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May 2020

May 1st - May 3rd » Saddle Up for St. Jude

POSTPONED

Enjoy a great weekend of horsing around for a great cause! There will be trail rides, an auction, dance, poker run, food, and more. Please bring an item for the silent auction.

$25 Wrist Band for All Weekend - Food & Admission (does not include camping)

May 2th - Kentucky Derby Party - Ladies be sure to wear your best "Derby Hat".

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

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May 2nd » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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 May 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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May 2nd » Wasko Hardware's 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

CANCELLED

Stop by and help Wasko Hardware celebrate 15 years in business! In-store specials, prizes, food and more!

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Wasko Hardware
810 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Susan
Phone:319-293-6468
Email:susan@waskohardware.com
Website:http://waskohardware.com

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May 9th » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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 May 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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May 15th - May 17th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The second of the 2020 series. 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.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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May 16th » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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 May 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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May 22nd - May 24th » Donkey Sorting Series

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.

There will be year-end awards for top 3 teams presented at the final sort (Oct. 9th-11th, 2020) for both full arena and sort-n-pen.

Download the 2020 Schedule of Events

Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:Mike Wright
Phone:217-430-5527
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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May 22nd » LSB Benefit Keo Golf Tournament

Have fun at the 3rd Annual Libertyville Savings Bank Benefit Keosauqua Golf Tournament.

$50 per player/$200 per team of 4.

Time:9:00am
Location:Riverview Country Club
217 Riverview Dr.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amber Stump McDowell
Phone:641-472-9839
Email:astump@libertyvillesavingsbank.com

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May 22nd - May 24th » Bentonsport Shops Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Relax in scenic Bentonsport during the Memorial Day weekend. The Artisan Co-op, Carriage House Quilts, Greef General Store / Addie May Fudge, Iron and Lace, Odd Fellas Woodshop and The She Shed will be OPEN for Memorial Day weekend! Shops are open ONLY these days at this time, due to uncertainty of COVID-19 status. 

Must wear a mask and practice 6ft. social distancing in shops.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Shops
21960 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Phone:319.288.1042

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May 22nd » Villages Folk School BBQ & Auction

POSTPONED - DATE TBD LATER

Join the Villages Folk School at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ & Auction!  Enjoy BBQ Brisket or Pulled Pork, along with homemade salads and cookies.

There will be a Plein Air Quick Paint Contest through the Van Buren County Arts Council.  Participants must register in advance for the outdoor painting contest.

Homemade pies auctioned off throughout the evening. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT in the Keosauqua City Park!

Time:5:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com
Website:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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May 23rd » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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 May 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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May 23rd » Memorial/Alumni Pancake Breakfast

CANCELLED

The Keosauqua Lions will be serving an All-You-Can-Eat pancake and sausage breakfast for a free will donation. 

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:641-799-7953
Email:duster1979@hotmail.com

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May 23rd - May 24th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

CANCELLED 

Bentonsport Historic District will be having its annual Spring Flea Market and Craft Show during the Memorial weekend.

All the shops will be open and a variety of vendors will be set up along Riverside Park. Food, crafts, antiques, blacksmithing and other demonstrations all weekend.

Vendor Application

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:21968 Hawk Dr.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Cheryl Duke
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:cheryl@netins.net
Website:http://greefstore.com

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