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August 2022

Aug 19th - Aug 21st » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth of the 2022 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping is available on the grounds.  

Download the 2022 Ranch Horse Show Series Schedule.

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Aug 20th - Aug 21st » Bike Van Buren XXXVI

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 food/drink stops along the route.

The routes wind through our historic Villages nestled amongst the rolling hillsides including the "Historic Hills Scenic Byway." Total weekend mileage is approximately 100-200 miles in two days. Although the majority of the route is on sparsely traveled paved county roads there are sections that include travel on state highway. 

>>Register Online<<
Release of Liability Waiver

Walk-up registrations are welcome!

Registration hours: 
Saturday: 7:00am-8:30am or Sunday 7:30am-8:00am
Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St.

No bike? No problem! 
Bike Rentals Available!
Bickels Cycling & Fitness 319-754-4410

Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Aug 20th » 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 a peaceful rural setting, so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village life. 

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for August Classes

 

Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Aug 20th » CEDAR VALLEY WINERY 13th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Cedar Valley Winery invites you to their 13th-year Anniversary Celebration to spend the evening under the stars! Enjoy music by Sez Who, BBQ by Sweet & Saucy and award-winning estate wines. Bring your lawn chair and settle in for an evening of entertainment and fun!

Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Location:Cedar Valley Winery
2034 Dewberry Ave.
Batavia, IA 52533
Email:contact@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:https://www.visitfairfieldiowa.com/events/cedar-valley-winery-anniversary-celebration

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Aug 27th » Porchfest

Bring your lawn chair or yard blankets and enjoy amazing bbq by Gothic Town Grillers and enjoy good music live from the front porch of the American Gothic House. 

2022 Porchfest line-up:

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Tom Shadonix, Ottumwa
  • 12:30-1:30pm Wild Bill Willie, Arkansas (originally from Eldon)
  • 2:00-3:00pm Larsen Gardens, Seattle
  • 3:30-4:30pm Days LIVE Music- Lauren Ashworth, Iowa
Time:11:00am until 5:00pm
Location:American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554
Phone:641-652-3352
Email:theamericangothichouse@gmail.com
Website:https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Wapello/Park/American-Gothic-House-Center/Events/19857/PORCHFEST.aspx

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September 2022

Sep 2nd - Sep 4th » Stockport Lions BBQ Days

Enjoy a great weekend with the whole family! Pedal Pull, Parade, Games and so much more. Plus Food by Stockport Fire Dept. Friday and Saturday!

Location:Stockport Iowa
Main St.
Stockport, IA 52651
Contact Person:Matt Brown
Phone:319-217-3325

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Sep 10th » 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 a peaceful rural setting, so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village life. 

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for September Classes

Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Sep 17th » Birmingham Lions Tenderloin Supper

Come to the Birmingham Lions Building for some tenderloin sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, various desserts and drinks. 

Cost of meal: TBD
Proceeds used for Lions projects.

Time:5:00pm
Location:Birmingham Lions Building
110 Cross St.
Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:319-288-0727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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Sep 23rd - Sep 25th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The sixth of the 2022 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping is available on the grounds.  

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Sep 24th - Sep 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 a peaceful rural setting, so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for September Classes

Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Sep 24th » Birmingham Homecoming Fish/Chicken Supper

Yum! Enjoy a fish/chicken supper from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Serving: fish fillets, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, various desserts and drinks.

Cost of the meal: TBD
Proceeds will be used to finance 2023 Homecoming event.

Time:5:00pm until 6:45pm
Location:Birmingham City Park Shelter
221 S wood St.
Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:3192880727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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Sep 30th - Oct 2nd » BFMFR at River Valley Lodge

Join River Valley Lodge for their annual Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride. There will be a dance, trail rides, wine tasting, food and more. You don't want to miss this annual event!

Download the 2022 Schedule of Events

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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