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Ongoing Events 2021

Nov 26th - Dec 31st » Christmas in the Villages

Celebrate the season, beginning Nov. 26 and continuing throughout the month of December with a variety of special events happening. The spirit of the season will abound as you enjoy the ever-popular Holiday Lights, unique holiday shopping experiences, Amish meals and special business open houses to find that perfect gift. And of course, we would love for you to spend a few days with us too! All of our  Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, Cottages and Hunting Lodges are open all year long!

Check out the Christmas in The Villages Website for more information and current updates.

Request a Christmas in The Villages Brochure to be mailed to you.
 

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

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December 2021

Dec 3rd - Dec 5th » Festival of Trees

Stroll through dozens of live decorated trees, wreaths, tabletop trees decorated to this years theme "TBD." All items are available for bid during a silent auction ending on Sunday. Several cash & carry items will be available for purchase as well. Refreshments served.

Event sponsored by Van Buren County Lions Clubs. Proceeds to go to "Christmas for Kids" in Van Buren County.

Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 9am-8pm, Sun. 12-3pm.

Location:Roberts Memorial Center
20497 Hwy. 1 North
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Barb Morris
Phone:319-293-3716

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Dec 11th » 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 December 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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Dec 11th » Van Buren Co. Christmas Artist Studio Tour

Looking for holiday inspiration? Hoping to avoid the masses at the big chain stores? Wanting to give unique handmade gifts?

Come shop the artists' studios in Van Buren County, Iowa this Christmas!!
 
Locations:
#1 Mel Stockwell -Printmaking
The Calico Press
23096 Route J16. Birmingham 
 
#2 Tim Blair -Glass Blowing
Bloom and Bark Farms
18517 Route J40. Keosauqua
 
#3 Andrew Brown - Wall Art & Signs
County Road Custom Millwork
J40 Keosauqua
 
#4 Pottery & Blacksmith -Betty & Bill Printy
Iron & Lace
21952 Hawk Drive. Bentonsport 
 
#5 Painting -Carol Gunn
Bonaparte School
602 8th Street, Suite 201. Bonaparte
 
#6 Doug Gatton - Woodcarver
Waterfront Place
Main Street Bonaparte
 
#7 Leather -Stuart Holmes
Holmes Leather Crafting
605 1st Street. Bonaparte

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa
809 1st St.
Keosauqua , IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com
Website:http://villagesfolkschool.com

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Dec 31st » New Year's Eve Gospel Celebration

Good Gospel music and family fellowship. Soups, drinks, table service provided and door prizes. Bring a covered dish to share if possible. No admission fee. 

Time:5:00pm
Location:Roberts Memorial Building
20497 Hwy. 1. North
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Wayne Norton
Phone:641-680-6555
Email:nortonpw@live.com

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