Scenic Drive Festival

Scenic Drive Festival

October 8 & 9, 2016

Join us for our 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. 

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Birmingham 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Millard's Turtle Farm Special Open House (16580 Linden Ave., Birmingham) Tour one of the largest Turtle Farms in the Midwest with special activities on site!  9am-4pm daily.

Saturday & Sunday

  • NEW!! The Calico Press-Letterpress Print Shop (23096 Rt J-16) Hands-on demonstrations of antique printing presses.  Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Shirts, Unique Handmade Gifts! Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm
  • Trash & Treasures Sale featuring a large rummage-style sale with unique items in the Birmingham City Park (corner of Main & Wood St.) Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm.  Lunch is available both days.  To donate items contact Harry at 319-498-4201 or Arlene at 319-498-4425.  Outside vendors may display and sell in park at the same time, no charge.

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 
  • 41st Annual Fine Art Festival featuring art by Midwest artists for sale, demonstrations of unique, one-of-kind creations and live music by “Van & the Movers” & “Amarillo”. 10am-5pm Saturday & 10am-4pm Sunday in downtown Bentonsport.

Saturday Only

  • 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

  • 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 10:00am-2pm.  Also holding a Bake Sale & Auction beginning at 10:00am.
  • Annual Bonaparte Public Library Soup Luncheon at the Bonaparte Opera House (103 Main St.).  Serving a variety of homemade soups, relishes, and desserts. Served 11am – 1pm, $6 a person.
  • NEW!! Let’s Go on a Safari at the Bonaparte Opera House (103 Main St.).  See an educational display of taxidermy and North American animals will be available for viewing.  John Jones will be doing a demonstration on taxidermy. Free admission, open 11am-2pm.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Bonaparte Vendor Event in the Riverfront Park (downtown Bonaparte right off J40) from 10am-5pm.  Vendors offering crafts, antiques, food, and baked goods.  
  • 4th Annual Quilt Show held at the Bonaparte United Church (412 5th St.).  View beautiful handmade quilts, free-will donations for admission fee is appreciated.  Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 12-4pm.
  • Historic Bonaparte Pottery (411 1st St.) will be open with hands-on pottery demonstrations by master potters.  New this year - Scavenger hunt of the historic building and grounds.  Gift shop & museum open 10am-5pm, no admission fee.

Cantril

Saturday Only

  • NEW!! End of Summer Grill served from 10am-2pm (or until they run out) at the Cantril Fire Station.  Meal is $5.00 and includes a sandwich, chips, dessert and a drink. 
  • Dutchman’s Store open 8am-5pm with a Mennonite Bake Sale outside starting at 8am.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Wickfield Farm Sales Pavilion Special Open House 17451 260th St.) will have free guided tours both days 9am-5pm.
    NEW!! Saturday evening 4pm–7pm: Old Time Music Hoe-down, Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Smoked Pork Loin, Fried Pickles, Chips, drinks. Free will Donation.

Douds

Saturday

  • Phil’s Grill at the Lunch Box Café (14191 Hwy 98) 11am-7pm featuring Famous Bigfoot Tenderloins, Texas Tators & Homemade Tacos.

Farmington

Friday

  • 5K Fun Run at Indian Lake Park (28163 Willow Ave.), registration 5-5:30pm, run 6pm.  Registrations fees are: Adults $20 Pre-Registered by 9/30 or $30 Walk-Up & Children $10 Pre-Registered by 9/30 or $20 Walk-Up.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Books are Fun Book Fair at the Bridge Cafe (101 Olive St.) Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-3pm, sponsored by the Farmington UMC  

Saturday & Sunday

  • 3rd 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.  Vendors, Brat Burgers & Chili 
  • Pioneer Historical Museum Open House (205 S. 4th St.) Open special hours Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm.

Keosauqua

Saturday & Sunday

  • Keosauqua Lions Food Tent in the City Park serving Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 7am-10 & Lunch 11am-5pm featuring Tater Ribbons, Catfish Nuggets, Chicken Strips & Corn Dogs.  Tickets for Chainsaw Raffle available, drawing Sunday  
  • Keosauqua Library Book Sale free will donation sale located outside the library, Friday 12-4pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm. 
  • NEW!! Freedom Float: The Underground Railroad Along the River (Austin Park to Keosauqua Boat Ramp) Hear legends & stories of the Underground Railroad as you paddle along the river.  Then take a stroll to the Pearson House, a station on the Underground Railroad, 10am-2pm.  
  • Fall Festival in downtown Keosauqua with craft and food vendors, activities for the whole family include live music, a carnival, and kids games. 

Saturday Only

  • Keosauqua Rotary Parade “Today’s Students-Tomorrow’s Leaders” through downtown Keosauqua, line up at 8am at the Van Buren High School, Parade starts at 10am.  

Sunday Only

Lebanon

Saturday Only

  • Amish School (Jct. of J40 & V64) 8a-12pm Free Will Donation Breakfast serving Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, & Drinks.

Milton

Saturday Only

  • 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 11am-1pm at the Milton Christian Church (201 E. Oak St.) just like Grandma used to make!  Includes real mashed potatoes, fresh salads, and yummy desserts for only $9 per person, under 12 $5 
  • Truck, Tractor & Car Show 9am-5pm at the Milton Christian Church (201 E. Oak St.).  Go back in time and view restored trucks, tractors, cars and small fly wheel engines.  Refreshments available.

Stockport

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • “Heritage Days” at Morris Park (10938 Timber Rd.) Food, Tours, Ancient Iron Demos, Jam Session, Tractor Rides, Parade & Chili Cook-Off.  Fish Fry Friday!

Saturday & Sunday

  • Clark Barn Open House featuring tours of this 100 Year Old English Bank Barn, built in 1916 Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 12-4pm (27882 107th St.).

All locations are accepting new vendors. Each community has their own vendor coordinator.  If you have questions please contact the community you would like to set up in using the contact numbers below.



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