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July 2019

Jul 2nd » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jul 3rd » Pre-4th of July Tailgate Lunch

Join Mossy Oak Properties Boley Real Estate for free hotdogs, chips, dessert & refreshments. 

Time:11:30am until 1:30pm
Location:Mossy Oak Properties Boley Real Estate, 707 1st. St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Heidi Bainbridge
Phone:319-293-2575
Email:hbainbridge@mossyoakproperties.com

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Jul 4th » Keosauqua Lions 4th of July Celebration

Have a blast with your family and friends this 4th of July!

The Keosauqua Lions will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage breakfast from 7am-10:30am in the City Park. Lunch and snacks will be served all afternoon beginning at 11am.

The Caleb Strait Memorial Pedal Pull begins at 1 o’clock with registration at 12:30 in front of Hotel Manning. BINGO will start at the Senior center at 2pm. Games, including the Egg toss and Water Balloon toss, are scheduled after the Pedal Pull. Let the kids dig for coins in the Silver Mine starting at 4pm. The Bounce House and Kiddie Train Rides begin at 5pm. Live music and street dance, featuring The Harvest Band, will begin at 6pm. 

Raffle drawing for cash prizes will be held prior to a spectacular Fireworks Display over the river at dusk. Don't miss all the fun this 4th of July!

Time:7:00am until 10:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA

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Jul 5th - Jul 6th » Amish Dinner Buffet

All-You-Can-Eat Amish Dinner Buffet. Serving: Oven Baked Chicken, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Noodles, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Homemade Bread & Pies. Adults: $11, Seniors: $9, Children ages 5-12: $5.50,
Under 4: Free.

Bakery will be open during buffet hours.

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location: Sunrise Bakery, 21913 White Ave., Bonaparte, IA

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Jul 6th » 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 July 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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Jul 9th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jul 11th » Veteran's Coffee

Everyone welcome, need not be a Veteran to attend. Free coffee & refreshments provided by Veterans Affairs.

Time:9:00am
Location:Great Day Cafe
202 Main St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Kathy Saltzgaver
Phone:319-293-3793

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Jul 16th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jul 18th » Stand-Up Paddleboard Clinic

**REGISTRATION IS FULL**

Beat the heat and try something new this summer. You can reserve your hour session for some paddling as the day winds down. The session will open with directions from a certified instructor with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources then participants will be able to put their skills to the test on the water. Sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Any participants under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Paddle Boards, Canoes and Kayaks will be provided at no cost.

This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. There is no cost for the clinic. Preregistration is required and participation is limited. 

Time:5:00pm until 6:30pm
Location:North Boat Ramp at Lake Sugema, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Brittney Tiller
Phone:6414724421
Email:JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com

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Jul 19th - Jul 21st » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fourth of the 2019 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

For more information Download the 2019 Ranch Horse Show Series Schedule.

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

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Jul 20th » 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 July 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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Jul 20th » Birmingham Lions Homemade Ice Cream Supper

Serving 6 flavors of ice cream, ham sandwiches, various desserts and beverages for a free will offering. Live musical entertainment will be present. 

Proceeds will be used for Lions projects.

Time:5:00pm
Location:Birmingham Lions Building, 110 Cross St., Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:319-288-0727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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Jul 22nd - Jul 29th » Van Buren County Fair

Enjoy a week of fun at the Van Buren County Fair! Featuring: Fair Queen Contest, 4-H and FFA exhibit all week, Carnival Rides, Pedal Pull, Hypnosis Show, Ranch Rodeo Fri. at 5pm, Stumptown concert followed by Jason Brown Sat. at 8pm, Open Show Exhibits and more. 

Download 2019 Van Buren County Fair Schedule.

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Email:vanburencountyfair@gmail.com
Website:http://www.vanburencountyfair.com/

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Jul 23rd » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jul 27th » 3rd Annual Huntington Memorial Golf Tournament

Teams are FULL! 

The teams might be full for the tournament, but everyone is welcome to have a great night at Town & Country Tavern.

Enjoy the best of today's country and the best of the past with the band "The Boys" playing at 7pm.

Get your advance tickets to "The Boys" for $5 at Town & Country Tavern or Lee’s pharmacy. $10 the night of.

Download flyer for more information.

Time:7:00pm until 11:00pm
Location:Town & Country Tavern
203 Van Buren St
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Marley Hall
Phone:217-219-2988

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Jul 28th » Milton Christian Church Community Cookout

Join the Milton Christian Church for a community cookout at the Milton Park. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks & live music by the Sonshine band. 

Time:6:00pm
Location:Milton's City Park
Corner of Main St. & E Delaware Ave
Milton, IA 52570
Phone:319-397-2396

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Jul 30th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jul 30th » Safe & Healthy Kids Fair

The Annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair is free and open to the public. Students who attend the fair that goes to either Van Buren or Harmony Community School or is homeschooled in Van Buren County will receive a free school supply voucher and backpack. There will also be free dental screening, books, hygiene items, vision screening, snacks and much more!  

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Roberts Memorial Center
20497 Hwy 1. N.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727

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