Scenic Drive Festival- Oct. 14-16, 2022

Scenic Drive Festival- Oct. 14-16, 2022

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! 

Arts and crafts vendors, antique vendors, art shows, music, garage sales, kid's entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show, food and more activities throughout the Villages. 

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Riverfest 10am-5pm Antiques, Flea Market & Craft Show, FREE wagon rides, food vendors, Amish baked goods, wine tasting, music, nature booths, Tom Sawyer and kids paint a fence, local fudge, pottery, rug weaving, blacksmithing, artist demonstrations and all the shops will be open! 

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

47th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Riverside Park, Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm Fine artisans Demonstrate and sell their creations along the Rose Garden. 


Trash & Treasure Sale Sat 8:30am-4:30pm and Sun 8:30am-4:30pm
Wide selection of garage sale & flea market items, antiques and collectibles for sale. LUNCH will be served SATURDAY only by the Birmingham Lions Club. Birmingham City Park, 221 S. Wood St. 


Amish Dinner Buffet Fri 5-8pm and Sat 4-7pm Sunrise Bakery, 21913 White Ave. Seniors: $11.50, Adults: $12.50. Children 5-12: $6.50. Under 4: Free. Bakery will be open 9am through buffet closing time on both days.


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

Wine and charcuterie 4-8pm Native Iowa wines and local cheeses along with an assortment of home-baked bread and locally processed summer sausages. Simply Irresistible, 622 1st. St.

BCIA Gun Show Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm & Sun 8am-2pm Buy - Sell - Trade, modern & antique guns. Knives, jewelry, pens, restrooms and food provided on premises. Admission: $5, under 10: Free. Former elementary school, 602 8th St.


Bonaparte EMS Luncheon 11am until the food is gone! Serving very tasty Tenderloins & French Fries for a free-will donation. Bonaparte Fire Station. 608 2nd St. 


Soup Luncheon 11am-1pm $9 per person, all you can eat! Serving soup, sandwiches, dessert & drinks. Former elementary building cafeteria, 602 8th St, and will 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.


Cantril Fox Den Fri & Sat 7am-8pm and Sun 7am-5pm Stop in and try our Smash Burgers, homemade french fries and our delicious specialty pizza. You'll want to check this NEW restaurant out! 104 Division St.


Lunch Box Café 11am-7pm Grab a Famous Bigfoot Tenderloins, Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Bug-Z Burger, Homemade Taco & Texas Tators. “Homemade Cooking at its best!” 14191 Hwy 98.


Harvest of Friends Gospel Music 6pm Meal / 7pm Concert Don't miss this event! Free meal at 6pm with a concert at 7pm featuring Lori King & Junction 63. A bluegrass band from Drakesville, IA. Everyone is invited! Bethel Worship Center, 16684 Bethel Rock Ave.


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

Pioneer Historical Museum Special Open House Sat 9am-4pm & Sun Noon-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 pork sandwiches, chips and homemade desserts. 407 S. 4th St.

Horsin around River Valley Lodge & Campground  Come out and watch the final Ranch Horse Series for 2022 all weekend! Cattle Sort Practice Fri-7pm, Cattle Sort Sat-1pm and Team Roping Sun-11am. 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


Van Buren County Fairgrounds Vendors Fri-Sun 9am-6pm Arts, Crafts & Flea Market Vendors. THERE WILL BE NO VENDORS AT THE ROBERTS MEMORIAL CENTER. 20497 Hwy 1 North


Keosauqua Public Library 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). 


Keosauqua Rotary Grand Parade Line-up is at 8am at the High School (503 Henty St.). The parade will start at 10am and the 2022 Theme is "Imagine”.

10th Anniversary Open House  9am to 2pm Come enjoy a cupcake (while supply lasts) at the Van Buren County Welcome Center and McCoy Historical Museum and enter our free registration to win Keo bucks in honor of our 10th year at 809 First Street! 

Hawkey Pedal Pull 
1pm near Hotel Manning

Corn Hole Tournament
3pm near Hotel Manning

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

LIVE Bands
Fully Loaded at 5pm & Train Wreck at 7pm. Riverfront Park Outdoor Venue


Keosauqua Fall Festival Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm You won’t want to miss all the vendors and awesome crafts in the City of Keosauqua! There will be a variety of Craft, Food Vendors & more set up Downtown (101 Van Buren St) & at the Fairgrounds (20497 Hwy 1 North). 

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. 


16th 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 Noon-3pm Welcoming all classic and unique cars, trucks & motorcycles. Registration is from 10am-12pm and the cost is $15. Downtown Keosauqua on First St. For details visit: 


Amish School Breakfast & Bake Sale 8am-12pm All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Drinks for a Free-Will Donation. Located at Lebanon; Jct. V64 & J40.

Bloom and Bark Farm 10am-4pm Watch artisans at work, Glass Blowing Demonstrations, Clay Oven Bread Baking, Local Artisan Market, Several Art & Craft Vendors, Baked Goods and more. 18517 Rte. J40. (4 m. West of Keosauqua)

Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture 16th Anniversary Sale 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 8:30am-4:30pm Free Samples of over 20+ flavors of locally made cheeses and fresh curds. 202 East Hwy 2.

Milton Fire Department Lunch 11am-1:30pm Enjoy BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans and Baked Goods for a FREE-WILL donation. Milton Shelter & Playground on Hwy 2 (Across from Milton Creamery).


Experience the "Past, Present & Future” at Morris Park Fri at Noon through Sun at 4pm (5.5 m. N. & E. of Stockport)
Friday there will be a Fish Fry @ 5 O’clock until there’s no more. Also happing over the weekend are some Old Coots Tall Tales at the Coffee & Campfire, Corn Hole contest, Quilt contest, FREE Covered Wagon Ride, tours of the barn, Log Cabin, One Room Schoolhouse, Antique Machine Demo, cast iron cooking, Entertainment and more. 10938 Timber Rd.


Peavine Line Depot Museum Free tours Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 1-4pm 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.

Clark Barn Open House & Tours Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 1pm-4pm Barn tour, Percheron & Belgian Horse Exhibition. 27882 107th St (North of Stockport off W30).

Vendor Applications:
Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing
Downtown Keosauqua
Van Buren County Fair Grounds
Bonaparte City Park
By Bonaparte Businesses: Call 501-889-8890
Morris Park: Call 319-759-1975

Make your lodging reservations now!