Benton County Calendar

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FREQUENT LINKS – Bloomsbury Farm. Tara Hills Country Club. Keystone Turner Hall (Facebook). Belle Plaine Country Club (Facebook).


  • June 3 – Newhall , Van Horne, Belle Plaine. (Newhall Lions are serving food 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newhall City Hall.)
  • June 9-10 – Atkins, Blairstown, Vinton
  • June 22-25 – Marengo, Norway

Friday, May 19 – Sunday, June 4: Friday-Sunday + Monday, May 29

Atkins – Bloomsbury Farm. BABY ANIMAL DAYS​ 11am – 5pm

May 27, 28 and 29, 2023

Van Horne – Tara Hills. Four-person best shot. Call for tee time. Score must be turned in by 5 p.m. Monday.

Monday, May 29, 2023

  • Atkins – Memorial Day at Raetz Cemetery, 9 a.m. Followed by service at St. Stephen’s cemetery.
  • Newhall – Memorial Day service at the hall at 10 a.m. Patriotic music begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Belle Plaine – American Legion Memorial Day Service. 10 a.m. Legion Hall.
  • Van Horne – Memorial Day service, 8:30 a.m., at the community center.
  • Blairstown – Memorial Day Service is 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Continued at the cemetery.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Clutier – Clutier Car Show. Bohemian Blond Bar & Grill. Main Street. Registration 8 to 11 a.m. Awards at 1 p.m. Grand prize, top 25 cars. Top 3 SXS and top 3 motorcycle.

Keystone – Turner Hall annual Children’s Day celebration. 3 p.m. Games, inflatables, dunk tank, petting zoo, face painting, crock hitting, bird shoot. 5 p.m. parade. Prizes. Hot dogs. Free dance for the kids from 5 to 7 p.m. King and queen win tickets to Adventureland.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Van Horne – Benton County Relay For Life. 6 p.m. Benton Community Track.

Van Horne – Tara Hills. Couples’ best shot.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Vinton – Bright Lights on Fourth. Fourth Street Downtown. Hairball. Show at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Garrison – The Anderegg Family plays bluegrass music at the Farmers Mercantile Hall. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also with Rachel Dedrick with sing blues. Refreshments by the Garrison Library.

Van Horne – Tara Hills. Two-couple best shot.

Van Horne – Tara Hills. Four-person best shot. 8 inch cup.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Vinton – Party in Pink Fight To Win. Kids Fun Run. One-mile route. 5K route. 10K route. Riverside Park. 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Van Horne – Plug Nickel plays at Crooked Antler Customer Appreciation Street Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. No minors.

Van Horne – Tara Hills. Four-person best shot. 8 inch cup.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, to Sunday, June 25, 2023

Vinton – Benton County Fair, Benton County Fairgrounds.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Newhall – Fireworks at dusk.

Belle Plaine – Independence Day Event. Car show, kid zone, corn hole, food, drinks and fun. On Main Street.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Belle Plaine – July 4 parade and celebration.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Watkins – Norway vs. Watkins in baseball doubleheader at 4:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Garrison – Fun Days. 5K run at 10 a.m. Breakfast at the library pavilion. Donations help with new community display sign. Other activities are a craft show, historical display, bounce house, BBQ Dinner and live band Deja Blue, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Shellsburg – Shellsburg Big Day. Parade at 10:30 a.m. There will be events in the park.

Friday, July 21-23, 28-30, and August 4-6 and 11-13

Atkins – Bloomsbury Farm. Wine and Flowers Fest. The blooms are coming back with more incredible wine flights, music, and photo ops!

Friday, July 28, 2023

Belle Plaine – RAGBRAI passes through Belle Plaine on its way from Tama/Toledo to Marengo, Amana and Coralville.

Friday, Aug. 4, 2023 to Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023

Atkins – 27th annual Watermelon Days.

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