Scenic Drive Festival

Scenic Drive Festival

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 7:00am


Schedule of Events


10:00am - 5:00pm: Riverfest. Antiques, flea market and craft show, mums, food vendors, music, Amish baked goods and leather. Pottery, rug weaving, blacksmithing and artist demonstrations.

10:00am - 5:00pm: Indian Artifact Museum. Impressive display of artifacts. No admission fee. 21929 Des Moines St.

10:00am - 4:00pm: 44th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival Riverside Park. Fine artisans demonstrating and selling their creations along the Rose Garden.


9:00am - 4:00pm: Trash and Treasure Sale
Wide selection of garage sale and flea market items, antiques and collectibles for sale. Lunch will be provided 11am-1pm, both days by the Birmingham Lions Club. Birmingham City Park, 331 E. Main St.


9:00am - 5:00pm: Bonaparte Fall Festival. Variety of vendors, citywide garage sales, BCIA Gun Show, Local shops & businesses will be open.

11:00am - 1:00pm: Bonaparte Retreat Lunch daily and Dinner served at 5pm (Mon.-Sat.) Closed Sunday evening. Enjoy a hearty meal in a truly unique atmosphere. 713 1st St.

9:00am - 2:00pm: BCIA Gun Show. Buy - Sell - Trade. Modern and antique guns. Knives, jewelry, pens, Wake Foundation Gun Raffle, shooting tent for children (pellet guns). Restrooms and food provided on premises. Admission $5.00, under 10 free. Former elementary school, 602 8th St.

10:00am - 5:00pm: Historic Bonaparte Pottery 10am-5pm. Free tours of Iowa's only remaining pottery site, demonstrations, gift shop/museum & more. 411 First St.


9:00am - 2:00pm: "Collective Goods" Book Fair. There will be a book fair at the Bridge Cafe, 101 Olive St. All proceeds goes to "Christmas for Kids".

8:00am - 4:00pm: Live Music, Crafts & Food Vendors at shelterhouse 101 Front St.

12:00pm - 4:00pm: Pioneer Historical Museum Open House Special. Learn the fascinating history about the Honey War, artifacts & souvenirs. 205 S. 4th St. (Next to Casey's)

12:00pm - 4:00pm: 2nd Annual Quilt Show. View and vote on numerous quilts, bake sale & crafts. Hwy. 2 & 4th St.


Camping w/showers At VBC Fairgrounds. $15/night w/elec.

11:00am - 2:00pm: Keosauqua Public Library will host a book sale starting. 100's of books for all ages for a free will offering. 608 1st St. (inside the library).

7:00am - 10:0am: Keosauqua Lions' Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Adults: $7, 5-10: $4 & 0-4: Free. All-you-can-eat Pancake & sausage breakfast with drinks. Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St.

10:00am: Keosauqua Rotary Grand Parade Line-up is at 8am at the High School (503 Henty St.). The parade will start at 10am. 2019 Theme is "Celebrate, Connect, Inspire State Parks." The 2019 Grand Marshals will be Justin and Kim Pedretti.

9:00am - 4:00pm: Vendors, Crafts and  Food. You won't want to miss all the vendors and awesome crafts at the Senior Center, 801 Front St.

10:00am - 4:00pm: Craft Vendors and Baked Goods. There will be a variety of arts, crafts and baked goods in the new Keosauqua Fire Dept. 20644 Hwy. 1 N.

10:00am - 4:00pm: City of Keosauqua Fall Festival . There will be a variety of craft, food vendors and more. Location: Downtown Keosauqua, Roberts Memorial Building and Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 N.

9:00am - 4:00pm: Pearson House Museum Complex. Tours and demonstrations, fiber arts and crafts, Pioneer Settlers lifestyle and tour guides will be dressed in period clothing. Activities for children include "make & take" candle dipping, lawn croquet, spelling bee, one-room schoolhouse and recess games. Enjoy old-time music by the "Galvinators Band" at 2pm. No admission fee, but donations appreciated for ongoing premises preservation. 718 Dodge St.

4:00pm: Life in a Log Cabin. Join historian Michael Zahs as he shares how the pioneers built and lived in their log homes. Zahs will have tools to demonstrate building tasks and artifacts from that period. The program will be held on the Pearson House Lawn in Keosauqua. Participants should bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.

7:00pm: Chili Cookoff and Ranch Rodeo Put your famous chili recipe to the test beginning at 5:30pm. Stay around after the cookoff and enjoy the Ranch Rodeo beginning at 7pm. Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North.

9:00am: 13th Annual Fall Run and 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

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Fall Festival Car and Motorcycle Show 12-3pm, on First Street. Welcoming all classic and unique cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration is from 10am-12pm and the cost is $15.

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Pearson House Museum Complex 1-4pm. Tours of "Underground Railroad Station", oldest one-room schoolhouse in Van Buren County, Pioneer settlers log cabin and circuit-riding preacher church service at 1pm. 718 Dodge St.

Stockport / Morris Park

"Experience the West Adventure" at Morris Park (5.5 m. N. and E. of Stockport)
10:00am: Cowboy Church

All day: Free guided tours of an original log cabin, one room schoolhouse, and barn filled with antique farm machinery and historical artifacts. There will be Indian fry bread, "cowpatty" treats, entertainment, scarecrow contest, tractor rides and draft horse pull. Several exhibits and demonstrations will be happening including ancient iron, flintknappers & several others. 10938 Timber Rd.

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