Fermilab Folk Club

The Fermilab Folk Club sponsors regular monthly barn dances to promote and preserve traditional square and contra dancing. You can also do International Folk Dancing, Scottish Country Dance, and English Country at Fermilab.

April, May, & June dances cancelled: Fermilab COVID-19 Information

"As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, the entire Fermilab site in Batavia is closed to the general public. This includes all tours, events, activities, classes and buildings, as well as access to the walking/bicycling paths. All public events and tours are cancelled or postponed."

2019/2020 Barn Dance Schedule

Kuhn Village Barn

2nd Sunday Dances - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
September through June

Aug. 11, 2019 Music by Wabi Sabi Caller: Devin Pohly  
September 8, 2019 Music by The Resurrection Marys Caller: Martha Tyner  
October 13, 2019 Music by Fred Campeau & Buds Caller: Meg Dedolph & Moose Flores  
November 10, 2019 Music by Iron Gibbs (Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers & friends) Caller: Jesse Downs and Liz Voz  
December 8, 2019 Music by Nicky & Allison Caller: Devin Pohly  
January 12, 2020 Music by Howard, Gary, Lynn Caller: Tony Scarimbolo  
February 9, 2020 Music by Kolleen Caller: Cheryl Joyal  
March 8, 2020 Music by Paul Tyler & Friends Caller: Georges Augustin  
April 12, 2020 Music by CANCELLED Caller:  
May 10, 2020 Music by CANCELLED Caller:  
June 14, 2020 Music by CANCELLED Caller:  

3rd Sunday Dances - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
November through April

November 17, 2019 Music by The Cosmic Otters Caller: Cheryl Joyal  
December 15, 2019 Music by Dinosaur Bone Moon Rock Caller: Tony Scarimbolo  
January 19, 2020 Music by Common Taters Caller: Lynn Garren  
February 16, 2020 Music by Ladies Banjo Society of Illinois Caller: Meg Dedolph  
March 15, 2020 Music by CANCELLED Caller:  
April 19, 2020 Music by CANCELLED Caller:  

All dances are held in the Kuhn Village Barn

Admission is $7. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $4.

The Village Barn is located near the east entrance to Fermilab. Turn west on Batavia Rd. from Rt. 59 in Warrenville. Go past the guardhouse (stop and show them your drivers license) and turn right at the first stop sign. The barn is the second building on the right.

From the west, use the Pine St. entrance from Kirk Rd. Proceed across the lab and turn left at the 5th stop sign (Sauk Dr.). If needed, stop at the guardhouse for a pass.

The Barn Dances are co-sponsored by the Fox Valley Folklore Society, and the Chicago Barn Dance Company.

For more information, contact:
Lynn Garren (630) 840-2061 garren@fnal.gov
Dave Harding (630) 840-2971 harding@fnal.gov
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