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Our 24th Season

     Lanesboro Barn Dance


May 19 at Lanesboro Community Center, 8:00 PM. This dance is part of the Bluff Country Gathering and will feature all the staff musicians from the Gathering with caller Sue Hulsether.

    Regular Barn Dances this year are moved due to construction at the Sons of Norway. They will be on Fridays...Pizza Night at DreamAcres. Come early to get an organic, vegetarian, wood-fired pizza.

June 22 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM with caller Pop Wagner and guest fiddler Betsy Neil

July 13 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM. Caller Sue Hulsether and fiddler Tim Foss.

August 17 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM. Caller Shawn Glidden and fiddler Pamela Longtine.

September 14 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM with special guests from Chicago: Paul Tyler, AKA "Dr. Do-Si-Do" and Fred Campeau.

DreamAcres is located at 17289 County Rd. 8, Wykoff, MN. For directions: http://dreamacresfarm.org/directions/

This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. thanks to a legislative appropriation From the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.



The Lanesboro Barn Dance was begun in 1995 by Bob Bovee & Gail Heil. It is an old-fashioned square dance, typical of many of the dances held throughout the Midwest in the past, in barns, homes and community halls.

The dance is held at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 8:00 PM (except the May dance), always with live music and calling (including teaching). Dancers need not have prior experience, nor do they need to come with a partner. Admission is $7.00.

2018 marks the twenty-fourth season of the Lanesboro Barn Dance. Here's the poster from the first dance.

First Lanesboro Barn Dance Poster


Our Mission: The Lanesboro Barn Dance is dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional American music and dance for audiences of all ages and levels of experience. We present 3-6 dances per year with live music and dance calling.