Bentonsport, Iowa

Upcoming Events in Bentonsport Iowa


18 - 20 Memorial Weekend Flea Market & Craft Show - Visit our annual event with flea market, crafts, antiques, food and artist demonstrations of pottery, blacksmithing and rug weaving. Saturday- Monday May 26-28, 2015 from 10-5. Vendors will be set up in the park along the river and the shops and Indian Artifact Museum will be open.
An annual Memorial Day bike show should be stopping at 1 pm and will auction off a hand made quilt and will raffle off over $350 worth of Harley Davidson items. Open to the public. See the poster below on the bike ride if you want to join their ride that starts in Ottumwa contact Kim Bix at 641-684-2182 for more information.

Ph: 319-592-3579 (Always call and confirm events)


14 - 25 Bentonsport Flea Market and Craft Show - Crafts, antiques, collectibles, food, in the scenic riverfront park. Flea Market, Crafts and Food vendors set up outside in the park. New Vendors Welcome. 10am - 5pm.

Rug Weaving, Pottery, Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Ph: 319-592-3579 (Always call and confirm events)


5 - 6 Bentonsport Riverfest - The Bentonsport Riverfest is our largest festival of the year that is held during the peak of our spectacular fall foliage season, the second full weekend of October.

Bentonsport will host an Antique & Craft Show 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday with all specialty shops open, several vendors, food and country music entertainment. The Van Buren County Arts Fair will be held 10am-5pm with an artist reception on Saturday evening with raffle. The Indian Artifact Museum will be open 10am-5pm. No admission fee. The Bentonsport Cemetery Association will have a bake sale, noon meal, quilt raffle & prizes. On Saturday only, Nauvoo on the Road will demonstrate candle and rope-making, children's games and other pioneer pastimes from 10am-3pm. No admission fee.

Ph: 319-592-3579 (Always call and confirm events)

20 - 22 Bentonsport Halloween Rendevous - Rendevous with us along the Des Moines River! Fun and games with a new time and Halloween twist! (Held at the county park in the Bentonsport Historic District)

Ph: 319-592-3579 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bentonsport National Historic District

Visit this 1840s river town with its century-old iron bridge and walkway. Stroll through a perennial/rose garden, and watch as local artisans create their products. Historic buildings house shops featuring antiques, art, handmade crafts, gifts, and fudge. Riverside park, campground, B&

Bentonsport, IA Historic Districts

Presbyterian Church

The Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, constructed of brick and Georgian in style, was dedicated in 1855

Bentonsport, IA Historic Churches

Bentonsport Iron Truss Bridge

Originally opened in 1883 to horse and buggy traffic, this one lane iron bridge replaced ferries that linked Vernon and Bentonsport. It is the oldest standing truss bridge across the Des Moines River and also the longest. Damaged in the flood of 1903

Bentonsport, IA Historic Bridges

Greef General Store

The Greef General Store was built of brick and stone in the early 1840's, it was once the largest store in the county, and housed the Greef brothers' banking operations.

Bentonsport, IA Historic Buildings

Bentonsport Indian Artifact Museum

Artisan, Tony Sanders, has achieved a unique blend of woodworking and history with his collection of over 4,000 arrowheads. All of the woodwork from the building to the display cases are built by hand from over 16 different native woods and shaped into various patterns. For about 60

Bentonsport, IA Museums

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