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This is the official site of the Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum. Browse this and our other pages to learn more about the Society and find out about Recent News and Upcoming Events.

Find out how you too can become a member of the Barn Dance Society! (with application form). (click here)

The Annual General Meeting of the Barn Dance Society for 2022 was held on April 11, 2022

Grand Finale at Country Heritage Park, Milton (Oct 2001)

The Barn Dance Master of Ceremonies, Jim Swan, has a special way of opening the Barn Dance shows to link them back to the style of the original Barn Dance live broadcasts. (Click here to see a video of the opening of the show pictured above)


Aims & Objectives of the Society:
  • To preserve the memory of the builders, the musicians and entertainers who were featured over the years on the CKNX Barn Dance, and on the radio and TV shows -- Serenade Ranch, Western Roundup, Circle 8 Ranch, Good Time Country and others, which were broadcast from the CKNX facilities over the years.
  • To preserve the memory of the builders, other musicians and entertainers who performed in southwestern Ontario in years past.
  • To establish and maintain a museum for the display of photos, artifacts and memorabilia relating to the builders, the musicians and entertainers from this area.
  • To support, in any possible way, new musical and entertainment talents in the area, particularly in the country music field.

** Our 25th and Final Jamboree Campout Weekend**

We are planning one last campout weekend for May 26, 27, and 28, 2023.
Details are still in the early planning stages, and will be finalized early in the new year. We look forward to seeing you once again.

Tommy Hunter receiving the Pioneer award from President Ruth Baxter at the Blyth show on May 26, 2018

Recent & Upcoming Events:

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Barn Dance Show - 2:00 p.m.
Purple Hill Country Hall
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Barn Dance Show
2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Drayton Festival Theatre
Drayton, ON
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Barn Dance Show
Elma-Logan Arena
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Barn Dance Show
Wingham Town Hall Centre
Wingham, ON


See some highlights from the Hepworth show in 2017. What a Barn Dance Show is all about!

Our museum is now closed, and many of the artifacts have been returned.


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