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Barn Fest 2016 - August 26-27th
  • De Soto, KS - The Barn at Killcreek Farm
  • We have been asked several times about BarnFest 2016. Here is something for you to enjoy! We will let Barny tell you.
Friday, August 26th
9:00am Registration
9:30 Opening remarks from the President
9:45 Welcome to The Barn at Kill Creek Farm by Darrel Zimmerman
10:00 Barn Renovation - Mike Meyer - Hernly & Associate - Lawrence, KS
10:45 Rural Heritage Survey in Douglas Co. - Dale Nimz, Lawrence , KS
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Trillium Dell Timberworks - Rick Collins, Knoxville, IL
2:00 - 2:45 A Save our Barn Success Story - Ben Moore
2:45 Break
3:00 - 3:45 A Passion for Windmills - Loren Lockman - Murdock, NE
6:00 Evening meal & Entertainment
Saturday, August 27th
8:30am Meet at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm - Load bus
8:45 Depart for first barn on the tour aboard an air conditioned motor coach
3:00pm Return to Kill Creek Barn, DeSoto
Barn & Farmstead Nomination Workshop
At The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, 9200 Kill Creek Road, DeSoto, KS
August 25, 2016 ~~~ 10 am to 4 pm
$25 per person ($40 per couple)
At this hands-on workshop, Kansas barn owners will gather to learn how to complete the Preliminary Site Information Questionnaire (PSIQ) - the first step for placing a barn on the State of Kansas and/or the National Register of Historic Places. Amanda Loughlin will present basic National Register information and detailed information about the PSIQ form. Attendees will be assisted by Kansas Barn Alliance members. Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple (includes lunch and snacks).
Thursday, August 25th
9:30am Registration opens
10:00 Welcome and announcements
10:10 Basic National Register Presentation - Amanda Loughlin, Nat'l Register Coordinator, KSHS
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 PSIQ Information - Amanda Loughlin, Nat'l Register Coordinator, KSHS
2:00 Assistance with filling out individual PSIQ forms (Getting Started)
4:00pm Adjourn

Barn Quilt Competition Details

Barn Quilt Competition

Become part of the Kansas State Fair! Pre-Enter by August 15, 2016.

Champion barn quilt will be permanently displayed on the Kansas State Fairgrounds with credit being given to the quilt creator. Learn more about the competition requirements, recommendations and rules here.

Barn Fest 2015

Thanks to all who attended last year's Barn Fest! See below for a few photos of the event.
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