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Ongoing Events 2020

Nov 28th - Dec 31st » Christmas in the Villages

Celebrate the season, beginning Nov. 28 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 all the activities on our Christmas in the Villages page (click herefor the most up to date information.

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

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December 2020

Dec 4th - Dec 6th » Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing & Local Artisan Market

Shop glass-blown pieces, along with amazing work of several other local artists using different mediums from fiber to wood and everything in between. You will discover that perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays.

Dec. 4th, 3-7pm / Dec. 5th, 10am-4pm / Dec. 6th, 1-4pm

Location:Bloom and Bark
18517 County Rd. J40.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-6168
Website:http://Bloomandbark.com.

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Dec 4th » Late Night Gladness Sale

Find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list at the Dutchman's exclusive Late Night Gladness Sale.

Very special discounts start at 4pm until 10pm.

Time:8:00am until 10:00pm
Location:Dutchman's Store
103 Division St.
Cantril, IA 52542
Contact Person:Dutchman's Store
Phone:319-397-2322
Website:http://dutchmansstore.com

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Dec 4th - Dec 6th » Festival of Trees

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

Stroll through dozens of live decorated trees, wreaths, tabletop trees decorated to this years theme "Winter Wonder Land." 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.

Time:5:00pm until 3:00pm
Location:Roberts Memorial Center
20497 Hwy 1 N.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Barb Morris
Phone:319-293-3716

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Dec 5th » 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 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 5th » Breakfast on Main Street

Full hot breakfast for a free-will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House
614 First St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620

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Dec 11th - Dec 13th » Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing & Local Artisan Market

Shop glass-blown pieces, along with amazing work of several other local artists using different mediums from fiber to wood and everything in between. You will discover that perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays.

Dec. 11th, 3-7pm / Dec. 12th, 10am-4pm / Dec. 13th, 1-4pm

Location:Bloom and Bark
18517 County Rd. J40.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-6168
Website:http://Bloomandbark.com.

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Dec 12th » 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 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 18th - Dec 20th » Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing & Local Artisan Market

Shop glass-blown pieces, along with amazing work of several other local artists using different mediums from fiber to wood and everything in between. You will discover that perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays.

Dec. 18th, 3-7pm / Dec. 19th, 10am-4pm / Dec. 20th, 1-4pm

Location:Bloom and Bark
18517 County Rd. J40.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-6168
Website:http://Bloomandbark.com.

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Dec 31st » New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing

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 N.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:641-656-4494
Email:rchaplin@windstream.net

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