(Good Day Live) The big weekend is here. A two-day public Barn Raising is scheduled for Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 9 am – 5 pm. One of the biggest attractions is the rare opportunity for attendees to witness a partial hand-raising of the Herschberger-Miller barn,
which hasn’t happened in over 100 years in Central Illinois.

Good Day Live took the entire show on the road to capture the history and the fun of this rare event.

The Herschberger-Miller barn was originally constructed three miles west of Arthur, Illinois in 1879 and dismantled in the spring of 2022. The intricate process raised massive media coverage in the region because the barn was not only being removed from its original site, but, the 143-year-old structure was tagged, labeled, dismantled piece by piece, and relocated, refurbished, and rebuilt at its new home, the Illinois Amish Heritage Center.

Other events on the Illinois Amish Heritage campus will include pioneer and Amish-based activities such as blacksmithing, glass blowing, rope making, Kiddie Tractor Pull, petting zoo, and pony cart rides.

Additionally, local Amish favorites will be made and sold onsite such as fresh apple cider, popcorn, ice cream and more! The food tent will also be serving an authentic German breakfast along with other food.
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Sponsored by the Illinois Amish Heritage Center