Pre-registration is required – cut-off date has been extended to August 18th.
Please register by clicking on the Event Calendar in the menu to the left on this page. Find The Barn Raisers Preview event and click on the registration button and follow the directions to register. Be sure to register your guests!
Register Securely Online for the Ohio Barn Conference XVII and Barn Tour plus Junior Barn Detective 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop
Important Information Regarding Registration.
This year we have another pre-conference JBD Workshop (see below). We can only take 40 people for this event. Members can register online by clicking on the Event Calendar at the top of the menu column to the left on this page and you will then see both the JBD workshop and the Ohio Barn Conference XVII & Barn Tour registration boxes. You have to register for the events separately due to the limit on the Workshop. When registering online for the Conference and Barn Tour select your type of registration on the first page knowing that you will be able to sign up your guest/spouse on the second page where it has a button to “add a guest” at the guest/spouse reduced rate. Or, if you prefer to register the old fashioned way then click on this link, Registration Page, to download (might take a little time) and print registration form, fill out and send with your check, payable to Friends of Ohio Barns, at PO Box 203 Burbank, OH 44214. If you are registering by mail for the workshop please call ahead to make sure there is still room. If you have any questions or difficulties please call Sarah Woodall at 330-856-9053 or 330-550-6982.
Please note that there are rooms at the Hueston Woods Lodge at a reduced rate under the “Friends of Ohio Barns” block. Cutoff deadline is March 31st, 2016. Call Hueston Woods directly at 513-664-3550 to make your own overnight room reservation!
Cherryl and Toby Forte have graciously agreed to host an afternoon workshop at their farm outside of Oxford. The Forte’s will showcase their raised barn and farmhouse, discussing the details of renovations in the barn and house. Their farm is located at 3884 Wallace Rd. The event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Pre-registration is required as we only have room for 40 folks. Cost is $10 per person. Register online by following the directions in the 2016 Registration Information post above.
For more information on the Sycamore Farms Country Inn please visit their website at http://www.sycamorefarmscountryinn.com . Cherryl has rooms available the weekend of the conference so call them if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay!
The barn was built around 1853. The original frame was all sash sawn timber from a mill right on the property! It has been carefully repaired using more modern material to make the barn useful for the Forte’s farming endeavors, while keeping costs under control.
The beautiful dark purple painted barn is a 3-bay cantilevered barn with a stone foundation.
The farm house was built around 1830 and very handsome. It also took many hours of loving restoration to repurpose the home into a bed and breakfast! Opening this spring, the Forte’s will happily invite quests to enjoy the idyllic setting that is the Forte farm. As an update, Cherryl was happy to announce that they have just received the Century Farm Classification for their farm!
Cherryl and Toby will provide us with before and after photos of the renovations, and discuss the challenges and rewards of fixing the barn and farmhouse. Harold Herran, the barn repair contractor, will also be on hand to answer questions about barn repairs.
Please join us for lively conversations, and tours of the barn and farmhouse. Plenty of parking is available, there will also be refreshments! This is an indoor/outdoor event so please dress accordingly.