2020- Enjoy our valley! For more detailed information in the region visit- beherevenango.org- Calendar



New Years Day- "Polar Bear Plunge"-Parker- Registration 10:00 am - Riverstone. Plunge at 1:00- Parker Boat Launch. Proceeds benefit local charities.


8th- "Franklin on Ice" 10:00 am- Enjoy the creation of beautiful ice works of art in Fountain Park. Franklin is showcased in grand style for this event. At night the ice art is lighted to create beautiful master pieces. ( info- 814-437-1619)

ALSO 3RD "Nature Art Showcase" - 10am- 6pm. -Barrow Civic Theatre- Sponsored by The GreenWay and Trails Council- artwork for sale and show representing nature from the Oil Region Valley.

 15th- Barnard House- " Valentine Breakfast" share breakfast after a cozy evenings stay in the Barnard House along the river with your loved one. Created to share with a loved one!

22nd- 13th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival- Oil City Moose Club-Doors open at 11am.- 12am


1st- Allegheny Riverstone Center of the Arts presents: Clarion String Quartet- Lincoln Hall- Foxburg-$

25.00- tickets 724-659-3153


 14th- Saturday 4:30 COOKING CLASS: Chef Don Ras- Ethnic Cooking at the Barnard House

$20.00 per person- Thai Spring Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce-- Orange Chicken with Golden Fried Rice

Come enjoy an evening creating your meal with Chef Don. Detailed recipes and cooking methods will be explored in a cool relaxed and intimate setting. Make an evening of it and attend Carnival of Souls in Foxburg - spend the night with us! Make your reservation by calling Cathy- 724-867-2261 * Make it extra special and stay the Night! Reservation required! 10% Discount on lodging!

Don Ras is a local chef who shares his talents with the valley. Chef Don attended the Le Cordon Bleu of Pittsburgh. Chef Don specializes in global cuisine with an approachable twist for the American palate.His true passion for local and seasonal ingredients are found in every dish he creates.

14th ST. PATRICK DAY- "Carnival of Souls"- 7:30 pm -Celtic Band - joyous Irish music- $15.00 - ARCA presents at Lincoln Hall- 7:30- www.alleghenyriverstone.org for details/ reservations


All month long- The Barnard House plans their Heirloom Gardens- share in conversation and view the 2020 planting guide that Cathy creates. LETS TALK Eatables! Many flats of heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown for the gardens and the enjoyment of flavor, texture and garnish. We bring the gardens to our guest in bouquets in room and breakfast each morning. 

3-4 SPRING CRAFT SHOW at Reminisce Event Center- Emlenton- local artist and crafters collect wonderful items - food, crafts and fun!

4th ARCA presents," LISA BLEIL"- Romantic Ballads and 80's Dance Songs $20.00- Lincoln Hall -Foxburg-724-659-3153- reservations www.alleghenyriverstone.org

18th- "FAST TRACK" - Blue grass- ARCA presents 7:30pm at Lincoln Hall- Foxburg- $ 20.00- www.alleghenyriverstone.org



2nd-3rd  Franklin's -"May Garden Mart". Franklin- 9-4 on Sat. / 11-4 Sun. Come celebrate ALL things Spring! Everything you need to create and decorate your GARDEN!

3rd- ARCA presents - Deanna Witkowski- "Soulsongs"- Lincoln Hall- 2:00 Pm $25.00- details/ reservations www.riverstone.org


9th-  3rd ANNUAL- MOTHER's Day TEA- The Barnard House 12:30 pm -$60.00 per person- reservations required- starting April 5th.

"GARDEN Magic"- an intimate Full course Tea / Luncheon that features beautiful tablescapes and MANY LOCAL FARMS and  LOCAL businesses :) (details of attending businesses will soon be listed) creating a unique and very intimate setting for 22 in our 1883 home along the river with foods, products and services ALL brought fresh to our guest. This hallmark event is created to showcase the wonderful small businesses and LOCAL Farms of the region. Dine with beautiful vintage china and linens surrounding you in creativity while soft acoustical guitar serenades you. Some businesses will be on site to sale their wonderful products in a " Garden Market" setting on the Garden Patio. *Pre ordered beautiful Wood Corsages created- " Touch of Grace by Tiffiny" 

* CHECK BACK SOON FOR MENU DETAILS and a list of the Small Businesses creating this wonderful event. 

22nd - 25th- MEMORIAL Day WEEKEND - come chill for the weekend. Float on the Allegheny or Kayak. Hike, Bike or just RELAX!


17th- Sunday- Big Band Trumpet- Wulitzer DUO- "Skip Stine and Ken Double"- 2:00pm $20.00 - reservations www.riverstone.org




6th- Judi Figel - "Heart and Soul Cabaret"- Lincoln Hall, Foxburg - 7:30 -$25.00- 724-659-3153

FATHERS DAY WEEKEND- 19-21 come enjoy a great porch and a good view! BYOB :)

20th -21nd -  "Franklin "Blues n BBQ" 11am-5pm. great BBQ and blues music fills the street! Franklins Annual Event! Stay with us down the trail or a 30 minute drive. 

