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June 2021

Jun 3rd - Jun 7th » River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition

River Valley Lodge hosts their 14th Annual Cowboy Fun Colt Starting Competition. 1st prize - $2,000 cash. Peoples Choice Award, dance, wine tasting, food, cattle sorting, and more! Colts will be offered for sale after the event.

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 4th - Jun 6th » Birmingham Homecoming

This 3-day event features Home-cooked Meals, Car Show, Tractor Pull, Baking Contest, Parade, Tractor Show, Kids Activities, Pedal Pull, Air Evac, Family Fun and much more. Download Birmingham Homecoming Flyer

Friday, June 5

5pm.....Tenderloin Supper.    

5:30pm.....Free BINGO.                                                               

Saturday, June 6

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Parade, Kids Games, Pony Rides, Car Show, Tractor Show, Kids Pedal Pull plus Evening Entertainment!                

Sunday, June 7

7-9am.....Breakfast Buffet by Birmingham Lions.

10am.....Church Services in shelter house hosted by Birmingham Presbyterian Church.

10am.....Weigh-in for Tractor Pull.

11am...TRACTOR PULL

Location:Birmingham City Park
221 S wood St.
Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:3192880727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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Jun 5th » 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 June Classes

Location:809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Jun 5th » Sharon Norton Memorial Gospel Sing

Enjoy a day of great music, fun, and fellowship at no charge, no donation. Dinner served (on-site) at 5:30pm with meat and drinks provided, along with homemade ice cream. Bring a covered dish to share. 

Time:1:00pm until 5:30pm
Location:Grace Community Center (Milton Methodist Church)
109 E Oak St.
Milton, IA 52570
Contact Person:Wayne Norton
Phone:641-680-6555
Email:nortonpw@live.com

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Jun 11th - Jun 13th » Farmington Strawberry Festival

Have fun all weekend with Carnival Rides, Kids Games, Dog Show, Pioneer Museum Open House, Live Entertainment, Flea market, New Vendors, Crafters and more.

Color Run on Saturday at Indian Lake Park and Kenny Hamburg Car Show on Sunday.

FREE Strawberries and Ice Cream 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday & Sunday in downtown Farmington.

Location:S Front St.
Farmington, IA 52626
Phone:319-878-3711
Website:http://www.farmingtoniowa.com/strawberry-festival.html

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Jun 11th - Jun 13th » Pony Express Riders of Iowa

Trail rides, dance, kids fun show, mutton bustin' poker run, food and more. Proceeds will benefit Camp Sunnyside. 

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Email:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 18th - Jun 20th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The Third of the 2021 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 18th » Live Music at Hotel Manning

Come check out the up and coming Adam Whitehead and be the first to hear songs from his upcoming record “#2”. Adam’s Song, Single Mom, hit radio and made it to #2 on the Apple Country Album Charts, #138 on Country Radio and #7 on Who’s Hoo Independent Country Countdown.

 

Time:8:00pm
Location:Hotel Manning
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Joe Padget
Phone:319-293-3232
Website:http://hotelmanning.com

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Jun 19th » Fly Van Buren

Come check it out and enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Sausage served by the Keosauqua Lions.

Register to win a 30-minute airplane ride (to be scheduled at a time of your choosing.) Two winners, need not be present to win.

All pilots flying in, eat FREE!

There is no admission fee for the Fly-in. The public is welcome to attend. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun!

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua Municipal Airport 6K9, Keosauqua, IA
Phone:800-868-7822
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Jun 19th » Douds Field Day

Enjoy a great weekend with the family! 

Parade, kids' games, pedal pull, farm horse obstacle tractor pulling contest & more!

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Time:7:00am
Location:Yates Memorial Park
14220 Walnut St.
Douds, IA 52551
Phone:641-799-7953

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Jun 25th - Jun 27th » Donkey Sorting Series

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.

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Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:Mike Wright
Phone:217-430-5527
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 26th » Bentonsport Heritage Day

Visit specialty shops, Mason House B&B and historic characters from Bentonsport's past and hear their tales.

Enjoy FREE covered wagon tours, artisan demonstrations, two old men with free advise, live music, street entertainers, food vendors, homemade pies and more. 

The Mason House Inn will serve walking tacos to eat in their dining room or take outside to a table between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fiddler Tom Shadonix will have your toes tapping at the Greef General Store.

The Buck Skinners will rendezvous in Bentonsport the same weekend. They'll demonstrate tomahawk and knife throwing, and primitive bow shooting as well as share stories and lifestyle.

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Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:21964 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mindy Kralicek
Phone:5159910395
Email:Mindy.Kralicek@gmail.com

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Jun 26th » Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July in Bonaparte! Parade, fireworks and more. There will be activities for the entire family throughout the day. 

10am Pink Heals at Fire Station 
10am Lunch at Fire Station?
10am Beer Garden 
1pm Dog Show
2pm  Red, White & Tube River Float 
( Bentonsporte to Bonaparte)
2pm Pedal Tractor Pull
3-7pm BINGO at Opera House
5pm PARADE
Immediately after Parade:
Fish Fry at Fire Dept 
Bands with Music & Feather Auction
10pm Fireworks on the riverfront  across from the city park

Sponsored by Bonaparte Events Committee 

Time:1:00pm until 10:30pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte
803 1st St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620
Contact Person:Holly Richardson
Phone:319-592-3400
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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