Saturday, 10 Jun 2017 10:00 AM
Orientation Barn Tour
11th ANNUAL BARNSTORMERS TOUR
This beautiful plein air oil painting by Christopher D. Madden was chosen as our 2015 Poster and Tour booklet cover art. Chris painted this scene, titled ” Sycamore Morning”, during the 2014 Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-out. Planning has begun for Barnstormers 11th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out which will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017
The Barnstormers 11th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017
The Barns Of South Mountain
Nine barns in the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 10th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine.
This popular annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.
This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may drive their vehicles to as many of the farm locations as they wish to visit. The farms are only open to visitors on that day. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trained barn docents will greet visitors at each barn. Some of the barns may feature extra educational displays such as blacksmithing, antique farm tools, handmade products, joinery, quilting, and Civil War reenactors.
Advance ticket locations.
Tour ticket/guidebooks will be available for purchase on or about May 24 at the first two locations listed below.
Ticket/guidebooks with map will be sold in advance at the Frederick Visitor’s Center, located at 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under free.
Tickets are also available at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick. Call Melanie Gettier in advance. 301-668-6088.
Tickets on the day of the tour.
On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the Tour Host Farm. No credit cards, please. Address, 8926 Mt. Tabor Rd., Middletown, Md.
Afternoon art show and sale at the host farm, plus beautiful music!
During the tour you may watch artists paint at the barns. Later, from 3-6 p.m., a juried art exhibit will feature the beautiful new plein air paintings, drawings, and hand-pulled prints. All the art created will be offered for sale during the afternoon exhibit. This is a great chance to purchase a fresh new painting straight off of the easel! The afternoon art show and music at the host farm is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.
You can volunteer! If you would like to help at the 2016 Barnstormers Tour And Paint-Out, or act as a barn docent, or wish to volunteer your help in any way, contact Harry Richardson, phone 301-865-5863, or email HLRichart@comcast.net, or contact our Barnstormer docent coordinator, Devra Boesch, at email email@example.com
Food for sale. Delicious sandwiches, platters and sodas will be sold by JB Seafood at the host farm on the day of the event. You may purchase your lunch or dinner, or just a snack. South Mountain Creamery will also have one of their famous ice cream trucks on site!
Delicious sandwiches, platters and sodas and snow cones will be sold at the host farm on the day of the event. You may purchase your lunch or dinner, or just a snack. (Location for 2016 to be announced.)
Barnstormers Tour 2016 10th Anniversary Tour welcomes back the old-time foot-stompin’ music of the Main Line Gravy Soppers! They will entertain beginning at 5 p.m. until about 7 p.m. on June 11 during the the art show and sale at the Host Farm. Admission to the music and art show is free and open to the tour-goers and the public.
Barnstormers Tour featured in MPT “Outdoors Maryland” documentary! Maryland Public Television featured several barns and interviews from our 2011 Barnstormers Tour. Below is the program cover for March 2012. Barn owner Skip Lewis of Woodsboro, Md. watches while Deborah Lovelace Richardson paints his barn. The new “Historic Barns Of Maryland” documentary produced by Jonathan Slade premiered to a large audience on February 29, 2012 and has repeated on the MPT channel many times.. Check your MPT show schedule for current times.