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September 2019

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

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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.

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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Sep 13th - Sep 15th » Milton Fall Festival

Enjoy a great time at the Milton Fall Festival!


  • 6-6:45pm- Mud Bog Registration.
    Must be at least 16 years old to participate. Under 18 must have a parent sign a consent form.
  • 7pm- Mud Bog Begins- Free will donation to watch. Fox Valley Smokers will be serving.
  • Following Mud Bog: kid’s Mud Bog


  • 8am- vendors can start setting up
  • 9am -10pm Slow Pitch Softball Co-Ed Tournament
  • 9:30-10:30- Parade registration starts- Theme- Celebrating 100 years of American Legion Hero’s
  • 11am- Parade begins- Grand Marshall- Richard (Shorty) and Mary Ellen Small
  • Following the Parade: Kid’s games, bouncy houses, face painting, cake walk, Jr High Band will be playing on the bandstand
  • 12:30-1pm- Corn Hole registration; Tournament begins at 1pm
  • 2-4- Bingo under the tent
  • 2:30pm- Kiddie Pull registration
  • 3pm- Kiddie Pull
  • 3:45-4pm- Horseshoe tournament 
  • 4pm- Horseshoe tournament
  • 4-5pm- Son Shine Band in front of the bandstand
  • 5pm- Fireman’s Supper
  • 6pm- Raffle drawing begins
  • 7pm-9pm- Street Dance in front of the depot with 6 Strings Down

Ball Tournament continues till 10pm or done

  • 10:30 am- Church Services in the park with a carry-in dinner
Location:Milton's City Park
Corner of Main St. & E Delaware Ave.
Milton, IA 52570

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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

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Sep 13th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

Join us for a fun evening of catching, tagging and releasing monarch butterflies as they begin their annual migration.
Monarch butterflies cannot survive our cold Iowa winters, instead, they travel up to 3000 miles south to forests high in the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs will stop to nectar along the way which is to our advantage. Not only do they help to pollinate our plants, but it also gives us the opportunity to see them. We will be assisting with monarch research by catching the butterflies, placing a small tag on their wing, recording their information and releasing them to continue on their long journey. These tags help researchers to learn about the migration of the monarch. The exact location of this event will be determined as the event approaches based on nectarine plants in bloom.
This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information please contact Brittney Tiller at or call 641-472-4421. Nets and tags will be provided but please wear long pants and tennis shoes.
Location:Lake Sugema, North Boat Ramp
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller

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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

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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

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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.

Location:Douds Field Day Grounds, Douds, IA
Contact Person:Alex Richards

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Sep 14th » Picnic in the Park

The Birmingham Homecoming will be serving a Box Chicken Supper from 5-7pm at the City Park Shelter. Box chicken, baked beans, french fries, various desserts, and beverage for $9. A smaller meal consisting of chicken strips, baked beans, french fries, various desserts, and beverage for $6. 

Proceeds will be used to help finance various activities for Birmingham Homecoming on June 7-9, 2019.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Birmingham City Park
221 South Wood St.
Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Harry Anderson

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