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August 2018

Aug 4th - Aug 25th » 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.

  • 4th ~ Blacksmithing: Forge Welding with Bill Printy/Mark Heisdorffer.
  • 4th ~ Advanced Leather Crafting with Stuart Holmes.
  • 5th ~ Advanced Leather Crafting with Stuart Holmes.
  • 11th ~ J40 Fusion Dying with Pat Crawford.
  • 18th ~ Plein Air: Landscapes with John Preston.
  • 25th ~ Sculpting Basics: Wildfire with Chris Bennett.

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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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Aug 4th » 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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Aug 4th - Aug 25th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th
  • August 25th

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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Aug 11th » J40 Farm Crawl

A unique free family fun weekend filled with Farm Tours, Local Artists, Winery, Cheese Creamery, Amish Furniture, Clay Oven Baking, Wagon Rides, Amish School Breakfast, Glass Blowing, Homemade Ice Cream, Demonstrations and much more.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Along County Road J40, West of Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Kim Blair
Phone:641-233-8210
Email:bloomandbark@netins.net
Website:http://www.facebook.com/J40FarmCrawl

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Aug 17th - Aug 19th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth 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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Aug 18th - Aug 19th » Bike Van Buren XXXII

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend while exploring all of the historic Villages of Van Buren. This is a casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through Van Buren County, Iowa. You'll enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with SAG support and numerous food/drink stops along the route.

Online registration will be open on April 1, 2018.
Pre-register by July 30th and save $10. 

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No bike? No problem! 
Bike Rentals Available!
Paddle, Pedal and More 319-592-3220

Bickels Cycling & Fitness 319-754-4410

 

Location:100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Aug 24th - Aug 26th » All Around Cowgirl Challenge

All Around Cowgirl Challenge featuring four events. Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Cutting, Barrel Racing, and Team Sorting. Limited entries so call Kim Clinton at 641.214.2926 or 563.880.6112.

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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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Aug 31st - Sep 2nd » Stockport Lions BBQ Days

Great weekend with the whole family. Truck Pull, Parade, Games for the whole family, Pedal Pull, Tractor Pull & More.

 

Location:Saddle Club Park, Stockport, IA
Contact Person:Kriss McLain
Phone:319-796-4342

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