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August 2022

Aug 5th » Keosauqua Summer Concert Series

This Summer Concert Series is for the KIDS!
 
FRIDAY NIGHT KIDS NIGHT
Kids get to have a fun night with Swimming, Dancing, Pizza & Movie!
FREE Swimming!  6-10pm
FREE Music by Coconuts by the Pool!!  6-8pm
FREE Pizza!!!  6pm until it's all gone!
FREE Movie!!!!  8pm

Time:6:00pm until 10:00pm
Location:Van Buren Community Pool
217 Riverview Dr.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-3232

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Aug 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 a peaceful rural setting, so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village life. 

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for August 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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Aug 6th » Cantril 150th Year Birthday Celebration

Have a blast celebrating Cantril's 150th Year!

10am-2pm - Quilt Show
                          Cantril Methodist Church

11am-2pm - Cantril All School Reunion (Lunch)
                          Cantril Methodist Church

2pm - Parade (Registration at the Fire Station 1pm)
The parade route passes North on Brown St. onto Old Hwy 2 and ends at Township Hall/Elevator.

2:45pm - Cantril Trivia Contest

3:30pm - Oldywed Game

4:30pm - Cantril Main Street History (Max Wellborn)

5pm - Tarnished Brass Band

5-7pm - Supper (Served by the Stanley Zimmerman Family)

7pm - Elvis (Junior Talley)

Other events happening in the afternoon include Old Time Saloon, Horse Carriage Rides, Face Painting, 31 Tourney, Car Display, Craft Vendors, Outdoor Games and more!

All Activities will be at Waubonsie Park/Township Hall area. 

 

Time:10:00am until 8:00pm
Location:Waubonsie Park/Township Hall Area
601 W North St.
Cantril, IA 52542
Email:sks@1stiowa.bank
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Cantril-150th-Celebration-104469988661892

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Aug 12th - Aug 14th » 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.

Download the 2022 Schedule of Events

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

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Aug 13th » 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: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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Aug 13th » 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.

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Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Along County Road J40, West of Keosauqua
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:641-233-8210
Email:bloomandbark@netins.net
Website:https://www.facebook.com/J40FarmCrawl/

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

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth of the 2022 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping is available on the grounds.  

Download the 2022 Ranch Horse Show Series Schedule.

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Aug 20th - Aug 21st » Bike Van Buren XXXVI

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 food/drink stops along the route.

The routes wind through our historic Villages nestled amongst the rolling hillsides including the "Historic Hills Scenic Byway." Total weekend mileage is approximately 100-200 miles in two days. Although the majority of the route is on sparsely traveled paved county roads there are sections that include travel on state highway. 

>>Register Online<<
Release of Liability Waiver

Walk-up registrations are welcome!

Registration hours: 
Saturday: 7:00am-8:30am or Sunday 7:30am-8:00am
Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St.

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

Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Aug 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 a peaceful rural setting, so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village life. 

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for August 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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Aug 20th » CEDAR VALLEY WINERY 13th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Cedar Valley Winery invites you to their 13th-year Anniversary Celebration to spend the evening under the stars! Enjoy music by Sez Who, BBQ by Sweet & Saucy and award-winning estate wines. Bring your lawn chair and settle in for an evening of entertainment and fun!

Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Location:Cedar Valley Winery
2034 Dewberry Ave.
Batavia, IA 52533
Email:contact@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:https://www.visitfairfieldiowa.com/events/cedar-valley-winery-anniversary-celebration

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Aug 27th » Porchfest

Bring your lawn chair or yard blankets and enjoy amazing bbq by Gothic Town Grillers and enjoy good music live from the front porch of the American Gothic House. 

2022 Porchfest line-up:

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Tom Shadonix, Ottumwa
  • 12:30-1:30pm Wild Bill Willie, Arkansas (originally from Eldon)
  • 2:00-3:00pm Larsen Gardens, Seattle
  • 3:30-4:30pm Days LIVE Music- Lauren Ashworth, Iowa
Time:11:00am until 5:00pm
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/19857/PORCHFEST.aspx

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