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August 2022

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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