Ohio Barn Conference XVII in Butler County

The Annual Ohio Barn Conference and Barn Tour will soon be open for registration.

In the meantime let me give you a couple of tidbits to keep you interested and coming back for more information.

The Saturday portion of the Conference will be held at the Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center in College Corner.   You can check them out at www.huestonwoodslodge.com for more information about the lodge and accommodations.

We have a block of rooms under “Friends of Ohio Barns” at a reduced rate at the Hueston Woods Lodge.  Cutoff is March 31st, 2016.  Call them directly to make your room reservation at 513-664-3550.

We have a star line up of speakers including Steve Gordon, from Oxford, and Doug Reed from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania as well as Bob Creighton, a local barn owner, and our usual gang: the Barn Detectives, Tom O’Grady and Ric Beck with local hero Mike Wengler.  2016 Conference Schedule.

There is a JBD Workshop on Thursday, April 21st in the afternoon at Cheryl & Toby Forte’s Sycamore Farms Country Inn.  We have a limit of 40 people for the event and the cost will be $10pp.  Registration is separate from the Conference and is required.

We have six stops on the tour including the Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market which will be our lunch stop.  The other five stops will certainly impress barn lovers.

The conference newsletter will be mailed in mid February.  As soon as we are ready an email will be sent to members for online registration.

So check back – there will be more information.


5 thoughts on “Ohio Barn Conference XVII in Butler County”

  1. I have a barn that was built and restored from 1897 and looking for a company or someone to do an evaluation appraisal on. The traditional home appraiser and agent have no understanding of the value. Please contact Jason at cell 614-769-5222 if you are interested. I will make it worth your time in pay. Thank you.. Jason

  2. Isn’t it getting to be about time for info on the 2017 schedule. Got to put in spring vacation requests soon…

  3. We, the Noble County Historical Society has a barn we are saving and using for wedding, parties, etc for the community and as money maker.
    It is not painted. Should we paint it, stain it, seal it? It was a hay drying barn when it was built in the 1940’s.
    Thank you for your help.
    Noble County, Caldwell. Ohio

  4. I’d say if the barn has never been painted and it is standing up to the elements ok, then leave it alone. Weathered wood is hard to get to accept paint. It really depends of the species of wood siding to say if it really should be painted.

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