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Today is Kids Day at the Des Moines County Fair. Events today include the 8 am 4H/FFA Sheep Show in the Livestock Arena with the 4H/FFA Bottle Lamb Show and Beginning Bottle Lamb and Kid Goat to follow, the 10 am to 5 pm Street Fair and Car Show in the Southeast Lot, the 11 am Character Storybook Reading in the Activity Tent, the 1 pm Antique Tractor Pull, the 1 pm Kids Pie Eating Contest, 1:30 pm Kids Cookie Stacking, the 2 pm Kids Kraft Hour, the 3 pm Beginner Bucket Bottle Calf Show, the 3:30 pm 4H/FFA Bucket Bottle Calf Show, the 3:30 pm Mini Donut Eating Contest, the 4 pm Kids Pedal Pull, the 4:30 pm Egg Toss and Water Balloon Toss, the 6 pm Farm Bureau Cook Off BBQ Contest and Bags Tournament, the 7 pm 3rd Annual Mutton Bustin', the 7 pm 4H/FFA State Fair Static Exhibitors Parade, the 8 pm Decade of Decadence on the Free State, and the 9:30 pm firework display by J&M Displays with a Youth Dance/Karaoke after the fireworks. For more information and events, visit desmoinescountyfair.com.
The Van Buren County Fair continues. Events today include the 8 am 4H/FFA Beef Show, the 10 am Scavenger Hunt, a 12 pm Donut-Eating Contest, the 2 pm 4H/FFA Rabbit Show, a 5 pm Husband-and-Wife Calling Contest, and the 8 pm Concert 'Stumptown' followed by Jason Brown. For more information and events, visit them on Facebook at Van Buren County Fair.
This is the last day of the Louisa County Fair. Events today include the 10 am Livestock Sale. For more information and events, visit louisacountyfair.com.
Night of Fire Fundraiser for the New London Fire Department includes an auction at 11 am, BBQ, Bags tournament at 2:30 pm, Street Dance at 6 pm with music by Double Play and Slap & Tickle. There's also a car show from 11 am-2 pm. The $5 entry fee that will be donated to the New London Fire Department, there are many other things planned through the day. Car show will have goodie bags an other prizes given out during the event. Awards will be awarded following car show.
The Dover Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm through October. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. The museum is air conditioned and handicap accessible.
The New London VFW 7641 is having a steak dinner tonight from 5 to 7:30 PM. Ham steak dinner is $10, and ribeye steak dinner is $14. Dinner includes baked potato, salad, and dinner roll.
The Theater Museum of Old Threshers presents their Summer Theater show 'Three in a Bed' by Neil and Caroline Schaffner today at 7:30 pm and tomorrow at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Midwest Old Threshers office, Brown's shoe fit, and the theater museum on the day of the performance. Tickets are $10, kids 11 and under are $5.
As part of the Brandon Huntington Memorial Golf Tournament there will be a night of fun and food outside of the Town and Country Tavern in Keosauqua from 7 to 11 pm. Music by The Boys and food from Krazy K Kookin' and Greasy Spoon food trucks. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.