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Ongoing Events 2022

May 2nd - May 27th » Art Contest at the American Gothic House Center

The community of Eldon, Iowa, home of the little white house in Grant Wood’s most famous painting American Gothic, celebrates Gothic Days the second weekend every June. This year the American Gothic House Center invites students from area school districts as well as the general public to participate in their annual amateur art contest. 

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Reservations are not required for this event. Drop off your original artwork at the American Gothic House Center May 2- 27.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554

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May 2022

May 20th - May 22nd » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The Second of the 2022 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, dance, food, and more. 

Camping is available on the grounds.  

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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May 27th » Villages Folk School Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

Join the Villages Folk School at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ! 

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.

Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT in the Keosauqua City Park!

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St. Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel

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May 28th » Memorial/Alumni Pancake Breakfast

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

Proceeds will help fund scholarships for VBCCHS students and other Lions Club projects.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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May 28th - May 29th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

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. There will be food, crafts, antiques, blacksmithing and other demonstrations all weekend.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Along the River
21968 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Cheryl Duke

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May 29th - May 30th » Villages of Van Buren Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services

  • 29th, 1pm ~ Spencer Cemetery N.E. of Stockport 
  • 29th, 6:30pm ~ Bentonsport Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
  • 30th, 9am ~ Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Keosauqua 
  • 30th, 10am ~ Memorial Garden (Farmington Legion bldg.)
  • 30th, 10am ~ Bonaparte Cemetery
  • 30th, 1:30pm ~ Birmingham Park/Cabin
  • 30th, 8:30pm ~ Douds Community Center 
Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa

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May 29th » Rollin on the River

Enjoy a day full of fun, drinks, food and music with the whole family at the Riverfront Amphitheater! 

  • 2:00pm - TBA
  • 4pm - TBA
  • 6pm - Jennifer Lynn Handling & the Revolution
  • 8pm - TrainWreck
Time:2:00pm until 10:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Joy Padget

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May 29th » Memorial Day Program

Enjoy an evening program of music and stories honoring all Veterans who gave their lives to protect our country.

No admission fee. Everyone welcome.

Location:Historic Presbyterian Church
21827 Ridge Rd.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Herb

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