Scenic Drive Festival- Oct. 8-10, 2021

Scenic Drive Festival- Oct. 8-10, 2021

When the leaves begin to change colors and crisp autumn scents fill the air, it means one thing... It’s time for our Scenic Drive Festival and it's going to be a weekend to remember! 

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Vendor Applications:
Downtown Keosauqua 
Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing



Riverfest 10am-5pm. Antiques, Flea Market & Craft Show, FREE wagon rides, food vendors, Amish baked goods, wine tasting, music and local fudge. Pottery, rug weaving, blacksmithing, artist demonstrations and Fun Factory family entertainment with comedy, illusions and ventriloquism with Steven Parker. All the shops will be open!

Indian Artifact Museum 10am-5pm. Impressive Display of Artifacts. No Admission Fee. 21929 Des Moines St.

46th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Riverside Park, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Fine artisans Demonstrating and selling their creations along the Rose Garden.



Trash & Treasure Sale Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-4.30pm. Wide selection of garage sale & flea market items, antiques and collectibles for sale. Birmingham City Park, 221 S. Wood St. 



Amish Dinner Buffet 5-7:30pm Sunrise Bakery, 21913 White Ave. Seniors: $10, Adults: $11. Children 5-12: $5.50. Under 4: Free. The bakery will be open 9am-8pm both days.


Bonaparte Fall Festival Fri.-Sun. 9am-5pm. Variety of Vendors, Citywide Garage Sales, BCIA Gun Show, Local Shops & Businesses will be Open.

BCIA Gun Show Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 8am-5pm & Sun. 8am-2pm. Buy-Sell-Trade, modern & antique guns. Knives, jewelry, pens, restrooms and food provided on-premises. Admission $5.00, under 10 free. Former elementary school, 602 8th St.


Bonaparte Fire Dept. is having a free-will donation Luncheon 10am-?. Serving very tasty sandwiches, chips & drink. They will also have a free-will donation Chicken Supper at 4:30pm-?! Serving a mouth-watering juice chicken with all the fixings. Stay around for the Band to start at 5pm (until 10pm). Beer tent will open up at 5pm. Bonaparte Fire Station. 608 2nd St. 


Soup Luncheon 11am-1pm. $8 per person, all you can eat! Serving soup, sandwiches, dessert & drink. Former elementary building cafeteria, 602 8th St and also be serving at the Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St. Fundraiser for the Bonaparte Public Library.



Dutchman's Store Fri. 8am-5pm & Sat. 8am-6pm. Ol'Fashion General Store with bulk food, fresh produce, deli counter, fall flowers, pumpkins, gourds, hard-to-find goods, quilter's paradise! 103 Division St.



Lunch Box Café 11am-7pm. Known for their Famous Bigfoot Tenderloins, Ribeye Steak Sandwich & Texas Tators. “Homemade Cooking at its best!” 14191 Hwy 98.



Crafts & Food at Senior Center Sat. 8am-4pm & Sun. 9am-4pm. 202 S 4th St.

Pioneer Historical Museum is having a Special Open House. Sat. 9am-4pm & Sun. 12-4pm. Learn the fascinating history of the Honey War, artifacts & souvenirs. 205 S. 4th St. (Next to Casey's)

Quilt Show, Book Sale, Crafts, Bake Sale & Lunch Sat. 9am-4pm & Sun. 1-4pm. Lots of beautiful quilts on display, many crafts for purchase and a bake sale with lots of homemade goodies! Books for all ages! Lunch will be available on SATURDAY ONLY, serving chicken or pork sandwiches, chips and homemade desserts. 407 S. 4th St.

Horsin around River Valley Lodge & Campground 9am. Come out and watch the cowboys and cowgirls horse around at Lockridge Rough Rider Fun Show (east arena)! Also happing Sat at 1pm, Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale in the covered arena on top of the hill. Be sure to check out Cowboy Church on Sun. at 9am. Don’t have a horse? Don’t worry you’ll still have a rootin’ tootin’ good ol’ time!


Camping w/showers At VBC Fairgrounds 
$15/night w/elec. Reservations: 641-919-0566


Riverbend Pizza & Steakhouse Fri. & Sat. 11am-9pm & Sun. 11am-7pm. Specializing in home-style food, whether it is lunch or dinner! Enjoy our daily specials and mention this for Free Gifts/Giveaways.

