Many years ago, neighbors celebrated the barn-raisings with a dance. They knew that there was nothing better on a warm summer evening than listening to good music with friends, a cold beer in hand.
Farmamerica is continuing this great tradition with its own barn dances on August 3 and 4 (no barn-raising required).
On Saturday, August 4, 4 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Farmamerica will be hosting Corn Stock, the second annual barn dance at its 120-acre site near Waseca. Part mini-music festival, part barn dance, Corn Stock's three band line up that is sure to please, with the popular Minnesota band Canyon Cowboys headlining. The popular Corn Maze will be open until 9 p.m., and you can search for needles in the huge haystack. Cash prizes and/or food/beverage tickets will be given to those who find a Needle in the Haystack.
Admission is $10 at the gate or $8 if you have a button. Buttons can be purchased in advance from: Waseca Music Company, Condon Feed Store, Premier Vet Center and Club 57 in Waseca and Buster's Bar and Grill in Mankato.
The evening will start with the popular local band, the Good Ole Boys, at 4 p.m., followed by 6 Pack Heart Attack at 7:30 p.m. and the Canyon Cowboys at 9:30 p.m.
Food, drink and refreshments will be provided by Club 57 and Busters Bar and Grill.
Farmamerica executive xirector Jim Gibson said: "We are really excited about Corn Stock this year. Not only have we added an extra band to Saturday night's line up, but we are also holding a Teen Dance on Friday night, August 3rd as part of Corn Stock. This is the first year that Farmamerica has had an event especially for area teenagers."
The Teen Dance will be held 7-11 p.m. DJ Brad Zimbrich will be on the decks, playing a wide variety of popular music: country, rock, R&B, pop and more. Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds, and teens can also search for a Needle in a Haystack. Admission for the Teen Dance is $5.
The proceeds from the Corn Stock events will go toward improving the exhibits and educational programming at Farmamerica.
Go to Farmamerica's Facebook page or www.farmamerica.org for more information.