Old Farmers Ball

These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!

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NEW: OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

You can also mail a check to:

Old Farmers Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville NC 28787

Please note that all donations are tax deductible because the Old Farmers Ball (OFB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions?  Email Suzanne Hosch at suzhosch@gmail.com

Please share this message with your friends.  Together, we give; together, we will dance again.

We and all the local talent thank you for your generosity.  Stay safe.

OFB Board

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Official COVID-19 contra dance update – May 17, 2020

Once again, I must pass along disappointing news.  Our weekly Thursday night contra dances at Warren Wilson College are canceled through the end of 2020 to safeguard our community from the COVID-19 virus.  While the college plans to reopen in the fall for classes, it was also decided that Warren Wilson will not be open to outside groups and will not be able to accommodate the dances this fall.

Enjoy our gorgeous mountains, your families, and your friends in a safe, social distancing way until we can, once again, join hands in joyous dance.

Cathy and the entire OFB Board

OFFICIAL – March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.

Thanks for your understanding during this challenging time.

All event community calendar: Please check the menu for specific dance events and locations. We list regional dance events as a service to the community. Only those events with an OFB tag are our events and are sponsored by us.

We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone.  Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, and expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures

Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball? Email Booking

Mar
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Mar 22 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 28 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings. Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.  
Apr
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Apr 26 2020 @ 4:00 pm – May 2 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

May
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
May 24 2020 @ 4:00 pm – May 30 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Jun
28
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jun 28 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 4 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Jul
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jul 26 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 1 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Aug
23
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Aug 23 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 29 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Aug
24
Mon
Laura Light and Splash Dance Friends
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Aug
31
Mon
Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay at The Monday Night Dance
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 9:45 pm
Sep
6
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sep
14
Mon
The French Broadcasters at The Monday Night Dance
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sep
20
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sep
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Sep 27 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 3 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Oct
4
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
18
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
19
Mon
Blue Eyed Girl (Annie Fain Liden, Pearl Shirley, Laurel Willoughby, and Anna Hunt) at The Monday Night Dance
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Oct
25
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Oct 25 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 31 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Oct
26
Mon
The French Broadcasters at The Monday Night Dance
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
1
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
15
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Mountain English (Robert Reichert, fiddle; Cathy Arps, fiddle; Mary Dart, recorder; Beth Reichert, piano.
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Mountain English (Robert Reichert, fiddle; Cathy Arps, fiddle; Mary Dart, recorder; Beth Reichert, piano.

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop – Regular dancers assisting Beginners with basic ECD dance figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$8/$7 for OFB Members

All are welcome; no partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack from time to time to share at the break; fragrance-free dance.

Nov
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Nov 22 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 28 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.