Experience the beauty and heritage of America’s barns and rural resources through barn conferences, tours, hands-on preservation workshops, and more!  We are in regular communication with many state and local barn preservation organizations and affiliated professional groups, as well as rural historic sites.  Find out where there are events near you below! #saveourbarns #gorural

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23rd MBPN Annual Conference @ Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers World Headquarters and Museum
May 4 – May 5 all-day

Michigan Barn Preservation Network’s 23rd Annual Conference & Barn Tours

May 4-5, 2018

It’s once again time for the Annual Michigan Barn Preservation Network Conference and Barn Tours. This year the conference will be held at the Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers World Headquarters and Museum located in St. Johns, Michigan.

Friday we feature our bus tour of local area barns. We then invite you to join us for dinner at the Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers World Headquarters and Museum for some great food and entertaining stories and photos about Michigan barns from Keith Bruder.

Saturday we will have featured speakers, auctions, and other presentations. But, one of the highlights of the day will be the awards luncheon when the prestigious coveted 2018 Barn of the Year Awards will be announced and presented.

With something for everyone, the Annual Conference is an event not to be missed!

For more information, visit the conference website:

12th Annual Barnstormers Tour & Plein Air Paint-Out, Frederick, MD
Jun 9 all-day

The 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour is June 9, 2018!

The Barns Of Wolfsville

More than eight barns near Wolfsville, Md. will be featured during the 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event takes place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m., the paintings done during the day will be offered for sale at the host farm, located at 11720 Wolfsville Rd., Myersville, MD 21773

Delicious food at the host farm! Come back for lunch and dinner.

In10se Barbeque Company will sell delicious beef, pork, chicken, french fries and cold drinks at the host farm, beginning at lunch time. Sno-Belles will also be at the host farm throughout the afternoon with shaved ice and soft-serve ice cream!

Plein air artists will paint and sell their art at the host farm after the tour!

After the tour, head back to the host barn at 11720 Wolfsville Road for dinner or refreshments and a great chance to purchase a new painting straight off of the easel! A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.

This annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 per person at the first two locations listed below. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at the Host Farm for $20 per person. Children, age 16 and under, are free. This year, each ticket buyer must wear a plastic wristband to gain entry to the tour properties.

For more information, visit their website or find them on Facebook (!