Illinois July 20, 2018
This Historic Barn Tour Will Take You On The Best Country Drive Through Illinois
If you love learning about Illinois’ rich agricultural history, there’s a one-day event taking place in August that you don’t want to miss. This historic barn tour is a self-guided drive through DeKalb County you’re going to want to take.
Enjoy unique barns, seas of fields, and iconic Midwest views on this incredible journey. Check it out:
On August 11, 2018, the DeKalb County Barn Tour will take place in this wonderful northern Illinois county just outside Chicagoland. Participants will get to see and learn about eight different barns, mostly in the town of Earlville.
Included with admission is a guide book that includes a map, hand-drawn sketches of each barn, and details about their history. You can visit the locations in any order you wish.
As the event is in its fifth year, special anniversary guide books are also available.
Participants will even be able to go inside some of these old barns for a look around. Be warned though, that it may require walking on some uneven ground.
Each barn has different features and activities taking place throughout the day of this historic barn tour. Some will have fresh markets, model train displays, antique shopping, food vendors, livestock, and much more.
The C & A Svendsen Farm is even scheduled to have a barn raising at 9:30 a.m., giving you a good place to begin your tour.
This all-day event is perfect for kids of all ages. Whether or not you love history, the activities taking place at these beautiful old barns will give you a reason to smile.
The price is $25 per vehicle, and the event lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time or at any of the eight featured barns. Get yours today.
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What are you most looking forward to on this historic barn tour? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.