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June 2022

Jun 2nd - Jun 6th » River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition

River Valley Lodge hosts their 15th 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 3rd - Jun 5th » 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.

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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 4th » 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 4th » 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 10th - Jun 12th » 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 10th - Jun 12th » 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 11th » AMERICAN GOTHIC 5K

The race will start at the American Gothic House Center, run or walk down the hill and through the Wapello County Regional Fair Grounds to the Des Moines River before heading back through town and up the American Gothic House Center trail. 

Registration fee by May 20th is $20.00 and participants will be guaranteed a T-shirt to be given on the day of the race.

Registration fee after May 20th will be $25.00.

Registration form can be found by clicking HERE.

Note: Registration form needs to be filled out and sent/brought to the American Gothic House Center with the fee on or before the race even if you register by email.

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd per age group.

Time:7:15am
Location:American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554
Phone:641-652-3352
Email:theamericangothichouse@gmail.com
Website:https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Wapello/Park/American-Gothic-House-Center/Events/19855/AMERICAN-GOTHIC-5K.aspx

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Jun 11th » Street Dance

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an awesome band The Boys! 

$5 cover - must be 21 to enter

 

Time:8:00pm until 11:59pm
Location:Vets Club Bar & Grill and Town & Country Tavern
203 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua , IA 52651
Contact Person:Town & Country Tavern
Phone:319-293-3879

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Jun 17th - Jun 19th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The Third of the 2022 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping is available on the 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 - 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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Location:Yates Memorial Park
14220 Walnut St.
Douds, IA 52551
Phone:641-799-7953

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Jun 18th » 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:Villages Folk School
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 18th - Jun 19th » Roaring 20's Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater June 18 at 6:30pm seating. 
Salad. Roll, entre, potato, and dessert $30 per seat
 
June 19 at 1:30pm seating.
Dessert only $15 per seat. 
Location:Bonaparte Opera House
614 1st St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620
Contact Person:Rhea Huddleston
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:rhuddleston58.54@gmail.com

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Jun 18th » 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 » 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:Villages Folk School
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 19th » The Hancock House/Bentonsport Village B&B 175th Anniversary Celebration

Everyone is invited to the 175th Anniversary Celebration. Parking is available in the empty lot across from the Shafer home. Visitors may enter through the front door, view the entire first floor and exit onto the back deck where refreshments will be served. Visitors will enjoy artifacts from the home’s early days, a copy of the blueprint made in 1934, and informal stories of the restoration work and about the people who lived there.

Because the home is a bed and breakfast business, the upstairs will be closed during the event. Those who would like to see the upstairs are encouraged to view those rooms on the bed and breakfast website: BentonsportB&B.com.

Time:2:00pm until 4:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Villages B&B
21864 Walnut St.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Phone:319-592-3191
Email:Stay@BentonsportBB.com
Website:http://BentonsportB&B.com

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Jun 24th - Jun 26th » Donkey Sorting Series with Barrel Racing

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.

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

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Jun 24th - Jun 26th » Bentonsport Rendezvous

Step back in time to the early American frontier pre-1840s. Demonstrators showing crafts and skills from the early American frontier. Vendors selling period items will be on site. Free admission, fun and entertaining for the whole family.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverfront
21964 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565

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Jun 26th » Rose Garden 50th Anniversary Celebration

It's been 50 years since the Rose Garden was planted inside the millpond and Brown Mill foundations. 

Enjoy music, refreshments and all beauty the Rose Garden has to offer!

Time:2:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Rose Garden
21903 Hawk Drive
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Judith Yeager
Phone:319-293-2519
Email:jayeager@netins.net

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