Keosauqua Public Library will host a free-will offering book sale starting Fri. 1-5pm and Sat. 9am-5pm. 100’s of books for all ages for a Free Will Offering to the Library. 608 1st St. (Inside the library). 


Hotel Manning 6pm. Live music in the Courtyard, Chili Supper & Pie Auction to benefit the Hotel Manning Restoration. VBCCSD Art Club artwork on display.


Keosauqua Rotary Grand Parade Line-up is at 8am at the High School (503 Henty St.). The parade will start at 10am. 2021 Theme is "Serve to Change Life’s”.

Hawkey Pedal Pull 
1pm near Hotel Manning.

Corn Hole Tournament
2pm near Hotel Manning

LIVE Entertainment
Various entertainment begins at 11:30pm at the Riverfront Park Outdoor Venue.

LIVE Bands
Slick Willie at 5pm & TrainWreck at 7pm. Riverfront Park Outdoor Venue



Vendors & Crafts Sat. 9am-5pm & Sun. 10am-4pm. You won’t want to miss all the vendors and awesome crafts at the Senior Center, 801 Front St.

City of Keosauqua Fall Festival Sat. 9am-5pm & Sun. 10am-4pm. There will be a variety of Craft, Food Vendors & more set up Downtown & at the Roberts Memorial Building & Fairgrounds. Some vendors will be open on Fri. 9am-6pm, at the Roberts Memorial Building & Fairgrounds. Hwy. 1 N.

Pearson House Museum Complex Sat. 10am-3pm & Sun. 1-4pm. Tours of the “Underground Railroad” safe house, one-room schoolhouse & authentic log cabin. Kids activities. Be sure to buy some pioneer soap & potholders! No admission fee, but donations are appreciated for ongoing premises preservation. 718 Dodge St. 


15th Annual Fall Run & Trail Walk 9am. 5K, 10K or 2 mile trail walk. $25 per person. Register at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Lodge 8:15am. Pre-register for $20 at

Fall Festival Car & Motorcycle Show 12-3pm, on First Street. Welcoming all classic and unique cars, trucks & motorcycles. Registration is from 10am-12pm and the cost is $15. For details visit:



Amish School Breakfast & Bake Sale 8am-12pm. Free Will Donation. Homemade Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Pancakes. Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Drinks. Located at Lebanon; Jct. V64 & J40.

Bloom and Bark Farm 10am-4pm. Watch artisans at work, Glass Blowing, Demonstrations, Clay Oven Bread Baking, Arts, Crafts, Baked Goods and more. 18517 Rte. J40. (4 m. West of Keosauqua)

15th Anniversary Sale at Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture 8am-5pm. FREE coffee and donuts all day. Door prizes with a Glider Rocker as grand prizes! 10% off all items purchased or ordered and 15% off wind chimes (excludes lawn furniture). 22769 Rte. V64 Milton. 



Milton Creamery 8am-5pm. Free Samples of over 20+ flavors of locally made cheeses and fresh curds. 202 East Hwy. 2.

Milton Fire Department BBQ Chicken 11am-2pm. Head over to Milton, IA and support the Milton Fire Department! BBQ Chicken hindquarters with sides, for a FREE-WILL Donation! Shelter House Park, 203 East Hwy 2.

Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Dinner 11:30am-1:00pm. Enjoy homemade Chicken & Noodles or Beef & Noodles, with real mashed potatoes. $12 for Adults and $5 twelve and under. There will also be homegrown sweet corn, green beans, and tomatoes. Let’s not forget about the homemade dinner rolls and a variety of yummy salads and desserts. Refreshments will be lemonade, tea, and coffee. All made from scratch by great cooks! Christian Church, 301 E. Oak St.



“Experience the Pioneer” at Morris Park (5.5 m. N. & E. of Stockport) Friday there will be a Fish Fry @ 5 O’clock until there’s no more. Hoovers Oxen Demo’s on Fri. & Sat. Also happing on Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm. Enjoy some Old Coots Tall Tales at the Coffee & Campfire, FREE Covered Wagon Ride, Standing Bear Indian Demo at the Tepee’s, tours of an original Log Cabin, One Room Schoolhouse, Barn Tours, Antique Machine Demo, Louden Equipment  Display, Entertainment and more. 10938 Timber Rd.

Free tours 10am-4pm

Peavine Line Depot Museum You’ll find railroad memorabilia from the C.B. & Q. Railroad and the Peavine Line that ran from Ft. Madison to Ottumwa. Be sure to check out the Freedom Rock next to the museum.


Make your lodging reservations now!