Villages of Van Buren - Event Calendar
Discover fun things to do all year long!
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.
Have fun at the 3rd Annual Libertyville Savings Bank Benefit Keosauqua Golf Tournament.
$50 per player/$200 per team of 4.
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.
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!
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.
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.