pm
Location:301 E. Oak St. Milton, IA
Contact Person:Paul Wells
Phone:319-397-2396
Website:http://www.facebook.com/miltoniachristianchurch/

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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 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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Jul 25th » Safe & Healthy Kids Fair

The Annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair is free and open to the public. Students who attend the fair that goes to either Van Buren or Harmony Community School or is homeschooled in Van Buren County will receive a free school supply voucher and backpack. There will also be free dental screening, books, hygiene items, vision screening and much more!  

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:http://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. 

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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Jul 29th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

The Bentonsport Farmers Market will have fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held each Saturday from 10am-1pm through October.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy
Phone:641-919-8412

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