Barn Tour Offers a Day in the Country


Seven barns open to visitors in southern DeKalb County

The annual DeKalb County Barn Tour is shaping up to be an actionpacked, fun-filled day in southern DeKalb County scheduled for Saturday, Aug.10. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year marks the sixth year of this unique country experience, cosponsored by the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) in DeKalb.

The Wold barn on Suydam Road north of Leland is one of the barns on this year’s Barn
Tour scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10.

Victor Township will be the site of the 2019 Barn Tour, located mid-point on the southern county line for DeKalb County. Seven livestock and grain farms are featured on this year’s tour, where participants drive to each location in any order, tour the barns, view livestock, take part in family activities, and experience a day in the country.

A guide book, which serves as your ticket, contains hand-drawn sketches by renowned artist David Alan Badger and a history of each barn, a map of locations, a list of activities at each site, and educational articles about the barns. Badger will also be available throughout the day to sign guide books.

Barns on the Tour:

1. Paul & Janis Sawyer 5799 Leland Rd., Waterman

2. Norm & Bert Wesson 2675 Leland Rd., Leland

3. Bevin & Deb Wold 7615 Suydam Rd., Leland

4. Jerry Bergfeld 2656 Burma Rd., Leland

5. LaVerne Mattson 9599 Suydam Rd., Leland

6. Nathan & Kim Gudmunson 10881Suydam Rd.,Somonauk

7. Jerry & Carol Hinterlong 11210 Pine Rd., Somonauk

Tickets are just $25 per carload and are available in advance at the official website www. or on the day of the tour at the Victor Township Office, 8478 Suydam Road, Leland, or at any barn location. More details about the Barn Tour are available at the website and on the Facebook page.

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