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September 2019

Sep 2nd » Community Potluck

Unwind with your friends and neighbors this Labor Day! Meal will start at 6pm with meat provide. Bring covered dish and lawn chair. Live music by The Band with No Name. Everyone is welcome to join!

Time:6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Shelterhouse
Contact Person:Shirley Robertson
Phone:941-323-6185

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Sep 3rd » 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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Sep 5th » Veteran's Coffee

Everyone welcome, need not be a Veteran to attend. Free coffee & refreshments provided by Veterans Affairs.

Time:9:00am
Location:Great Day Cafe
202 Main St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Kathy Saltzgaver
Phone:319-293-3793

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Sep 6th - Sep 8th » Stockport Lions BBQ Days

Enjoy a great weekend with the whole family! Truck Pulls, Pedal Pull, Parade, Games, Tractor Pull and so much more. BBQ, served all weekend long!

FRIDAY

  • 6pm ~ Co-ed Softball Tournament
    The co-ed softball tournament will start Friday at 6pm and continue through Sunday. For more details call 641-919-5932.
  • 6pm ~ Food at Saddle Club Park
  • ?7pm ~ Truck Pull 

SATURDAY (Sponsored by the Stockport Lions)
Food all day & evening at Saddle Club Park

  • 9am-3pm ~ Stockport Depot Will Be Open
  • 9:30am ~ Prince & Princess Contest {Main Street}
  • 10am ~ Cake Walk {Main Street}
  • 10:30am ~ Parade Theme: Power of Partnership {Main Street}
  • 11:30am ~ Weigh in for Tractor Pull {Saddle Club Park}
  • 11:30am ~ Bestest Dog Contest {City Park}
  • Noon ~ Lunch at American Hall
  • 12:30pm ~ Kids Games
  • 12:30pm ~ Iowa Sanctioned Pedal Pull {Main Street}
  • 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
  • 6pm ~ Jalapeno & Chocolate Chip Cookie Eating Contest {Main Street}

SUNDAY

  • Noon ~ Car Show 10am-12pm {Main Street}
  • Noon ~ Lunch on Main Street

Download the flyer for more information.

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

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Sep 7th » 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 September 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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Sep 7th » Rollin into Bonaparte

ATV Ride (all types of ATVs) $10/person

Poker Run starting at 10:00 am at Hel-Mart in Farmington. Final stop in Bonaparte at 5:00 pm

Food, Music and Beer tent in the Historic Riverfront City Park at 5pm. The public is invited to eat at the BBQ (free-will donation). Music by Re-Rod (Rod Rider and Mike Browning).

Time:10:00am
Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/1784285048370463/

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Sep 10th » 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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Sep 13th - Sep 15th » End of Summer Motorcycle Rally

Bike Rodeo, Live Music, Burnout Pit, Poker Run and more, all weekend long. Advance tickets are $30.00 per person & $35.00 at the gate. Advance tickets available at usual places. 

Download the flyer for more information.

Sponsored by the State Line Rally Association.

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Dave Lyon
Phone:319-498-4460
Website:http://statelinerally.net/

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Sep 13th - Sep 15th » Let's Paint the Trails

A women's all-inclusive trail riding, camping, instructional painting, and enrichment weekend! $85 plus camping fee. Meals provided.
 For details call 641-919-4021.

Download the 2019 Schedule of Events

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

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Sep 13th » Tailgate Party!

Mossy Oak Properties Boley Real Estate will be serving a FREE  lunch as they cheer on their favorite football teams: Hawk, Clones, & Warriors. Cheer for your favorite team with them! 

Time:11:00am until 1:00pm
Location:707 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Heidi Bainbridge
Phone:319-293-2575
Email:hbainbridge@mossuoakproperties.com

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Sep 14th » 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 September 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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Sep 14th » Bentonsport Used Treasure Sales

Come and find your treasures through Bentonsport!

Time:9:00am until 4:00pm
Location:21964 Hawk Dr.
Bentonsport, IA 52565
Contact Person:Pam Svenby
Phone:6419193749
Email:pmcs@netins.net

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Sep 14th » Douds Truck & Tractor Pull

Come and hear the roar of engines as they compete to see who can pull the sled the farthest.

For more information on rules & registration >>> click here.

Time:1:00pm
Location:Douds Field Day Grounds, Douds, IA
Contact Person:Alex Richards
Phone:319-310-4289

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Sep 15th » 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 September 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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Sep 17th » 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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Sep 21st » 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 September 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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Sep 21st » End of Summer Fundraiser

Join the Indian Lake Park "End of Summer Fundraiser" for a great time! Games & activities starting at 3pm, BBQ at 5pm and concert starting at 6pm. Free-will donation. 

Time:3:00pm until 10:00pm
Location:Indian Lake Park, 28163 Willow Ave., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Alicia Rider
Phone:319-878-3706
Email:themanagers@indianlakepark.com
Website:http://farmingtoniowa.com

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Sep 24th » 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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Sep 27th - Sep 29th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The sixth of the 2019 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

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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Sep 27th » Roaring Twenties Bonaparte Prom

Adults only - must be 21 (IDs will be checked at the door).

Dress in period apparel and have a great time! There will be music, dancing, food and games from the era. 

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased separately. 

Advance tickets available starting Sept. 1 - Sept. 23

Call: 641-233-7917

$15/person or $25/couple.

At the door $20/person or $30/couple.

Time:7:00pm
Location: Former Elementary School Building
602 8th St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620
Phone: 641-233-7917
Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/2846269898781242/

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Sep 28th » Cedar Valley Winery Annual Grape Stomp Festival

Fun activities for you, your friends, & family all day! 

Grape stompings at 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm. Stompers will have 2 minutes in their grape stompin’ barrel to stomp & squish away. PRIZES for the stomper who squeeze the most juice from the grapes!

You’ll be able to customize your Cedar Valley Winery souvenir t-shirt with your ‘grapey’ footprints on the back. Your feet aren’t the only ones in for a treat… Cedar Valley wines, wine slushies, beer, pop, & water will also be available for purchase. 

Admission for both the Grape Stomp activities and t-shirt is $25 or $20 for wine club members. Pre-register for your t-shirt by Friday, September 21st.

Click Here to register.

Time:1:00pm until 5:00pm
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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Sep 28th » Good Greef Speakeasy Dessert Theater

Enjoy a 1920’s-30’s music and skits dessert theater at the Bonaparte Opera House. Audience can come dressed as flappers, upper crust, or a gangster. $15 per person and seating is limited. 

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7pm. 
>>Get Your Tickets Now<< or call 641-833-1193.

Time:7:00pm
Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St., Bonaparte, IA.
Contact Person:Rhea Huddleston
Phone:641-233-7793
Email:rhuddleston58.54@gmail.com

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