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Scenic Drive Festival

Scenic Drive Festival

October 10 & 11, 2015

The Scenic Drive Festival is our largest festival of the year that is held during the peak of our spectacular fall foliage season, the second full weekend of October. The event is held rain or shine.  Brochures will be available August 2015. Request yours today!

 

Birmingham 

Saturday & Sunday

Millard's Turtle Farm Special Open House (16580 Linden Ave., Keosauqua) Tour one of the largest Turtle Farms in the Midwest!  9am-4pm daily ~ Trash & Treasures Sale featuring a large rummage-style sale with unique items in the Birmingham City Park Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 8am-4pm.  Lunch will be served each day by the Birmingham Lions.  

Bentonsport

Saturday & Sunday

Antiques, Craft, Flea Market & Food Vendors set up in the Riverfront Park, Specialty Shops Open, & Bake Sales in downtown Bentonsport daily 10am-5pm ~ Indian Artifact Museum open, no admission fee ~ 40th Annual Fine Art Festival featuring a Juried Art Show, Fine Arts by Iowa Artisans, Live Music, & Artist Demonstrations 10am-5pm Saturday & 10a-4pm Sunday in downtown Bentonsport.

Saturday

Nauvoo On The Road featuring Pioneer Pastimes including Candle & Rope Making & Games 10am-4pm held in the Riverfront Park.

Bonaparte

Friday & Saturday

Sunrise Bakery Amish Dinner Buffet 5-7:30pm each evening. Full menu to be determined. Saturday Only 8am-4pm – Homemade Ice Cream and Amish Buggy Rides available at Bakery.  Sunrise Bakery is located north of Bonaparte on W40 (31154 210th St.).

Saturday & Sunday

Bonaparte Main Street Autumn Fest located in the Historic Riverfront Park featuring a unique shopping experience with vendors offering crafts, antiques, food & specialty items open 9am-5pm daily. ~ Bonaparte Main Street 3rd Annual Quilt Show located in the Bonaparte United Church at the corner of 5th & Texas St. offering a beautiful setting for area quilters to display their masterpieces open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm with People’s Choice Ribbons awarded in 5 categories. 

Saturday

Amish School Benefit Lunch at Yoder’s Greenhouse (31856 210th St.).  Serving BBQ Chicken, Cole Slaw, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Noodles, Homemade Pie & Ice Cream from 10:30am-2pm.  Also holding a Bake Sale & Silent Auction throughout the day.

Cantril

Saturday

Black Kettle Ham & Beans & Cornbread served from 11am-2pm (or until they run out) at the Cantril Fire Station.  All-you-can-eat plus pie & a drink for $10.00. ~ Dutchman’s Store open 8am-5pm with a Mennonite Bake Sale outside starting at 8am.

Saturday & Sunday

Wickfield Farm Sales Pavilion Special Open House with free guided tours, demonstration, and displays from 9am–5pm at the Wickfield Sales Pavilion right off Hwy. 2 (17451 260th St.).

Farmington

Friday

“Color Us Fun" at Indian Lake Park. Registration at 5pm & Start at 5:30.  $25 Adults, $15 Children.  Walk or run the Indian Lake trail and be doused in color along the way with a final finish line rainbow.  *Wear a white shirt or change into your event shirt upon arrival. 

Saturday & Sunday

2nd Annual Art Show at the Farmington Community Center (201 S. 4th St.) 8am-4pm ~ Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors at the Shelterhouse downtown Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 8am-4pm.  Lunch served on-site ~ Pioneer Historical Museum Open House (205 S. 4th St.) featuring guided Museum Tours, and a program on the “Honey War” including the story of the Honey War, signing of the Honey War song, and a honey bee presentation, Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm ~ Train Room, Mini Doll House Room, & Antique Rocking Horse Display in Hel-Mart (201 State St.) with no admission fee to any of the attractions.

Keosauqua

Saturday & Sunday

Arts, Crafts, Flea Market, & Food Vendors in downtown Keosauqua, at the Roberts Memorial Center (Hwy 1 N.) & in the Keosauqua Senior Center 9am-5pm on Saturday & 10am-4pm on Sunday ~ Live Musical Entertainment on the new Riverfront Stage daily ~ Keosauqua Lions Food Tent in the City Park serving Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 7am-10 & Lunch 11am-5pm featuring Tenderloins, Tater Ribbons, & Corn Dogs ~ Cattleman’s BBQ Lunch served at 11am in the City Park ~ Keosauqua Library Book Sale free will donation sale located outside the library, Friday 12-4pm and all day Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday

Keosauqua Rotary Parade through downtown Keosauqua, line up at 8am at the Van Buren High School, Parade starts at 10am ~ Our Saviors Lutheran Church (Hwy. 1 N.) serving homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drink for a free will donation served 4-7pm.

Sunday

Kids Pedal Pull on Cass Street in downtown Keosauqua Registration begins at 1pm & Pulls begin at 1:20pm ~ 9th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show on First Street welcoming all classic and unique cars, trucks & motorcycles with Registration from 10am-12pm & Awards at 3pm.

Lebanon

Saturday

9th Anniversary Sale at Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture 8am-5pm sales featuring 10% off all items purchased or ordered, 5% off poly-lawn furniture, 15% off wind chimes, treated pine, and cedar lawn furniture in-stock.  Free coffee and donuts all day.  Door Prizes & Grand Prize Glider Rocket given away ~ Amish School (Jct. of J40 & V64) 8a-12pm Free Will Donation Breakfast serving Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, & Drinks.  Bake Sale on-site. 

Milton

Saturday

Milton Creamery (202 E. Hwy. 2) 8am-5pm offering free samples of over 20 flavors of locally made cheeses and fresh curds ~ Chicken & Noodle Dinner served 11a-2p at the Milton Christian Church (201 E. Oak St.) just like Grandma used to make!  Only $9 per person ~ Tractor Show 9am-5pm at the Milton Christian Church (201 E. Oak St.) featuring Modern & Restored Tractors & Old Gas Engines.

Stockport

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

“Heritage Days” at Morris Park (10938 Timber Rd.) Food, Tours, Ancient Iron Demos, Marilyn Gilman “Talking Toilets”, Scavenger Hunt, Tractor Display/Drive, Small Engine, Long Horned Steer Display, Sunday Church, & Chili Cook-Off.

Saturday & Sunday

Clark Barn Open House featuring tours of this 1916 English Bank Barn Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 12-4pm (27882 107th St.).

 

Vendor Applications now available for the following communities:

Bentonsport

Keosauqua