Scenic Drive Festival 2019

Arts and Entertainment

September 6, 2019

From: Scenic Drive Festival

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!

Schedule of Events


Saturday Only

Nauvoo on the Road 10am-4pm. Pioneer demonstrations.

Saturday and Sunday

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

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

44th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival Riverside Park, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Fine artisans demonstrating and selling their creations along the Rose Garden.


Saturday and Sunday

Trash and Treasure Sale Sat. 8am-5pm and Sun. 9am-4pm.
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.


Friday and Saturday

Amish Dinner Buffet 5-7:30pm Sunrise Bakery, 21913 White Ave. Seniors: $9, Adults: $11, Children 5-12: $5.50, Under 4: Free. Bakery Hours: 9am-6pm.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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

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

BCIA Gun Show Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 9am-2pm. 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.

Saturday Only

Bonaparte Fire Dept. Luncheon is having a free will donation luncheon 10am-?. Serving Maid-rites, chips and drink, at the fire station. 608 2nd St.

Soup Luncheon 11am-1pm. $7 per person, all you can eat. Former elementary building cafeteria, 602 8th St.

Saturday and Sunday

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



Dutchman's Store 8am-5pm. Mennonite Bake Sale 8am-? 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.


Saturday Only

Lunch Box Café 11am-7pm. Enjoy a tasty meal, known for their famous bigfoot Tenderloins, texas tators and ribeye steak sandwich. 14191 Hwy 98.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday

"Collective Goods" Book Fair Fri.5-8pm, Sat. 8am-9pm, Sun. 9am-2pm. There will be a book fair at the Bridge Cafe, 101 Olive St. All proceeds goes to "Christmas for Kids".

Saturday and Sunday

Live Music, Crafts and Food Vendors at shelterhouse Sat. 8am-4pm and Sun. 8am-4pm. 101 Front St.

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

2nd Annual Quilt Show Sat. 9am-4pm and Sun. 12-4pm. View and vote on numerous quilts, bake sale and crafts. Hwy. 2 and 4th St.


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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Keosauqua Public Library will host a book sale starting Fri. 1-5pm, Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 11am-2pm. 100's of books for all ages for a free will offering. 608 1st St. (inside the library).

Saturday and Sunday

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

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.

Vendors, Crafts and Food Sat. 8am-5pm and Sun. 9am-4pm. You won't want to miss all the vendors and awesome crafts at the Senior Center, 801 Front St.

Craft Vendors and Baked Goods Sat. 8am-5:30pm and Sun. 10am-4pm. There will be a variety of arts, crafts and baked goods in the new Keosauqua Fire Dept. 20644 Hwy. 1 N.

City of Keosauqua Fall Festival Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 10am-4pm. There will be a variety of craft, food vendors and more. Location: Downtown Keosauqua, Roberts Memorial Building and Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 N.

Pearson House Museum Complex 9am-4pm. Tours and demonstrations, fiber arts and crafts, Pioneer Settlers lifestyle and tour guides will be dressed in period clothing. Activities for children include "make and 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.

Life in a Log Cabin 4pm. 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.

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.

Sunday Only

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 www.keosauqua.com.

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.

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.


Saturday Only

Amish School Breakfast and Bake Sale 7:30am-12pm. Free-will donation. Homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes. Scrambled eggs, sausage, drinks. Located at Lebanon; Jct. V64 and J40.

Bloom and Bark Farm 9am-5pm. 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)

13th Anniversary Sale at Yoder's Indian Creek Furniture 8am-5pm. FREE coffee and donuts all day. Door prizes with a glider rocker as the grand prize! 10% off all items purchased or ordered, 10% off all outdoor poly and wood furniture in stock ONLY and 15% off wind chimes. 22769 Rte. V64 Milton.

Richardson's Point 10a - 5p. 1846 Mormon Encampment Site. Memorialized marked grave sites of the first deaths of the Mormon Exodus with pioneer camp-life exhibits and demonstrations. No admission fee. 11251 Rt. J40, Milton (Approx. 11m. West of Keosauqua)


Saturday Only

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

Tractor, Truck, Motorcycle and Car Show 9am-5pm. Restored or unrestored trucks, tractors, cars and small flywheel engine, Needlecraft display in the sanctuary. "The Sonshine Band" concert will begin at 1pm. No admission fee. Christian Church, 301 E. Oak St.

Grandma's Homemade Chicken Noodle Dinner 11:30am-1:30pm. Enjoy homemade Chicken and noodles or beef and noodles, with real mashed potatoes. $10 for Adults and $5 twelve and under. There will also be homegrown sweet corn and green beans. Let's not forget about the homemade dinner rolls and a variety of yummy salads and desserts with lemonade, tea, and coffee. Come for tractor show and stay to eat! Milton Christian Church, 301 E. Oak St.

Stockport / Morris Park

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

"Experience the West Adventure" at Morris Park (5.5 m. N. and E. of Stockport)
Fri.: Fish fry at 5 O'clock, Sat 7am: Cowboy coffee and breakfast. Sat. 5p: Cowboy Chili. Sun. 10a: Cowboy Church All day Sat. and Sun.: 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 and several others. 10938 Timber Rd.

Saturday Only

Free tours 10am-4pm
Peavine Line Depot Museum You'll find railroad memorabilia from the C.B. and 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.

10am-4pm: Fall Harvest Historical Barn Tours

Saturday Only

Clark Barn
27882 107th St., Stockport.
English Bank Barn built in 1916.
Foundation features small windows.

Morris Park Barn
10938 Timber Rd., Stockport.
Open Sat. and Sun.
Replica barn with antique machinery and museum. See
Stockport listing above for special activities.

Barker Barns
Corner of Peach Ave. and 170th St.
Two Civil War era barns. The smaller Bank
Barn has an interior silo. The large barn
was used as a multi-purpose barn.

Finney Barn
17248 Hwy. 1, Keosauqua.
English Bank Barn was built c. 1898.
Louvered windows on all elevations.
Recently, moved onto a new foundation.

Paulek Barn
17727 Rt. J40, Keosauqua.
Built in 1924, renovated in 2018. Built originally
with a poured foundation and a Dutch gambrel roof line.

Miller Barn
21803 Clover Rd.
New Amish barn constructed this year
using old-style techniques. Open barn tours,
buggy rides, pony rides and refreshments.

Wickfield Sales Pavilion
17451 260th St., Cantril.
Built in 1918 as a 4-story round
Sales Pavilion and rooming house.
Guides will share the fascinating history.

Date: October 11-13, 2019

Location: Various Towns in IA 52565

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