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August 2024

Aug 9th - Aug 11th » River Valley Lodge & Horsecamp Events

If you like organized activities with a lot of fun, then come on out and join River Valley for their special events! Open to anyone who like to watch or participate.

  • Aug 9 ~ Ron Wallace Barrel Racing Series
  • Aug 9-11 ~ Fourth Wright's Donkey Sorting with barrel racing
  • Aug 9-11 ~ River Valley Trail Challenge

Download the 2024 Schedule of Events for more information

Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626

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Aug 10th » 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 August Classes

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

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Aug 10th » J40 Farm Crawl

A day filled with food, farm tours, open buggies and hay wagon rides, local artists, live music, you pick flowers, history, mead & wine tasting, hand-crafted furniture, glass blowing, free homemade ice cream, and so much fun for the whole family!

Start the day off with a delicious home-cooked breakfast at the Amish School {8am-Noon}, then wander down the road to explore the different participating farms and businesses at {9am-4pm}.

Time:9:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Along County Road J40, West of Keosauqua
Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Aug 16th - Aug 18th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The fifth of the 2024 series. Jackpot sorting, team roping, barrel racing, dance, food concessions, and more. 
Camping is available on the grounds.  
Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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Aug 17th - Aug 18th » Bike Van Buren XXXVIII

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 the best hospitality in Southeast, Iowa 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, some sections include travel on state highways. 

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Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St
Keosauqua, IA

Saturday, August 17th
Sunday, August 18th
7:30am - 8:00am

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

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Aug 24th » Porchfest

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy good food and music from the American Gothic House porch!

Porchfest aka Music on the Porch is an annual music event held last Saturday in August across the United States, Canada, and beyond. Started in Ithaca, New York, in 2007, porchfest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community by performing on porches. It was founded on the idea that "what if for one day we all just listened to the music?" 

Due to the Labor Day holiday, it will be celebrated on the third Saturday of August 2024. 

Time:11:00am until 4:00pm
Location:American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554
Contact Person:Cari Nicely

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Aug 30th - Sep 1st » Farmington’s Bluegrass Weekend Festival and Jam

The 2024 Performers are all booked, and we are already getting excited for another great weekend!

Lori King & Junction 63 as well as the Bluegrass Blondies will be playing again this year, with performances by The Baker Family and William Lawson!

Bigger and better this year is their goal! Keep the dates folks! You won't want to miss this Festival!

 All adult beverages need to either be in a tumbler or in a koozie. Please pack your lawn chairs or a blanket to set on. And most of all, come to enjoy and be happy. Spread the love of music with each other. 

Location:Indian Lake Stone Lodge
28163 Willow Ave.
Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:April

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