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Ongoing Events 2018

Aug 17th - Aug 19th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth of the 2018 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

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

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August 2018

Aug 18th - Aug 19th » Bike Van Buren XXXII

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.

More information on Bike Van Buren XXXII

Download release of Liability Waiver
Complete and save time at registration!

Online Registration is closed.

Walk-up registrations are welcome. 
Sat. 7a-8:30a, Sun. 7:30a-8:00a.
 Keosauqua City Park.

 

No bike? No problem! 
Bike Rentals Available!
Paddle, Pedal and More 319-592-3220

Bickels Cycling & Fitness 319-754-4410

NOTICE: Lacey-Keosauqua State Park will be CLOSED for renovations. Arrangements for camping have been made at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua. Fees are $15 per night (tent or RV) and includes electricity, restrooms and showers. Camping fees will be paid as part of your Bike Van Buren registration process.

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

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Aug 18th » Villages Folk School Class

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.

  • 18th ~ Plein Air: Landscapes with John Preston.

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Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Website:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Aug 18th - Aug 19th » Keosauqua Lions Breakfast

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake, Sausage, Eggs & Fresh Fruit both mornings. Everyone is invited! Sat.& Sun 7-10am. $7 for adults, $3 age 5-10 and 0-4 Free. Trek Bicycle Raffle on Saturday evening at 6pm.

 

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 18th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin
Phone:641-919-8412

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Aug 18th » 2nd Annual Celebrate Iowa Artist

Reception honoring Bill & Betty Printy, owners of Iron & Lace. Display of iron and pottery pieces from the beginning of their journey will be at the Bentonsport Stone House. Refreshments available.

Time:1:00pm until 4:00pm
Location:26985 Rte. J40, Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Pam Svenby
Phone:319-293-3749

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Aug 21st » 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. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 24th - Aug 26th » All Around Cowgirl Challenge

All Around Cowgirl Challenge featuring four events. Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Cutting, Barrel Racing, and Team Sorting. Limited entries so call 641-214-2926 or 563-880-6112.

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

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Aug 25th » Villages Folk School Class

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.

  • 25th ~ Sculpting Basics: Wildfire with Chris Bennett.
Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Website:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Aug 25th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin
Phone:641-919-8412

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Aug 26th » Keosauqua Chamber 13th Annual Golf Tournament

4 - person best shot. Open to everyone! $120 per team of 4, Lunch Included. Win cash prizes, door prizes, and fun shot prizes. If it happens to rain they will reschedule to Saturday, September 9th. Registration 8:30am Tee off 9am.

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Time:9:00am
Location:Riverview Country Club, 217 Riverview Dr., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Heidi Bainbridge
Phone:319-293-3536
Email:keochamber@gmail.com
Website:http://www.keosauqua.com

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Aug 26th » 2nd Annual Bonaparte Homecoming

Get together with people you grew up with in Bonaparte and talk about the good old days. This year those who are interested in attending, are asked to bring a dish to share that begins with the first letter of your first name. So if your name is Tammy, you can bring Taco Salad!

Rain Location - Opera House 614 1st. Street. Bonaparte, IA

Time:1:00pm until 3:00pm
Location:Bonaparte City Park, 1st St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Linda McCarty
Phone:641-233-8450.
Email:linda-mccarty@hotmail.com

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Aug 28th » 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. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 31st - Sep 2nd » Stockport Lions BBQ Days

Enjoy a great weekend with the whole family. 

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • Co-ed Softball Tournament
    The co-ed softball tournament will start Thursday at 6pm and continue through Sunday. For more details call 641-919-5932.
  • Stockport Lions Club Snack Shack
    Serving food and drinks all weekend. BBQ Beef and Pork (locally grown and perfectly smoked), Walking Tacos, Beef Burgers, Free Snow Cones and more. {Saddle Club Park}

FRIDAY

  • 7pm ~ Truck Pull 

SATURDAY (Sponsored by the Stockport Lions)

Kids games, adults and children obstacle course and bounce house will be in the city park.

  • 9:30am ~ Little Stars Contest {Main Street}
  • 10:30am ~ Parade Theme: Stronger Together {Main Street}
  • 11:30am ~ Weigh in for Tractor Pull {Saddle Club Park}
  • 11:00am ~ Snack Shack Opens {Saddle Club Park}
  • 11:30am ~ Bestest Dog Contest {City Park}
  • 12:30pm ~ Tractor Pull {Saddle Club Park}
    Followed by Great Rivers Pullers and Side by Side Pull. For more details or questions call 641-919-4494
  • 12:30pm ~ Iowa Sanctioned Pedal Pull Registration {Main Street}
  • 1:00pm ~ Iowa Sanctioned Pedal Pull {Main Street}

Other Events

SATURDAY

  • "Hog the Road" Walk/Run
    Registration: 6:30am. $15 per person. Start time 7am. Stockport Christian Church, 217 S Main St.
  • Peavine Line Museum Depot will be open 9am-3pm. 104 North Main St.
  • Stockport Legion Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm. American Legion Hall, 112 E Legion St.

SUNDAY

  • Big Car Show and Swap Meet. 10am-3pm {Main Street}
    If rain following week.

 

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

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Aug 31st - Sep 2nd » 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.

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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