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August 2021

Aug 21st - Aug 22nd » Bike Van Buren XXXV

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. 

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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:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Aug 21st » Villages Folk School BBQ

Join the Villages Folk School for a community BBQ under the big tent!

Meal includes Pulled Pork or Brisket Sandwich with salads, chips, and drink. There will be a bake sale with a large selection of homemade pies and cakes that will be available for purchase. 

Live music on the Hotel outdoor patio to follow. 

Location:Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel

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Aug 27th » Keosauqua Chamber Annual Golf Tournament

4 - person best shot. Open to everyone! $140 per team, $35 individual with Lunch Included. Win cash prizes, pin prizes, and fun shot prizes. Registration 8:30am, Tee off 9am.

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Location:Riverview Country Club
217 Riverview Dr.
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Aug 27th - Aug 29th » Cowgirl Backing Clinic & Rodeo

"Move over Cowboy, this Cowgirl can back her own trailer!"
This clinic is for you ladies that would like to be able to build your driving and backing skills when pulling a trailer.

Friday will kick it out with a banquet dinner and a workshop on how to winterize your camper/trailer. This will be own by other campers. But Saturday is reserved for the ladies, with workshops in tire changing, pre-trip inspection, hitching and unhitching as well of lots of one on one driving and backing.

Sunday there will be an open women-only trailer pulling and backing competition, Cowgirl Backing Rodeo!

Pre-registration required for clinic, limited spaces available.
$50 gets you in all workshops, one on one driving instruction with a confident female instructor, two meals, and entry into the Backing Rodeo

Time:6:00pm until 4:45pm
Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:Sheri

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Aug 28th » 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.
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Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell

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Aug 29th » Bentonsport Artist of the Year

Doug Adams of Fairfield, IA is the creator of the wire trees and woodworks of art that are sold in the Twisted River Gifts in Bentonsport, IA. He has been named the 2021 Bentonsport Artist of the year!

Meet Doug Adams and watch his slide show of making his art. Cake, nuts, mints and punch will be served.

Time:1:30pm until 3:30pm
Location:The Stone House
26985 Route J40
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mindy Kralicek

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