27- "River Journeys"experience "la Belle"- the Allegheny -in a uniquely revealing natural retreat at The Barnard House -

Feel the passion of your journey through our collective presenters with talents to lure your inner spiritsto PEACE, in a beautiful garden setting. Artistic expression, workshops and circles. Visit for the day or spend a beautiful relaxing evening. 


Daytime AGENDA-Ticket: $ 102.00 - 9am - 5pm     


Morning Greeting on Garden Patio, Yoga with Sarah by the River, Intuitive Painting with Soulstice Intuitive Healing, Luscious Local Lunch by Chef Don Ras,The Relaxation Response-Sacred Centered You- Lesa Vivio.


Evening AGENDA- Ticket: $ 140.00 - 9am - 10pm


Circle Time, Cooking Class-"Over the Fire" with Chef Don Ras, Story Time, Live Music by the Fire.

Lodging for the Barnard House is not included- attendees will be gifted 10% of lodging reservations- includes a wonderful locally sourced breakfast!


9:00- Greet the Morning on the Garden Patio with locally roasted coffee from "Elmo's Fired", Tea or Fruited Water- 

9:45 Meditation Circle

10:00  - 11:00 "Yoga With Sara"by The Allegheny River

11:30 - 1:30 "Intuitive Painting" with Soultice Intuitive Healing

1:30-3:00 Relax on the Garden Patio enjoying a " Luscious Local Lunch" created by Chef Don Ras- locally sourced greens, herbs and veggies!

3:00 - 5:00 The Relaxation Response- chronic stress can wreak havoc on our over all health. The realty of the situation is that unavoidable in our current existence. Ongoing exposure to chronic stress can cause, or exacerbate many serious health conditions. In this mini workshop, we will discuss the body's response to chronic stress, as well as experience several exercises to comat this in our daily lives. We expect you to leave this discussion more relaxed and refreshed, as well as informed.

5:00 Daytime Guest Depart - Reflections


6:00 - 8:00  " Cooking by FIRE" with Chef Don Ras- MENU- Chicken Shawarma Skewers, Fire Grilled Pita, Cucumber - Tomato Salad, Sweets.

8:00 - 10:00 Circle Time- LIVE Music, Stories, Sisterhood




4th Weekend- 3, 4, 5 Enjoy the Valley!


10,11, 12 "Emlenton Summerfest"

EMLENTON's Summerfest- Old time festival celebrations- from Frog Jumping, foods, fireworks, classic cars, parades, strawberry festival etc. Spans the entire town over 3 days! FIREWORKS fill the valley over the river.

Information- ( www.emlentonpa.com)

12th- Nathan Carterette- "Poets of the Piano"- 2:00 - Lincoln Hall- $25.00- 724-659-3153

18th- Oil Heritage 4th Annual- "Bike n Brew" Justus Park, Oil City- created by FLEX - visit www.venangochamber.org for details.

23 24, 25, 26- Oil Heritage Festival- Oil City - Includes a parade, craft show, vendors, outdoor concerts and more. beherevenango.org for details. 

25th- The Allegheny Drifters- "Bluegrass Jamboree" - $15.00- Lincoln Hall- Foxburg- 724-659-3153




Our gardens are filled with fantastic flowers, herbs, vegetables to share with our guest. Its harvest season so Pumpkins fill the porches and Sunflower loom along the porch. 




COLORS of the Valley! Come enjoy the fall colors along the river! 



All month long at The Barnard House- " Ghost Stories" pull up a chair and sit a spell! Cathy will share the stories handed down for generations. 

Sunday 7th- Foxburg's Fall Festival- Food, Art n Wine! Enjoy the day along the river surrounded by art, food and wine! 

13th- Baytree Farm's Fall Festival- enjoy fields of pumpkins, tractor rides and vendors celebrating the Autumn wonders down on the farm! 2265 Nickleville Rd. Emlenton, Pa. 16373- 814-671-3922

NOVEMBER: Winter rates take effect!



DECEMBER:Gifts for any holiday or SPECIAL Occasion!

Give the Gift of Barnard!  Uniquely crafted on parchment paper our gift certificates are a vision of splendor- calligraphy and style! CONTACT- Cathy and request her artist gift certificates for your holiday gift or special occasion.


There are many Holiday Events and Special Features not listed below- please check Oil Region Calendar of Events, Go Foxburg, VisitPa.Com

Foxburg's Events -visit: www.alleghenyriverstone.org- for details

Foxburg Shopping- Foxburg Winery, Divani Chocolates, Red Brick Gallery

Franklin - Historic Liberty Street Shops/Culture - 35 minutes away

Clarion - Old College Town Unique Shops- 25 minutes away

Grove City Outlet Shops 35 minutes  away.













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