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October 2019

Oct 1st » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Oct 2nd - Oct 5th » Sidewalk & Fabric Sale

Don't miss Dutchman's Store annual Sidewalk / Fabric Sale! Fabric, Gift Items, Shoes and much more at greatly reduced prices. 

Hours: Mon-Fri 8a-6p, Sat. 8a-5p, Closed Sunday., 

Location:Dutchman's Store
103 Division St.
Cantril, IA
Phone:319-397-2322
Email:info@dutchmansstore.com

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Oct 3rd - Oct 6th » 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.

Oct 5th, River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge will be having their Eighth Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. There will be a riding horse preview. Call Gary at 309-268-6948 or Terry at 309-657-1602 for more information.

Download the 2019 Schedule of Events

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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Oct 3rd » Veteran's Coffee

Everyone welcome, need not be a Veteran to attend. Free coffee & refreshments provided by Veterans Affairs.

Time:9:00am
Location:Great Day Cafe
202 Main St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Kathy Saltzgaver
Phone:319-293-3793

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Oct 4th - Oct 6th » Donkey Sorting Finals

Friday 7-9pm: Donkeys will be numbered up and in pens. People will be able to just ride and a chance for anyone new to get their horses used to the donkey. No admission fee.

Saturday 11am-3pm: Full arena sort. All teams will be drawn, the number of rounds will be determined by the number of people. Teams of 3 people. $15 a person will enter you in all the rounds for the day. You will also need a $5 wristband if you are not camping. Sign up will be 10-10:45am. There will be a Jackpot round at the end of the practice rounds. This will cost $5 a person and each person can enter 3 times.

Sunday 11am-3pm: Sort-n-pen. All teams will be drawn, the number of rounds will be determined by the number of people. Teams of 3 people. $15 a person will enter you in all the rounds for the day. You will also need a $5 wristband if you are not camping. Sign up will be 10-10:45am. There will be a Jackpot round at the end of the practice rounds. This will cost $5 a person and each person can enter 3 times.

Year-end awards for top 3 teams will be presented for both full arena and sort-n-pen

Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Mike Wright
Phone:217-430-5527
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Oct 5th » Breakfast on Main Street

Full hot breakfast for a free-will donation. Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Juice & Coffe.

Sponsored by the Bonaparte American Legion.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St., Bonaparte, IA

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Oct 5th » Run the Vines 5K Run/Walk

Walk or run and have some fun at Cedar Valley Winery’s 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run!

What better way to celebrate completing a 5K than with some amazing award-winning red and white wine. This race will take place on the grounds of the winery, through the vines of the valley.

For more information or to register Click Here.

Time:11:00am
Location:Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., Batavia, IA
Contact Person:Penny Morgan
Phone:641-662-2800
Email:penny.morgan@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:http://cedarvalleywine.com/events/5k/

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Oct 5th » End of Season Musical Program

A homecoming of musical talent.

Freewill donation. All proceeds go towards the Bentonsport Presbyterian Church for maintenance and preservation.

Time:6:30pm
Location:Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, 21827 Ridge Rd., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Herb Shafer
Phone:319-537-1150

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Oct 11th - Oct 13th » Scenic Drive Festival

Countywide Festival with numerous events and activities planned in most of the Villages. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, antique vendors, art shows, music, garage sales, kid's entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show, food and more activities throughout the Villages. Visit our Scenic Drive Festival webpage for all of the details!

Download the 2019 Scenic Drive Festival brochure.

Camping w/showers at VBC Fairgrounds $15/night w/elec. Reservations: Call 641-919-0566 or Download Camping Registration.

Vendor Applications:
Bentonsport
Keosauqua
Roberts Memorial Building & Van Buren County Fairground in Keosauqua, IA

Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa
Contact Person:Villages of Van Buren
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Oct 18th - Oct 20th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The finals of the 2019 series. You won't want to miss this final competition and awards. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

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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Oct 19th » 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.

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

Location: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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Oct 25th - Oct 27th » Spooky Halloween Retreat

Trail ride, dance, wine tasting, fun contests and much more!

Download the 2019 Schedule of Events

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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Oct 26th » 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.

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

Location: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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Oct 26th - Oct 31st » Trick or Treat in the Villages

Saturday, October 26th

Douds: 6-8pm

Wednesday, October 30th

Milton: 5-7pm

Bonaparte: 5-7pm

Farmington: 5-7pm

Cantril: 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday, October 31st

Keosauqua Chamber Safe Stops - Trunk or Treat: 4:30-5:30pm

Keosauqua: 6-8pm

Stockport: 5-7pm

Birmingham: 6-8pm

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