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PRIMROSE FARM | Barn Dance Fun is Coming to St. Charles this May


ST. CHARLES–There’s no better way to swing into spring or get a (Lindy) hop on summer than with the annual Barn Dance at Primrose Farm on Saturday, May 20 from 6-10pm. With music provided by Chicagoland’s own 10-piece swing band, Shout Section, and dance lessons courtesy of Geneva’s own Vargo’s Dance, this evening under the stars at the Farm promises to be a jive-hot step back in time.

Just as taking a break from the rigors of seasonal chores at events such as barn dances was a popular form of entertainment for families back in the 1930s, so was the chance to show off the fruits of their harvest and talents in their kitchen with a pie-baking contest. Bring a home-made pie to compete for bragging rights.

And learning swing dance can be that much more fun if one dresses in costumes of the era. Anyone wearing period appropriate clothes from the 1930s and 1940s can choose to participate in a costume competition. This “People’s Choice” contest will reward creativity and authenticity in capturing the era through vintage clothes and accessories, so get ready to raid grandma’s closet or sift through area thrift stores.

Advanced tickets: $17/person – Tickets at the door: $20/person


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