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“Just by taking this tour you have become a Barnstormer.” – Birch Hotz, 2007

16th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint Out
Presented by Frederick County Landmarks Foundation

Visit nine unique barns on farms around the Village of Utica and Creagerstown areas.

After the tour, join us for food, music, and art sale.

Date & Hours:   Saturday, June 17, 2023

                           Tour (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

                           Art Show & Sale (4:00 – 6:00 pm)


Location:    “The Barns of Utica". Locations noted on tour ticket & program. 


Admission Fee:   Advanced sales through June 7 = $15 per person (ages 12 & under are free)

                              Day of Tour = $20 per person



Food/Beverage:   Coffee, breads, cookies, and special Moravian sugar cake available for

                              purchase at the Moravian Church from 8:30-11 am and from a variety of

                              vendors at the host barn from 4-6 pm. Food trucks will be available from noon to 5pm.


Special:   Tours of the 261-year-old Moravian Church and cemetery June 8 from 8:30-11am.

Art Show & Sale:   Plein-air artists will display and sell their works created during the tour.  

Demonstrations:   A variety of demonstrations will connect the past with present at various barn locations.


Entertainment:   In keeping with tradition, The Main Line Gravy Soppers will entertain attendees at the art show and sale.

Other Questions:

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Extend Your Visit: Make a day or weekend visit to Historic Frederick. We recommend checking out Visit Frederick’s website where you can obtain information on lodging, dining, and other attractions to see and enjoy before or after attending Barnstormers.

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Will Call Tickets:

Order via link here

Advance Ticket Sales Locations:

  • Schifferstadt Architectural Museum (Sat & Sun, 1 – 4 pm)

      1110 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701

      (301) 663-3885


  • Frederick Visitor Center (Mon – Sun, 9 am – 5:00 pm)

      151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701

      (301) 600-4047

Day of Tour Ticket Sales:

  • Moravian Church (Sales begin at 9:30 am) Cash or Charge

       8231 Rocky Ridge Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

Jim Bricker Art.jpg

Painting by James Bricker

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