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Our 25th Season

     Lanesboro Barn Dance


May 18 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 Paul Tyler. Admission is $10.00 for this dance only.

    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.

Friday June 21 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM with caller Julie Young and fiddler Smack Young Walser

Friday July 19 at Sons of Norway Hall, Lanesboro, MN 8 PM. Caller Robin Nelson and fiddler Matt Neil

Friday August 16 at DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 7:30 PM. Caller Ann Carter and fiddler John Lane

Saturday September 14 at Sons of Norway Hall, Lanesboro, MN 8 PM with caller Dot Kent and fiddler Chirps Smith

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 this year at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro and DreamAcres Farm, near Wykoff, MN at 8:00 PM, 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 $8.00.

2019 marks the twenty-fifth 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.