Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms


Family-friendly Hudson Valley Event Featuring Historic Barns, Working Farms, and some of the best of local culture.

Join Winnakee Land Trust and explore the past, enjoy the present and celebrate our glorious Hudson Valley farmland and open spaces!

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tour 11 am – 4pm. Reception 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 Southland Foundation’s recently restored South Barn in Rhinebeck and visit several 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.  Purchase tickets online here.

*Information for Cyclists: For your convenience, we are offering Shuttle Service 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.

Support this event and join our list of sponsors or place an ad in the event program. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits.


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*
Andy & Claudia Cooley*
Grant & Lyons, LLP
Elizabeth Mazzarella & Allen DeCotiis*
Jonathan Mensch*
Old Mill Wine & Spirits
David and Cyndie Ping*
Safeguard Business Systems

Amish Barn
Marion & Jack Auspitz*
George Allen
Andre Balazs*
Mary Ellen & Robert Dean*
Vicki Haak & Spero Chumas*, CFP/Ameriprise Financial Services
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
Richard and Carleen Baright
From the Ground Brewery
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hartgen Archeological Associates
Hudson Valley News
Kesicke Farm
Migliorelli Farm
Mill Road Designs
Steven Michael Pague Ensemble
Stewarts Shops
Tops Friendly Market
Welsh Sanitation
Wonderland Florist and Nursery

*Indicates Open Field Society Member

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