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May 2022

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.

Observe the local blacksmith and other demonstrations. Wine tasting by Wooden Wheel Vineyards will be there, fresh Amish baked goods (Sat. only) and local honey from the Honey War Bee Company.

There will be free horse-drawn covered wagon rides for the family to enjoy, and the shops will be open with antiques, locally made fudge, crafts, pottery, quilting, and Indian Artifact Museum.

John Boyer from Van Buren County is a one-man band, singing, playing guitar and harmonica, and adding in a ukulele for good measure. He has been playing for many years and has played in Texas, Iowa and at the Iowa State Fair. John will perform Sat. 11-2 and Sun. 12-2 in the Bentonsport riverside park. Tom Shadonix will also be playing his violin and guitar on the porch of the Greef General Store.

The park will have food vendors selling Indian tacos, Philly cheese steak, kettle corn and other food. Antiques, wood crafts, natural soaps, lotions, holy whistles, hand crafted furniture, garden art and flea market items.

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 - Rusted Steel String Band
  • 4pm - Van & The Movers
  • 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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