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May 2021

May 7th - May 8th » Historic Hills Scenic Byway Spring Shop

Join Historic Hills Scenic Byway on May 7-8th for the first annual Byway Spring Shop About. The event will include small businesses from Donnellson to Drakesville including local boutiques, spas, home primitives, hardware stores and even historical businesses along the way! Gather up your family and spend the weekend shopping local and supporting the small businesses that give back to your communities!

The Byway Spring Shop About will be hosted along the 110-miles of Historic Hills Scenic Byway and any community member or business is welcome to participate to be a part of the route! It’s a great excursion that can involve the young and old, gather up a group of family and friends and carpool to your favorite local businesses.  

Location:Historic Hills Scenic Byway
Phone:(641) 472-6177

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May 15th » Villages Folk School Classes

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

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May 28th » Villages Folk School BBQ & Auction

Join the Villages Folk School at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ & Auction!  Enjoy a boxed dinner featuring BBQ Brisket or Pulled Pork, along with baked beans, coleslaw, chips and cookie.

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 and goodies auctioned off at 6pm. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT in the Keosauqua City Park!

Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel

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May 29th - May 30th » 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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