Kansas Barn Alliance “Barn Fest 2018” to Damar

The Kansas Barn Alliance will hold their annual Barn Fest in Rooks County in 2018 in the community of Damar.  The event is scheduled for September 21 & 22, 2018.  Here is the tentative schedule and contacts:

Barn Fest 2018

Damar Community Center, 106 Main, Damar, KS

September 21 & 22, 2018

Friday,  September 21, 2018

9:00-9:30   Registration

9:45           Welcome

10:00         Tim Thompson –Methods of Recreating Historic Barn Features with a Saw Mill

11:00         Leon Ball –Relocating a Barn

Noon         Lunch –Damar Cafe Catering

1:00-2:00   Dollie Mathes & Teresa Huffman-Barn Quilts

2:00-3:00   Len & Linus Schamber –Painting Old Wood

3:00           Break

3:30           Dennis Rogers –Spirit ofPlace

  Presentation at McKenna Theater Palco, KS

5:30-6:00   Dinner (Damar Community Center) – Gella’s Restaurant Catering

6:45          “Home on the Range” Movie (McKenna Center)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:00           Tour of Barns

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Dane G Hanson Foundation    —Gella’s Restaurant     —McKenna Youth Center           
Damar Community Historical Foundation     —Schamber Historical Preservation, LLC

We reserve the right to alter the schedule to better fit the day’s activities.


(New)Days Inn-Ellis Kansas   785-726-2511(KBA rate before Sept. 6, $77.35 + tax)

Pheasant Inn B&B, Green House, & Blue House –Hill City   785-421-2955

Bates Farm Guesthouse -Nicodemus758-839-8200

Davis Hunting Lodge –Rural Hill City 785-421-5478

Log Cabins &  RV parking –Webster Lake   785-425-6775

Kuhl Log Cabins –Stockton Kansas  785-425-8030 or 785-543-4475