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Barn tours planned in Dekalb County

Jon and Betty Goble’s octagon barn in Earlville is part of the Aug. 11 DeKalb Barn Tour. Photo submitted by Bob Myers.
Jon and Betty Goble’s octagon barn in Earlville is part of the Aug. 11 DeKalb Barn Tour. Photo submitted by Bob Myers.

ROLLO – The fifth annual DeKalb County Barn Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 in southwestern DeKalb County.

The starting point is Rollo Town Hall, 2266 Suydam Road. Highlights include an octagon barn and an octagon corn crib.

The self-driving tour includes guided tours at each barn, including the H&J Svendsen Farm, Goble Round Barn, Sanford Barn, Willard-Kern Farm, Callison Family Farm, Quinn Farm, C&A Svendsen Farm and the Sanderson Farm. 

Other activities planned are a hay lifting demonstration, barn-raising activity, and drone demonstration.

Various food trucks, local vendors and antiques will be available, as well as a raffle for a handcrafted wooden locomotive. 

The cost is $25 per carload.

The souvenir guide book, which serves as a ticket, can be purchased at dekalbcountybarntour.com or on the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit Dekalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, J.F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center in Dekalb.

Contact Glidden Homestead at 815-756-7904 or info@gliddenhomestead.org or DAAHA at 815-756-8737 or daaha.inc@gmail.com for more information.

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