We’re Leaving the Barn Door Open…!
As a celebration of the rural history and natural open landscapes of Cherry Hills Village, the 5th annual Cherry Hills Village Barn Party, Barn Tour and Farmers Market, presented by MidFirst Bank, return this fall on Saturday, Sept. 19 (Barn Party) and Sunday, September 20 (Barn Tour & Farmers Market), 2015. All events benefit the Cherry Hills Land Preserve (CHLP) and help to fund the organization’s efforts to preserve open space through leadership, stewardship, education and advocacy.
Kicking off weekend festivities is everyone’s favorite Barn party! On Saturday, Sept. 19, Village residents and hosts Katy and Paul Rady, 1305 E. Quincy Ave., will swing open their barn doors for the annual Cherry Hills Village Barn Party and community social from 6-9 p.m. Boulder-based bluegrass quintet The Railsplitters will headline the benefit event, which also features hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks, wine tasting, and a silent art auction showcasing the talents of local landscape artists and artisans.
This year’s artist line-up includes auction works by: Janet Anderson, Linda Bandt-Law, Duke Beardsley, Susan Bell, Lorenzo Chavez, Melinda Haymons, Tony Hochstetler, Susie Hyer, Kent Lemon, Leon Loughgridge, Michael Lynch, Georgene Mc Gonagle Desmond O’Hagan, George Rentz, Kathy Riedinger, Peter Roosevelt, Adrienne Rubin, Peter Sidley, Lynn Simonson, Betsy Welty and J&H Buckles.
Tickets are available by registering online at Blacktie-Colorado.com using code: CHLP919. Ticket prices are $100 per person in advance or $125 at the door.
Village festivities continue on Sunday, Sept. 20 – rain or shine – at the annual Farmers Market from 11 am-2 pm at the Alan Hutto Memorial Gardens at the Village Center. A local mix of offerings from organic honey, fresh eggs and pumpkins to hand cut flowers, vintage decor and artisan wares will be available at the outdoor marketplace. In addition, the Cherry Hills Art Commission will curate a children’s art activity and junior equestrians from the Platte Valley Pony Club will demonstrate riding techniques at nearby Meade Park.
Area eateries such as Jim n’ Nicks Barbecue, South Philly Cheese Steak and Mestizo’s Food Truck will also be on hand serving lunch and donating a portion of food sales to CHLP preservation programs. Students from CHVE’s Reach Out Club will also lend their support hosting a bake sale at the Farmers Market and lemonade stands stationed along the Barn tour route.
The Village Barn Tour, which coincides with the Farmers Market on Sunday from 11 am-2 pm, and themed “We’re Leaving the Barn Door Open…!” features self-guided tours of the Village’s most cherished barns settled amongst the open landscape and treasured trails that define Cherry Hills Village. Four open barns highlight this year’s tour which also includes a Birds of Prey show from Raptors Rendezvous enhancing the pastoral and educational experience for all ages. Barn Tour tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased Sunday at the Farmer’s Market, or at each of the open barns. Biking is strongly encouraged. (2015 Barn Tour map will available here 9/7).
It takes a Village! Weekend Barn events are produced by a large corps of community volunteers on behalf of the Cherry Hills Land Preserve, and would not be possible without the generous support from the local business community. Our thanks to: Presenting Sponsor MidFirst Bank; and Community Sponsors Fairway Mortgage, Mesa Properties, Phase One Landscapes, Natural Grocers, Applejack Wine & Spirits and LIV Sotheby’s Supporting Brokers: Susie Dews, Rochelle McNaughton, Linda Behr & Josh Behr, Janet Kritzer, Nancy & Fred Wolfe, Ernstsen & Brennan Team, Casey Miller, Elaine Swomley & Richard Swomley, Anne Dresser Kocur, Jeff Hendley, Anny Ludwig & John Ludwig and Lori Drew.
For more event information contact Connie Brown; firstname.lastname@example.org/720-530-5446.
To purchase tickets go to Black Tie Colorado
2015 Cherry Hills Land Preserve Barn Party Tickets – enter event code: CHLP919