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


3rd- "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.

 17th- Barnard House- " Valentine Breakfast" share breakfast after a cozy evenings stay in the Barnard House along the river with your loved one. 


4th- Allegheny Riverstone Center of the Arts (ARCA) presents- " The Academy Chamber Ensemble" with "Slippery Rock University Chamber Singer's."performing Crotian Dances/Songs - Schubert's Mass in G. (Details- contact-www.alleghenyriverstone.org)


All month long- The Barnard House plans their Heirloom Gardens- share in conversation and view the 2019 planting guide that Cathy creates. Many flats of heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers were 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. 

8th- Heartstrings: East meets West- Appallsia &Ferla- Marcinizyn GUITAR DUO $25.00- Lincoln Theartre -Foxburg-724-659-3153- www.alleghenyriverstone.org


22nd- Ken Double- theatre organist- details www.alleghenyriverstone.org

APRIL 27th-    "SIP N SCRIBE "    2-5:00 pm

Along the River ar The Barnard House with author David Drayer!

David is the author of the novels- Strip Cuts, Something Fierce, A Noble Story and other novels. David grew up in the small town of Rimerburg and loves the small towns that surrounding the river valley. David has shared his talents with others for years in many venues. His friendly personality lends itself in making others comfortable to absorb skills and unlock their creatvity through a series of exercises and discussion. 

Come enjoy a day in a serene setting created in the BnB and unlock your creative talents! 

Included: Delightful Finger Foods created by local Chef: Don Ras

 Notebook and Scribe, complimentary- Sangria and Sparkling water.

Cost- $40.00 per person - Bring Friends and create a unique get together! Stay the night and WAKE to our wonderful breakfast- * Lodging is extra.

FOR RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT - CALL  724-867-2261 Cathy would love to aid you!




5th- Franklin's May Garden Mart. 


11th - MOTHER's Day TEA- The Barnard House 12:30 pm ( THIS EVENT IS FULL- THANK YOU)

"Women Celebrating Women"- an intimate Full course Tea / Luncheon that features MANY LOCAL FARMS and  businesses ( 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. Some businesses will be on site to sale their wonderful products.

 Reservations are limited- CALL- 724-867-2261

Cost: $40.00 a person-  there is limited seating for this intimate dining experience. Reserve soon! 

Stay the night and wake to The Barnard House famous breakfast! * lodging is extra.


18th- FIRESIDE- FULL MOON -MUSIC- by Matt Newmeyer and Taylor Stein

COME enjoy! A beautiful evening along the Allegheny with acoustical music and positive people! The Barnard House host this event to bring our friends and neighbors together to begin a conversation about the good things in our valley! Matt and Taylor share their talents as we enjoy moonlight - stories and friends! Call to attend! 724-867-22261



2nd- "Otto Schiberl Memorial Ride" Otto's Tavern , Emlenton. This motorcycle event is an annaul treat for all who enjoy to ride. ( Details- Otto's 724-867-0952



16th - 17th- 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. 

16th- Cabaret - Broadway to Motown -Dane Vannatter-7:30 Lincoln Theatre, Foxburg- $25.00- www.alleghenyriverstone.org



6th-8th- Enjoy the celebration of the country along the river or on our trails!

13th, 14th, 15th 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)


15th- Fredrick Moyer- Genius on the Keys- 2:00pm- Lincoln Theatre, Foxburg -$25.00 -www.alleghenyriverstone.org


21st- Oil Heritage 3rd Annual- "Bike n Brew" Justus Park, Oil City- created by FLEX - visit www.venangochamber.org for details.

27th, 28th, 29th- Oil Heritage Festival- Oil City 

28th- "Allegheny Drifter's" Bluegrass- 7:30pm Lincoln Theatre, Foxburg $25.00- 724-659-3153-www.alleghenyriverstone.org




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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