Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms


Explore the past, enjoy the present and celebrate our glorious Hudson Valley farmland and open spaces!

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tour 11am – 4pm. 10am – 4pm for Cyclists.
After Party 4:30 – 6 pm.

This annual event has grown to be a northern Dutchess County signature event!   Equipped with a map & information guide, guests will travel by car, motorcycle, or bicycle* on this self-guided tour giving you a unique perspective of several area historic barns and farms.  The tour will begin at the Southlands Foundation’s recently restored South Barn in Rhinebeck and visit eight additional beautiful properties throughout northern Dutchess County.

The tour will end with a barn rocking reception at Heermance Farm featuring local food by Chocolate Mousse Catering, locally brewed beer by From the Ground Brewery, wine by Schatzi Wine importers, and live music by the Steven Michael Pague Ensemble.

Please begin the tour no later than 12:30 p.m. Docents will guide visitors through each site on the tour. A mapped brochure outlines the self-guided route. All barns close at 4:00 p.m. Southlands Foundation is located at 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY.  Closing Reception at Heermance Farm’s Historic Barn is located at 433 West Kerley Corners Road, Tivoli, NY.

TICKETS: $50 per person in advance, children under 12 are free. All current Winnakee Members are offered a $5 discount—Please contact our office.

RAFFLE TICKETS!  $10 for 1 or 3 for $25.  Enter for a chance to win:

  • Hand blown Luster Vase by Tom Stoenner
  • Interior Design Consultation by Mill Road Designs
  • Dinner for Two at Henry’s at the Farm at Buttermilk Falls

Please come to Southlands Foundation’s SOUTH BARN at GPS address 5768 Route 9 between 11am and 12:30pm on Saturday, September 16. This driveway is .2 miles south of the Southlands’ main entrance on route 9. Here you will receive your event bracelet, the program booklet, and a route map. We have already emailed you the kmz files and other gps files for those of you who have the knowledge to work with technology. Please note: There are spots on the route that do not have cell service where you will need to rely on the map and driving directions.

AND you are registered prior to 9/15/17, please come to Heermance Farm at 433 Kerley Corners Road in Tivoli, NY. For your convenience, we are offering Shuttle Service to pre-registered cyclists from the final stop on the tour at Heermance Farm to the start of the tour at Southlands in Rhinebeck. Shuttle to Southlands leaves from Heermance Farm at 9:30 a.m. SHARP. This will allow you to finish the tour at the after-party location with your vehicle.

We have a special route for you. Please contact us at the Winnakee Office at 845-876-4213 x2.

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Open Field Society Members

Dutch Barn
Makowski Trust*
Gina Fox & Michael Katz/Gloria F. Ross Foundation*
Carl E. Meyer*
Braden Rhetts & Christian Mundigo*
Wayne Baden, Esq.*
Chocolate Mousse Catering
Gloria & John Golden*
Valerie Ford Jacob & Charles Jacob*
Tatiana Serafin and Mick Kalishman*
Fareed and Paula Zakaria*
IBM Corporation*
Beth Taylor Wohl and David Chalfin*
Sam and Ellen Phelan*
Lauren Kingman & Maryanne Hoffman*

English Barn
Lisa & Dr. Rodney Camp*
Edna & Gary Lachmund*
Sally & Michael Mazzarella*
Rhinebeck Bank*
Schatzi Wines

Pole Barn
Kenneth Appell*
Cale Communications
Andy & Claudia Cooley*
Grant & Lyons, LLP
Elizabeth Mazzarella & Allen DeCotiis*
Jonathan Mensch*
Key Construction Services
Old Mill Wine & Spirits
David and Cyndie Ping*

Amish Barn
Marion & Jack Auspitz*
George Allen
Andre Balazs*
Mary Ellen & Robert Dean*
Dutchess Overhead Doors
Vicki Haak, CFP*
Barbara Markell*, CFP/John G. Ullman and Associates
Gail Hunt Reeke & Dr. George Reeke
Samuel’s Sweet Shop
Tom Stoenner Glass
Gregg Swanzey & Emma Sears*
Robert Wills, Architect
Wolcott Builders

Community Barn
Adams Fairacre Farms
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
Richard and Carleen Baright
Bread Alone Bakery
Buttermilk Inn & Spa
From the Ground Brewery
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hartgen Archeological Associates
Home Depot
Hudson Valley News
Kesicke Farm
Migliorelli Farm
Mill Road Design
Overlook Mountain Bicycles
Rocking Horse Ranch
Steven Michael Pague Ensemble
Stewarts Shops
Tops Friendly Market
Welsh Sanitation
Wonderland Florist and Nursery

*Indicates Open Field Society Member

Event Photography: Capturing Moments by Carol Pedersen

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