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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)

** Special COVID-19 Announcement - AGM POSTPONED**

The Annual General Meeting of the Barn Dance Society for 2020 has been postponed indefinitely

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.

** 23rd (and still Final, but no longer annual) Jamboree Campout Weekend**

Now re-scheduled for 2021, at the Blyth Campgrounds and Arena Complex, Blyth, ON. [Click for more info]

** COVID-19 Announcement **

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's jamboree. Thank you to everyone for supporting the Barndance Historical Society throughout the years. We hope to be back for a Grand Finale in 2021.

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

Recent & Upcoming Events:

Event Name
More Info
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Barn Dance Show - 3:00 p.m.
Commercial Tavern,
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Barn Dance Show - 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Hensall
Saturday, April 4, 2020
To be rescheduled
Drayton Festival Theatre
Drayton, ON
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Purple Hill Country Hall
New Date - 2021
23rd Campout Jamboree
Blyth Arena and Campgrounds
Blyth, ON
Postponed to Saturday, June 19, 2021
Barn Dance Show - 7:00 p.m. - same line-up
Elma-Logan Arena,


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



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