The New York State Barn Coalition will be holding its annual barn conference and tour October 2nd and 3rd 2010 at Forrestel Farms in Medina NY. The cost for each day will be $50, with a discount of a total of $90 to attend both the conference and the tour. The schedule for the conference event is:
9:00-9:45 Continental Breakfast
9:45-10:15 Welcome and introductions
10:15-11:30 Session 1 An overview of the barn styles of WNY
11:30-1:00 Fall Feast Lunch and tours of Forrestel
1:00-2:15 Session 2 Understanding and maintaining a timber frame barn
2:30-3:30 Session 3 Researching the history of your barn
3:30-4:00 Wrap up and close.
On October 3, we will meet again at Forrestel for a 9:00 tour departure. You will have a chance to see a number of Orleans and Niagara Counties’ most unique barns and will stop to tour at least five of them. Viewing will include a unique six-sloped gambrel barn and a cobblestone barn. Tours will include a delightfully restored cross-gambrel barn with cupola, a large livestock barn, a gothic style carriage house and an intact farmstead with multiple outbuildings. Also included is a box lunch and additional tours of Forrestel. The tour will return to Forrestel at approximately 4:15.
Forrestel Farms: http://www.forrestel.com/