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May 1st - Dec 31st » Villages Of Van Buren 2023 Events

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  • Jun 9th-11th ~ Farmington Strawberry Festival
  • Jun 10th ~ Fly Van Buren
  • Jun 10th ~ Pearson House Heritage Day
  • Jun 17th ~ Douds Field Day
  • Jun 24th-25th ~ Iowa Barn Foundation Van Buren County Barn Tour
  • Jun 24th ~ Bentonsport Heritage Day
  • Jul 1st ~ Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration
  • Jul 4th ~ Keosauqua 4th of July Celebration
  • Jul 15th-24th ~ Van Buren County Fair
  • Aug 12th ~ J40 Farm Crawl
  • Aug 19th-20th ~ Bike Van Buren XXXVII
  • Sep 1st-2nd ~ Stockport Lions BBQ Days
  • Oct 13th-15th ~ Scenic Drive Festival
  • Nov 3rd ~ Villages Folk School’s Bottomless Soup Supper
  • Nov 25th-Dec 31st ~ Christmas in the Villages
  • Dec 1st-3rd ~ Festival of Trees
Contact Person:Villages of Van Buren

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May 27th - May 28th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

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

The park will have food vendors, 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 2023

May 28th - May 29th » Villages of Van Buren Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services
Sunday, May 28th
1pm ~ Spencer Cemetery N.E. of Stockport 
6:30pm ~ Bentonsport Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
8:30pm ~ Douds Community Center (Potluck before Service)
Monday, May 29th
9am ~ Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Keosauqua 
9am ~ Sunnyside Cemetery, East Side of Milton (Lunch at Milton American Legion Hall at Noon)
10am ~ Maple Grove Cemetery, South of Cantril
10am ~ Memorial Garden (Farmington Legion bldg.)
10am ~ Bonaparte Cemetery
Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa

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May 28th » Rollin on the River

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

  • 1pm ~ Class Reunion
  • 3pm ~ Chickadees
  • 5pm ~ Big Guitars
  • 7pm ~ Jake Mcvey
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Joy Padget

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May 28th » 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.

Milton American Legion Post 483 will present and retire the colors and perform Twenty-one Gun Salute on the church lawn. Larry Shipley officiates. "If You're Reading This," sung by Tom Allen. Readings from Civil War diary. Historical and popular patriotic songs, official songs of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, famous patriotic songs, and the Star Spangled Banner.

Location:Historic Presbyterian Church
21827 Ridge Rd.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mindy Kralicek
Phone:(515) 991-0395

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