The Rural American Festival, sponsored by the Buena Vista Lions Club and the Beautiful View Garden Club, will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Marion County Courthouse Square in Buena Vista. Arts, crafts, country cooking, entertainment, barbecue and parade. Vendors welcome. Proceeds will be used to purchase eyeglasses for needy children and fund community beautification projects. Admission free. 229-649-8118.