Barns: Farmers see them as an essential tool; many of us also see them as a handsome artifact of rural life, and worth protecting and preserving. The Mount Holly Barn Preservation Association, based in Belmont, Vermont, is a group of people bent on preserving Vermont’s historic barns.
The benefit to the rest of us is that the association is hosting a Barn Tour Day fundraiser on October 10, 2020. For a small fee, people may visit six Vermont barns, where Vermont vendors also will be selling local products (think cheese, maple, and more). Part of vendors’ earnings will be donated to the barn preservation association.
Address for the start of the event is 61 Church Street Belmont, Vermont, and the tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, map of barn trail and other information will be available to participants at the start location. No need to purchase in advance.
All six barns will be available for viewing (outside and inside) during the six hours, and a knowledgeable person will be available at each of the sites to answer questions and give additional information about the barn. No one will be allowed in the barns without a mask. Socially distancing will be practiced.