You will see a variety of iconic barns on this year’s DeKalb County Barn Tour, plus a few carriage houses.
The DeKalb County Barn Tour is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This year’s self-guided tour of barns is in the Hinckley, Somonauk and Waterman areas of the county.
There are six barns and two carriage houses that will be open for tours on the one-day driving tour.
Barn owners will be on site to discuss the history of their barn. Some locations will also have activities and farm fresh produce or food for sale.
Tickets for the self-guided tour are $40 per vehicle and available at any of the tour locations on the day of the event. Price includes a guide book showing location of the barns, sketches of each barn by renowned artist David Alan Badger, and a brief history.
Participants drive to each location, in any order, to view and learn about the barns. This is an outdoor activity and involves walking on uneven ground.
For more information go to the Facebook page: “Barn Tour of DeKalb County IL” or www.dekalbcountybarntour.com.
The Barn Tour is sponsored by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and the J.F. Glidden Homestead.