Nowthen Threshing Show
August 18-20th, 7:00am-5:00pm

Anoka, MN

Friends of Minnesota Barns will be featuring a booth at the Nowthen Threshing Show August 18th through the 20th in the Anoka area. The booth will have an exhibit featuring old barn building tools, pictures, as well as a small demonstration. Calendars will also be available for purchase. To help out at the booth on any of the days, please contact Bill, Chairman of FoMB at 651-426-4718.

Nowthen Threshing show information can be found at their website,

By Ben Franske - Own work, GFDL,

By Ben Franske - Own work, GFDL,

Pioneer Power Association - Annual Show and Swap Meet
August 25-27th, 7:00am-5:00pm

34605 265th Ave
Le Sueur , MN

Join Friends of Minnesota Barns at the La Sueur Pioneer Power Association Annual Show and Swap Meet August 25th through 27th, where FOMB Director Mark Johnson and friend John Reinitz will be completing a 10' x 12' cabin that was started at last year's show. Mark will also hold a barn seminar each day at 2pm in the Preuhs Building, just sound of the cabin exhibit.

For more information about the Pioneer Power Show, please visit their website,


Next FOMB Board Meeting:
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Jake's City Grille in Eden Prairie
12365 Singletree Ln

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Arrive by 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to order dinner.
All are welcome.

Friends of Minnesota Barns 2017 Fall Barn Tour
Sunday, September 24th, 10:00am
Corcoran Lions Park
19101 County Road 10

Each year, Friends of Minnesota Barns hosts a tour of barns in different areas of the state. This year's tour will highlight four interesting properties in the Corcoran, Rockford, and Loretto areas just west of downtown Minneapolis.

We will meet at 10:00 am at Corcoran Lions Park, 19101 County Road 10, Corcoran, MN (be sure to dress for the weather!) We’ll visit two barns in the area, then have lunch (self-purchased) at Rosewood Eatery (8810 Walnut Street in Rockford), and visit the remaining barn properties after lunch.  Snacks and water will be provided on the tour.

The cost is $15 for FoMB members, $20 for non-members, payable to FoMB and sent to P.O. Box 812, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Please RSVP to Kim at or 763-331-1187 by September 17.