Villages of Van Buren - Event Calendar
Discover fun things to do all year long!
Enjoy a week of fun at the Van Buren County Fair! Featuring: Fair Queen Contest, 4-H and FFA exhibits all week long & more!
Some of the best painters in the tri-state region will gather to compete for cash and prizes in the 5th annual Villages Folk School’s plein air competition “Paint The Fair”. Wednesday is a painters’ workshop on the fairgrounds, 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.
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.
Come enjoy a summer night in Downtown Bonaparte!
All of the shops will be open throughout the evening.
4-8pm Ice Cream Social in the Opera House
5pm Street Dance
7-9pm BINGO in the Opera House