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August 2019

Aug 2nd - Aug 3rd » Cantril Dayz

Enjoy a great weekend the family will love! Home-cooked meals, soft serve ice cream, Co-ed softball tournament, parade, pig scramble, silver mine, kids games, entertainment, candy drop, fireworks and so much more.

Location:Cantril Ball Diamond, corner of Grant St. & E 2nd St., Cantril, IA
Contact Person:Mary Jane Mast
Phone:319-288-0834
Email:mast6@netins.net

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Aug 3rd » 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 August Classes

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

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Aug 3rd » Breakfast on Main Street

Full hot breakfast for a free-will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St., Bonaparte, IA

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Aug 9th - Aug 11th » 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 for both full arena and sort-n-pen.

Download the 2019 Schedule of Events

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

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Aug 9th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"GEODE PADDLE"

Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will meet at the Bentonsport boat access. You will be paddling down a beautiful stretch of river. Between stops, you will search for geodes.   

Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will be leading the paddle as he talks about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular stretch of river and how geodes form.

There is no cost for the paddle, however, Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. Canoes will be available for loan if participants do not have their own canoe or kayak. The trip is open to all. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.

 

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Bentonsport to Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Brittney Tiller
Phone:6414724421
Email:JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com

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Aug 10th » 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 August Classes

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

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Aug 10th » J40 Farm Crawl

A unique free family fun weekend filled with Farm Tours, Local Artists, Winery, Cheese Creamery, Amish Furniture, Clay Oven Baking, Wagon Rides, Amish School Breakfast, Glass Blowing, Homemade Ice Cream, Demonstrations and much more.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Along County Road J40, West of Keosauqua, IA
Phone:641-233-8210
Email:bloomandbark@netins.net
Website:http://www.facebook.com/bloomandbarkfarm/

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Aug 16th - Aug 18th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth 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
Email:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Aug 16th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

Paddle under the light of the Full Moon! Naturalist Brittney Tiller will lead participants out on the water as she interprets the various constellations and objects of the sky from the calm waters of the lake. The paddle will begin and end at the boat ramp on the lake. Any participants under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. 

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:8:30am until 10:00am
Location:Boat Ramp at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Brittney Tiller
Phone:6414724421
Email:JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com

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Aug 17th - Aug 18th » Bike Van Buren XXXIII

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend while exploring all of the historic Villages of Van Buren. This is a casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through Van Buren County, Iowa. You'll enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with SAG support and numerous food/drink stops along the route.

No bike? No problem! 
Bike Rentals Available!
Bickels Cycling & Fitness 319-754-4410

Location:100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Aug 17th » 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 August Classes

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

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Aug 24th » 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 August Classes

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

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Aug 30th - Sep 1st » Stockport Lions BBQ Days

Enjoy a great weekend with the whole family! Truck Pulls, Pedal Pull, Parade, Games, Tractor Pull and so much more. BBQ, served all weekend long!

Location:Stockport City Park, Stockport, IA
Contact Person:Kriss McLain
Phone:319-796-4342

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