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

Mark Your Calendar for 2023 

  • April 28-30 ~ Villages of Van Buren Virtual Auction
  • May 26th ~ Villages Folk School Memorial Day Weekend BBQ 
  • May 28th ~ Rollin on the River
  • May 27th-28th ~ Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show
  • Jun 2nd-4th ~ Birmingham Homecoming
  • 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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July 2023

Jul 1st » Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration

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

10pm Fireworks on the riverfront  across from the city park

Time:1:00pm until 10:30pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte
803 1st St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620
Contact Person:Holly Richardson

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Jul 4th » Keosauqua Lions 4th of July Celebration

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

Great fun all day for the entire family in downtown Keosauqua!

  • All-you-can-eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7-10am. Free will donation, proceeds help support July 4 activities and other Lions' projects.
  • Pedal Pull (free) signup - 2:30pm. The Pedal Pull begins at 3pm.
  • Kids' Games - 4pm (or after pedal pull)
  • Silver Mine - 5pm (or after kids' games)
  • Mercer's Crazy Train - 5-9pm
  • Popcorn and soft drinks served under the Lions' tent - 6pm
  • Street dance with the Harvest Band courtesy of the Keosauqua Chamber of Commerce on Front Street - 6pm-dark
  • Raffle drawing for cash prizes, prior to fireworks.
  •  Amazing Firework display over the Des Moines River at dark.
Time:7:00am until 10:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Jul 14th - Jul 16th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fourth of the 2023 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. 

Camping is available on the grounds.  

2023 Schedule of Events

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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Jul 15th - Jul 24th » Van Buren County Fair

Enjoy a week of fun at the Van Buren County Fair! Featuring: Fair Queen Contest, 4-H, and FFA exhibits all week long & more!

Check out >> 2023 Tentative Fair Schedule

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds
20497 Hwy. 1 North
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Jul 19th - Jul 21st » Paint The Fair

Some of the best painters in the tri-state region will gather to compete for cash and prizes in the 7th annual Villages Folk School’s plein air competition “Paint The Fair”.

Wednesday is Paint The Fair Workshop with Farley Lewis on the fairgrounds, and Thursday, painters disperse across the county to paint in outdoor settings. Friday, painters work on the grounds with judging and public exhibit/reception at 5pm under the grandstands. Paintings will be for sale.

>More Info on Paint the Fair<

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds
20497 Hwy. 1 North
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel

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