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Ongoing Events 2019

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 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Aug 16th - Aug 17th » Amish Dinner Buffet

All-You-Can-Eat Amish Dinner Buffet. 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 52620

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August 2019

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. >>Click Here<< for more information. 

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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: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 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Aug 17th - Aug 18th » Keosauqua Lions Breakfast

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake, Sausage, Eggs & Fresh Fruit both mornings. Everyone is invited! Sat.& Sun 7-10am. $7 for adults, $4 age 5-10 and 0-4 Free.Bicycle Raffle on Sunday morning.

Time:6:30am until 9:30am
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St. Keosauqua, IA
Phone:660-216-9321

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Aug 17th » AQUATIC LIFE OF THE RIVER

Ever wondered what is swimming in the river? Now is your chance to find out! Join the State Hygienic Laboratory from the University of Iowa who will use various techniques including electroshocking, to collect and sample the aquatic life of the river. Pre-registration is not required for this FREE program.

This is an official Lower Des Moines River Water Trail program co-sponsored by the Iowa DNR Water Trails and Jefferson County Conservation.

Time:8:00am until 10:00am
Location:Bonaparte, Iowa Boat Ramp
Contact Person:Brittney Tiller
Phone:641-472-4421
Email:JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com

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Aug 20th » 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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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 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Aug 24th » Cedar Valley Winery 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join Cedar Valley Winery as they celebrate 10 years of winemaking and valued customers.

Entertainment by Sez Who, catering by Sweet & Saucy BBQ, award-winning wines, wine slushies, sangria, giveaways and dancing. Bring your lawn chairs and blanket for a fun evening! 

There is no admission fee as they want to thank all of their great customers for their support!

Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Location:Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., Batavia, IA
Contact Person:Penny Morgan
Phone:641-662-2800
Email:penny.morgan@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:http://www.cedarvalleywine.com

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Aug 25th » Keosauqua Chamber 14th Annual Golf Tournament

4 - person best shot. Open to everyone! $140 per team of 4, Lunch Included. Win cash prizes, door prizes, and fun shot prizes. Registration 8:30am, Tee off 9am.

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Time:9:00am
Location:Riverview Country Club, 217 Riverview Dr., Keosauqua, IA
Email:keochamber@gmail.com
Website:http://www.keosauqua.com

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Aug 25th » 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
Phone:319-397-2396

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Aug 27th » 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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Aug 31st » Bentonsport Heritage Day

Visit specialty shops, Mason House B&B and historic characters from Bentonsport's past and hear their tales. Enjoy a homemade meal at the Shelter House 11:00am-12:30pm (free-will donation), Various demonstrations between 1pm & 4pm, tour the Vernon School (Wendell Mohr's former home and studio) and more. 

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:21964 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Pam Svenby
Phone:641-919-3749
Email:pmcs@netins.net

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