Scenic Drive Festival ~ Oct 13-15, 2023

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, wine tasting, music, nature booths, local fudge, mobile history unit, 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.

48th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm 
Artisans selling their original work in Riverside Park along the Rose Garden, a former mill site. 


Trash & Treasure Sale Fri, Sat, and Sun 8:30am-4:30pm
Wide selection of garage sale & flea market items, antiques, and collectibles for sale. LUNCH will be served on 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: $12, Adults: $13. Children 5-12: $7. 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, Local Shops & Businesses will be Open.

6th Annual BCIA Gun Show Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm & Sun 8am-2pm 
Buy - Sell – Trade! Modern & antique guns, Knives, jewelry, pens, restrooms, and food are provided on the 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, Hot Dogs, & French Fries for a free-will donation. Bonaparte Fire Station. 608 2nd St. 

Wine and Charcuterie at Simply Irresistible 4-7pm 
Enjoy native Iowa wines, local cheeses, along with an assortment of home-baked bread and locally processed summer sausages. $10/person. Simply Irresistible, 622 1st. 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-6pm & Sat 8am-5pm 
A unique shopping experience! Old-fashioned 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 
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 5pm Meal / 6pm 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 
Soup Lunch both days 11am-1pm Senior Center, 202 S 4th St.

The Great Pumpkin Event of Farmington All Weekend Long! 
Giant Pumpkins everywhere! Grab a map and search for the locally grown giant pumpkins. Each will be carved or decorated by local artists. Vote for your favorite! Follow on Facebook @The Great Pumpkin Event of Farmington for updates.

United Women in Faith Quilt Show, Bake Sale & Lunch Sat 8am-4pm & Sun 1-4pm 
Lots of beautiful quilts on display, bake sale with lots of homemade goodies! Lunch will be available on SATURDAY ONLY 10am-2pm, serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and homemade pies. United Methodist Church, 407 S. 4th St.

Horsing around River Valley Lodge & Campground All Weekend! 
Join in on the fun with finals of the River Valley Trail Challenge Series, Wright's Donkey Sorting Series, and Barrel Racing Finals with season awards. Be sure to check out Cowboy Church on Sunday at 9am. Don’t have a horse? Don’t worry you’ll still have a rootin’ tootin’ good ol’ time! Camping with showers call for reservations at 319-878-3888


Scenic Drive Bike Ride Registration Sat 9-10am 
Register early (by Sept. 29th) to get your T-shirt the day of the event! 

Ride your bike into Farmington across the bridge and then down the river road to Croton. Come back to town and explore the Great Pumpkin Event before returning to Indian Lake Park where they will have caramel apples, hot cider, and other things available for purchase. 28163 Willow Ave.

Pre-registration $25 all forms must be received by Sept. 29th. Late registration $30. Request forms by emailing: 

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


Van Buren County Fairgrounds and Reberts Memorial Center Vendors Fri-Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-4pm 
Variety of vendors at the Fairgrounds in the Fair View Barn, Morton Building, and Roberts Memorial Center. Fall festivities for families on Saturday night!


Keosauqua Public Library Fri 1-5pm and Sat 9am-5pm 
Books for all ages for a Free-Will Offering to the Library. 608 1st St. (Inside the library). 


Keosauqua Rotary Grand Parade 10am 
Line-up is at 8am at the High School (503 Henty St.). The parade will start at 10am and the 2023 Theme is "Create Hope in the World”.

Hawkeye Pedal Pull 
1pm near Hotel Manning

LIVE Entertainment
The Boys 6pm at the Riverfront Park Outdoor Venue

Family Fun at The Fairgrounds 5:30-9pm
Have a blast with some Fall Festivities at the Fairgrounds shelter area! Bonfire, Pinata, Haunted Barn, Games, Crafts, Haunted Maze, Glow in the Dark Volleyball. Fun for everyone and all ages are welcome! Freewill donation for the bonfire and $5 entry fee per person for Barn & Maze. For questions contact Heather Mercer at 641-919-0566. Sponsored by Fox River 4-H.  


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 and Senior Center! There will be a variety of Craft, Food Vendors & more set up Downtown (101 Van Buren St)

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. 


17th 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.
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Fall Festival Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Noon-3pm 
Welcoming all classic and unique cars, trucks & motorcycles. Registration is from 10am-12pm and the cost is $20. Downtown Keosauqua on First St. For details visit: 


Miller’s Bakery 8am-5pm
You’ll love the assortment of homemade breads, cookies, fried pies, candy, delicious cinnamon rolls, and donuts! Free Coffee and Donuts all day Friday and if YOU’RE IN THE AREA ON THURSDAY THEY ARE OPEN 8am-5pm. 17453 205th St.


Amish School Breakfast & Bake Sale 7am-11pm 
All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, and 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 and Craft Vendors, Baked Goods, and more! 18517 Rte. J40. (4 m. West of Keosauqua)

Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture 17th Anniversary Sale 8am-5pm 
10% off all items purchased or ordered, including IN-STOCK poly lawn furniture! 15% off wind chimes, Door prizes with a Grand Prize Giveaway: Glider Rocker! 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 (or until out of food!) 
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 happening over the weekend are some Old Coots Coffee Stop, FREE Covered Wagon Ride, Quilt Show, 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 9am-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.

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2023 Vendor Applications:
Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing
Downtown Keosauqua
Van Buren County Fairgrounds (all 4*)
*Fair View Barn
*Roberts Memorial Building
*Morton Building
*Outside Vendors

By Bonaparte Businesses: Call 641-919-0882
Morris Park: Call 319-759-1975

Make your lodging reservations now!

Van Buren County Fairground Camping 
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