Seven barns open to visitors in southern DeKalb County.
The annual DeKalb County Barn Tour is shaping up to be an action-packed, fun-filled day in southern DeKalb County scheduled for Saturday, Aug.10. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year marks the sixth year of this unique country experience, co-sponsored by the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) in DeKalb.
Victor Township will be the site of the 2019 Barn Tour, located mid-point on the southern county line for DeKalb County. Seven livestock and grain farms are featured on this year’s tour, where participants drive to each location in any order, tour the barns, view livestock, take part in family activities, and experience a day in the country.
A guide book, which serves as your ticket, contains hand-drawn sketches by renowned artist David Alan Badger and a history of each barn, a map of locations, a list of activities at each site, and educational articles about the barns. Badger will also be available throughout the day to sign guide books.
Tickets are just $25 per carload and are available in advance at the official website www.dekalbcountybarntour.com or on the day of the tour at the Victor Township Office, 8478 Suydam Road, Leland, or at any barn location.